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I have travelled from the rural community of Arctic Bay to the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, continually seeking new ideas from the people I meet. I am , primarily, a writer, but I have been a rancher, public health nurse, researcher and a university teacher. I enjoy talking to writers who look for inspiration and tips about writing. The world of social meda allows us all more exciting exchanges between writers and readers. You are invited to participate on my website.

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New Book Trailer

New Book Trailer

I’ve spent a fascinating couple of hours working with a professional to produce a book trailer, a mini video.  https://vimeo.com/164040238 I tried to do it on my own and it was not particularly interesting or effective. This one is much better. It’s missing a comma,…

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The ubiquitous social media for authors

The ubiquitous social media for authors

I realize all authors need a social media platform. Publishers look for it; readers look for it. No one yet has shown me how to communicate about the last book when my mind is on the one I’m presenting writing. I attended an instructional workshop (another one)…

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First Book Trailer

First Book Trailer

This trailer is on a trial program. I would like comments on what would make it better. You can do that on my Facebook page if you like. http://ow.ly/4mK0Rm You can run the program with this address: Thicker Than Blood: ADptive Parenting in the Modern…

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Writers with pedigree

Writers with pedigree

  I wonder how writers would be described if they were listed in a book of pedigree like the American Kennel Club. Writer: generally self-absorbed, well-able to spend many hours alone so easy to leave while you go to work,  comes in various colours, sizes…

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Great book for Middle Grade Kids

Great book for Middle Grade Kids

Heart of a Champion by Ellen Schwartz  (Middle grade) Set in Vancouver, BC in the 1940s in the Japanese community Heart of a Champion  follows the experiences of a nine-year-old Kenny (Kenji) Sakamoto as his family is subjected to the racial prejudice of the times,…

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