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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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And so to work

And so to work

I am trying to work on four books one after another. So far I’ve managed to give focused attention to each, but it requires a stringent timetable. I do allow time for recreation. This weekend I joined my usual crew in what seems to be…

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Crimewriters of Canada at Word

Crimewriters of Canada at Word

Derek Carew (The Killer Trail) and I at the booth in Vancouver’s Word celebration  Sept 27th. Many interested people stopped to talk about their own writing and crime writing in general. We had a great time.  

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New Ideas from Adam Pertman

New Ideas from Adam Pertman

I attended the North American Conference on Adoptable Children in Lost Angeles and met fascinating people, learning many new ideas. A vision of family put forth by Adam Pertman was particularly inspiring as he talked about permanency and successful parenting encompassing the many ways we…

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Diving into Writing

Diving into Writing

It’s been a busy week. I plunged into the first rewrite of the adoption book. The publisher sent me several possible covers for it. The cover? Already? Great graphic artist put his  brilliance toward it. The cover is unexpected and dramatic. I hope I can live up to it. As…

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Vacation is over.

Vacation is over.

Back to writing. This is the kind I like best. I have the rough draft completed; I need to make it sing. Some days that is a joy and some days it is hard work, but I have the shape and the content roughed out….

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