February Reads and News

I have things to share! And I’d better share them right now before drowning in taxes. Yes, it’s that time of the year, which I hate most. Why do I have to waste my time doing these horrible, boring things? Oh, miserable me! But first, some good stuff that I’ve read lately.

My favorite read so far this year is actually a children’s book written in 1986 – Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, best known for the popular Chrestomanci series. It was made into an animated film in 2004 by Studio Ghibli. Continue reading

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Markswoman Book Release Day!

Happy Book Release Day to me! You can imagine me singing that to the tune of ‘Happy Birthday’. It’s a dark and foggy Tuesday here in Toronto, and I have all kinds of tedious errands to run, but I’m doing them with a grin on my face. Fly, my pretty, fly!

I have an interview up at The Qwillery today in which I talk about my book, the characters, and my inspirations, in case you’re interested.

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Looking back, and looking ahead

Okay, this is my last post of the year, I promise. I like to do a writerly round-up of all that I have written and published, but this has been the year of the NOVEL, and I can talk of very little else. Markswoman, the book I started writing eight years ago, will be out next month (gulp). I spent much of the year revising and editing Markswoman, and madly writing the 120k sequel. No doubt, much of next year will be spent revising said sequel. Continue reading

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A White Christmas in my Hometown

We have a white Christmas in Lucknow, by which I mean fog blankets the city. Lucknow might be only 0.58% Christian, but the malls are filled with Santas and tall, tottering Christmas trees. Christchurch is beautifully lit up, and just about every store has tacky little Santa decorations and balloons. Continue reading

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Goodbye December

Today it struck me that I have a book coming out next month (yay!) and I haven’t revamped my website since 2013. Published writers tend to have more professional-looking websites, no? The landing page is usually a static page with nice pictures of their novels and the links to buy them. I was convinced for around two hours that I simply had to change the look of my website. Continue reading

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Join me at SFContario, Toronto

A (hopefully) exciting weekend coming up! I will be SFContario, Toronto’s annual SF/F convention. The full schedule is here. I will be reading from my upcoming book Markswoman on Saturday afternoon, and I will have (yay!) bookmarks to give away. I’ve never traveled for conventions (though that may change next year) so this is my annual opportunity to geek out with like-minded folk about aliens, magic, books, and science-y stuff. Continue reading

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November Reads and Reviews

November. That time of year when the days get short, the evenings long and dark. Perfect for cuddling up with a good book! Or several good books. So here is a small selection of my recent reads to tickle your fancy. Continue reading

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