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Emails from the future, Part 2

There’s work to be done, dishes to be washed, taxes to be filed, serious stories to be revised. But right now I don’t feel like being serious. Right now I am thinking of pink tentacles, elegant suckers, and what dating fraud in the future … Continue reading

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Blog Hop: Writing Process – #thisishowwedo

Fellow ScribeWench and award-winning historical fiction writer Lesleyanne Ryan has tagged me in a blog hop to discuss my writing process. Something to bring me out of my hibernation – why is it so darn cold out there? You’re in Canada, … Continue reading

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Letting the geek out at SFContario

I just spent a fantastic weekend at Toronto’s annual Science Fiction Convention, SFContario. The panels ranged from the technical (climate change, anyone?) to the delightfully absurd (Huggy snakes, anyone?). I’ve listed some highlights below of a few of the panels … Continue reading

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Writing on Wattpad: The River of Forgetfulness

I’m reading Oryx and Crake. Like anything by Margaret Attwood, brilliant and disturbing. What an amazing writer. Did you know she has an account on Wattpad? Last year she wrote an op-ed in support of the world’s largest online community … Continue reading

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Looking for beta readers for a middle grade fantasy

I’m looking for beta readers for my middle grade fantasy novel. 40,000 words of second draft and I need a second, third and fourth pair of eyes. I’ve already edited it once but I’d love some feedback on the story … Continue reading

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Reading Science Fiction in Calgary

A fat silver moon hangs low in the clear Calgary sky and I’m thinking about wolves. And the endless excuses we make for ourselves. According to Bob Broadhead- protagonist of the Gateway by Frederick Pohl – the only reason big, … Continue reading

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Humans good, aliens better

Yesterday I picked up this incredible book titled “First Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” edited by Ben Bova and Byron Preiss. Okay, it’s a bit dated at 1990, but still worth a read, with articles by Isaac Asimov, Frank Drake, … Continue reading

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