Category Archives: Misc

How Tackling the Dreaded Synopsis Helped Me

The dreaded synopsis. Yeah, I said it. I mean, who decided to curse the humble writer with the necessity of creating such a diabolic thing? I haven’t met anyone yet who enjoys writing them, and most people I speak to … Continue reading

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Talking Pets – A Flash For The Freestyle Writing Challenge

It has been a while since I posted any writing. The reasons for that are many, but the main two are 1) I’ve been submitting some of the more recent pieces to magazines and whatnot, and 2) I’ve been working like a … Continue reading

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5 Star Review for The Purple Morrow!

It’s always a wonderful surprise to do a search for my books and discover a new review. Read the latest one here! 5 Star Review for The Purple Morrow! Thanks to EVERYONE who reads my books, and extra thanks to those … Continue reading

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A Teeny-Tiny Update on Upcoming Book Reviews

Hello, all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything personal but, luckily, I’ve had some great collaborators who have supplied me with interviews and guest posts to tide things over. I also took the time to add a few more … Continue reading

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Conferences and Public Speaking: Cairo Amani Reveals Another Side of Writing

Hello, all! I’m always thrilled when my friends do something cool when it comes to writing. I recently learned that Cairo Amani, who has graced us with their presence many times already, has done something extremely neat: spoken at an … Continue reading

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Anime that Stirs the Imagination: My Neighbor Totoro

I have been thinking a lot about anime lately and why I find it so thrilling and inspiring to watch. Then I decided to share some of the best-loved movies with my children as a means of exposing them to … Continue reading

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The Seven Things (About My Writing) Challenge

Recently, Ken Mooney and Lela Markham, two good author friends, tagged me in a fun and informal writing activity. The assignment: post seven things about your writing… Only seven? Okay, okay. Write, then edit and revise, right? *flexes fingers* Here … Continue reading

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Nor’easter by Dyane Forde

NOR’EASTER by Dyane Forde North “Wake up.” I opened my eyes against the morning glare but immediately shrunk back from a headache. White and black stars pulsed before my eyes; those two words, “Wake up”, a hammer pulverising the side…

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#Women #Authors in TSRA’s Hall of Fame (So Far…)

I’m there! Included amongst so many great women writers. How amazing! #Women #Authors in TSRA’s Hall of Fame (So Far…).

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Red Wine and a Side Order of Confidence, Please

There’s nothing quite like setting foot in a social function for triggering every insecurity I have in a span of 2 seconds flat. Last night, I got a taste of how far I had come in regards to self-confidence as … Continue reading

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