Last summer I went to my very first writing conference. It was a fabulous three days of panels, discussions and workshops on reading, writing, and editing. My favourite sessions at this conference were the live action slush piles.Continue Reading
I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this book up from the library. I’d seen some positive tweets about it and loved the cover design, so I placed a hold at my library and put it on my to-be-read list. When I picked it up, I found a fabulous story of quirky, honest, funny characters, and quite a bit of truth.Continue Reading
Four years ago a friend gave me a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I tried reading it. But I just couldn't get into it. It was too strange. That friend is now my husband. Since Hitchhiker's is one of his favourite books, I decided to give it a second try. I got a lot farther this time. I actually enjoyed it.Continue Reading
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Unpublished Reading

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A friend of a friend has an unpublished novel that has made rounds with some publishers but hasn't clinched a deal. He decided to take the risk of having some folks take a look at it and give him some feedback. Thanks to the friend of a friend connection, I get to read this work. I'm 85 pages in and I'm loving it. Continue Reading
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Recommendations

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Seeing someone reading a book you love is seeing a book recommend a person. My husband texted this quote to me in the middle of a workday. (You see why I love him, right?)Continue Reading