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Past, Present, and Future SNOWMAGEDDON

I feel sort of bad for my friend Kelly Jensen. She’s been dealing with the winter from hell down there in Pennsylvania. They’ve been getting way more snow than they’re used to. It’s almost like PA has decided Ontario’s weather is more its style this year! We’ve gotten a few big storms, too, but the…

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A Very Canadian Sunday, eh?

Last summer, we moved to a little town outside of Ottawa that happens to be in Lanark County, the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario. Every day as I drive home from work, I pass a sign for Wheeler’s Pancake House. For the last six months, we’ve been planning on going…one day. While the rest of…

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Ancient and Not-So-Ancient Texts

In honour of Twitter’s #ThrowbackThursday, I thought I’d have a look at my “Ancient Texts” writing folder to see if there was anything I could share. The short answer: No. The long answer: Oh my god, I wrote this stuff?? Hell no, none of it is seeing the light of day. There are essays in…

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More Power Than God

Show of hands: who watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Angel? I honestly think that Buffy is one of the reasons why paranormal romance became a thing, so thank god for Buffy! Buzzfeed has an interesting post today that ranks 117 Buffyverse characters (from both Buffy and Angel). I don’t know if I agree with all…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

As 2013 comes to a close and I reflect back on the year, I have to say ’13 didn’t live up to its reputation. This year was a good year. Although I’d hoped to be further along in my ultimate plan—writing full-time—I’m happy with the progress I’ve made. I took steps towards getting published and…

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Location, location, location

They say it’s the most important thing in real estate. Buy the worst house in the best neighbourhood you can afford, because you can always renovate the house. How about in writing? Does it matter? Does it matter to you as a reader? For me, yes and no. As an author, I like my locales…