Category Archives: Agents

NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP


I’ve been tagged in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. If you haven’t heard of it, it is a chance for authors around the world to say what they’re working on. The gracious Lynn Schneider, author of Perigee Moon tagged … Continue reading

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Finalist in Canada wide short story contest….Canada Writes


I am preparing for a vacation in Mexico, Ajijic, in the Jalisco state, so am not going to be writing much in the next three weeks. Just today I received a notice that I am on the long list for … Continue reading

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PREY OR PREDATOR?


Review of This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars. The book consists of a series of interconnected short stories that form the novel about Yunior and his loves. The … Continue reading

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NEW NOVEL – YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED


YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED This post is about the process of writing a book from the stage of manuscript to an actual publication date and all that happens along the way. Part 1. I would like it a lot if … Continue reading

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CAUGHT part 3


CAUGHT – final. This post is a continuation from 2 previous posts with the same title, CAUGHT and CAUGHT Continued. The earlier parts narrate how a young woman, Shayla, 17 years old and a high school student, is caught shoplifting. Shayla … Continue reading

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The Publishing War


The world of book publishing is still in the hands of gatekeepers, but a war is going on, in a most civilized way. The people without whom a book can almost never be successful, used to be, and still are … Continue reading

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Celebrate at Fernando’s Taqueria on Cinco the Mayo


The photos above are of the Palacio National and the office of the Mexican president with the balcony from where El Presidente (up till now male, but that might change this year on July 1st)  waved his hand and shouted … Continue reading

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Ebook baby


It looks like things are happening. My new baby is being swaddled as we speak and the last smears are wiped off her tiny head and off her sparse hair before presenting this beauty to the world.  No, not that kind of … Continue reading

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REJECTION LETTERS FROM PUBLISHERS


Writing rejection letters is an art form most writers know about from the receiving end, while trying to get a book published. I have received quite a few of those in my quest to find a home for my first … Continue reading

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COVER for On Thin Ice


Hi Friends and Readers This is a post about my novel. I have asked friends in the Netherlands to send me a photo that I could use for the cover of my novel, a collection of interrelated short stories with the title … Continue reading

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