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AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR


AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR My impressions of SOLAR, a novel by Ian MacEwan.   I always wondered what an “unreliable narrator” in fiction sounded like. I think the protagonist of SOLAR might be an unreliable narrator, although the main character described … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Tattooist of Auschwitz


The Tatooist of Auschwitz, and the difference between race and religion.   On the recommendation of my writing coach, I read the novel as a primer on how to write a story that will appeal to readers. This novel has … Continue reading

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SELF-HARMING


SELF-HARMING by young girls   This is a copy from The Guardian’s article about mental health in the UK and the trend of young girls for self-harming: Quarter of Young Girls in UK have self-harmed. My novel Guardians’ Betrayal came … Continue reading

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EASTER IN MEXICO


EASTER IN MEXICO   This website has a video of the betrayal of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, his trial and the crucifixion that happened today, Good Friday.   In the small village of Ajijic where I spend months … Continue reading

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The Joseph Boyden Affair and the San Miguel Writers Conference.


The Joseph Boyden Affair and the San Miguel Writers Conference I just came back from the San Miguel de Allende writers conference in Mexico that the local writers group organized for the thirteenth year. As I was deeply affected by … Continue reading

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PRINTED AND DIGITAL BOOK LIVE NOW


GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL is now LIVE Just this week I received my author copies of the new book about a fictitious family in crisis. The story is about an adoptive family and starts seven years after the adoption of the two … Continue reading

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HOW TO HELP YOUR WRITER-FRIEND SELLL BOOKS.


HOW TO HELP YOUR WRITER-FRIEND SELL BOOKS. Do you have a writer in your circle of friends? Very likely! How you can assist your writer-friend with selling books? The Amazon “predator” (the seller with the monopoly for selling anything online) … Continue reading

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SELF-HARMING IN TEENS


SELF-HARMING IN TEENS My new novel GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL deals with the issue of self-harm, among others.  This post delves into this issue a bit deeper, as many children nowadays deal with emotional injuries that may lead them to self-harming. The … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Kelowna, British Columbia Local author writes book about teens and adoption. Kelowna resident Johanna Van Zanten released GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL, a novel for adults and teens about a fictional family with adopted children whose difficulties threaten to tear them apart. Johanna … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Photo credit: Vladimir Velociraptor Vukmirovich GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL. My next book is about ready for publishing and in the next month Bookbaby will produce, design it, and publish digital and printed versions. It is generally recommended to put a manuscript aside and … Continue reading

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