Category Archives: Creative fiction

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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BECOMING A WRITER


BECOMING A WRITER       At eight I was a devout little girl who swallowed hook line and sinker what I was taught in my parents’ small congregation of ultra-Christians. By age 12 I had lost all belief in … 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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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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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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THE LAST FORTNIGHT OF A WORKING LIFE


The last Fortnight of a working life One can only spend so much time listening to the radio with headphones on, reading emails, soliciting work from colleagues, and trying to come up with something to do, before boredom sets in. … Continue reading

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iPAD FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY


The iPad – first generation. This iPad I am writing on was released April 3,2010, and is now almost five years old. Back then, I stood in a very short line of two people at the computer department on that … Continue reading

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DIGITAL PAIN


  Never would I have thought that I would complain about a computer since I became the owner of one with the windows operating program (what was it, 1995?) that made \\dos a thing of the past and the ten … Continue reading

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