Category Archives: eBook

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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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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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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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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BIRTH OF A BOOK


Have you ever had a dream of wanting to write that book that’s in you—deep, deep down? Well, I did and I have. Not that it all came easy. No, it’s a whole lot of work getting a book published, … 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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