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Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 8 Exciting news (for me): I received my author copy of S&S Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 8 with my story on page 85. This is the first paid story in a… Read More »Hot off the Press

Yes, You Can Do Your Taxes

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If your income is reported on T-slips (employment, CPP, limited investments, etc.) there is no reason to pay the bone-chilling amounts charged by tax preparers. You can download software similar to what they use (some programs are free), enter the… Read More »Yes, You Can Do Your Taxes

New Year 2024

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2023 in Review: My 2023 NaNoWriMo (interNational Novel Writing Month) goal was part traditional and part rebel; I aimed to write 50,000 words of a new novel but I began October 15 and finished November 29 (I was travelling November… Read More »New Year 2024

NaNoWriMo Kick-off

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Happy (inter)National Novel Writing Month! Have you set your goals? I plan to write at least 50,000 words of a new novel (the classic NaNo) but I started on October 15 (so part rebel). I was ready to write and… Read More »NaNoWriMo Kick-off

Happy Summer

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Some people think mid-August is the end of summer. Maybe for teachers, facing back-to-work after 2 months off and parents of schoolchildren celebrating back-to-school shopping, but often for us summer vacation has been the last 2 weeks of August. It’s… Read More »Happy Summer

Writers of the Future

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The Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest is a longstanding and prestigious contest for new speculative fiction authors. Last year, I was thrilled to receive an Honourable Mention for my short science fiction story in Quarter 1 of the… Read More »Writers of the Future

Celebrating Rejection

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This month marks a milestone in my author journey: I received my first rejection! It was February 13 and not only did I receive a rejection, but it was a personal rejection with comments on my fantasy short story and… Read More »Celebrating Rejection

Jeanne’s Cakes

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I recently visited Winnipeg, because who wouldn’t want to stand at the corner of Portage and Main in mid-January? I was with a group, and it was a fantastic meeting, but I was inadvertently caught up in the Great Winnipeg… Read More »Jeanne’s Cakes