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After Every Hardship…

there is ease. I keep telling myself, but I’m not quite believing it right now. I know it intrinsically, but I’m not *feeling* it if you know what I mean. We got the kitchen in on Monday. Beautiful granite counters, cabinets with that special type of closure where it doesn’t slam, I believe the colour […]

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Waxing Philosophical in the midst of mayhem…

Okay, tiling’s done, but the house is still upside down and I was starting to ask myself, “What the heck’s so wrong with a shabby kitchen anyway???” There’s something kind of tempting to living beneath your means. On the one hand you could try to convince yourself that you’re above all that superficial nonsense and […]

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The Colour of Tiles and False Modesty…

I think it was about eight or nine years ago that we first got our brown tweed sofa and loveseat from some big box store or another. We preferred the fabric to leather that was highly fashionable at the time because it was *warmer*. Leather feels so cold to the touch. We used those sofas well […]

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Week’s almost over and nada…

I had this week off. No school presentations, got a chance to catch up on my exercising and health routines and I had hoped, in all of that time that I had, I’d get an idea for another picture book. Nope. Zip. Which just goes to show how hard the darn things actually are to […]

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A Frustrating Day, alhamdu lillah.

It must be odd to hear the phrase alhamdu lillah (all praise is for God) after such a statement, but I really do mean it. Life is not just filled with glory moments! It’s also filled with mundane annoying moments. After 23 years, my dryer broke down. So we decided to upgrade both the washer […]

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The hype around Skype

Did my first skype presentation the other day and while it will never replace being there in person, it went very well indeed, and is definitely something most authors should consider offering. I had read some advice on skype visits that included look into the camera, not at your screen, to maximixe effectiveness. I had […]

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Vote, vote, vote for little…

When I was a kid there was a skipping game we played. It had a rhyme that went: Vote, vote vote for little ….(insert name) ie. Suzie Who’s that knocking at the door? Well if it’s ….(insert name) ie. Mary Let her in and we’ll sock her in the chin And we won’t vote for […]

Hmm…

It seems to me that in writing this sequel for Wanting Mor, I’ve either done something extremely clever, or extremely dumb. I’m not sure which yet. I was leaning towards the latter (dumb) but after reading a few reviews of Wanting Mor on goodreads.com, I’m wondering if what I did wasn’t brilliant. Despite the fact […]

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A good day!

You know that feeling when you get something you weren’t sure you could accomplish, done, and on time for a deadline? Well, I’ve been basking in that feeling all day. Finished my second screenplay for that animated series and the problem was I’d waited too long between the two to do them. This second episode […]

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Home Grown Talent

There is an inferiority complex operating in Canada. I’m sure people from other ethnicities experience it too. I remember in Singapore, talking to some very passionate people about children’s books, who’d turned to self-publishing because their books were considered too ‘regional’ to make it in a North American market (and if you want to be […]

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