Hey there, blog readers.  You may have noticed I’ve missed my last couple of posts.  To be honest, I needed to take a step back and figure out how best to use my time.  It turns out that if I blog regularly, I don’t take much time to actually write.

So, because this blog is pretty pointless without new books to blog about, I’m taking a little hiatus from blogging.  I’ll still post excerpts at least once a month, so you can have a peek of what I’m working on.  And I’ll still blog for Word Alive Press and Redwood Park Communities once a month, but I want to take more time to do the kind of writing I love best.  I hope you’ll understand.

Please feel free to check out my books page, and peruse my archives for the time being.

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In this new sneak peek of my work in progress, Hold Fast, a historical novel based on a true story, I imagine Ann McIntyre invited for a visit to Conrad Gugy’s manor while her sons and friends live in scarcity in the refugee camp on his land at Machiche.  Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Here’s another sneak peek of my upcoming YA fantasy novel, Everdream.  Kynan has just entered the Dragon’s vale, seeing for the first time just how much damage a dragon can do.  Please let me know what you think in the comments.

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In my upcoming historical novel Hold Fast, I tell the story of Ann MacLean‘s real-life struggles in Canada’s first refugee camp, Machiche.

A place of conflicting identity, Machiche is the perfect setting for the story of a woman from two worlds.

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In my upcoming Young Adult Fantasy novel Everdream, one of the most important characters spends the whole book sleeping.

Queen Aderyn, young Prince Kynan’s mother, may be Dreaming quietly throughout her son’s quest, but her story is the catalyst for his journey and for a change that will change the face of Everdream and the Wake alike.

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The American Revolution wasn’t the beginning of only one nation.  It was the catalyst to the birth of a second, too.

Think about it.  Without the American Revolution, how different would Canada be?

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In my novel Otherworld, I introduced a little object that has some significance for the main character, Emma Delaney—a small mirror.  Cale Kynsey gives it to her to show her some important things about herself.  But there are things we can learn from the mirror, too.

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One of the fun things about doing research for my historical fiction based on a true story, Hold Fast, is finding out about real-life characters that fit into the story.  Among the people Ann MacLean would have known at the refugee camp at Machiche, Quebec was the Loyalist captain Jeptha Hawley.

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In my new YA fantasy novel Everdream, in the middle of the land of Tyernas, on a hill overlooking a wide river, stands its capital—the home of the king, Castle Cairdrist.  Aside from the odd rare trip with his father, Cairdrist is the only place Kynan has ever known.

At first glance, Cairdrist looks much like any late medieval castle, but there are some important differences.

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I’m blogging at Redwood Park Communities today, about the labels we give people.  Come on over and take a look.


 

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