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Dream, Book, Moon

I just googled 'bats' thinking I'd put an image of a bat here because I had wild dreams about bats last week. As soon as I saw a photo of a bat in flight, it occurred to me that bats are a hot subject these days. That it is from a bat, some say, that… Continue reading Dream, Book, Moon

Contests · Gertrude's Writing Room · Writing Life

A Nice Little Win!

A wonderful email to open on a cloudy Wednesday morning: The winner of Penable's 2 poetry competition is.... Vanessa Shields!! Victoria Abah said, 'She brought the poem to life. Love the use of the mermaid and the description of crisp cold water. I know that feeling all too well.' Congratulations Vanessa! Here is what she… Continue reading A Nice Little Win!

Events

An Interview with Author Karen Dionne & Event Info!

Author Karen Dionne will be in Windsor on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Biblioasis Bookstore to engage in a conversation, reading and book signing. Doors open at 6:30pm. There will be wine, coffee, tea, and delicious baked goods from Riverside Pie Cafe. This is the first in a series that I hope to continue called… Continue reading An Interview with Author Karen Dionne & Event Info!

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Press Kit Mail Out – and cool photos!

The business of being a writer is a mighty one! There are loads of things a writer can do to get her work into the world. After the joyous pain of writing, editing, lay-out and design, proofing, and going a bit berzerk upon holding one's freshly printed book for the first time, the next step… Continue reading Press Kit Mail Out – and cool photos!

My Family · On Writing · Parenting

Bedtime Stories – A Shields’ Family Ritual (With Book List Gift Guide!)

BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! EVERYWHERE BOOKS - EVERYWHERE STORIES! Especially at bedtime.. Reading at bedtime is a ritual that's been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Books were a massive part of my youth, and I know, have shaped much of who I am as a human being. We didn't have… Continue reading Bedtime Stories – A Shields’ Family Ritual (With Book List Gift Guide!)