Category Archives: The Importance of Networking

Ahh, spring love — but between a cat and … a bird?

I heard my cat, Phoebe, throwing herself at the bay window that looks out over the backyard yesterday afternoon. I thought she was being silly, trying to catch a tiny olive green bird with a red patch on its head. The … Continue reading

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Poisoned Pawn sighting at the Pearson International Airport!

My pal,  Beth McColl, emailed me last night to tell me that she’d persuaded a woman browsing the shelves at Watermark Books in Terminal One at Pearson Airport to buy both The Beggar’s Opera and The Poisoned Pawn. I didn’t even … Continue reading

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Updates!

Wow, things are busy! I fell asleep last night exhausted and slept like a log. I didn’t wake up until the cat and dog jumped on the bed and had a few minutes where I wasn’t sure exactly where I was — … Continue reading

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Updates on publication…

I’ve learned that The Beggar’s Opera‘s jacket cover  will have what’s called French flaps. These are the covers that have an extension that folds in (I love them because I can open that fold and use it as a bookmark). The … Continue reading

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Updates

This week has been a little nuts. I conditionally sold a house in my day job as a realtor, and have a new listing about to launch. I have taken up jogging again, and am really trying hard to find time to fit that … Continue reading

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Allan Guthrie, Scottish noir

I love Allan Guthrie’s books. And Allan, for that matter. He’s super smart, original, creative and a genuinely nice person. We met in Harrogate, where I was befriended by the Scottish authors generally, and I had a really great time … Continue reading

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The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

As many of you may know, particularly if you’ve read the ‘About’ portion of this blog, as well as being a lawyer and aspiring crime mystery author, I’m a sales representative with Royal LePage Team Realty in Ottawa, Canada. (This is … Continue reading

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The Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair starts October 5. It runs for five days. I don’t mind telling you that I’m nervous. If The Beggar’s Opera finds a home, it will likely be during the negotiations that take place during this massive … Continue reading

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