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On beginning (again) with Sarah Waters

17 May 2019

In Canada, I have a tall narrow shelf of books—one of many shelves of books I have in our house. This one includes poetry, novels I’m either reading or would like to read,...

A Practical Handbook for … writers?

29 April 2019

One of the books I have in San Miguel is A Practical Handbook for the Actor, by Bruder, Cohn, Olnek and Pollack. It was a useful book to consult when writing about actors in The Shadow...

Where have I been?

15 April 2019

Where have I been? When we arrived in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) over five months ago, I went on a blogging spree. I was inspired, in part, by the refreshing wonder of fast internet....

Champagne and beignets: launching The Shadow Queen into San Miguel de Allende’s next Big Read

19 January 2019

I’ve been quite busy this last month preparing for an event launching The Shadow Queen as San Miguel de Allende’s Big Read. (See my recent blog post about it here.)...