The art of reworking a manuscript

The art of reworking a manuscript

When artists need to rework a detail, they can paint right over it. When writers need to rework something, maybe it’s not so different. I’ve been musing about that since an artist friend invited me into her studio last week. It was a tiny cabin in the...
Tracker’s Canyon: a 4-star adventure

Tracker’s Canyon: a 4-star adventure

My young-adult adventure novel has clinched yet another enthusiastic review, most recently from Emmie Zeelie on NetGalley: “Tracker’s Canyon is nail-biting from the start. From the beginning the reader is kept in suspense and wondering who it is who wants...
Novels can cure what ails you

Novels can cure what ails you

Can a novel cure what ails you? Absolutely: It’s called bibliotherapy, which means reading as a type of therapy. I was sitting in the library one day, having a small bout of writer’s block while trying to start a new novel, when I looked up and saw a book titled The...
Bear-ly started my new novel

Bear-ly started my new novel

I’ve barely started writing my new novel, but it’s all outlined and going smoothly. There will be bears in it :), and since I recently returned from the Great Bear Rainforest where I was researching it, I thought I’d add a few more photos to my...