On Writing

Why I Became an Indie Author

Why I Became an Indie Author

You can call us self-published. You can call us indie authors. You can call us rebels. I think I have had indie blood in me long before I watched Easy Rider and bought my first suede leather fringe jacket.

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Why We Love Amateur Detectives

Why We Love Amateur Detectives

Not all detectives in fiction are cops. In a world of Hercule Poirot, there is room for wonderful amateur sleuths: yoga teachers, Egyptologists, ministers.

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Maudie: A Romance with Art

Maudie: A Romance with Art

Maudie is a quiet yet moving film about Canada’s most famous folk artist. Meet the inspiration for the artist in my book Maud’s House.

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The Mayas: Bloodthirsty Stargazers

The Mayas: Bloodthirsty Stargazers

Ever since I named the character in my cozy mystery series, Maya, I have been intrigued with the Mayan civilization. Here are some fun facts about the Mayas of long ago.

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