Events

CALL 250-638-8177 to register! 

WHERE: Terrace Public Library

WHEN: Thursday, November 23, 6:00- 8:30 p.m.

Topics to be covered:

  • Romance as a genre and why writing (and reading) romance is so satisfying
  • Generating (or narrowing down!) ideas and writing the story
  • Editing Tips
  • Publishing Paths
  • Marketing musts–if there’s enough time. It’s not a super long workshop and we’ll have lots to tackle as it is. 🙂

And a huge thank you to the Federation of BC writers and the Terrace Public Library for organizing and sponsoring this event–and for all they do for so many writers and authors.

If you’re a BC writer, author, editor or publisher and you’re not a BC Fed member, you should be! Learn more here.

 

WHERE: Victoria, BC – Foxborough Hills Clubhouse, 4360 Emily Carr Drive (Click here for directions.) 

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00.

I’d like to say a big thank you to VIRA (Vancouver Island Romance Authors) for inviting me to present.

If you’re not a VIRA member, but would like to attend, please do! Visitors are welcome to come to two regular meetings before joining–and join you should. (Learn more about the group here.)

Topics to be tackled re: Building a Writing Life You Love:

1) Managing (and articulating) your expectations
2) Mining for gold
3) Letting your weird light shine
4) Figuring out who’s responsible for your writing life experience
5) Dealing with the blues
6) Finding your niche
7) Using your resources
8) How any of the above translates into book sales
9) Being grateful

 

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WHEN WORDS COLLIDE 2016

When: August  12 – 14, 2016

Where: Calgary, Alberta 

For more info visit whenwordscollide.org

What I’ll be up to (and hope you’ll join me at!): 

Friday, Aug. 12 | 4 – 5  pm | “First Meets”  (panel)

Saturday, Aug. 13 | Noon – 1 | “What Kind of Fiction Writer Should You Be” (panel)

Saturday, Aug. 13 | 5 pm | Steampunk Banquet (Woot, woot!)

Saturday, Aug. 13 | 8 – 10 pm | Book signings (*feels nervous*)

Sunday, Aug. 14 | 3 – 4 pm | “Digital Self-publishing” (panel)

Sunday, Aug. 14 | 4 – 5 pm | “What Makes Fiction Immersive” (panel)

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Join me, Eden Robinson, Adrienne Fitzpatrick, and Al Lehmann on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at the Terrace Public Library for “Words of Welcome.” Each attending author will read a short excerpt or two from a published work or work-in-progress, and will be on hand for a question and answer period. Entry is by donation, with all proceeds going to the new families moving into Terrace from Syria. It promises to be an entertaining, thought-provoking evening–and it’s for an excellent cause. I hope to see you there!

 

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I’m beyond excited to announce that I’ll be at the 2015 InD’Scribe Author and Reader Conference this year, signing books, giving away fun stuff, and chatting about my favorite things–great books–with my favorite types of people: avid readers. I hope I’ll see you there!

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Calling all bookworms! 🙂 I’m beyond excited about the launch of Hooked, Book 2 in my River’s Sigh B & B series and want to celebrate with a contest. I hope you’ll read and review for a chance to win. 😉

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It’s that time of year. Sap is running. Trees are greening. Your inner artist wants to get out and play–so let it! Join Joan Conway and me for an afternoon of poetry exercises and inspiration. Spring Stirrings

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Calling all Prince Rupert readers! I so hope you can join me Thursday, April 16th. 🙂
Bigger Things Reading Poster PRINCE RUPERT

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Hooray! I’m feeling very excited and honoured. Misty River Books and The Terrace Public Library are throwing a launch party for BIGGER THINGS. Mark it on your calendars and please come!

Bigger Things Launch Party

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I was excited to be asked to take part in a three-author reading event at UNBC (Terrace campus) on Thursday, July 9th, 2009. I’ll be reading fiction and non-fiction excerpts, and poets Si Transken and Simon Thompson will be sharing from a variety of their works. It should be a fun, inspiring night. We’d love to see you there!

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