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March 8, 2017



With numerous activities requiring my attention, the revision of my reincarnation romance had stalled recently but I did manage a couple of hours last night prior to my writing meeting. This refreshed my enthusiasm somewhat and gave me a chance to decide on which segment to read tonight.

The meeting also resulted in a short story from a picture prompt. I think it could be expanded a little more. Although not sure where I could use it at this moment in time.

I continue to beta-read two manuscripts, which are polar opposites in genre and style but equally enjoyable. The ghost writing project is making good progress as well.

What are your writing commitments? Care to share?



Absolutely loved this book. The writing reflects the musical undertows of the story flowing with beautiful but precise notes from depths of sorrow to heights of passion. The characters are well rounded and I felt emotionally attached to them. Secrets and tension, blossoming love and uncertainty weave a complex and intriguing story.
With its locality of Edmonton, Alberta the reader has a sense of place and life in this city.
I thoroughly recommend this book.

I will no doubt read and finish the next novella, Outcast in no time at all and have already put a book on hold at the library.


BOOKSHOP AT WATER’S END  Henry, Patti Callahan


What book are you currently reading?

Writing Tip:

“Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose. If you have the knack of playing with exclaimers the way Tom Wolfe does, you can throw them in by the handful.” — Elmore Leonard

What’s your writing tip?


  1. Okay, Mandy. Here goes:

    In the works:

    -DRUYAN fantasy adventure novel
    -IRONCLAD supernatural adventure novelette
    Both to release for Words in the Park on Sept. 30, 2017.

    -I’m beta reading and editing two novels.


    -St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 — I’ve been waiting for several weeks to reblog a St. Paddy’s Day post, so that will come out on that day here

    **Spring Break: I have two weekdays off — Tues. March 28 and Thurs. March 30, so if there are any writing events, WIR sessions, meetings, or coffee, I’m game!

    -WFSC Writer’s Conference April 22.
    -Strawberry Creek Writing Retreat May 18-22 (can’t wait!).


  2. Thanks for the updates on your projects, Mandy.


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