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My Clutter? It's not so bad...

Posted by hlinfield on November 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I have more clutter than other people. I’m sure of it, because whenever I go to my neighbours’ houses, I never see any clutter, even if I just drop in on them.


Because I’m certain I have more clutter than other people, it implies one of two possibilities: either they do not amass as much clutter as I do in the first place, or they have organized spaces in which to store/dispose of their clutte...

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Rethinking the Anti-Bullying Campaign

Posted by hlinfield on October 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

This will not be politically correct so if you’re easily offended, please stop reading. To start, I have no answers or solutions to solving the problem of bullying. Frankly, I don’t think the problem will ever go away. I’m sure that at some level, bullying is an innate part of humanity. We form groups with certain people, and we exclude others. It’s a survival mechanism. We want only strong people in our group. Weak people will hurt us.

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Kate Policani's 'Don't Judge a Book by its Magic'

Posted by hlinfield on October 18, 2012 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Today I introduce Kate Policani's Fantasy novel, Don't Judge a Book By Its Magic, Book One of of The Convergence Series.

Mark the date on your calendar for Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic’s Virtual Release Party Oct 26th-28th! http://katepolicani.com/release-party/

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The Highs, the Lows, the InBetweens, by Sarwah Osei-Tutu

Posted by hlinfield on October 16, 2012 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Today as part of my participation in the Author Blog-In, I'd like to introduce you to a book of poems by Sarwah Osei-Tutu.

http://thehighsthelowstheinbetweens.wordpress.com/


A book of poetry written at each stage of my life. Childhood, University Student, Mother, Married, Separation and a Single Mother. Life is tough for e...

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Moments Collide, by Angela Graff

Posted by hlinfield on October 15, 2012 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Angela Graff's book, Moments Collide, is available on Amazon and Create Space and more information can be learned about her writing on her Facebook page or her website: http://themrsgraff.blogspot.ca/2012/10/author-blog-in-moments-collide.html

Moments Collide is the story told by Felix LaPage, a young m...

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Introducing 'Europa Rising' by Sean MacUisdin

Posted by hlinfield on October 14, 2012 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

In the depths of space, millions of kilometres beyond Jupiter, the European cruiser, Onbevreesd, detects an extraordinary signal. Two days after she alters course to investigate, the ship disappears and so occurs the catalyst that begins a chain of events that will endanger the entire human race.

 

Commander Charles Kwetche is appointed to the elderly NASA frigate, Cabot; his mission, investigate th...

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Introducing Tahlia Newland's 'Lethal Inheritance'

Posted by hlinfield on October 13, 2012 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy - 'Lethal Inheritance'


The big news is that Lethal Inheritance, the YA contemporary fantasy novel that set Tahlia Newland on her career as a writer is finally available for you to read. At this stage it’s only available on ebook and will only be made available on paperback if there is sufficient demand –that’s the new world of publishing folks.  http://tahlianewland.com/2012/10/11/lethal-inheritanc...

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The Truth about Dandelions

Posted by hlinfield on October 12, 2012 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Today I would like to tell anyone who might be reading this blog about my recently released novel, The Truth about Dandelions.  I am an award winning author (recently taking first place in the Alice Munro Short Story Competition) with a long list of essay and short story publications.  This is my debut novel:


 

Mara isn't a slut; she just can't find what she wants. She wants to forget her mother's death, her father's hypocrisy, and the plane c...

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Do You Think Your Writing is Crap?

Posted by hlinfield on October 1, 2012 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (2)

Do you think your writing is crap?


Never admit your insecurities. That’s a rule, right? Haven’t they been drilling that into our heads since some do-gooder way back in the eighties decided that students needed pep talks from inspirational speakers.  So come on, everyone! Put on your well-worn mask of confidence. (It sits on the dresser between your mask of...

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A Writer/Mom's Rainy Day Thoughts

Posted by hlinfield on September 15, 2012 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

This is supposed to be a blog about writing and the world of publishing, but what the heck - writers are mothers too!

This morning I sent my two boys off to school in the pouring rain, each of them carrying an umbrella and wearing a raincoat and rubber boots.  I watched them set off down the sidewalk, slowly... very slowly.  I wondered about calling out after them to keep out of the puddles, but I didn't.

Below, ...

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