Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The next one is not Sidney Crosby, as some say, but my next book. Unlike Fresh Air, this one is looooong, 60 chapters long! The first draft is completed, and currently in the editing stages, so major changes can still happen. Now that Christmas is over, I can really buckle down and work on the rewrite, which is something I procrastinate about. I wish I could write only first drafts and a team of scholarly elves would do all the editing and rewriting for me.
Anyway, Everyone Loves Doughnuts is the story of Frankie Taylor, a true homebody, who loves cooking...and eating. She has lived in Vancouver for her whole life, and when a crisis forces her to make a change, she flees across the country to small town Ontario. There she meets two new men: one a handsome, successful businessman and the other good-natured and slightly slobby hockey player. Well, since Frankie's never been a huge hockey fan, it's no contest...or is it?
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Well, here's the first book! It's a short, eight chapter romance. Unlike most of my writing, it's actually rated PG, you could read this one out loud to your grandmother. Except perhaps a couple of words, but honestly, I think that grandmothers have seen it all and they're pretty hard to shock.
Janet Samson leads a quiet life. She lives at home and works the night shift at a downtown veterinary clinic. Then one night, a tall, dark and sort of good-looking stranger comes in with a terribly injured kitten. Usually Janet has eyes for animals only, but in this case she may make an exception.
Hmmm, I seem to have forgotten to mention: It's a hockey romance, because that's all I write.
Fresh Air is actually my favourite story that I've written. I think because it's succinct, and because both Janet and Max both feel deeply but keep their emotions contained. And of course, I love the two cats in the story.
I hope you'll enjoy Fresh Air too.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Welcome! I write about relationships, hockey, art and cats. So if any or all of these things appeal to you, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve been serializing my stories in an online community for a few years now, and I’ve been lucky enough to have had tons of encouragement from all my readers. In fact, my work was so popular it started to get ripped off by commercial websites looking for more traffic. So I took it down and decided to find another way to offer my work to readers. Another author encouraged me to try epublishing, so here I am.
So far, the writing and editing have been fine, but the technical formatting has resulted in a lot of frustrated screaming at my poor laptop. But my fingers are crossed that it will all get easier each time.
My first book is actually not a full-length novel; it’s a 15,000 word, eight chapter novella. I wanted to start with a shorter test book to make sure it was properly edited and formatted. This book was written because I lost a bet, or rather my hockey team lost a game, so I had to write story for a fellow hockey fan. So if you like hockey and romance, I think you’ll enjoy Fresh Air. I think the best way to describe it is a little romance, with hockey and cats.