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Kim McDougall

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It's all about the critters

Did you know that you can visit Kyra's blog in real life? Yup. Click on any blog link in an ebook and you'll find Kyra's real home on the "Ley-net". Or you can visit it at valkyriebestiary.com. My amazing daughter, Genevieve, has been redoing some of the images on the blog. Here's one of my favo...

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As you can see by that lovely headline, my kitties have decided to spend the next 4 months glommed to my side. Yes, we had our first snow. And it's cold. bitterly cold. The first week of November, I was out walking in short sleeves. Now it's well below freezing. Koko, my 6-month old kitten is so...

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Summer's end...end of an era

As I write this, I’m watching the coverage of Buckingham Palace and the thousands of people who have thronged to the gates to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II. It’s strange to think of a world without her. As a Canadian, Queen Elizabeth has always been part of my past, present...

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Life goals: hedge witch or crazy cat lady? So I did a thing. Really, it's no surprise. I adopted a 4-week old kitten. Meet Kokomo. Here we are bonding over our love of literature. My life goals include becoming a hedge witch and wearing pinecones in my hair or surrounding myself with 100 cats....

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Who's Your Dark Fairy?

  While researching evil fae creatures for a new book (and that’s no where near the worst thing in my search history), I found a large number of dark female fae creatures. Some were old hags who became omens of death like the banshee, others were young and beautiful like the Leanan s&...

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Reading Challenge Revealed!

It feels like Christmas and the New Year were months ago already. We’ve been in lockdown again, so I’ve been taking this time to edit book 5 of the Valkyrie Bestiary. I should have news on that front very soon, maybe even a release date. I’m a bit late to the party to go over...

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Smell the Trees!

What’s so special about these trees, you might ask? They look like any other trees, but these are soon to be my new refuge. Yep, we did it. Hubby and I bought a farm. Or at least a property that will become a farm. Right now it’s a big forest with some cleared land that will be pe...

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A couple of weeks ago, I was walking Maggie, the hell-hound-in-training, when I tripped and busted up my knee pretty badly. Couldn’t walk on it for over a week. You can see a really cute video of Maggie running through the daisies by clicking on the image below (note: this will link to a p...

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Mystic Loon

What’s with the loon? Let me tell you a story…   I love to swim, and with the quarantine, I’ve had little opportunity to do so this year. Luckily, I have a good friend who offered her cottage for a week-long writing retreat. It was wonderful. I edited book 2 (Dervishe...

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I’m good at talking about books, but not so good at talking about me. Sigh. That’s because I’m pretty boring. Which is maybe why I write such action-packed stories. Writing is a diversion, just like reading.    But I would like to share a little bit about my home....

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