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Kim McDougall

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I saw the sun today. It felt strange, I'm not going to lie. >>What is that big ball of light in the sky? Dear God, my eyes! It burns! We've been hammered by one snow storm after another. I don't remember the last time I saw blue sky. So I took advantage of it and went snowshoeing with Whi...

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Happy Holidays, whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa or just enjoying the winter solstice. We're over the hump here in Quebec. The days are starting to get longer again. Whew! Even at noon, it feels like the day is almost over. We got a load of snow dumped on us last week...

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It's here! The first Valkyrie Bestiary Holiday book! If you pre-ordered, Oh, Come All Ye Dragons, it's now sitting in your Kindle library like an unwrapped gift. If you haven't pre-ordered, now's the time to snap up your copy. It's available in e-Book and paperback. This is a novella, so the pap...

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The Valkyrie Bestiary Christmas tale comes out in less than two weeks, but since it's three days before Halloween, it seems the perfect time to get our spooky on. We'll put off all things snowy and cheery for another time and enjoy a little creepiness today. So, for subscribers to the Readers' G...

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Today is the day! If you pre-ordered Ghouls Don't Scamper, Book 6 of the Valkyrie Bestiary Series, then it will be in your Kindle library now!  If you didn't pre-order, ebooks, paperbacks and hardcovers are all now available at Amazon. Other paperback/hardcover retailers may take a little longer...

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The audiobook for Kelpies Don't Fly drops today! Listen to a sample or buy from your favorite retailer HERE.    

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The clock is ticking down! Six days to the release of Ghouls Don't Scamper. Pre-orders are now available so you can get a little surprise in your Kindle box on October 13th. Paperbacks will be available a couple of days ahead of release day so book sniffers can enjoy it on the same day as digit...

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I got through two and a half years of the pandemic without getting COVID, but my streak is over. Yep. I live like a hermit in the middle of nowhere. I went out of the house once last week and got COVID. I'm never leaving the house again. And this is a picture of where I'm going to live:   ...

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Valkyrie Bestiary Book 6 is now available for pre-order! Ghouls Don't Scamper will be releasing October 13, 2022! Along with the cover for that, I'm thrilled to announce a second new release for the fall! That's right. The super secret project is no longer secret! Coming this November, treat you...

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Despite a few setbacks, I finished my draft of Valkyrie Bestiary book 6, now titled, Ghouls Don't Scamper. I also made my deadline (more or less) for my super secret project and I can confirm that it will be happening! I've seen the cover mockups for both books. All I can say is, "Wow!" In the n...

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My favorite time of day to walk is after the sun goes down but before it’s fully dark. These days, right after the solstice, that’s about 9pm.  We have about 10 acres of fenced land that was once a pasture. Now it’s mostly weeds. But weeds in June can be glorious. There ar...

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  The kelpies are here!  Every book birthday, I am always amazed that I survived the editing, formatting and general madness that surrounds a new release. For this one, I would particularly like to thank my editor, Elaine Jackson, for being my sounding board and helping me to plaster t...

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  Valkyrie Bestiary Book 5 is almost here! And I’m thrilled to finally be able to show off the new cover. Critter wrangler rule #13: Where there’s one carnivorous horse, a herd will follow.   Kyra Greene, pest-controller of fantastic beasts, is moving into her new digs. ...

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Happy Book Birthday!

Grimalkins Don’t Purr releases today! It’s the second day of fall. The weather here is rainy and blustery, but it’s always sunny in the Nether! That’s where everyone’s favorite dervish has disappeared to. Kyra will seek help from her father to find him. The only s...

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I’ve been sitting on this surprise for a while, but I can finally give it a big shout out! There’s a new Valkyrie Bestiary tale in town and for a limited time, you can download it free! The Last Door to Underhill A Valkyrie Bestiary Tale In the last hours of the Flood Wars, a...

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Book 4 of the Valkyrie Bestiary is coming September 23, 2021! In Grimalkins Don’t Purr, Kyra Greene is out of this world—literally. Jacoby, her fire dervish, has been lost in the Nether for weeks. Only Kyra can save him, but not without help from her estranged father. The proble...

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Book 4 of the Valkyrie Bestiary Series is coming Fall 2021! As soon as I have cover art, I’ll have a more definite date.  But I can officially release the new title. Ready for it? (Drum roll…) GRIMALKINS DON’T PURR And what is a grimalkin, you might ask? Here&rs...

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After decades of writing, I’ve left many good bits and pieces on the cutting room floor, so to speak. Sometimes, it’s just a snippet of description or a conversation. Some could be backstory that I needed to write for me to understand a character. Other times an entire chapter n...

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Launch Day Fun

Today is the day! I’m thrilled to finally introduce you to Kyra, Ollie, Mason, Angus and the whole gang from Dragons Don’t Eat Meat. I can’t wait for you to dive into this new world. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it.    A pest-controller ...

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I Brake for Snails

Despite my protesting knees, I try to walk every day. And since there is a lovely wooded path nearby, I often see critters–squirrels, chipmunks and bunnies, but I’ve also seen a mink, a raccoon, geese, herons, salamanders, snakes and many, many snails. They come out after it rains an...

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