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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 Wolf Pack is on the run again with 16 audiobooks that will make you howl, including Hell Hounds Don't Heel, Book 3 of the Valkyrie Bestiary Series. Check out the selection of books and enter to win a free audiobook from one of the participating authors (US residents only, sorry their rules, n...

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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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As the snow finally melts (longest winter ever!), I have been venturing out into the woods around our new little farm. There is still some snow on the ground and it's amazing to see all the different animal tracks. And I have been shocked by the sheer amount of deer poop! Good thing it wasn't a d...

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What's in a cup, eh?

First I want to thank everyone who grabbed a copy of Kelpies Don’t Fly last week and to those who dropped a review too. You helped to make launch week a big success! If you’ve enjoyed the book but haven’t had a chance to review it yet, I encourage you to do so. Reviews help me g...

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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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So much to share...

    I’ve been hiding away at our farm putting the finishing touches on Kelpies Don’t Fly. Less that 1 week until launch day! I’m even more excited for that than I am to see the snow melting! Next week I’ll have a fun deleted scene for you on launch day. This ...

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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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  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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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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Appreciating the Cold

I’m acquiring a new appreciation for snow, which is a good thing since we’ll be stuck with the white stuff for a while. Despite the cold (-18℃ or about 0 ℉), I have forced myself to walk every day. I come back pink-cheeked and energized. One great thing about sn...

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I have never been a winter person (even though I grew up in Montreal), but I’m determined not to let the cold stop me from enjoying our new farm/forest. Today, it was -6℃ (about 21℉), which isn’t so bad for this area. And there was not a breath of wind. I stood in the mid...

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The New Biggest Little Farm

We have settled on a name for our new farm…drum roll, please…Dragon Run Farm. Thank you to everyone who offered suggestions. The final name actually came from a mish-mash of suggestions.    No, that’s not a picture of me. But I hope to find a dragon tree. ...

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Just in time for the holidays! I’ve been keeping this on the down-low, but there is big news at Valkyrie Bestiary! You can now buy merch with all your favorite Valkyrie Bestiary critters! Everything from stickers to socks, phone cases, pillows…and much, much more. There’s e...

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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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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 Need Your Input

I took a week off to visit with my mother in August and then went camping for a weekend. It was a wonderful relaxing time, but it meant that I had a 3-week marathon of editing to get ready for publishing. It was grueling, but I made it! Grimalkins Don’t Purr is officially off to the proofr...

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What I really like about pre-ordering books is that they miraculously appear on my reader or listening device of choice on launch day. It’s always a little surprise that makes me smile. We all need more of those kinds of surprises these days. So pay yourself forward, and pre-order a lit...

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