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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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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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July is my birthday month. I won’t tell you how old I am (ahem) but let’s just say, it’s a milestone year. So to celebrate, I’m giving away a Valkyrie Bestiary hardcover collection prize pack! There are several ways to enter to win. First Prize: Valkyrie Bestiary h...

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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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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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