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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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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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Critter Wrangling Rules

As a pest controller of fae creatures, Kyra Greene loves her critters. And she loves her critter wrangling rules too. In every episode of the Valkyrie Bestiary, she comes up with a few news ones. By popular demand, I’ve collected them all here. Which one is your favorite? Kyra’s crit...

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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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