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Alana Delacroix

Steampunk, paranormal and sci-fi romance.

HOT MILK OF A WORLD, WITH ITS SKIN OF MORNING FOG IN THE WINDOW.

FATES AND FURIES

LAUREN GROFF

The darkest of moments

It’s now been a month since the RWA conference in San Diego and I’m just writing my first post about it. While I would like to say the delay was caused by a thoughtful consideration of what I learned and the time required to distill the many extraordinary experiences in a bunch of quotable gems, it was not. I was just busy getting ready for a bathroom reno and taking it easy for a week on Manitoulin Island. (Chi-Cheemaun ferry forever.)

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The Possibility of an Island

Author
Michel Houellebecq

Copyright
2005

Synopsis
Intolerant, sensual and lonely, French comedian Daniel is witness to the beginning of the end of humanity and the rise of a new breed of being. Continue reading “The Possibility of an Island”

Oh, I had the best idea…what was it?

I can’t remember my wedding anniversary or any birthday. Dates just go straight into a black hole at the back my mind. As do, apparently, awesome ideas for stories.

So I have to write them down. Immediately. The moment I have the idea. Otherwise my hummingbird brain zaps over to the next nectar flower – leaving me nothing.

Here are a few ways I collect my notes. Continue reading “Oh, I had the best idea…what was it?”

I’m currently undergoing a wrestling match with my WordPress template. Although I shall eventually emerge victorious, it’s a little bit in the hot mess stage right now. In apology, here is a picture of a crazed squirrel that lives near my house. Come back in a few days to see my much-improved site or a photo of another, maybe cuter, animal.FullSizeRender

Robert

Ages ago, I wrote a series of vignettes that aren’t about anything at all – just the stories that pop into your head. but don’t really fit into anything you’re writing. I found them when I was cleaning out the files on my computer.

This one was sparked by a man wearing a pink scrunchie walking through Trinity Bellwoods park sometime in 2007. He was fully clothed, but it was obviously more interesting to imagine if he wasn’t.

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Perfumes: The A to Z Guide

Bring this shopping

Forget the usual top-note-dry-down descriptions – Perfumes is a wry and witty exploration of the world of scent.

Author(s)
Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez Continue reading “Perfumes: The A to Z Guide”

Dark Fire

dark-fire-by-c.j-sansomBook review. Lawyer Matthew Shardlake was not happy. Not only was he trying to save an innocent girl from hanging, but Thomas Cromwell has decided he is the only one who can uncover the mystery of the legendary Greek Fire – a weapon desired by King Henry VIII himself.

Author
C.J. Sansom Continue reading “Dark Fire”

The Writer’s Voice

Update: I cannot recommend this enough, because I found my agent through this contest!

Thrills! I was chosen (okay, by random) to take part in the Writer’s Voice contest. Below you can find my query letter and first 250 words of my novel Heart of Iron, posted as part of the contest requirements. Continue reading “The Writer’s Voice”

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