Flash Blogs 21 – 24

Week 21 - Flash Blog 21 May 25, 2017 Returning to consistent writing when life continues to be crazy is not easy. In fact, I’ve had to reread several back chapters of my psychological suspense manuscript-in-progress to reorient myself. Therefore a firm commitment: I will write every day - even if it’s just a paragraph.              Week 22 - Flash Blog 22...
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June Book of the Month: The Shushan Citadel

June for Environment and Refugees In the month of June, World Environment Day is promoted on the 5th and Refugee Day on the 20th. The Sushan Citadel is a fitting read this month because it transports the reader into societies that survive because of environmental nurturing, and thrive because of the hospitality they extend to strangers. Refugees from the wastel...
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Flash Blogs 17 – 20

Week 17 - Flash Blog 17 April 27, 2017 With the sadness of Juno's passing lingering over our days, I've left the final chapters and returned to editing the beginning. There's a weariness that clings when one is grieving – even for a dog. Or maybe, more so. Week 18 - Flash Blog 18 May 5, 2017 I'm revising the manuscript as I go, always seeking a particular 'feel' ...
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May Book of the Month: The Belvedere at Stone Gate

May Book of the Month: The Belvedere at Stone Gate May has a plethora of health-related causes and events. Three special WEEKS in early May are Mental Health Week (May 1 – 7), National Hospice and Palliative Care Week (May 7 – 13), and National Nursing Week (May 8 – 14). Writers, as we know, tend to slip personal interests into their stories and poetry. Many of my books c...
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Flash Blogs 12 – 16

 Week 12 - Flash Blog 12 March 23, 2017 I admire bloggers who produce beautiful, insightful blogs on a regular basis. A few of my own writer friends also manage to blog regularly. Nonetheless, I feel that I have made the right decision in setting aside blogging to focus on writing.   Week 13 - Flash Blog 13 March 30, 2017 Yeah, I know. ✍️Sticking to a reg...
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April Book of the Month: Living in the Eye: Life with Autism by J Kevin Vasey

April 2 is World Autism Day, and in the United States, April is Autism Awareness Month. (October is the designated Autism Month in Canada.) It is therefore appropriate to assign a memoir by artist and author, J. Kevin Vasey, as the Book of the Month. In this revealing book, Kevin explains his choice of title and cover artwork: Living in the Eye: Life with Autism. “Insi...
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Flash Blogs 8 – 11

Week 8 - Flash Blog 8 February 24, 2017 It’s hard settling into a regular writing routine. Each day I have to give myself a firm reprimand to get going. I’m usually more disciplined than this…    Week 9 - Flash Blog 9 March 3, 2017 The most writerly thing I’ve done this week is publish my Book-of-the-Month blog. With regard to my new manuscript, it’s hit ...
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March Book of the Month: The Dúns

Emily Molson:  The Book Club enjoyed The Shushan Citadel so much they want more of the same for March. Gloria Pearson-Vasey: So you’re going to read The Dúns next? Dora Smith:  We are. Is it as exciting as The Shushan Citadel? GP:  I’d like to think so. It has all the espionage and futuristic elements of the earlier book, plus it adds military war planning. DS:  Am ...
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Flash Blogs 5 – 7

Week 5 - Flash Blog 5 February 3, 2017 With the arrival of February, my holiday is over! My writing goals for the remainder of 2017: 1)      Produce a weekly flash blog each Friday and publish them as a monthly group (so as to not bore readers) 2)     Set up a featured Book of the Month (The Shushan Citadel is the February Book of the Month ) 3)     Write the ...
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February Book of the Month: The Shushan Citadel

Emily Molson:  As I mentioned last week, Gloria, our Book Club has chosen The Shushan Citadel for February. Gloria Pearson-Vasey: I’m honoured, Em. Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to interview me. EM:  Well, it’s not really an interview. I just wanted to discuss the book over coffee… GP:  Close enough. Ask away. EM:  Don’t be impatient. Dora Smith ...
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