Fiction by GPV

Fiction Summaries THE SHUSHAN CITADEL The Citadel’s General Haz plots to overtake a monastery and an aboriginal settlement and rule the Great Lakes Region like King Ahasuerus of the Book of Esther – harem and all. Intelligence forces plant a young Jewish woman at the Citadel to win the heart of the delusional dictator. Genre: speculative fiction, espionage, romance ...
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December: Collecting My Thoughts

I’ve finally finished writing, noting readers’ comments and editing R...., my latest manuscript. What’s it about? Sorry, I can’t tell you yet… maybe soon. I can say that it’s a work of literary fiction in two parts: I Book Tour (of Atlantic Provinces) and II R….. (arrival at a secluded and rather peculiar lodge in the Bruce Peninsula). It’s a relief to be between writi...
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MidMonth Blog: Procrastination and Social Media

Social media is a treacherous lure into the depths of Writer Procrastination. Twitter entices the hapless browser to continue inserting brilliant posts so that followers don’t flee in boredom. What? Today 23 users deleted their accounts? Facebook, however, is even more devious, and not at all subtle in its detaining techniques. It traps a writer into lingering on its p...
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October Book of the Month: Enigma Club

October, being Canadian Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, seems a good time to present a review by Sharon Berg, poet, editor, web designer and founder at Big Pond Rumours: Enigma Club (Borealis Press) engenders a greater understanding of Autism because two of the characters in the book are on the Autism spectrum and Gloria Pearson-Vasey offer’s deep insights into the ch...
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September Book of the Month: Black Springs Abbey (Hallowmas II)

Black Springs Abbey (Hallowmas II) is an appropriate choice for September, it being National Recovery Month. Suspenseful and eerie, this historical fantasy incorporates a love story and the struggles of escaping addiction. After her harrowing rescue from the Faefumes, Hilma Moonstorey is nursed back to health by her grandmother. Although five years have passed since h...
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MidMonth Blog: The Facebook Adventure

I’m migrating from a monthly Flash Blog to a mid-month general blog. Do I hear a collective sigh of relief from my readers? Yes, being a journal of writing progress, or lack thereof, the Flash Blogs were becoming works in monotone.  This month I’m focusing on a single writing distraction, a précis of my most recent Facebook adventure. The adventure really began three years a...
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August Book of the Month: The Bells of Prosper Station (Hallowmas I)

Half way through summer holiday months, I have another suggestion for your reading list along with three great reviews. The Bells of Prosper Station (Hallowmas I) offers historical fiction (with a fantasy twist) providing authentic details of life in a flourishing Victorian-era oil town including glimpses of the healthcare scene. With Hallowmas approaching, Azur Moons...
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Flash Blogs 25 – 28

  Week 25 - Flash Blog 25 June 23, 2017 How to explain this urgency to write? So much going on in my life, so many details to attend to, and yet I feel guilty and restless when I'm not working on a manuscript… Week 26 - Flash Blog 26 June 30, 2017 Sobering report from family member's specialist today. Trying to treat it as just another of life’s chall...
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July Book of the Month: The Dúns

On this first day of July, Canada 150 Day, here's a book to kick off your summer reading or at least add to your reading list. The Dúns is situated in the not-so-distant future where three underground communities are newly venturing above ground to revive the earth and re-establish themselves. Add to this a delusional tyrant following the script of The Book of Esther,...
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