Pear Tree Planchette

When I’m working on a novel, I tend to gather music, quotes and images from various sources to inspire me as I write. The walls of my studio quickly become covered in photographs and words from the past, and my ipod gains new playlists based on setting, plot and characters. I thought I’d share some of this ephemera online this time around- make a little peephole into the world of The Virgin Cure. So far there’s a bit of everything – a quote from my writing journal, a snippet of dialogue, a little music, and a favourite photograph where the

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Early in the summer I began working with Sarah Smith, an amazing young film maker and alum of the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts Teen Academy on a project inspired by The Virgin Cure. It was an honour to work with her and I have to say, when I viewed the final edit of the two-minute short yesterday, I was blown away. Such talent and heart – and she’s only seventeen! Using a script made from snippets of the Prologue, she guided  homeschooler-dancer-Creekling-and now voice talent, Aliah Schwartz in recording the narration for the project. Historical images from 19th

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Save the Date(s)

  Just wanted to let you know about two events that are around the corner, and one that’s coming up in October. This Sunday, September 11th, I’ll be popping by the Chapters in Dartmouth, NS (41 Mic Mac Blvd.), to take part in their fall preview event. If you’re in the Halifax/Dartmouth area and would like to get the inside scoop on new titles coming out this fall, I’d love to see you there! The event starts at 1pm, and I’ll be on at around 2:30pm to talk about The Virgin Cure (and to read a brief excerpt.) The book

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