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September Song

In the writing life, Uncategorized by ami

It’s been a lovely summer here in Nova Scotia, filled with blossoms, bees, visits with friends, and the occasional cat nap. It was also a summer of tearing apart a leggy draft of a novel so I can build a better one. Now it’s time to settle in for the hopeful, nose-to-the-grindstone stretch of days required to finish the book. …

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witches, seances, and suffragists, oh my!

In The Witches of New York, Uncategorized, Witchy Wednesday by ami

I started this post last Wednesday, (pre-Halloween) but WordPress wasn’t cooperating, so I bailed and decided to save it for this week instead. It actually seems quite fitting for today, since it’s post Election Day in the United States and for the last week, my Facebook feed has been filled with awesome quotes and images relating to the suffragist movement …

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Midwife Mondays

In The Birth House, Uncategorized by ami

  It’s been a while since I’ve written about midwifery on my blog, but it’s a subject that’s near and dear to my heart, and never far from my mind. My homebirth baby, Jonah (pictured above) is now thirteen, and in 2016, my novel The Birth House (inspired by the midwife who once lived in my house) will be a …