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On blurbs and other ephemeral things

“How is it I can push through writing a +90,000-word book,” my friend wrote in her recent blog post, “but struggle with a 150-word back-of-the-book blurb?” She isn’t alone. Many writers find writing a blurb challenging, myself included. Note that … Continue reading

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Download Once Upon a Night for FREE!

From March 4 to 10,  you can download Once Upon a Night for FREE, from my publisher, Smashwords. Click on the title (above), or on the image of Once Upon a Night (below) and it’ll take you to the right place. The … Continue reading

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The power of public libraries

Finally, something nice happened. Really nice. When I checked my local library’s OverDrive site today, I found my book there, with eight holds on it. I’m considered a local author, so my library always buys a copy of my books. … Continue reading

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THE MIDDLE SISTER

I have so many of them that I’m afraid I might miss to mention one or two. Just kidding. A while ago a friend of mine asked me if I was the “middle sister.” Funny, but I had to stop … Continue reading

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Hidden colours of black-and-white

A visit from the inner child The dress was bright yellow, with small black squares on it (image 1); the sweater white, or beige (images 2 & 3). The pants dark brown, the suede shoes were brown too, only lighter. … Continue reading

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Like Day and night

Recently I haven’t been inspired for blogging, which is, under normal circumstances, one of my favourite things to do. Perhaps I suffer from post-publishing sadness. It should be a happy moment; it’s not a small thing to publish a book. … Continue reading

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The Snowman, or, what happened to Jo Nesbø

What is the magic ingredient for a bestseller? Must be luck, for a good story certainly isn’t. And I think I know what happened to Jo Nesbø, but you’ll need to read to the end of this blog to find out. … Continue reading

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