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A Long Journey Home

At the beginning of Covid-19, Amazon suspended the shipping of proof copies. I was reluctant to publish the paper versions of my books without physical verification, so they sat there, unpublished. Finally, almost two years after I’d formatted them, my … Continue reading

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Edible Fiction: Do You Like Ebelskiver?

I’m often pleasantly surprised when I stumble upon food and drink tips and recipes in fiction. As a rule, writers seem to take it seriously and they don’t season their books with just about any spice. I’ve never developed taste … Continue reading

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A Short Journey to Horror Fiction

I rarely plunge into this genre, but I read and reviewed Priscilla Bettis’s debut work, “The Hay Bale”. First, my review: “The best way to describe this short horror story is that I took a deep breath in on page … Continue reading

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Fluid Landscape?

I don’t particularly like landscapes done in acrylic pouring techniques. It’s hard to breath life into them. How do you create the illusion of light and shadows by flipping a cup filled with layered paints? It also requires an understanding … Continue reading

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Do we cheat if we listen to a book?

My first successful attempt to substitute written books with their voice-recorded editions happened three years ago after my cornea transplant surgery. In preparation for three long weeks without reading, I downloaded about twenty audiobooks from the library, including The Vampire Chronicles by … Continue reading

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Welcome To My Fluid World!

A few years ago, I discovered a painting technique perfect for someone who doesn’t know how to draw yet still feels a need to express oneself through colours and shapes. Fluid art isn’t new; it goes back to the 1930s, … Continue reading

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Instead of… and Happy New Year!

The year is nearing its end; it’s a natural time for reflections and recollections. Not that I’m eager for such a summary: this year was horrible. I won’t say I’m looking forward to its end for one reason only: I’m … Continue reading

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When Supernatural is Believable and Vice Versa

Last week I read two books: Crimson Frost, a Christmas novella by JP Mclean, and Adèle by Leila Slimani. No common denominators between them (fortunately!), except that they were both short reads. For those who like Christmas stories with a … Continue reading

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A Heart-pounding Tale with Urban Rhythm

Being a great admirer of JP McLean’s Gift Legacy, I was eager to read her newest book, Blood Mark. She didn’t disappoint: once again, I was impressed with her rich imagination, her storytelling skills and her ability to build tension. … Continue reading

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From NaNo to Ninny: Downsizing Expectations

I made quite a strong statement a while ago saying that participating in NaNoWriMo was my worst writing decision. It was four or five years ago. At the end of that agonizing November, I had the required number of words. … Continue reading

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