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Brrrr!! Writing Winter in Summer

Freelancers know all about writing articles for a future season. Tips on creating the perfect Christmas centerpiece when the rose bush outside our window is in full bloom. Pitching the latest trends in swimwear while bundled up in sweats. .  The UnMatchables next high risk case takes place in December when the Windy City of […]

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Write Up! August 2021

The love of my life and I planned a summer of day trips to Nova Scotia’s beautiful beaches. We mapped out routes while the snow fell. Huddled and hugged in front of the woodstove and under the duvet. Dreamed of warm sand, blue skies, the ocean and lemonade. We got there. Then two days later the […]

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Write Up! July 2021

Ah, Summer. My favorite time of year.   As an Iowa child, I dreamed of living where it’s warm year round. Where ice is served in drinks, snow is on Christmas cards and neither ever falls from the sky. Then I married a Canadian. So much for that dream! But we do live near the […]

Write Up! June 2021

  I was about four chapters into this book when I caught myself wishing the story was on a screen. Cable, movie, doesn’t matter. It has that much potential for a strong visual story. This political thriller, refreshingly set in Canada instead of Washington DC, has the pace of Scandal and the complexity of West […]

Summer Starter

Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians! Enjoy this summer season opener excerpt from my latest novel “Capital Strings”. Fishing rods, cans of insect repellant and Mum’s warning to clean whatever we caught wherever we docked the boat traditionally marked the first long weekend of our summers as the sons of Tony Reid. The best […]

Write Up! April 2021

Where, oh where is Spring?   Easter 2021 is a memory and so far, so are warm sunny days like this one snapped last summer in Nova Scotia’s stunning south shore. The crocus has bloomed and faded in my garden. The branches on our half acre are still bare. But the buds showing on the […]

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You got this Kelly “UnMatchables” excerpt

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I’m sharing a scene that showcases the strength of a woman when she needs to turn on the badass. From “The UnMatchables Case #1: Danger Noted”. Concern that the assassin’s anger at a plan gone wrong could turn the assassin’s lethal focus from her to Eddie converted the tremble […]

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Distinct Authors Guest Blog

Thank you to Patricia Bates, the talented cover designer of The UnMatchables Case #1: Danger Noted for sharing my guest author comments on the Distinct Authors blog. Merci beaucoup!  Please welcome special guest Author Teresa LaBella February 19, 2021 What are common traps for aspiring writers? The solitary process of writing tends to insulate writers within […]