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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 […]

Posted in PostingsWrite Up! April 2021

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 […]

Posted in PostingsYou got this Kelly “UnMatchables” excerpt

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 […]

Write Up! February 2021

Hello from Nova Scotia! Welcome to the first Write Up! newsletter from my new home north of the border. I’ve come a long way in every way possible since publishing my first ‘one-and-done bucket list’ romance novel Reservations in 2013. Seven years, two more romance novels, a novella and four short stories in the New […]

Posted in PostingsWrite Up! February 2021