Category Archive: publishing

Sep 01

Can-Con Conference and World Fantasy 2016

Appearing at Can-Con Conference and World Fantasy Convention I love meeting and speaking to readers, writers, and editors. That’s why I’m so excited about my upcoming participation at Can-Con Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature. I am equally looking forward to participating in the World Fantasy Convention at the end of October. …

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Mar 31

Would you click on this book cover?

Wild Caving Cover

Should a writer create her own book cover? Most artists would recommend leaving cover creation to the professionals and I will. The cover to my self-published ebook, Feeding Frenzy, will be professionally designed. It’s my most popular work yet, garnering a Watty award on Wattpad and ranking #11 in mystery/thriller. Currently, I’m working with an exceptionally talented …

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Feb 28

Today should be WCDR gratitude day!

  Phoenix Short Story Contest The finalists in the WCDR Phoenix short story contest have been announced and I’m on the list! Congratulations to all finalists.   After School Steve Lloyd Birds of a Feather Derek Mascarenhas Bittergreen My Life Sarah Van Goethem Burnout Linda Kingston Constellations Bill Zaget Eternity Elizabeth Girard Full Time Steve …

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Feb 22

Why your chapter book makes me angry

  I read a lot of books as a teacher-librarian, and I’m no literary snob when it comes to children’s fiction. I’m delighted to see children reading series fiction, and the kind of stories that will be called genre fiction when they are older: adventure, fantasy, mystery, science fiction. I’m happy to see them devour cookbooks, sports …

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Aug 11

Feeding Frenzy Featured on Wattpad

  #11 in Mystery/Thriller Sept. 7, 2015 with 25 000 reads on Wattpad Feeding Frenzy is a paranormal thriller about our obsession with food. It was inspired by the madcap pacing of Jan Evanovitch’s Stephanie Plum mysteries and the over-the-top imagination of Christopher Moore’s comic fantasy novels. — Maaja Featured on Wattpad Wattpad has officially chosen Feeding Frenzy as a ‘featured story.’ …

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May 30

Cliffhanger Castle – Contest Launch!

This is a writing experiment with its heart in community. Expect chills, thrills, and breathtaking plot twists… Do you love chapters that end on a cliffhanger? One part contest, one part serial anthology, one part battle of writerly of wits; talented writers compete for the chance to captivate your attention. This story is inspired by a real abandoned hotel …

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Jan 01

Feeding Frenzy

I celebrated the New Year by posting chapter 11 of my serial thriller, Feeding Frenzy. Click here for the direct link… Join me on Wattpad to read it for free on all digital platforms.  

Dec 15

Linda Poitevin Interview

Could Wattpad be for you? Are you a traditionally published author, looking to open up new markets? Do you have an idea for a book that would make good serial fiction? This interview with Linda Poitevin is partly about writing, partly about marketing, but mostly about how Wattpad can help you find new fans. Since …

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Nov 09

November Creative Updates

Creative Teaching Update I Wish My Teacher Knew, the non-fiction online book I made to collect first-person stories about education and creativity, has received over 1050 reads on Wattpad. This is exciting because the more people read it, the more will contribute. The hope is that these stories will inform Creative Teacher Librarian with fresh …

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Oct 12

An Evening with Guy Gavriel Kay

Guy Gavriel Kay is known for his fantasy novels, starting with the Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, set at my alma mater, University of Toronto. He has written twelve novels, a book of poetry and numerous reviews and articles for Canadian and English newspapers. His internationally bestselling works have been translated into over twenty-five language. Among others, he …

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