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Lucky

I woke up this morning feeling lucky. J. brought me coffee in the gorgeous bird-bedecked mug he gave me a couple years ago and told me, Happy birthday. Whatever I’d been dreaming had left me with a good feeling, I suppose, because that’s what I felt, I felt happy, which, I’ll admit, has been kind-of […]

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Firelight Interview Series: Catherine Bush

Catherine Bush makes me think. I first met her during my time in the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Guelph and, like the best writers and teachers, she offered questions to inspire deep consideration of the practice of writing and the writing life. This winter, I spent a week with her latest […]

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Thanks, But No Thanks

Last week, I got rejected. It wasn’t anything personal. Except, you know, it was. I submitted a manuscript I’ve spent several years on, parts of which have won or been long-listed for awards, and the editor of the press came back to me with a thanks, but no thanks. Amid the constructive criticism, he said […]

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Firelight Interview Series: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

The first Thursday of each month (second Thursday this month, due to circumstances), I post a Q-and-A with a Canadian author. Read more about who exactly is asking the questions, and if you’re a published writer and want to take part, let me know! This month: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, whose most recent novel All the Broken […]

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Kinship

My mom recommended a book to me last week. It sounded interesting so I jotted down the title because I’ve been in the midst of a dry spell since I turned the final page on All My Puny Sorrows and wiped the tears off my cheeks. You know how it is: that abrupt end of  […]

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Firelight Interview Series: Tanis Rideout

Who are you? I’m an author who’s written poetry and fiction and the occasional piece about water and the environment. I’ve written one novel – Above All Things, based on George Mallory’s final expedition to Mt. Everest, and most recently a collection of poetry called Arguments with the Lake, based around Marilyn Bell’s swim across […]

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Firelight Interview Series: Ayelet Tsabari

Who are you?  I am the author of The Best Place On Earth (HarperCollins 2013) and I’m currently working on a memoir and a novel. I was born and raised in Israel to a family of Yemeni descent. I am fifth of six siblings; they are all awesome and creative people; we are very close […]

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