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Excerpt from The Cine Star Salon

Things are picking up for me as I prepare for a late summer wedding and a book launch this fall. But here it is, the opening section of my debut novel, The Cine Star Salon. Launch and other related news will be announced soon, but I hope you enjoy this for the meantime. The clanging… Continue reading Excerpt from The Cine Star Salon

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From the Bookshelf: History of Wolves

I was craving a thriller so I searched for a "literary thriller" online, my definition being one that delivers suspense and twists without sacrificing depth and flair. To my surprise, a list I consulted included Emily Fridlund's History of Wolves. A chilling read, yes, but I wouldn't have qualified it as a thriller. This made… Continue reading From the Bookshelf: History of Wolves

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From the Bookshelf: Missing reading time in quarantine

One would think I'm reading more these days, but sadly that's not the case. I've been slow to finish novels the past months. Though working from home freed up hours in my week, it almost feels like a sin to set aside time to just read. Turns out, that three-hour commute to work has been… Continue reading From the Bookshelf: Missing reading time in quarantine