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Kowalski’s Pickles

I never thought I'd be saying this, but I'm becoming better known for my pickles than I am for my novels--at least locally. Here's a great piece by Janice Middleton in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. It's about the pickles I've been making for the past decade or so in...

How to move WordPress sites manually in 12 steps

Introduction This post is about how to move a WordPress website from your computer to a live server, from start to finish, mostly manually but making quick use of one plugin along the way. There are a lot of ways to move WP sites using different kinds of plugins....

Goodreads Giveaway starts today

My Goodreads giveaway for 12 signed and personally inscribed copies of THE BEST POLISH RESTAURANT IN BUFFALO starts today! Just click here to be taken to the entry page. Books are available to readers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and...

Reading Guides for Teachers

The thoughtful souls at Orca Books have put together these reading guides for my Rapid Reads novels. Just click on the link to view, print, or download. They're free. The Barrio Kings reading guide The Way It Works reading guide Something Noble reading guide Just Gone...

How to Self-Publish like a Pro, Part 3

Read Part 1 in this series. Read Part 2 in this series. Having spent the past two years or so working on my manuscript-- all while doing the juggling-dance of work, family, and writing that will be familiar to artistic types the world around--and finally arriving at...

What does a feminist government look like?

To answer this question, we need look no further than Sweden: Terrifying, eh? Twelve women, ten men. How does Sweden describe its government? 'Sweden has the first feminist government in the world.' Radical! What does this mean, Sweden? 'This means that gender...

How Donald Trump Made Me Into A Feminist

Women’s rights matter more than anything right now. We need women in leadership roles, and we need to raise girls who are ready to take those roles on. We need to raise boys who understand that rape culture is real, and the more casually it is presented, the more insidious it becomes. My proof? Donald Trump is president.

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