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A Dearth of Representation, with hopes and dreams.

Since completing my debut novel, which is presently in the hands of my publisher at Brainspired Publishing, I have already started work on the second installment of the Mary Dubois Thriller series. Now that I’ve had that first drink of the nectar which pours from the fountain of the Imaginarium in my mind, I understand that it flows freely and is only limited by what I’m willing to write, by what I dare write. Between stories, I have also started learning about the craft and how to reach out to… Read more A Dearth of Representation, with hopes and dreams.

My First Draft!

I am delighted to announce the completion of the first draft of my debut thriller, “The Rainbow Killer, a Mary Dubois Thriller.” This first draft is 77,220 words, that’s 268 pages. It’s not for the faint of heart, as it contains graphic details of mutilated bodies and swearing and is provocative as all hell. I wanted to tell a story in which the protagonist is a queer, trans woman. I populated the story with LGBTQ+ people, and I also had this urge to show how at least in this story… Read more My First Draft!

Dead Winds, doldrums and why I write.

After I wrote my memoir, with help from a professional writer, I thought I was done with the craft. After all, my goal was to share how I went through life in the wrong body, and that would be it. I hoped that, at best, my memoir might prove helpful to anyone going through something similar. It was also cathartic for me. Then, something happened. I had the bug, the writing bug, that is. From that moment, I wanted to learn more about the craft of writing. Hell, I just… Read more Dead Winds, doldrums and why I write.

Why you should read my book.

I can say right off that this is not the story of a heroine, because I am decidedly not such a person. There have been memoirs written by women like myself, women of trans origin. I originally started putting words to my Pages app a few years ago, mostly because I needed to read my own words and work through my feelings and try and get a better understanding of who I am. When I began to transition, I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders because now… Read more Why you should read my book.

Creating and Marketing.

I enjoy the process of writing as much as I have ever loved drawing and painting. Both activities have this in common; they are introverted tasks. I am an introvert! I am a loner when it comes to expressing my creativity, and yes, I enjoy sharing my process, but I have great difficulty promoting my work. When I need to promote to market, I get nervous and self-conscious and go into it dragging my feet. It’s not that I don’t want to make sales or have my work noticed; of… Read more Creating and Marketing.

Reviews Needed!

Dear friends, my memoir “Breaking Free; 45 years in the wrong body” could really use reviews to help generate a more substantial online presence. Since signing on with Brainspired Publishing, all the positive reviews on Amazon disappeared, and I’m left with just a new revue that manages to misgender me (I wish I knew how to delete it). It is traumatizing to check on Amazon and see that review. Now, it’s not my publishers’ fault, not at all. I had to delete the old link so that they could set… Read more Reviews Needed!

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