Sarah Butland

NaNoWriMo Drop Out

I wish I could say I did it – completed or stayed on par with the 50000 word goal of National Novel Writing Month but alas it has beaten me again. I’ve been writing, loads more than many previous months, just not all towards the novel and not the minimum word count requirement per day. […]

NaNoWriMo Here We Go!

I’ve been distracted, holding back and using excuses and trying to hide behind other obligations and personal control issues. Not anymore! I’m letting go, getting focuses and committing, for the second time, to completing National Novel Writing Month. I have a start, a mission, leaped over the first hurdle that often slows me down and […]

Happy Anniversary to Renee Kennedy!

Happy Anniversary to Renee Kennedy!

As an author of many books I often forget to celebrate my past successes, in particular the date of publication for each book. This makes me especially enjoy when I can celebrate another authors publishing anniversary such as I’m doing today for Renee Kennedy and her book Love Me ~ Like That. Please read on […]

Now Meet Pierre C Arsenault of Mysterious Ink!

Now Meet Pierre C Arsenault of Mysterious Ink!

I had the pleasure of interviewing both Canadian authors, Angella Cormier and Pierre C Arsenault, about their newest release – Oakwood Island. I’m going to post their responses in separate parts so you can enjoy meeting them both: Angella this week and Pierre will be next week. Check out my review of the book here. […]

Meet Angella Cormier and Celebrate Oakwood Island!

Meet Angella Cormier and Celebrate Oakwood Island!

I had the pleasure of interviewing both Canadian authors, Angella Cormier and Pierre C Arsenault, about their newest release – Oakwood Island. I’m going to post their responses in separate parts so you can enjoy meeting them both: Angella this week and Pierre will be next week. Check out my review of the book here. […]

Strong Female Characters

Strong Female Characters

I sometimes read books where female characters are made to be the secondary characters or made to look less than the male dominating character. I’m not sure the author does this intentionally and it doesn’t really take me away from the story but finding stories with stronger woman is something I’m always looking for. I […]

How Important Is a Cover?

How Important Is a Cover?

We always say that you can’t judge a book by its cover but it’s obvious a lot of us do. As a writer for many years, the only thing slowing me down from publishing more, even as an ebook, is deciding on the cover and being able to pay the creator. I have an awesome […]

Back to School

Back to School

With the cooling winds, soccer and baseball season ending, and the store sales on loose leaf, scribblers and pencils it’s obvious the summer is coming to an end and kids are getting ready to meet their new teacher. As an author, parent and homeschool teacher this does make me jealous and eager to buy new […]

Oakwood Island by Canadian Authors Angella Cormier and Pierre C Arseneault

This story took over my life like the yellow pus took over some of its characters. I felt the impact of this mystery novel immediately and it kept going throughout! Not typically a fan of the macabre and grotesque, I make an exception for some of Stephen King’s work and would definitely compare this story […]

Do You Believe in Infinite Possibilities?

On my wrist for almost a year I’ve worn a bracelet given to me by a great friend – Wendy Kitts. It’s nothing too impressive at first glance as it’s one of the rubber bands a lot of people have these days with words written on them. Much like some will wrap a string around […]