Musings and Mayhem

(the NPTwrites blog)

My CBC All in a Day Radio Interview!

Last week I got a very exciting email inviting me to be a guest on CBC Radio's All in Day program, and today we chatted about my Wishing Shelf Book Award silver medal win, the inspiration for River of Crows, writing for...

Pre-Launch Promos!

In just a a few short weeks now, Stone of Serpents will be out! On top of that, we're also coming up to the River of Crows second anniversary and the Mirror of Wolves first anniversary, too. So, in light of all these...

Rainy Day Inspiration

I've been told that people like it when authors share writing tips, so I've starting doing that on my Instagram page. But today, I wanted to go into more detail than I tend to on those posts and talk about one of the things...
Pre-Launch Promos!

Pre-Launch Promos!

In just a a few short weeks now, Stone of Serpents will be out! On top of that, we're also coming up to the River of Crows...

Rainy Day Inspiration

Rainy Day Inspiration

I've been told that people like it when authors share writing tips, so I've starting doing that on my Instagram page. But...

My CBC All in a Day Radio Interview!

My CBC All in a Day Radio Interview!

Last week I got a very exciting email inviting me to be a guest on CBC Radio's All in Day program, and today we chatted about my Wishing Shelf Book Award silver medal win, the inspiration for River of Crows, writing for kids, and lots more! Check out the interview...

Pre-Launch Promos!

Pre-Launch Promos!

In just a a few short weeks now, Stone of Serpents will be out! On top of that, we're also coming up to the River of Crows second anniversary and the Mirror of Wolves first anniversary, too. So, in light of all these milestones all happening around the same time, I'm...

Rainy Day Inspiration

Rainy Day Inspiration

I've been told that people like it when authors share writing tips, so I've starting doing that on my Instagram page. But today, I wanted to go into more detail than I tend to on those posts and talk about one of the things I do when I'm trying to work out specifics...

River of Crows wins Silver Medal

River of Crows wins Silver Medal

The big news of the day is that River of Crows has just been listed as a 2023 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Silver Medal Winner in the "Books for 9-12 year-olds" category, and I'm celebrating with a sale! For a limited time you can get the ebook for only 99 cents. This is...

River of Crows book award news

River of Crows book award news

I'm knee-deep in last-minute prep work for the upcoming book 3 launch (more details on that coming soon!), so this is just going to be a super-quick update to let everyone know that I got an exciting email very early this morning letting me know that River of Crows...

BookBub Event Coming Soon

BookBub Event Coming Soon

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are starting to think about gift ideas for kids. This year, why not give them a gift they'll really love that won't cost you ongoing subscription fees or add to your electricity bill? Yes, I'm talking about BOOKS! Books...

10 Spooky Middle Grade Reads for Fall

10 Spooky Middle Grade Reads for Fall

It's October and Halloween is fast approaching, so I thought this would be a great time to post some of my favourite scary books for kids. I'm not much for blood and gore, so when I read horror, it's more atmospheric or psychological horror. I like eerie and weird. So...

September Reading Recap

September Reading Recap

Summer is still holding on here in Ottawa, despite the rapidly shortening days and the return to school. It's supposed to hit 28 degrees almost every day this week, and I don't remember an October this hot before, ever. On the one hand, that's kind of scary. On the...

My First Author Interview!

My First Author Interview!

With the recent announcement about River of Crows being listed as a finalist in the Canadian Book Club Awards, publicity stuff is starting to pick up and I recently did some author interviews for the very first time, which is pretty exciting! I suppose, in hindsight,...

Canadian Book Club Awards News!

Canadian Book Club Awards News!

I overslept this morning and woke up to an email telling me River of Crows is a finalist in the 2023 Canadian Book Club Awards! What an exciting way to start the weekend! 😄 The Canadian Book Club Awards (CBCA) is Canada's largest reader's choice award, and this year...

Spring/Summer Reading Recap

Spring/Summer Reading Recap

With my move in May, my blog posting got interrupted and then I blinked and somehow summer was over and I realized I haven't update my reading recaps, so today's post is going to be a catch-up recap for all the spring and summer reading. There were a bunch, so you...

Mid-Summer Updates (and a Sale!)

Mid-Summer Updates (and a Sale!)

Disappointed you didn't win one of the free Kindle copies in the Goodreads giveaway last month? Or maybe you weren't in the US, so you weren't even able to enter (I know... I'm in Canada and I wasn't happy about that, but that was Amazon and Goodreads' rule, not...

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