Giveaway Time! For Concussion Is Brain Injury!

Giveaway Time! For Concussion Is Brain Injury!

For the grand finale of my Orangeberry Book Tour of Concussion Is Brain Injury, I’m holding a giveaway for one paperback copy on Goodreads. Enter today before time runs out! Goodreads Book Giveaway Concussion Is Brain Injury by Shireen Jeejeebhoy Giveaway ends May 01, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win

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Authors Notice Good Editors: What to Look For

Authors Notice Good Editors: What to Look For

Let’s talk editing. I’ve been trained as a copy editor, have edited newsletters for content and grammar, and have had four separate editing experiences as a writer. I also began my publishing career as a proofreader, learnt a bit about graphic design, and was a desktop publisher. I’ve worked on text the traditional way and […]

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Novel Genesis

I’ve written a biography and three novels, and each has come to me or started in a different way. A conversation with my former boss at Judy Taylor’s funeral turned the light bulb on over my head to tell Judy’s mind-boggling story, to begin my long, long research and writing journey. For my first novel, […]

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Amazon, Apple, Big Publishers Frustrate Readers

I’m a writer, but I’m also a reader. My favourite format is the mass paperback — until recently. I received my Sony Reader (touch model) a couple of Christmases ago, and then when I bought the iPad, I loaded on several ebook reading apps: iBooks, kobo, Bluefire Reader, Stanza, Kindle. As a person with a […]

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Quitting Squidoo for Violating my Terms of Service

Quitting Squidoo for Violating my Terms of Service

The Error message reads: “Whoops! No publishing allowed. This lens is currently locked for a violation of our Terms of Service, as per the email we sent you. You’re welcome to a) Grab your content and take it elsewhere, if you’d rather not continue with Squidoo or b) Review your content and make edits here […]

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Announcement: Now Affiliated with Iguana Books

I’m pleased to announce that I’m now affiliated with Iguana Books and that they will be working with me on my next two novels. Writing is not so solitary! Greg Ioannou has been my editor since the day I walked into his Colborne Communications office with my in-progress manuscript for Lifeliner. This was in 1999, […]

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Eleven Shorts +1 is Out!

Eleven Shorts +1 is Out!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just published a new ebook! But to backtrack a bit… I wrote short stories and poetry all the way back to elementary school and up until my brain injury. In the 1980s and 90s, I got serious about writing shorts. Poetry not so much. After my brain injury, that […]

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Follow-Me, Follow-You Authors on Twitter Miss Out

Okay, I’m getting a tad fed-up. It is one thing to have marketing folk follow you on Twitter then a few days later, unfollow you. Obviously they’re trying to boost their follower count. But it is another for an author or writer to do it. What are they thinking? That Twitter is just for marketing? […]

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Receiving the Proof of Aban from Amazon CreateSpace

Receiving the Proof of Aban from Amazon CreateSpace

One of the nice perks of winning NaNoWriMo is that you get a free proof copy of your manuscript from Amazon’s CreateSpace. One of the downsides is you have only until the end of June to get it. I suddenly realised that last week. Eek! So I prepped my text, uploaded it, and after some […]

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