by Laura Drewry The answer to Juliet’s epic question “What’s in a name?” is simple: A lot. Sure, yes, okay, The Bard was right about one thing – a rose will always smell like a rose even if you call it a pickle. But names of characters in our favourite books, well, that’s a whole… Read More
The first book Laura ever owned was On the Banks of Plum
Creek, which still sits up on the top shelf with the rest of
the Little House series. She blames her mother for her book
addiction because it was her mother who always had a couple
books on the go at the same time, and who used to read and
watch The Edge of Night at the same time.
Laura had been scribbling things for years before she
decided to seriously sit down and write. It helped that she
and her husband had just moved 700 km away from their
families, it was the dead of winter and she was about 49
months pregnant with their second child, all of which gave
her the excuse she needed to hunker down and get at it.
Her books have been described as “delightful,”
“clever,” and “smart, sassy and
After spending eight years in the Canadian north, Laura now
lives back home in southwestern British Columbia with her
husband, three sons, a turtle named Sheldon and an extremely
energetic German Shepherd. She loves old tattered books,
good movies, country music and the Yankees.
I’d like to talk a little bit about favourite things, but this time, I’m going to leave books out of it. Why leave them out? Because I don’t think I have a non-favourite book on any of my shelves, so we probably don’t have the space to list them all here. Instead, I’d like… Read More
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MAKING YOUR STORY BELIEVABLE
by Kat Martin One of the best ways to make your story believable is to use real places to locate the action and the real names of restaurants and streets. Actually going there, of course, is the best way to make that happen. Or using places you went to at some other time in your… Read More