Tag: women writers

Everyday Magic

Everyday Magic

My love affair with magical fiction began at seven years old, when I inhaled A Wrinkle In Time. I still remember the goosebumps that spread across my gangly arms and legs when Mrs. Whatsit blew into Meg’s life and proclaimed, “Wild nights are my glory!” This anticipation of the impossible has yet to loosen its […]

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
In-Person Pitching: The Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat

In-Person Pitching: The Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat

#pitching. If you’re a writer and you’re on Twitter, you know what I’m talking about. It’s super fun and super simple. Just hide behind your screen and pitch your book to all the agents on Twitter in 140 characters or less. No likes? No problem. That tweet – the one that that couldn’t even scratch […]

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Why I Love Vampires

Why I Love Vampires

In 1994, I was twelve and somehow talked my parents into letting me watch Interview with the Vampire. I guess they figured I’d read the book; I might as well watch the movie. Plus, I had this serious little girl crush on Brad Pitt. I had a crush on Brad Pitt before I ever knew […]

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Library Love

Library Love

Daughter of the legendary Danish journalist Leif Blaedel and revered actress Annegrethe Nissen, Blaedel founded Denmark’s first crime publishing house in 1993 with SARA B. Subsequently her numerous talents extended to writing thrillers herself and being voted as the most popular author in Denmark four times as well as selling into 37 territories. She tells […]

June 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
My Life in Bookstores

My Life in Bookstores

What came first — my love of books or my love of bookstores? The two are inseparable in my mind. All I know is that bookstores are as much part of my life as any relationship with friends. And like the best of friendships, it continues to deepen and evolve with age. My most recent […]

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Multilingualism and Writing

Multilingualism and Writing

When I was eleven years old, my parents decided to up and move to another country. Quebec was not the original destination they had in mind; in fact, I didn’t know such a place even existed until my parents told me we were moving there. After that, I dug through a stack of old life […]

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Writing Under Multiple Pen Names

Writing Under Multiple Pen Names

When a dream comes true, and it’s even better than your original dream, you can be forgiven for thinking you’ve reached a pinnacle in your writing journey and you’re pinching yourself to wake up. You’re floating on air. It’s all too wonderful to be true. But there it is in black and white – you’ve […]

June 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Of Fathers and Daughters: The Thriller as Tragic Love Story

Of Fathers and Daughters: The Thriller as Tragic Love Story

I adored my father when I was growing up. I was a natural tomboy, my father’s shadow. I was the middle of three girls, and my father called me “Sam”—short for “Samuel,” and not “Samantha”—and I was more than happy to become his only “son.” My father taught me how to hammer a nail and […]

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On Acting and Writing and Where the Two Meet

On Acting and Writing and Where the Two Meet

Robinne Lee is an actor, writer and producer. She has numerous acting credits in both television and film, most notably opposite Will Smith in both Hitch and Seven Pounds. Her recent credits include Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, playing Ros Bailey. Her debut novel The Idea Of You is out today! We asked […]

June 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mothers & Daughters

Mothers & Daughters

I am very close with my mom, and always have been. There have, however, been bumps in the road of our relationship. One of the bumpiest was after my senior year of high school when she sent me, against my will, on a wilderness adventure. I’d been a solid B+ student throughout school, but halfway […]

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