My latest opus, White Valentine, a foray into the sweet Romance realm, comes in time for Groundhog Day.
A big fantasy geek summons his courage for a blind date, only to be fooled by his GPS and locked out of his snowed in car. Being no elfin warrior, Nick plods on in the rapidly piling snow.
Delilah gazes at the snowstorm raging outside her window, not a princess either with the scar marring her face, her hopes wilting. Then she must leave her post to rescue her nice landlady from an ambitious nephew.
Will this snowfall doom their Valentine date?
A funny short-story dedicated to my author and mentor Kris Kathryn Rusch, who taught me how writing in various genres can be son fun! I met her at the recent Master Business Workshop in Oregon.
And yes, this is my first romance short story, in the spirit of the eponymous romantic movie Groundhog Day, so close to Valentine Day! But don’t take 12,395 days (Phil reliving Groundhog Day estimations according to movie buffs) to appreciate those who live near you!
Order it in advance on the usual suspects (Kobo, Amazon, D2D…) or go directly to the universal link here!
Launch on… Groundhog Day.
Cover of the Fiction River 21, this issue edited by Kerrie L. Hugues, with my funny SF story Closing the Big Bang. The Fiction River collection is directed by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Still basking in the thrill of reading my name on the cover and the warm and glowing introduction that Kristine wrote for the story.
Get your copy on Amazon.com, Amazon Canada or Kobo!
What is trendy today… will have cooled down tomorrow! Don’t lose time chasing the latest fads!
As for the publishing delays, the new realities of the writing world have reduced them. Nevertheless, that advice stays: better write/draw what you love!
That I am working on, hence the delay in getting new gags uploaded on this blog. A few writing and illustration contracts landed in the same week, a rare event.
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The two events occurred… in separate instances. Even on vacation, the author tries to optimize her WiFi signal!
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I can’t resist the call of the garden…
There’s a spring rivality between the two activities. So the next novel will wait a little!
If last december weather let me do some gardening, April and May have been cold, windy, rainy… as the recent Mississauga marathon showed.
Now, the call of spring was stronger!
Here are some stars of my June garden…
Clematis, Peonies, and a daisy growing at the foot of a brick wall!
This week has been the first that let me indulge in my two favorite leisures: gardening and…
I always find a lot of hidden treasures in those garage sales! This time I returned with a small wooden writing table that I’m already using.
So this was my first ever marathon, completed in a whopping 5h45min! (See my finish video and some pictures here, the exact personal time is 5h42:52)
I haven’t decided yet if I want run another full one. As you can see I got stiff knees for a few days post-race. But I was fairly better at the Sudbury French bookfair!
However, half-marathons are perfect for me: I completed the first part of the race in a fairly good 2h20!
The training (with a half-marathon group as there was no full training instructor available last January) took long hours from my writing and comics creation. I’d love to run a full 42,2 k under a more favorable weather!
My next race is this Sunday, a 15-km at the Bread and Honey Festival, of Streetsville.
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To be continued…
A marathon is like two half-marathons, one after the other, right?
Well, my legs did not agree with this optimist assessment!
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