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Interview with Helen Lowe

I discovered the work of New Zealand author Helen Lowe some six years ago, and was immediately hooked by her first book, Thornspell. I later discovered and enjoyed her epic Wall of Night series, including The Heir of Night, The Gathering of … Continue reading

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Interview with Gillian Polack

I first met Gillian Polack at Worldcon 2010, in Melbourne, where she impressed me with her knowledge of medieval history and seemingly endless store of chocolate. I later had the pleasure of discovering her speculative fiction, which turned out to be … Continue reading

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Writing process

I’ve been lucky enough to be interviewed twice by fellow authors in recent days. This time, Sue Bursztynski, author of ‘Wolfborn’, has kindly asked me to stop by her blog ‘The Great Raven’ to answer a few questions about my … Continue reading

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Interview

The very kind Ashley Capes of ‘City of Masks’ fame has interviewed me for his site. News about past and present books. Check it out. Thanks for the chance to chat, Ashley! http://www.cityofmasks.com/blog/mary-victoria-interview  

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Moving on

My oh my. I think I’ve broken my own personal record for length of time spent away from this journal! Much has transpired in the past six weeks. We found a new house, bought it (that sounds easy, doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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Still working

I’m moving. Again. And in the midst of it all, the WIP is still IP. Rewrites abound, but in the meantime I shall leave you with a verse written by a nonexistent young woman in my unfinished novel. You may … Continue reading

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Next Big Thing post

I was invited to participate in the Next Big Thing meme by the most excellent Helen Lowe.  I thought, “Fabulous – any excuse to find out what some of my fellow authors are up to!” I’ve asked several ‘River’ anthology writers … Continue reading

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Ursula – crossposted

A while ago, I had the honour of participating in a celebration of Women’s History Month over on Gillian Polack’s blog. I’ve now crossposted the entry here along with my other collected blatherings. For what is a journal without blather? Speaking … Continue reading

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She waits

The title of this entry comes from a post-it note written to myself at about 11:30 pm last night, after getting out of the shower. I don’t know about you other writing folks, but I often work out plot points … Continue reading

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Perspective for 2012

I have quite a few tasty blog morsels planned for you guys in January. This is good, because not only do we all need tasty morsels in our lives, but also because they’ll be the last on offer here for … Continue reading

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