Monthly Archives: May 2019

My friend and neighbour Denyse took some creative photos of me and my books today.

My friend and neighbour Denyse took some creative photos of me and my books today. I have so many that I think I’ll post some over the next few days. It was fun, and I really liked how they turned out!

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Petal has had such a better week

Petal has had such a better week – hardly any pain, alert and happy and playful. I feel so much better when Petal’s doing better, and I am grateful! (She still has trouble walking, ever since her torn ACL, operation and physio. But she’s still a happy, sweet girl.) #petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom
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I love this gorgeous book pic fellow #YAlit author mcfarlanebooks took of HUNTED,

I love this gorgeous book pic fellow #YAlit author @mcfarlanebooks took of HUNTED, and I so appreciate her shoutout. I really enjoyed writing HUNTED; I’ve always loved books with characters who have paranormal powers.
Via @mcfarlanebooks – If you could have a paranormal ability, what would it be? In HUNTED by @cherylrainfield Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where that is illegal. I would like to be a precognitive 🤘
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#amreading #amwriting #hunted #cherylrainfield #fitzhenrywhiteside #yalit #yalovin #yabooks #youngadult #dystopianbooks #dystopianlover #dystopianfiction #bookdragon #booklion #books4life #books4ever #paranormalbooks #booksandflowers #outofprint #booksandrocks #edgarallanpoe
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Just relaxing in the sun and breeze for a while.

Just relaxing in the sun and breeze for a while.

#petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom

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I received the most beautiful, meaningful gifts

I received the most beautiful, meaningful gifts in the mail from artist Stella Papadopoulos @stellapapadopoulos – a positive-message @momentumjewelry bracelet that says You Are Enough (I love affirmations and positive quotes, and this reminds me of @marisapeertherapy ‘s I Am Enough which is such an important message to tell ourselves) ; a beautiful hand-painted flower card by Stella (she even painted the envelope!) ; and such a lovely, meaningful note that made me feel so good to read. Thank you so much, Stella! I have the most generous, kind readers; I feel very lucky!
#momentumjewelry #sharethespark #handpaintedcard #art #positivemessages #youareenough #iamenough
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks #yawritersofinstagram #scars #selfharm #sexualabuse #trauma #healing Continue reading

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I LOVE this gorgeous photo that fellow #YAlit author @mcfarlanebooks took of STAINED

I LOVE this gorgeous photo that fellow #YAlit author @mcfarlanebooks took of STAINED, and that she’s enjoying it so far. It’s always such a compliment when other writers like your work. Melanie has such a great artistic eye – AND she also writes dark fiction with hope. Check out her books if you haven’t already.
Via @mcfarlanebooks – What are you reading right now? My current #tbr is Stained by @cherylrainfield and it’s amazing 🤘 .
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#booklover #librarylove #booksandflowers #booksandplants #booklove #booklion #bookdragon #booksragrammersunite #bookmarks #books4ever #booknerd #bookfeature #bookstagramfeature #bookaholic #bookrecommendations #canlit #canadianauthors Continue reading

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I just sent off my polished, deeply edited manuscript to my agent!

I just sent off my polished, deeply edited manuscript to my agent! I worked myself really hard but I’m excited about it and it felt so good to do. It helps so much when you get feedback from someone who not only understands story but also really gets YOUR story. (Thank you, Jennifer!) I am now going to take a much-needed rest! YAY!

#amediting #amwriting #writing #writinglife #editing
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On a mini break from editing my manuscript I tried out Google’s new Poem Portraits

On a mini break from editing my manuscript I tried out Google’s new Poem Portraits where you “donate” a word and the AI generates a poem. The word I chose was “healing.” I didn’t like the first poem, but the second was better (which I’m showing first). I still prefer poetry that is written by humans – it is more meaningful – but it was a fun experiment.

I found the service via Jane Friedman. You can try it out at https://artsexperiments.withgoogle.com/poemportraits/

If you want to save a copy of your generated poem portrait click “save portrait” or take a screenshot.

#poetry #poem #generatedpoetry
#poemportrait #google
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I just got the sweetest gift from reader and friend Lynn Postlewait – scented pens with fine-tip points!

I just got the sweetest gift from reader and friend Lynn Postlewait – scented pens with fine-tip points! I only write well with fine tips, so I thought I wouldn’t be able to play like this editing my manuscript, but now I can! And it came at the perfect time – when I am exhausted, doing one last (light) edit of my manuscript before I send it to my agent, and dealing with heavy content that draws on my own trauma. So a little bit of scented fun is delightful and lightening my mood!

Did I mention that I love pens? And scented pens? And being able to play and to work? Fun! Thank you, Lynn!

#scentedpensarentjustforkids
#scentedpens
#amediting #amwriting #writing #writinglife #editing
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I am delighted that #YAlit author Jamie Deacon, who also writes about #LGBTQIA teens who struggle,

I am delighted that #YAlit author Jamie Deacon, who also writes about #LGBTQIA teens who struggle, included SCARS in their list of 10 YA LGBT+ Novels To Read For Mental Health Awareness Week. You can check out all their recommended books as well as the books they’ve written at http://www.jamiedeacon.com/10-ya-lgbt-novels-to-read-for-mental-health-awareness-week/

#yalgbtbooks #yalgbtq #YAlitmentalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stigma #letstalkaboutit #letstalkaboutmentalhealth #youareenough
#jamiedeacon
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