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I’m reading CROWN OF FEATHERS by Nicki Pau Preto which I am still LOVING so much,

I’m reading CROWN OF FEATHERS by Nicki Pau Preto which I am still LOVING so much, with my little Petal who is such a snugglebug. Strong, smart girl characters, magic and animal telepathy, a queer romance, cultural diversity – and beautifully, engangingly written.
Peta has pancreatitis again – it seems to becoming chronic – so any positive energy for her is welcomed. (She is on a low protein, low fat diet, and digestive enzymes, a fermented probiotic, and two new supplements I just found for her, and NHV Mellit and Turmeric.) #crownoffeathers #nickipaupreto #bookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookstagram
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I had such a lovely time tonight at illustrator Aino Anto’s and writer Shelley A. Leedahl’s booklaunch

I had such a lovely time tonight at illustrator Aino Anto’s and writer Shelley A. Leedahl’s booklaunch for THE MOON WATCHED IT ALL, held at indie Toronto children’s bookstore Mabel’s Fables. Shelley read the entire book to us while Aino showed us the illustrations, and it was such a powerful, moving book about loneliness and not fitting in, moving to finding each other and chosen family. It felt so good to be read to, the words and illustrations wrapping around us to create a vivid story world.

I got my copy signed by both, connected with #kidlit & #YAlit writer & illustrator friends, and of course Petal got a ton of love from people and gave it to them as well. It was a beautiful evening, and I am so proud of Aino and Shelley for their new book.

Pictured with me and Petal are illustrator Aino Anto (pics 1—4), Shelley Leedahl (pic 3); YAlit and kidlit writer Lena Coakley (pic 5), and Red Deer editor Peter Carver (pic 6), whose writing critique course I took for ten years before SCARS was published, giving me encouragement, community, and greater confidence in myself as a writer. (I should have taken more pictures; I saw so many good people I truly enjoy – but I forgot!) @aino_anto_illustration @mabelsfablesbookstore

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I give Petal a bath …

I give Petal a bath (and blow dry and coconut oil on her skin) and then she gives me a bath! (laughing)

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My sweet author assistant keeping me company as I write

My sweet author assistant keeping me company as I write, resting her head on her favourite toy. I love this little girl.

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I love when Petal does this when I’m reading

I love when Petal does this when I’m reading – puts her paw against my body to make sure I’m there. It is so sweet. (Smiling)

I am reading the sequel to The Emerald Atlas called The Fire Chronicle, and enjoying it. I love engaging #MGlit (and #YAlit) fantasy.

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Reading a good book and cuddling with Petal – two of my favourite things to do.

Reading a good book and cuddling with Petal – two of my favourite things to do.

I am reading #mglit THE EMERALD ATLAS by John Stephens and loving it. I love that the two sisters are strong girl-characters and heroes as well as their brother. Love that they stick together as family, through hardships and strife. Love that there are many helper characters.

Books and cuddles – perfect for a cold winter day (or any day). #theemeraldatlas #johnstephens #mgbooks #mgfantasy
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My sweet author assistant Petal has got her favourite goose toy in her mouth

My sweet author assistant Petal has got her favourite goose toy in her mouth after squeaking it, while I sit in my office typing up a first draft of a new novel. (Yes, I write and edit by hand. I find it is more connected to my inner voice and creativity.) I am so glad Petal is feeling good again!

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Petal and I were going to go on the Women’s March today

Petal and I were going to go on the Women’s March today but I think it’s just too cold, especially for standing around listening to speeches and then marching. They’re calling for a snowstorm and -19 weather, and when I took Petal out I felt the cold through my jeans even though I’m wearing long underwear underneath (and so is Petal) . Also Petal has a urinary tract infection which were treating but we’ve both beem up a lot of the night, second night in a row.

I am sorry to miss it but I am there in spirit. My sign was going to say: “As a lesbian feminist survivor of incest, rape, and torture I march for an end to violence against women and children, especially, and equality (and compassion) for all.

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I gave Petal a bath, so she gave me one.

I gave Petal a bath, so she gave me one. (laughing) She is the sweetest girl!

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I’m typing up a (three-quarters finished) first draft of a new manuscript

I’m typing up a (three-quarters finished) first draft of a new manuscript (and just finished early edits on another), and Petal insisted on cuddling. So she’s on top of blankets on my lap, leaning on my chest, wedged between me and the desk as I work. She’s still not 100% but she is SO much better. I love this cuddly, sweet little girl.

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