Video: The real life events behind my mystery/thriller

Did you know that the novel Jaws was based on a true story? Yeah. I didn’t want to know that either (goodbye swimming FOREVER). There is nothing to make a creepy story even creepier than knowing IT ACTUALLY happened. In honour of  Mystery Thriller Week, I have put together this vid to share the real […]

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5 Real-life Murders That Inspired My Novel, The Tokyo Covergirls

Tokyo Girls

The night before I left for Tokyo, one of my friends, Andrea, burst into tears. I was 16 years old and was moving by myself to one of the world’s biggest cities to work as a fashion model. I don’t know what horror story was running through her mind at the time, she only told me she […]

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Who’s That Girl? The Secret Identity of my Cover Girl

high heel cookies

A lot of people have asked me if the face on the cover of my book, The Tokyo Cover Girls belongs to me. I get it. With my youthful skin and sleek physique, I basically look like I’m still a teenager. Alas, I thought I should probably give credit to my cover model and introduce […]

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My First Official Review

Was it lovely when my mother-in-law phoned to let me know she had thoroughly enjoyed my novel? Sure. Did I get a bit of a high every time my writing group complimented me on an excerpt. Hell, yeah. BUT THERE IS NOTHING QUITE AS AWESOME feeling as getting a positive review from a complete stranger–especially […]

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The Tokyo Cover Girls: Making of a Book

I may not yet be done with this book birthing process (yikes marketing!) but I thought it would fun to look back on how I created the actual hard copy now that I have that part under my belt and in case anyone else is about to undertake the same thing. My first step? Shooting […]

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The Tokyo Cover Girls in Real Life

Da da da da! After many many years (why put a number on it?) my indie published book is now a real thing. The Tokyo Cover Girls is a young adult novel about three teens modeling in Tokyo who are trapped in a competition where the only escape is to uncover the truth behind a […]

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Cover pages and other ways to lose friends . . .

       The good news: my first round of cover proofs are in! The bad news: I am way pickier than I realized. On of my friends put together these mages for my novel cover earlier this week and while they are totally gorgeous they are totally not what I have been imagining in my […]

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