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Remembering Notre Dame

I was saddened to wake up this morning and hear that Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France had been gutted by a fire. The French people interviewed in the news story all referred to the cathedral as “she” and that fits my memories. She was a stately, reassuring presence. As with many buildings built long ago, […]

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April Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The April edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, April 4th. Curious about what I listen to, if anything, when I write and edit? Then this issue of the newsletter is for you. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it […]

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Like Books? Like to Travel?

If you like books, like to travel, and would be interested in hearing authors talk about the places that have inspired their writing, then you might want to check out the Books and Travel website. There are articles about interesting places, as well as a podcast so you can listen to authors talk about the places […]

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Accidentally International

We like to have music playing in the background at my office. However, with five people sharing one room, it can sometimes be difficult to find music that doesn’t annoy one of us or that we haven’t heard repeatedly over the week. Last week, one of my colleagues told Alexa to play an easy listening radio […]

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The Life of a Spy

A while back I was listening to the Kobo Writing Life podcast and they interviewed author Ben Macintyre about his non-fiction book The Spy and the Traitor. The book tells the story of KGB officer Oleg Gordievsky who became a double agent for MI6. I found the interview with Macintyre so fascinating that I immediately put […]

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Old Books

Lately, I’ve been rereading books by Mary Stewart. Many of the hardbacks I have are from the 1950s and 1960s and are getting a bit fragile. This is how my copy of Nine Coaches Waiting looked after I pulled the drooping binding together.I ended up having to tape the spine to the back cover to make […]

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March Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The March edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, March 7th. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If my emails are consistently ending up in your spam or junk mail, you can […]

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