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Summer Reading, Reading Aloud

June 26, 2019

I love to read aloud. It’s one of the reasons I’ve been a volunteer at the CNIB for 15 years now. I’ve recently completed narrating my 50th book there (Beholden by Lesley Crewe). It’s called narrating because it’s not always a matter of simply reading the words on the page, clearly and accurately with no extraneous…

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books

“Are you working on a book right now?”

May 29, 2019

After “Where do you get your ideas?” and “How long does it take you to write a book?” readers often ask, “Are you working on a book right now?” My answer is always, “Yes.” At a launch of The Dog Who Wanted to Fly this spring, I was asked, “Do you ever work on more…

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Harry and Walter in Korean and The Dance of the Violin in Turkish.

New Editions

May 15, 2019

The promised bean-spiller about recent projects is coming soon but it’s been pre-empted by the same-day arrival of exciting new editions. . . Harry and Walter in Korean and The Dance of the Violin in Turkish. English-language versions of both books are now available in paperback too. Happy reading!

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Kathy Stinson website

KathyStinson.com — 20 Years Already?

May 1, 2019

The World Wide Web was invented by an English scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, in 1989. Through the 1990s, it became increasingly useful and popular. Thanks to my tech-savvy sister, Janet Barclay, www.kathystinson.com came into being in 1999.   Janet wrote about last year’s total makeover of my site (after many updates along the way) on her own site: Janet Barclay:…

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Subscribers, did you know…?

April 16, 2019

There was a glitch in last week’s blog post in that the main photo (the ‘Can your dog fly?’ contest winner!) didn’t appear in your email. Not sure why, but if you click on the Title of the Blog Post in your email, you will see one joyful flying dog. Trashed it already? Click here…

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flying beach dog

And the winner is…!

April 12, 2019

Thanks to all who participated in the “Can your dog fly?” photo contest. There is clearly a wonderful assortment of canine companions with prize-worthy aspirations out there. A panel of independent judges has declared the contest winner. Congratulations to Michael Greenlaw, who will receive a signed copy of The Dog Who Wanted To Fly for his photo…

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The Dog Who Wanted To Fly

Can your dog fly?

March 19, 2019

The long-awaited The Dog Who Wanted to Fly is now out! Send me a photo of your dog — especially if she or he can fly — for a chance to win a signed copy of the book and a chance to have your dog featured on my blog! Deadline for entries: April 10, 2019

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"Photography is a love affair with life" Burk Uzzle

Photographers On Photography

February 27, 2019

Here are two of my favourite quotes about photography, superimposed on photos taken at and near my home.   Both quotes help explain what I love about indulging my passion for photography. I see things I might not have seen, had I not been looking in the way I do with as a photographer. That can be…

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Crossword puzzle

25 Random Things About Me

February 6, 2019

A friend recently sent me a “Memory” of hers that popped up on Facebook. It was something I’d tagged her with ten years ago. What’s still the same? she asked me. What has changed? Here’s my answer. THEN: I am going to Liberia in February. NOW: One of the writers I worked with there has…

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Spring Gardens

June 14, 2010

When I’m not juggling writing, editing, and time with my family, one of my favourite pastimes at this time of year is gardening. Gardening is a lot like writing. How? When you make a change to solve one problem, it often creates a new problem to solve. You often have to yank out and discard…

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