For whom the jingle bells ring

Posted by Jennifer Hatt on 9 November 2011 | 20 Comments

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Our Christmas craft show season begins with the first whiff of Thanksgiving turkey (October in Canada, eh?), but seasoned pros spend the entire year stockpiling inventory, planning displays, and banking vacation time from their 'real' jobs to enter the frenzied lottery that is the craft fair market.

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Trick or Treat: What this writer is really afraid of

Posted by Jennifer Hatt on 31 October 2011 | 0 Comments

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It's the season of scare and I've already had my fill. Goosebumps erupted with a vengeance at the sight of snow on my deck during Sunday's nor-easter. My hands gnarled in torturous anticipation of having to turn my demanding 10 year old into a watermelon superhero using nothing more than a shirt, a pillowcase, and an obscure prayer to the Patron Saint of Costumes.

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W-Day: A Fresh Start

Posted by Jennifer Hatt on 19 October 2011 | 21 Comments

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In cyber-time, I haven't posted a new blog since I-Pad 1s ruled the Apple store, so this is long overdue. I'm easing in slowly, committing one day a week. Wednesday. W-day, for cool women I've met or hope to meet.

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Mommy, Where Do Novels Come From?

Posted by Jennifer Hatt on 20 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Writing a novel has often been compared to childbirth. Having birthed three children and written one novel, I think the comparison is a bit of a stretch - no pun intended :)
However, as Finding Maria finds her way onto shelves, into stores, and in the hands and discussions of readers, I have to admit that I am considering a sibling. Perhaps it is the thrill of seeing a book come off the press, or maybe it's the great excuse a book launch provides to have a good party. More likely, it is that the characters in Finding Maria have just begun to feel the sun on their faces, and are bursting with more stories to tell.
Whatever the reason, I am excited about the prospect of writing again, but a little timid of entering into the solitary writer's lair that can be the creative process. This time, I I'm going to try writing with the office door open, just a little, in case you'd like to chat, get a glimpse of a work in progress or learn a bit about this process that gets a novel to paper. Snippets of new creation, reflections, or whatever the day brings will be posted here. I invite you to share as well.

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The new journey

Posted by Jennifer on 26 November 2010 | 3 Comments

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We are officially launched! Finding Maria had its coming-out day on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. Supportive crowds at both the NSCC Pictou Campus Library and Museum of Industry in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Jack, Rose, Aunt Georgie and Gwen have been introduced, their lives springing to life as folks begin reading the book. Be sure to post your thoughts! The best answers in life are found at the bottom of a good cup of coffee, and amid good discussion.

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Finding Maria first blog post

Posted by Jennifer on 22 October 2010 | 13 Comments

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Welcome! This is an event of firsts for me.

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