Tag Archives: JP McLean

February Has Lost its Mind

Last month when I wrote An Uncommon Winter, I had no idea that February would charge in and dump a 20-year record snowfall on us. Clearly, February has lost its mind, or at least its bearings. One of our ornamental … Continue reading

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An Uncommon Winter

It’s been an uncommon winter here on Denman Island. The ground froze for 6+ weeks, which is an unusual state of cold we normally count in days, not weeks (No need to roll your eyeballs – we know we’re spoiled … Continue reading

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Christmas Travel Challenges

Do you ever have one of those mornings where you wake up with a leisurely stretch and wonder how you’re going to fill your day? Yeah, me neither. Especially this year. Busy doesn’t even have a seat at the kiddie … Continue reading

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Release day for The Gift: Betrayal

The latest book in the Gift Legacy leaves home today. It’s interesting how each book crosses that threshold with a personality. The first one, Awakening, was shy and tentative; Revelation, the second one, sprinted through the gate like a colt … Continue reading

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Endorsement for The Gift: Betrayal

With The Gift: Betrayal’s release just days away, I thought I’d share another testimonial. This one is from Elinor Florence, who is not only a tremendous writer, but also an incredibly dedicated researcher. I am very proud of the work … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate!

To celebrate the Honourable Mention that The Gift: Awakening received from the Whistler Independent Book Awards, I’ve put the book on sale. For the first time ever! Get The Gift: Awakening for 99¢US/$1.33 Canadian. It’s a limited time offer, so … Continue reading

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Testimonial for The Gift: Betrayal

When an author has a new book coming out, they often ask another author they respect and admire for a testimonial. It’s a small stamp of approval that gives readers confidence that the book is worth their time. Today, I’m … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal … The Gift: Betrayal

It’s ready, and I’m thrilled to share it with you: the cover for The Gift: Betrayal. It was designed by Katarina Meglic, a local graphic designer. She’s done a tremendous job of matching the mood and style of the other … Continue reading

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Honourable Mention for Awakening!

Psst? Have you seen the shiny bronze medallion that now graces Awakening’s cover? Last weekend I travelled to the Whistler Writers Festival where the Whistler Independent Book Awards were announced. I’m thrilled to tell you that Awakening earned an Honourable … Continue reading

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The Scribbler Features Penance Today

Each Friday, Allan Hudson features “SHORT STORIES. GUEST WRITERS. 4Q INTERVIEWS. ITEMS OF SIGNIFICANCE” on the South Branch Scribbler. Today, I’m proud to say, he’s featuring Penance. And … he has the first sneak peek at it. Go on—I know … Continue reading

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