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Candy Gourlay
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The Danger of Reading
By Candy Gourlay Last week, I wrote  If Books Are Mirrors, Where are Our Reflections?  about  a teacher conference  that explored the importance of making sure children of all backgrounds and experiences are represented in the books they encounter. Photo: J...

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If books are mirrors, where are our reflections?
By Candy Gourlay I posted this on my Facebook Page on 2 March 2017 What happens if you’ve never seen yourself in a mirror and only ever gaze out a window? We all say that books should be, not just windows to other worlds but mirrors reflecting the reader’s ...

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I interview NYT bestselling author Mo O'Hara on FB Live!

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May the Librarians Be With You: Top Tips for a Perfect School Visit
 Happy World Book Day er Week! Here's something I posted on my Facebook Page on 25 February 2017. With World Book Day at hand, schools are gearing up for author visits and I’d love to share some Best Practice demonstrated by the scintillating librarians who...

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The People Power Revolution of 1986
By Candy Gourlay Posted this note on my Facebook author page today This photo crops up on my timeline on the anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution in the Philippines. It was my only photo during those heady times and you can only just see me behin...

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The Final Draft: Looking for Satisfactions
By Candy Gourlay Happy 2017, Slushpilers! I am happy to report that I think (fingers crossed) I am about to write my current novel for the LAST time. I wrote the first draft to find my story. I wrote a second draft to get to know my characters. I wrote a th...

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Happy Holidays from Notes from the Slushpile!
2016. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity' ... doesn't Charles Dickens describe this outgoing year to perfection? Rather t...

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What in the world is a Diverse Author?
By Candy Gourlay @candygourlay This time last year I guested on Luna's Little Library Diversity Month . Here's the piece I wrote. Author Candy Gourlay holds dual British and Filipino citizenship but always describes herself as "A Filipino author living in L...
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