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Novelist. Your tour guide for the end of the world.
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I wrote Enslavement, my first novel, many moons ago. In April, it will be seven years since I completed it. It was a very different story back then. It was 60 pages long and contained more characters and far fewer subplots. As I learned more about…

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THE TYPHON PROJECT is a teen sci-fi thriller. I just posted the first chapter on Wattpad today! Take a look:

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Maybe you’re curious, but not quite sure about this zombie book. Now’s your chance to get a free copy signed by my co-author, Christine Steendam, and me. Enter here: Goodreads Book Giveaway The High-Maintenance Ladies of the Zombie Apocalypse by Melinda…

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If you would’ve told me when I set out on this writing journey that I was going to write a book about zombies, I would have laughed. Me? No way! Once again, I’ve learned to never say never. On November 18, alongside co-author Christine Steendam, I…

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On September 13, 2016, after years of revising and editing, I launched Subversion, sequel to Enslavement and book two in the One Bright Future series. I am so pleased to finally get to share this YA dystopian novel with readers. Honestly, I like it better…

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Loving the cover for Enslavement’s sequel, Subversion. Launch dates coming soon. Stay tuned!

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Greetings. It’s been awhile. Okay, maybe I’m not the worst blogger, but I win for inconsistency. I have a good excuse though. I’ve been hard at work on edits for Subversion, the sequel to Enslavement. I’m not sure what my excuse was when I wasn’t working…

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A couple weeks ago at a book signing, an older gentleman took a look at Enslavement and proceeded to tell me how he didn’t read science fiction by female authors. It was tempting to get offended, but I took the comment in stride. I engaged him on why he…

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Because of my involvement in the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival, I’ve been asked on several occasions if I’m involved in film making in some way. The answer is “no”. I’m simply involved because I want to support independent artists. As a writer, I…

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I was super excited when a local book club made contact and informed me they’d chosen Enslavement as their November read. They invited me in when they met together to discuss the book. One of the club members also had a podcast called Literally, Katrina.…
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