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July 3, 2014

Looking for a fun, fast read to while away a lazy summer afternoon? Well, I have just the book for you!

I'm seeking reviews for my latest book, The Mattress Affair, the first in my Flint and Steele Mysteries series.

Flint, the clever canine detective, solves mysteries and crimes in his beloved hamlet of Gros Cap. The story is chock full of quirky characters and lots of humour.

If you think this is something you would enjoy reading and reviewing, I can send you the epub, mobi or pdf version.

Thanks in advance and happy reading!
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Published on July 03, 2014 04:54 • 1 view

July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians!

I am so proud, happy and grateful to be a citizen of this great country of ours and to be able to help it celebrate its 147th birthday.

Go, Canada, go!!


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Published on July 01, 2014 06:44 • 1 view

April 30, 2014

Dear Readers, don't miss out on this "Happy It's Finally Spring!" sale.

From April 30, 2014 to May 10, 2014, I will be holding a spring sale for all of my books on Smashwords. My four novels will be 50% off and my short story will be absolutely free.

Just enter the following coupon codes when you order to get your great deals.

Pool of Souls -- Coupon ND43J
Wind and Fire -- Coupon VR83S
Shadows in the Brook -- Coupon QT37Z
The Mattress Affair -- Coupon MA76M
The Ghost of McGilly Road -- Coupon EY34X

Reviews would be greatly appreciated. Happy Spring reading, everyone!
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Published on April 30, 2014 05:32 • 4 views

February 4, 2014

Update: February 18, 2014

Thank you so much to everyone who downloaded my book. I appreciate your support and hope that you enjoy reading this novella as much as I enjoyed writing it! :)


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Only a few days left to take advantage of this offer! Coupon expires on Valentine's Day. Don't miss out!

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A nice 5-star review on Amazon. Short but sweet! Check it out if you're interested.

http://www.amazon.com/Mattress-Affair-Steele-Mysteries-Volume/dp/1494995166/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392149588&sr=8-1&keywords=the+mattress+affair

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Dear readers:

Don't miss out on this amazing deal!

My humourous dog detective novel, The Mattress Affair (Flint and Steele Mysteries, #1) will be free on Smashwords until February 14, 2014.

Just enter coupon code UD49J to take advantage of this great offer.

Reviews would be appreciated, but you are certainly under no obligation to write one.

Thanks so much in advance for your support.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/397410
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Published on February 04, 2014 09:40 • 18 views

January 26, 2014

Are you as awed and amazed by the endless wonders and magic of Mother Nature as I am? Do you enjoy reading poetry?

Why not check out my newest release, Kaleidoscope , a collection of nature poems? It is available as a paperback on CreateSpace.com and Amazon.com and as a Kindle ebook.

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Published on January 26, 2014 09:28 • 23 views

January 14, 2014

UPDATE January 15, 2014

This book is now available as a Kindle ebook on Amazon.


UPDATE January 14, 2014

This book is now available as a paperback on CreateSpace and Amazon.


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Okay, now I'm really, REALLY excited!

The dreaded editing process is completed, and I have just released the first book in my humourous dog detective series, Flint and Steele Mysteries. It's called The Mattress Affair .

Currently, it's published as an ebook on Smashwords, but it will also be available shortly as a paperback on CreateSpace and Amazon and as a Kindle ebook.

I had such a ball writing this book! As many of you may know from reading some of my posts, I am a passionate dog lover and believe strongly that dogs possess a lot more intelligence and comprehension skills than they are often given credit for. Flint is a very clever and smart pooch and I hope you will love him as much as I do.

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Published on January 14, 2014 09:01 • 33 views

January 7, 2014

Okay, I'm starting to get a little excited now! At long last, I have a manuscript that is ready for the next stage--editing. Woohoo!

Now while editing is certainly not the most enjoyable part of the whole publishing process, it does bring me one step closer to finally getting another book out on the market.

It's so difficult holding myself back from just submitting the manuscript to CreateSpace, Kindle and Smashwords right now and sending my book out into the world. But I've learned that it's absolutely essential to produce a high-quality product before taking that final plunge, especially if one is using the self-publishing route. Thus, the all-important step of editing and revising and editing and revising. No matter how tedious this process may seem at times, it's well worth it in the end.

I believe I've found an editor who will help me to achieve my goal and with whom I will definitely enjoy working.

So, hopefully, in the not too distinct future, I will be able to announce the publication of my new book. I can hardly wait!
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Published on January 07, 2014 07:39 • 16 views

December 20, 2013

Another holiday season is upon us, and I want to take this time to wish you and yours many special moments with your families and friends during this joyous time. May the new year bring you health, happiness, and tons of reading and writing pleasure! :)

My hopes for the new year are to publish a book of nature poetry and at least one or two full-length novels. This past year has seen me in a bit of a writing drought, and I'm bound and determined to end this hiatus and get back to the pastime that has brought me so much joy and pleasure over the years.

But, it certainly hasn't been an unhappy year because I've immersed myself in endless reading and have discovered some promising new authors that have contributed immensely to that enjoyable obsession. Hopefully, 2014 will continue to lead me into other fascinating, pleasurable worlds and favourite authors.

So, once again, best wishes for the holidays and another year of interaction with this wonderful Goodreads community of ours!

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Published on December 20, 2013 05:16 • 19 views

June 25, 2013

Just thought I'd let everyone know that I have created an Author page on Facebook (finally!), and have posted my currently published books on there. I just did it this morning, so I don't have a lot on the page yet. But, stay tuned for more exciting news as it becomes available! :)

I'd really appreciate some likes for the page, so, if you're interested, come for a visit and click Like before you leave. Thanks, everyone.

Here is the url:

https://www.facebook.com/CherylLandmarkAuthor
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Published on June 25, 2013 10:38 • 90 views

April 15, 2013

Just a few random thoughts because I felt I really should post something! My last blog was depressing and sad, so I wanted to lighten things up a bit.

1) I'm really starting to enjoy my new Kindle Paperwhite. So far, I've downloaded 50+ books to it and have read several of them already. For a long time, I stubbornly resisted buying an e-reader because I thought it could not possibly be as good as my lovely paperbacks. Well, I have to admit I was wrong. E-books are not evil demons out to destroy the book industry and take away the pleasures of reading physical books. They are simply another way of experiencing those fantastic new worlds and of providing a convenient way to store loads of books. Now, when I want to read a massive 1000-page tome, I won’t feel like I’m working out my biceps holding on to the book! The lighted screen feature is great, too…it doesn’t matter what the lighting situation is, you can still read without squinting like a blind mole.

I’ve been alternating my reading between the tons of paperback books I still have on my tottering bookshelves and the e-books on my Kindle. And, you know what? The pleasure and profound enjoyment are still the same no matter what the format. For me, it’s the story that counts and the words are still enchanting words, whether they are digital or printed in ink on paper. I will never give up my precious paperbacks, but I think e-books will also remain a big part of my reading experience in the future.

Now, if only I could remember that I can’t use my physical bookmark to mark my place in the e-book!

2) After an arid month of sales in March, I was pleased to discover that I had actually made a couple of sales this weekend. Those few measly dollars I earned in royalties made me grin like a demented idiot. Go figure. Stephen King makes millions and grins all the way to the bank, and I jump up and down at the sight of a $0.55 sale. Weird, huh? (Hey, you don’t have to agree so readily!)

3) I’m slowly but surely starting to get my writing muse to come out of its winter hibernation. Ideas are beginning to flow like the spring runoff, and I can feel my fingers beginning to itch with that “Come on, let’s tell a story” vibe. I promised myself I would publish at least one book this year, and, by Jiminy, I’m going to do it, even it if means curtailing my reading frenzy for a while. Ah, the sacrifices one must make to fulfill one’s lofty dreams!

4) My reputation as an author seems to be growing in my community. I’ve had a couple of local writers, who are just starting out and trying to get their books published, approach me for support and advice. I can’t tell you how humbled and flattered that makes me feel. Not that I’m an expert by any means (see #2 above!), but I’m very happy to help a fellow author out however I can.

Well, I’ve run out of things to say for now, which is a strange state of affairs for a writer when you come to think of it. But, anyway, until next time…
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Published on April 15, 2013 11:21 • 72 views