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October 12, 2012

I’m elated to announce that After the Snow Falls will be out in print very, very soon. Today, I wanted to give a sneak peek at the beautiful cover design perfected by Webber Printingof Brandon, Manitoba. I’m so pleased with what they did to take the original cover art to the next level:



- Carey Clark

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Published on October 12, 2012 07:29 • 167 views

September 17, 2012

Write what you know.


It’s conventional fiction-writing advice. As a result, readers have asked me about the events that motivated the storyline in After the Snow Falls. I’ve been asked if I’ve gone through the experience that Celia faces: a child suffering from a serious illness. One reviewer said, “Carey handled the writing of this book as if she had gone through the trauma of a terminally sick child…[she] made the harrowing scenes so real that your heart ached for the characters.”


I’m thankfu...

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Published on September 17, 2012 21:53 • 67 views

August 30, 2012

{Also check out my guest post at Taylor Sky’s blog, Word Enlightenment.}


Some time ago, I gave a littlepeek insideAfter the Snow Falls, and told about the small Quebec town that inspired the fictional town of Point-du-Fleuve.


I’m thrilled to give you another peek inside today. You’re in for a treat, because I’m going to introduce you to my friend Elsie Underwood Naraine whose unique artwork is the inspiration for that of Adele inAfter the Snow Falls:


Here’s a brief excerpt:


Caleb ran straight to...

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Published on August 30, 2012 21:59 • 36 views

Some time ago, I gave a littlepeek insideAfter the Snow Falls, and told about the small Quebec town that inspired the fictional town of Point-du-Fleuve.


I’m thrilled to give you another peek inside today. You’re in for a treat, because I’m going to introduce you to my friend Elsie Underwood Naraine whose unique artwork is the inspiration for that of Adele inAfter the Snow Falls:


Here’s a brief excerpt:


Caleb ran straight to his suitcase, already packed and sitting by the chair, pulled it up onto...

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Published on August 30, 2012 21:59 • 49 views

August 25, 2012

This post ran on my personal blog, www.careyjaneclark.com, several months ago, but received such a positive response, and I thought I’d post it here as well:


When I wroteAfter the Snow Falls, a good portion of the people and locations were from my own imagination, but I did take a trip one year around Christmastime to an area in Quebec close to where my husband grew up. It was this place that became the inspiration for the fictional town of Point-du-Fleuve (in the real region of Pontiac) where...

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Published on August 25, 2012 18:36 • 32 views

January 19, 2012

I'm writing a new story now, and it has me by the throat. I'm practically obsessed by the idea, which would probably get stuck in my whirling thoughts and go nowhere if it weren't for a little trick I use.

It's not terribly original: I write.

But I need a blank page. I need the freedom to make mistakes and think my idea out as I write or write as I think out my idea. I guess it's kind of a chicken-and-egg thing.

This used to result in Word doc after Word doc floating around on my computer. But r...

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Published on January 19, 2012 19:02 • 210 views

January 5, 2012

Grace AwardsPlease vote for After the Snow Falls to win the Grace Awards. You are eligible to vote if you maintain a networking page (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, ShoutLife, Linkedin, Ning sites, etc.) created before November 1, 2011.

Vote by sending an email to graceawards@aol.com with the following information pasted in, accompanied by a minimum of 25 words explaining why you like After the Snow Falls. Be sure to include the title of the book and  my name:

Womens Fiction Title (serious women's ...

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Published on January 05, 2012 06:57 • 66 views

January 2, 2012

The next stop on the virtual book tour is a review from Jodi, a.k.a. Just Love Mom. Jodi is a friend, so I put her a bit on the spot by asking her to do a review. Here's how that turned out.


 


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Published on January 02, 2012 04:25 • 54 views

December 31, 2011

The Power of Forgiveness


Three years ago, when our family uprooted itself and moved to China, After the Snow Falls was almost finished. While there, and when we returned home to Canada, my husband and I encountered circumstances that were very trying. Circumstances through which we had to walk out a lifestyle of forgiveness—not just once but over and over…


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Published on December 31, 2011 08:22 • 53 views

December 27, 2011

Virtual Book TourThis week has been a bit of a surprise on the book tour. I assumed the week between Christmas and New Year's would be quiet, but there has been a lot of action! First was the interview with Giovanni Gelati of Trestle Press yesterday, the audio of which can still be heard by clicking on the Blog Talk Radio button in the post.


Last evening, I was featured on I Meant to Read That, and today there is an author interview at All Things Books.


See you there!


- Carey Clark

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Published on December 27, 2011 07:42 • 66 views