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I’m a born and bred Torontonian! Almost every culture and language is here. The city affects my writing both as a setting and ways of looking at a world with such immense variety.
Toronto is the setting for my first novel, Conduct in Question, in The Osgoode Trilogy, inspired by my many years of law practice here. Harry Jenkins, the protagonist of the trilogy, seeks love, compassion, forgiveness and a sense of meaning in life, as he outsmarts a serial killer and exposes massive frauds. Fortunately, my practice was far more sedate and my activities were the raising of three children.
After The Osgoode Trilogy, I needed a new hero. Alexander Wainwright, Britain’s finest landscape painter, was born. Do you like to ask yourself the “Big” Ques...more


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Mary E. Martin If the muse has fled, there's only one thing to do. For me, it's to stop trying so hard to coax him/her/it back. Relax and do something else because…moreIf the muse has fled, there's only one thing to do. For me, it's to stop trying so hard to coax him/her/it back. Relax and do something else because whatever words or ideas you force are usually poor and uninspired. Let the muse return with soft words. (less)
Mary E. Martin The best part of being a writer is the opportunity to think and puzzle over life. I like to give my characters in both trilogies the BIG questions to…moreThe best part of being a writer is the opportunity to think and puzzle over life. I like to give my characters in both trilogies the BIG questions to ponder. For example, in The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, Britain's finest landscape artist and protagonist of the trilogy believes that the universe is filled with mysterious and secret forces. Rinaldo, a conceptual artist, considers this world and our existence in it, just the result of a meaningless dance of molecules.
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Both of them would be most grateful if you were to like their pages. They have a contest as to who can gather more "likes".(less)
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It doesn’t matter if you’re a reader or writer or both because the question is important regardless.

Sometimes another writer can set you in a certain direction and help you find your own reading tastes. At least that’s what I’ve found. For me, it's Robertson Davies.

Davies, the novelist, playwright and teacher, may be best known for his novels in the Salterton, Deptford and Cornish Trilogies. B... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Meet Alexander Wainwright, Britain's finest landscape painter and protagonist of The Trilogy of Remembrance. Throughout London, Venice and New York City, he is on a desperate search for his muse.
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