M.M. DeLuca

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M. M DeLuca spent her childhood in the ancient cathedral city of Durham in North-Eastern England. She attended the University of London, became a teacher, and then immigrated to Canada. There she also studied writing under her mentor, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Carol Shields. She writes in many genres, including historical, suspense and YA sci-fi. She also writes for screen and TV..

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M.M. DeLuca The best thing about being a writer is that imagination has no boundaries. I can be sitting in my office working and it's winter outside, but in my st…moreThe best thing about being a writer is that imagination has no boundaries. I can be sitting in my office working and it's winter outside, but in my story I can travel anywhere, do anything and create characters who I often become attached to like friends—even the villains! Also being a writer trains you to look at the world in a different way. I call it developing writer's eyes, ears and other senses. You become more alive to the world and everything in it. You notice details that others might not, possibilities others might not recognize, societal issues that many ignore. The best thing about it is that my work can be shared and enjoyed by many people across the world, which is really the most rewarding aspect of being a writer.(less)
M.M. DeLuca You need to read a great deal. READ in many different genres, read at every spare opportunity. It's the fuel that drives your imagination. Go out and …moreYou need to read a great deal. READ in many different genres, read at every spare opportunity. It's the fuel that drives your imagination. Go out and walk. Really look around and notice the smallest details about everything. Look at how people interact, listen to them talk. Sit down and WRITE every day. Being a writer requires the discipline to commit many hours, days, weeks and years to developing the craft of writing. Be prepared to outline, draft, revise and rewrite and have the courage to shelve or put away writing that isn't working. Go on to the next project. Don't try to chase trends. Write about what really matters to you. Write about things that move you, thrill you, frighten you, make you laugh or cry . Write as if you have a movie camera in your head and you can actually see the world you are creating as well as the people in it. Reach out to others to read your work and give you honest feedback. Join a writers' group. There's nothing like sharing your work with others with the same love of writing. Be prepared to face rejection or criticism. They are just part and parcel of the writer's life. With patience and persistence you will find satisfaction in being a writer.(less)
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From the Moon I Watched Her by Emily English Medley
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This was a disturbing book, And I almost stopped reading part way through but continued however, because the story shed light on a family damaged by extreme religious practice and belief.
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The Secret Sister by M.M. DeLuca
"A heart-wrenching clash of past and present which is not for the feint hearted. It is rare for a book to make you feel so many strong emotions, but The Secret Sister does this throughout the book and beyond. A struggling teacher Anna meets a wealthy " Read more of this review »
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This strange but atmospheric novel was my first taste of Southern Gothic and I found myself drawn into the story slowly but skilfully by author, Noah Broyles. The novel's brooding sense of darkness and evil is made even more ominous by the vivid and ...more
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This was an unusual novel that had all the trappings of suspense—a young woman returning to her family home after the mysterious death of her brilliant but unbalanced sister. But as the story develops, a creeping element of horror is introduced as th ...more
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Though I enjoyed the beauty of the writing and the lyrical language and sense of place, I found the promise of the first chapters was not borne out in the rest of the story. That being said, I'm sure many readers would enjoy this meticulous record of ...more
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Though Westerns aren't my usual choice of reading, I was quickly drawn in by this beautifully evocative book that conjures up a rich and believable setting populated by well-drawn, original characters.
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