H.M. Shander

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H.M. Shander is a hopeless romantic and lover of chocolate, coconut and a damn good cup of coffee. She is the author of The Courting of Charlotte Cooper duology, and the award nominated Aurora MacIntyre Trilogy. Her latest series - The Ladies of Westside - features swoon-worthy, gentle beta heroes, in sweet or steamy storylines that all end with a happily ever after.

When not writing, she is a part-time librarian content to drive her children to the curling rink, the soccer pitch or any activity the kids are excited to be a part of. Happily married for twenty plus years, she believes she's married the sweetest man and the greatest inspiration for her heroes.

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H.M. Shander The mystery of how my kids can bounce out of bed on the weekend before 7 am, and yet during the week, it's a battle to get up before 7:30. Haha! I'd…moreThe mystery of how my kids can bounce out of bed on the weekend before 7 am, and yet during the week, it's a battle to get up before 7:30. Haha! I'd love that mystery to be solved. #parentingproblems
But on a serious note, hmm, there's no mysterious happenings in my life. I'm not that exciting. ;) However, I could make up something. How about...

The nosy neighbour who butts into everyone's personal lives and gossips like crazy has just been discovered dead. As each neighbour gets questioned, suspicions rise and the police go from having zero suspects to having a block full. Who did it? Better yet, do any of the neighbours really care? (less)
H.M. Shander Haha - what a loaded question. If you are talking about my favourite fictional couple from all the books I've read, then I'd have to say Hazel and…moreHaha - what a loaded question. If you are talking about my favourite fictional couple from all the books I've read, then I'd have to say Hazel and Augustus. I love that story, I love the feelings it brought out of me and I love the way the characters interacted with each other and the outside world.

Now, if you're asking me to choose between the fictional characters I've written, that's like asking me to choose which of my children is my favourite. ;)

Charlotte & Andrew are so vastly different from Aurora & Nate. Each has a different outlook on life, which affects the world around them. They each bring something real and magical to the table, so to speak, and like children, they each drive me crazy at times. But I love them all.
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The original ending went like this...

Back when I first typed out SERVING UP INNOCENCE, and long before it had a title or was even thought to become part of a series, I finished the ending in a less than ideal way. Shayne didn't get the guy she really wanted. She ended up not growing and made decisions that ended up being better for everyone else.

It wasn't right and it didn't work.

Rereading the original ending on a second and thir... Read more of this blog post »
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Read this to a grade 1 and a grade 2. Both classes laughed and enjoyed the book, and the fart humour was a hit with both the boys and girls.
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