Hi book peeps! I have another special treat for you today! I'm thrilled to have Rebecca Taylor on the blog talking about her latest release, as well as her take on traditional and self-publishing. There's so much honesty and invaluable insights here, I really appreciate Rebecca for being so candid. We first met as #2020debuts... Continue Reading →
Author Chat with Lisa Wilkes
Hi book friends! I'm thrilled to have my friend, talented writer, and amazing human, Lisa Wilkes, on the blog today to talk about her latest novel and marrying her passions for books and animal rescue. I hope you have a wonderful time getting to Lisa and her work! Hi, Anita! Thanks for hosting me. Way... Continue Reading →
IWD 2023 – I Read Women
Sending love and gratitude to my wonderful publisher Inanna Publications (https://www.inanna.ca/) for championing women's voices and stories for over four decades. 🎉♀️👏I fondly remember working with former Editor-in-Chief, Luciana Ricciutelli, who sadly passed away in 2020. Her approach was collaborative, respectful, insightful, and remains my best editorial experience to date.I hope you'll support this tireless... Continue Reading →
Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters on Passage to Wonderland Podcast!
What an honour to be featured on the Passage to Wonderland podcast today! It was such a delight to hear Mary Ito's beautiful reading of "Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters." I hope you can drop by and have a listen. Link below. xoxox https://passagetowonderland.buzzsprout.com/1903123/10459777 HarperCollins Canada: http://bit.ly/2rGoHcm Chapters/Indigo: http://bit.ly/34J4gtQ Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OHMx0m
Writing About Mental Health
Hi book friends! October is Mental Health Awareness Month, an issue close to my heart and writing. I'm honoured that Secret Lives was included in this stunning list of books c/o BookTrib and WFWA, attempting to break the silence around mental health, combat stigma, and foster a more empathetic world. I try to approach mental... Continue Reading →
Anita Kushwaha and Barbara Conrey In Conversation
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, book peeps! After this trying year, I've been reflecting on the things I'm grateful for in 2020. A few things come to mind. Above all, the continued good health of my family (touch wood). The wonderful gift of our daughter who will make her grand entrance in March. And, while launching a... Continue Reading →
Guest Post w/ The Debutante Ball + GIVEAWAY + IGTV Chat!
Happy Wednesday, book peeps! I'm thrilled to share with you a recent interview I was fortunate to do with The Debutante Ball. I'm really grateful for their support and excited to let you know that I'll be having an IGTV chat next Monday, September 21st at 7 pm EST (IG handle: https://www.instagram.com/thedebball) with one of... Continue Reading →
I’m Not Really Here…An Update
Hiya bookish folks! I know it's been a while since I've touched base. (Guilty face.) I've been receiving sweet little notes from friends wondering what happened to me, so I thought I would write a post to at least semi-explain. As I periodically do, I quietly slipped away and took some much needed time for... Continue Reading →
Women’s Fiction Day Q&A with Debut Author Rebecca Taylor
Happy Women's Fiction Day, book peeps! Women’s Fiction Day was established by WFWA in 2019. It is a day to celebrate the authors, stories, readers, bookstores, and fans of the women’s fiction genre. I hope you discover some great new reads today and take the time to give a shout out to your favourite women's... Continue Reading →
Secret Lives on Crazy For CanLit List!
Hi Book Folks! How are you holding up? What week are we now in self-isolation? A bajillion??? What are your secret weapons for coping? Other than wine and chocolate, ha! A few things have been keeping me healthy, grounded, and sane. Weekly Zoom chats/game time with our family in Canada and the UK. Online workouts... Continue Reading →