Category Archives: Miscellaneous

India diary pt. 2: on love and marriage and the importance of caste…

Prior to coming to India, I’d thought I would blog about sights, sounds and smells. Frankly, I’ve seen, heard and smelled more in Africa and Cambodia, or maybe I’ve just become used to travel in places where there are too … Continue reading

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India diary–on love, marriage, and looking straight ahead…

After the ordered chaos of Hong Kong, India is the real deal: donkey-carts competing with Landcruisers, tuk-tuks and Toyotas. Dogs, cows and pigs rooting through garbage piled on street corners. Beggars camped under plastic sheets in roundabouts. Horn-honking dust-in-your-face mayhem. … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

Recently, Helen McClory of Shietree tagged me in The Next Big Thing that is going around the blogs. Helen’s prose and photos are so consistently lovely I read every one of her posts. My answers pertain to my upcoming novel, … Continue reading

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2012–a book deal, a new school, and dancing with the Mende

2012 was quite a year. We spent February in one of my favourite places—the island of Kauai. Four weeks of family visits and homemade ahi poke, countless waterfalls and all-day double rainbows. I had started pitching to agents and it … Continue reading

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Taking the back way through Sierra Leone

I hadn’t counted on National Cleanup Day. A country with no garbage pickup—no recycling. On windy days plastic bags swirl like leaves. But not on National Cleanup Day. The only vehicles on the roads belong to police, or the military … Continue reading

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Press Release about My Heart Is Not My Own

Penguin Canada to publish My Heart Is Not My Own September 26, 2012 (Toronto) – Penguin Canada is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Michael Wuitchik’s compelling novel, My Heart Is Not My Own (previously Three Stone Fire), set to … Continue reading

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Passion Play in the Serengeti

Two million animals in search of the tall grasses. An endless circle, with no beginning And no end. Languid walks along the plains, The sweet grasses disappearing within days of their coming, The relentless movement of wildebeest The life-force of … Continue reading

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Back to the beginning….

Thanks to my agent, Drea Cohane, My Heart Is Not My Own is finally getting into the hands of acquiring editors. And so my thoughts return to the beginning…. In 2000, during the civil war in Sierra Leone, I visited … Continue reading

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My birthday surprise….

Shelley packed a bag for the two of us, My birthday surprise. Take Marley and Finnegan out to the car and wait, she said. Nice. Going away for 2 days and I don’t even pack a toothbrush, I’ve got it … Continue reading

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