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MASQUERADE: AM I A FRAUD?

In The Third Grace, my character Ebenezer MacAdam owns Incognito Costume Shop and individually recommends rentals based on a client’s personal character. He says, I’d like to think the purpose of my costumes has been to reveal the real in this masked and disguised generation. But on a grander scale, I myself am being unmasked […]

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FIND THE DIVINE IN PARIS

FIND THE DIVINE IN PARIS My favourite destination is known as the “City of Lights,” and God is called the “Father of Lights.” Merely coincidence? Hmmm, I think not . . . Paris, to me, is heaven on earth! I invite you to observe the following steps if you’re planning a trip to the capital […]

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HOW TO TAME A CITY-SLICKER

I was born for uptown living. True, the view from the maternity ward of the Mennonite village that first heard me squawk showed only flat Canadian prairie—not a mall in sight. But my parents soon moved me and my sibs to the big city, and, by the time I was a teen, I could shop […]

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CHARACTER INTERVIEW: AGLAIA

Let’s have a conversation with Aglaia (aka Mary Grace Klassen), main character in the book The Third Grace. She’s a designer at Incognito Costume Shop (rentals for parties, stage, and screen) in Denver, but she grew up in small-town Nebraska and her author (Deb Elkink) has finally allowed her to visit Paris . . . […]

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HOW TO TASTE PARIS

Greek mythology tells of ambrosia, the food of the gods bestowing immortality, but I’d give up my place at Zeus’s eternal table for a bite of French gastronomy any day. My salivary glands activate just thinking about my next trip to Paris. Here are some foodie tips I’ve picked up that guarantee a nonstop feast […]

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OFF THE GRID

Are you planning a day trip to the countryside or visiting a farm? Go prepared!  I was a bred-in-the-bone uptown city girl, attended a large Canadian high school, studied in the Twin Cities, shopped in San Francisco, and fearlessly strolled Tokyo’s Ginza at midnight. All the while I wouldn’t have been able to tell you […]

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GET LOST IN PARIS

MY FAVORITE NOOKS AND CRANNIES I’ve been to Paris half-a-dozen times in the last two decades and can’t wait to lose myself again in its ancient, cobbled streets. I used to travel by schedule, but with scores of museums and countless monuments, cafés, shops, and adventures unexpected, I’ve learned that all I really need is […]

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A New Look for Grace

A NEW LOOK FOR GRACE Fresh cover, same award-winning story . . . . . . and same old author! QUESTIONS ABOUT ME (DEB) AND MY NOVEL (Adapted from an Author Interview by Michelle Griep) A licensed pilot, speaker, cattle herder, academic editor . . . So Deb, why writing? Actually I’ve been writing since […]

THE MOSAIC OF HUMANITY

  THE MOSAIC OF HUMANITY     When I was a teen, my artistic mother created a mosaic on the powder room wall: three gracious sisters in Grecian robes scooping water from a rush-lined river. Mom sketched the outline, selected the ceramic tiles for colour, snipped them to fit, and grouted the pieces into the […]

THE LAIRD ESTATE

THE LAIRD ESTATE It’s amazing to me how the geographical setting of a novel I’m writing can birth its way into my brain, almost convincing me it actually exists. In The Red Journal (just published last week), a mansion museum is the setting for much of the action. While I was imagining and plotting this aspect, I really needed […]

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