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A Kickstarter card game that might make you ‘Blush’

Do you remember having “the talk” with your parents when you were a teen? Maybe your mom and dad sat you down to layout the laws of the birds and the bees. Maybe your high school gym teacher gave you the basics, holding a banana in one hand and a condom in the other. Or […]

Write On Ottawa: Love fantasy? Read Caroline Fréchette.

If you like fantasy novels then you should read the work of Gatineau-based writer Caroline Fréchette.  I am a big fan of her Family by Choice series, which revolves around the complex character of Alex Winters, a  brooding young man who can create fire with his thoughts. Having really enjoyed the first book, which came out […]

Write On Ottawa: Fantasy sequel by local writer is a hit

Caroline Fréchette is one of my favourite fantasy writers in the National Capital Region. Last year, the Gatineau-based author released Blood Relations, the first book in a five-part series. Now she has published Brothers In Arms, the enjoyable sequel in her action-packed world filled with gangsters, a mysterious corporation and young people with superpowers. Published […]

Write On Ottawa: Unwrapping a frightening mystery

Depending on your viewpoint, the word “admirer” can be a blessing or a curse.  If you’re a romantic, it conjures up images of love and enchanting possibilities.  When used in a threatening manner, however, it can be terrifying. This thought came to me as I read The Admirer, the debut novel by Gatineau author Aurelia Osborne that […]