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Angela Graham

Capturing childhood silliness and adventure


Some of my thoughts on life and writing.

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September - A Time for Renewal

Posted by angela.clermont@rogers.com on August 29, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (2)

I don't know where you live, but here in Ontario, Canada, we can feel the chilled hint of autumn in the evening breeze. Yes, I know it's still August, but the seasons around here taunt and tease that they are coming long before they arrive. That's part of the joy of being Canadian.

Parents and children are bustling about preparing to return to school. To start fresh. A new year.


It is time for me to start new, too.


Work for me had become...

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My Writing Process

Posted by angela.clermont@rogers.com on July 17, 2014 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I will begin this blog post with a wee confession and apology. As part of the ‘My Writing Process’ blog tour, I was scheduled to post this entry a while back, but life, as it goes, pretty much got the better of me. I was so busy, I often sounded like the White Rabbit in Lewis Carroll's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say “Hello”, goodbye. I’m late! I’m late! I’...

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Making It Available

Posted by angela.clermont@rogers.com on May 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I spent many hours over countless days bundling the children up, packing the stroller and meandering over to the public library where we spent hours browsing through piles of books. My children would read, leaf through, laugh at, and when they were very young, try to eat so many of the great stories that the public library had to offer.

The greatest thing about libraries is that you don't have to say 'no' when your child says, "Mommy, can I get this one too?" No negotiating...

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Old Wives' Tales

Posted by angela.clermont@rogers.com on March 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

"Hannah, eat your carrots. You'll see better in the dark."

"Jacob, don't pick your nose. Your finger will get stuck up there forever."

"Victoria, don't swallow your gum. It will stay in your stomach for seven years."

"Mandy, eat your oatmeal. It will stick to your ribs and keep you warm."

"Conner, don't cross your eyes. Your face will stick like that."

Does this sound familiar?

I don't ...

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Let's start at the beginning

Posted by angela.clermont@rogers.com on February 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM

On New Year's Day 2014, while plotting out all my grandiose plans for the year, I jotted down 'Publish a book' amongst the long list of goals. It looked great in my list and my children were over the top ecstatic with the idea.

The next morning, I received a phone call from AuthorHouse, a book publishing company, enquiring if I would be interested in publishing some of my works. Ahhh...serendipity.

And so it began.

I submitted the ...

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