Author Archives: Maureen Fisher

Horsing Around with Murder: An Excerpt

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Excerpt from HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER: I managed to keep a straight face when Larry the llama sauntered up from behind and snaked his head over the woman’s shoulder. He snatched the celery from her grip and started crunching, leaking … Continue reading

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Fun Canadian Fact

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The Apology Act was passed in 2009 to make apologies inadmissible in court. This is a result of Canada’s frequent use of the word “sorry”, so it means that any apologies are merely an expression of sympathy or regret, rather … Continue reading

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Only in Canada, Eh?

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Now that HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER is set in the True North, Strong and Crazy, the Alberta Foothills to be precise, I thought it would be fun to post a Canadian Fact of the Day (or, perhaps, week). Here is … Continue reading

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Writing is Difficult

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Have you ever considered writing a novel? Most people do, at least one time in their life. I even met a woman who set aside an entire long weekend to do just that. Yeah, right. For me, writing a novel … Continue reading

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A Trifling Mistake

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We were asked to bring English trifle to a Christmas Eve celebration. While assembling the traditional dessert, I was also helping my husband solve a mammoth crossword puzzle, spouting brilliant answers to clue after esoteric clue. Big mistake. When I … Continue reading

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Hugs

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Did you know that hugs: Can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger. Lift one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness. Strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum stimulates the thymus … Continue reading

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Monday Cute … Just Because

For furry-creature-lovers everywhere. Happy Monday! Share this blog:TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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In Defence of Artificial Trees

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Years ago, when the world was younger and more innocent,  my husband and I spent an average of eight hours, eleven minutes, and twenty-two seconds each year trekking through miles of frigid wilderness (okay a tree farm, but it was … Continue reading

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A Peek into ‘Horsing Around with Murder’

Here’s an excerpt from the trail ride scene in HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER. For the record, my heroine, a former hippie who’s on the far side of sixty, is in charge of a dude ranch due to a family emergency. … Continue reading

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Why I Write Romance

Romance is a much maligned, often ridiculed genre, dismissed by both men and, sadly, many women. Denigrators claim we romance authors ‘churn out’ our ‘cookie cutter’ books according to a formula (so not true, by the way). Terms applied to … Continue reading

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