News, Reviews, and Interviews

Talks

Stories matter. I have spoken about the power of storytelling at writing organizations, such as Sisters in Crime, universities, schools and…
Vanessa Westermann
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Writing Workshops

Unlock your imagination. Ready to take your writing to the next level? Want to write but don’t know how? My workshops are designed with fun…
Vanessa Westermann
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Book Clubs

Book clubs are a joy to visit. I love connecting to readers, sharing insights into my creative process and answering questions about my…
Vanessa Westermann
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Interview with Carolyn Huizinga Mills

Ever since reading L.M. Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon as a child, Carolyn Huizinga Mills has dreamed of being a writer. She began writing…
Vanessa Westermann
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EVENT - Signing September 9, 2022

Friday, September 9, 2022 4 PM - 7 PM Chapters Peterborough 873 Lansdowne St, Peterborough, ON K9J 1Z5 In-Person. To kick off a month of…
Vanessa Westermann
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Review of Visme - a visual content creation tool

Did you laugh-cry when you read the post going around social media about how authors are expected to write, read, edit and proofread, run…
Vanessa Westermann
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EVENT - Signing August 13, 2022

Saturday, August 13, 2022 1 PM - 4 PM Chapters Peterborough 873 Lansdowne St, Peterborough, ON K9J 1Z5 In-Person. I will be hanging out at…
Vanessa Westermann
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EVENT - Warkworth Public Library Reading June 18, 2022

Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:30 AM Warkworth Public Library 40 Main St, Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0 In-Person. Free admission. I will be reading…
Vanessa Westermann
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VIRTUAL EVENT - Cover Art book launch June 4, 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Register via Eventbrite FREE ONLINE EVENT Join us in celebrating the launch of my cozy mystery…
Vanessa Westermann
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Cover Art May 2022 blog tour

May 13 - May 26, 2022 A book blog tour is so much fun, because you can join, no matter where you are in the world. Visit these fabulous…
Vanessa Westermann
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10 Art Mystery Books

Art is all about perspective, about noticing the details. When we try to find the meaning behind an artwork, we raise questions and search…
Vanessa Westermann
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Let's Talk About Dialogue

What writer doesn’t enjoy a little recreational eavesdropping, every now and then? I don’t know about you, but I love conversations…
Vanessa Westermann
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