News, Reviews, and Interviews

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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Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers

I’m absolutely thrilled and grateful to have received an Ontario Arts Council publisher’s recommender grant for writers, to support the…
Vanessa Westermann
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How To Set Writing Goals

Let’s not kid ourselves, writing a novel is a long process. A target word count of 70,000, 100,000 or more can be daunting, to say the least…
Vanessa Westermann
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Reflect On Your Writing Year

Writing is about revision. We’re constantly polishing our stories, honing our visions, to create the most immersive experience possible for…
Vanessa Westermann
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Free Holiday Cookbook

It’s that time of year again, for holiday baking! As a token of appreciation for all of those wonderful readers out there, The Wild Rose…
Vanessa Westermann
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In the Media

Erica Robyn Reads Interview with Vanessa Westermann Date: August 18th, 2021 Hasty Book List blog Authors for Independent Bookstores Date…
Vanessa Westermann
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Review of Moonlight & Misadventure anthology

When the moon is full, humans can become moody, nervous, irritated or even—in crime fiction—trigger-happy. Linked to darkness, crime and…
Vanessa Westermann
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The Writer's Toolkit - Notebook Edition

I love brainstorming on paper. There’s nothing like a blank sheet (no lines) and the speed of a fountain pen to free the imagination…
Vanessa Westermann
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