Book Club Challenge//Remember Us

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We are continuing to meet and connect with book clubs around the world and are loving hearing different people share their own experience with our book and characters. Here’s a snap from our time chatting with WILF! Where it’s located?Laurier BrantfordDoes your book club have a name?WILF ( Workers Interested in Literature and Food)How many people attend?5-10 (but there are many … Read More

Book Club Challenge//Remember Us

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Hi friends! We are so loving connecting with book clubs and talking about our book, Remember Us. I recently attended a newly-formed Books and Brunch club to talk about Remember Us, our characters, and our experience writing the book. IT WAS SO FUN. They asked some amazing questions about the plotlines and characters and, bonus: they fed me an INCREDIBLE … Read More

“Ellen Called Too.”

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“But I didn’t want to tell you the other day, because Oprah calling was already so much information to process.” That’s said casually the next week at dinner as my husband I delicately toast our respective glasses of Chateau Margaux because you know we drink that stuff like it’s going out of style. “Oh really?” He’ll tilt his head with a small … Read More

Book Club Challenge//Remember Us

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Our goal of meeting with 100 book clubs over the course of this year is officially in full swing and we started Layne meeting a group in person in her town of Brantford, Ontario. We want to hear about the groups we’re connecting with, so we compiled a list of our own questions. Where it’s located? Brantford,  OntarioDoes your book club … Read More

Book Club Reads and mini reviews

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So far 2019 is looking like it will be a good reading year for me. (Now that I’m out of grad school and have my brain back.) I’ve been spending more and more time making trips to our local library of late (we are LOVING that it’s four blocks from our house.) I also joined a second book club this … Read More

Happy Pub Day, Remember Us

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It’s here, it’s here, it’s here – our baby book is now officially launched into the big world out there! We’re so excited, humbled, grateful for everyone who has given us their support and everyone who wants to read, has read, will read our little book. Thanks for celebrating with us today! Please rate/review us once you’ve read our book … Read More

Blake & Beckner 100 Book Club Challenge

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We are excited to announce the Blake & Beckner 100 Book Club Challenge! We are challenging ourselves to meet with 100 Book Clubs that choose to read Remember Us to discuss and answer any questions. Layne and I (Lindsay) will make ourselves available to you, our reading audience. If possible, we are happy to come in person! Layne lives in … Read More

Pen Names and Other Games

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I’ve been asked again and again why I’m writing under a pen name – Layne James. And the answer is simply thus: I want to. I’ve always known I’d write in some sort of official capacity and for as long as I’ve known that, I’ve known I’d choose a pseudonym. Perhaps it’s because so many authors I love have already … Read More

Goal Accomplished 2018

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When I first met the Beckner half, nearly 10 years ago, she told me she had a goal of reading 52 books in a year – a book for each week of the year. I remember thinking how lofty of a goal that sounded and made it a point to someday accomplish it. I’ve always been a reader, from a … Read More