“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

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

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

Meet Lindsay Blake

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 Did you know both sides of Blake & Beckner shaved their heads for no particular reason on separate occasions? True story. We also traveled the world and wrote on a different blog together. We called ourselves “LaySay” and dare I add, we thought we were cool. (Get it, Lay = LAYne, Say = LindsaySAY) We have the same initials, LBG, … Read More

A Few of My Favourite Modern Authors

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We do a lot of book reviews in this space, because we recognize the value in shouting other professionals in our craft. And because we read as much as we can to entertain ourselves, and also to grow in our craft. That being said, there are a few authors with whom I’d really love to sit down and grab a … Read More

“Oprah Called”

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I’ll say this casually to my husband the day it happens. I’ll spend hours practicing my nonchalant expression in the mirror so that when I deliver this auspicious news at the dinner table, it will seem incidental. I have a sneaking suspicion that Oprah and Ellen talk to far fewer authors than we’re giving them credit for, but believing they’ll want … Read More

Meet Layne James

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The first thing you should know about me is that I’m from Kentucky, the second is that even though my state is famous for it, I don’t like bourbon. The third is that I’m trying really hard to like gin because one of my writer friends told me that “legit writers always drink gin.” For as long as I can … Read More

A Rose by Any Other Name…the story of our Names

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Masses, It’s official, our website is launched, and we’re celebrating in our separate corners. Thanks for visiting our writing site; we’re excited for this space. We’ll use it to share our writing journey, give you snippets of our books, engage in conversation with other authors, etc. For today, we thought we’d give you a bit of background on our names. … Read More