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Oh the Humanity! Or, News for March at PQL

It’s maybe not much of a surprise that we’ve more reason than ever to think about humanity. The current Covid pandemic’s colour-coded response framework sees regional restrictions fluctuate every other week, and the slow progress of vaccination efforts emphasizes the … Continue reading

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Quality Over Quantity and Other News for February at PQL

I’ve noticed something a bit troubling with my recent book purchases…. I won’t name any names or publishers, to protect the innocent, but I have discovered that not one, not two, but three recently purchased books have arrived, shall we say, somewhat lacking in the production department. Continue reading

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Rays of Literary Sunshine and Other News for January at the Porcupine’s Quill

We’re faced with an unrelenting pandemic of negativity (alongside, you know, an actual pandemic), in which one has only to gesture vaguely to encompass … the world … as justification for the immediate and inevitable classification of 2020 as a dumpster fire. But not so, your porcupette! Continue reading

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Work-from-Home Tips from the Porcupette

I sometimes feel a little guilty that my day-to-day life has changed so little in the Age of Covid. Unlike some of my friends and family, who have had something of a crash course in working from home over the last several months, I’ve had years to hone my best practices … and probably get into some bad habits! Given my experience, I thought I’d share some of the strategies that work for me when it comes to staying sane while working from home. Continue reading

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Denial Ain’t Just a River in Egypt, and Other News for October at PQL

I’d like to deny that the Crazy Book Season That Was Foretold has arrived. People triple-booked with virtual launches? No way. I don’t believe a word. Reading lists expanding at an exponential rate? I’m not having a bit of it. Likewise, I categorically refuse to believe that Spring 2021 deadlines are approaching, and that the editorial projects that keep getting pushed back are coming up due very soon. And nuh uh, no way is it time to start thinking of next fall. Continue reading

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Well Worth the Wait, or, News for August at the Porcupine’s Quill

There is a feeling of satisfaction in finally achieving a goal that doesn’t come easily. But some things–like books–are worth the wait. Continue reading

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