Summer 2017 Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

Happy Summer!!! I hope everyone is well and safe. Here in BC we have been hit with hot weather and forest fires, but I am proud to be part of a city that has stepped up to welcome thousands who have been displaced from their homes.The huge outpouring of kindness is inspiring.

Kick-Butt Princess Book Sale

I am excited to be taking part in a huge, multi author book sale for the week of July 17-21. Click on the image above to be taken to a page of authors who have written kick butt princess books, all of which are on sale for $.99 or are free. Now is the time to stock up on your summer reading of amazing, strong heroines who do the saving. You’ll find Prophecy there for $.99. I can’t wait to check them out myself.

Art in the Park:

On Canada Day, my writing group Books in the Belfry (you can find out more about us here on our web page), were fortunate enough to have a booth at our local Art in the Park. It was a fantastic, sunny day, filled with people coming to talk with us about books and writing. Thanks to everyone who stopped by.


I’ve been spending most of my writing time these days polishing off my adult novel set in ancient Greece during the time of the Trojan War, Betrayed. I really love this book and can’t wait to finish it — it is about Queen Clytemnestra, twin sister to Helen of Troy. It combines my love of Greek myth with a phenomenal heroine and lots of strong emotions. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster to write, but well worth it.

New Writing Practice:

For those of you who are writers, I wanted to share a new writing practice that I’ve adopted that I am having some fun with. It is called “copywriting.” Basically, before writing every day, I sit and physically copy out a page or two from someone else’s work in an effort to learn new ways of writing. It’s actually something writer’s have been doing for a long time and something painters do — copy the masters. You can read my blog post about it here. I was in the mood for Thoreau’s essay On Civil Disobedience, so I’m starting with that. I also think it would be a fantastic way to get into the rhythm of poetry. So far I find it a great calming and centering exercise.

What I’m Reading:

Besides loading up my Kindle with Kick-Butt Princess books, I’ve been branching out in my reading this summer and I’m in the mood for thrillers. I’ve just started The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins and it’s amazing so far. Does anyone have any other good recommendations — not too gory, though.

Well, that’s it for now. Hope you are enjoying your summer,
Take care,
Coreena McBurnie


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Last Day to Get Prophecy Free

Prophecy is on its last free day with Amazon. This has been very exciting for me — seeing hundreds of people download it and watching it creep up in the ranks. Today I even woke up to find Prophecy #1 on several bestseller lists! It’s on top in Historical Fiction Fantasy and Greek and Roman Myth and Legend (in the US and Canada).

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Thanks to everyone who has downloaded and/or shared Prophecy. If you haven’t got your copy yet, there is still time. You can click here to get to Amazon.

And here’s the book trailer to give you a taste of the book:

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Prophecy is FREE on Amazon, March 2-4

Prophecy is free on Amazon for 3 days,

from March 2-4.


You can download a Kindle version of Prophecy on Amazon by clicking here. Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download their free app and read Kindle books on your tablet, computer, phone, etc.

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Book Reading Kitty

Can’t resist posting this, here’s our cat, Isis, reading my new book, Prophecy.

DSC_0323Does anyone else have book reading kitties?

By the way, due to my inexperience and misunderstanding, Prophecy is available for free again today on Amazon (click here for the link). I’m so excited that it’s #7 and #10 on two different Amazon bestseller lists! Thank you to everyone who downloaded it and shared.

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