Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fact, Fiction and the Paranormal

Not exactly a wading pool, Skerwink Trail, NFLD.
I once saw a man get on the number 7 bus with a chainsaw. He looked like any other businessman dressed in a suit and tie, but instead of carrying a briefcase, he carried a chainsaw.

Fact or fiction?

Wade into my new blog - stories of fact, fiction and the paranormal - to find out.

I'm a freelance writer by trade. For years, I developed corporate documents and occasionally wrote for Canadian media, but I always wanted to make the leap into fiction. The chainsaw story (true) was my first piece of creative writing (creative non-fiction) that was accepted for publication. I soon gathered a filing cabinet of non-fiction pieces rejected by various literary magazines.

I finally decided to do what I always wanted to: write a novel.

After some creative writing courses, including the creative writing program at Humber College in Toronto, I wrote one. It took me several years as I toiled away on it between corporate gigs.

This is where the paranormal comes in. In my novels (yet to be published) you will find ghosts, gods, shapeshifters and maybe a vampire or two.

In this blog, I'll share with you some excerpts of the latest novel, as well as the chainsaw story and my rather large collection of rejected work.

I invite your comments (especially constructive ones) and if I should "sell it" or "shelve it"!



  1. Hello Lucianne,

    I remember listening to the chainsaw story...
    I'd be happy to read more from you on this blog.


  2. Great to hear from you Valerie! Thanks for your comment. Hope you and your family are doing well - LP