Author Archives: Linda O'Connor

Fun with the Medical School Interview

In Perfectly Reasonable, Trace is applying to medical school. With a little help from Margo, he plans to ace the dreaded medical school interview. Now he just has to convince Margo to help him! I had the inspiration to write … Continue reading

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A light spring salad!

Spring is definitely in the air in my neck of the woods. The temperatures are rising, the snow has melted, Robins are back, and when I go for a walk, I can hear the birds singing in the trees. What … Continue reading

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Searching for a Perfectly Reasonable Job

Sometimes a job isn’t quite what you expect. One summer, I worked for a hydroponics expert. I had visions of spending my days with beautiful flowers, learning the intricacies of horticulture, nurturing a love of growing plants. Nope. I washed … Continue reading

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Horoscope and Zodiac Fun in Perfectly Honest

Do you read your horoscope? They’re fun to follow – especially when they predict good things happening! That’s the allure of horoscopes – they’re usually broad enough that you can find at least an inkling of personal relevance. In Perfectly … Continue reading

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A little fun with Christmas Crackers!

One of my favourite Christmas traditions is setting the table with Christmas crackers. Before we start to eat, we pull open the crackers with a bang, put on the paper crowns, and go around the table reading the fun fact … Continue reading

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Writing Medical Romance

I write medical romance. A tip for others who want to write about doctors: they cannot/would not date their patients – unless they want to lose their licence to practice medicine. I know that readers are sometimes asked to suspend … Continue reading

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A Perfectly Honest Coincidence

One of the cardinal rules of writing is that things can’t happen by coincidence. If your character uses a magical key to unlock a critical clue to the mystery, then the key must appear well before the magical moment – … Continue reading

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The Awkward (Rewarding) Curbside Grab

One of the projects I tackled this summer was to revitalize an old dresser. The top had water damage and the paint was peeling. The gold curly-cew decorative carved out detail was a little fussy and old-fashioned for my taste. … Continue reading

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Sing, Dance, and Laugh!

I’ve watched some outstanding and hilarious videos, and I thought I’d share three of my favorites. I hope they brighten your day! Michael McIntyre is a comedian and has made clips of his routines. This one of him at a … Continue reading

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A Refreshing Recipe

I thought I’d share one of my favorite salad recipes. It’s nutritious and gluten-free – and the addition of sliced oranges brighten the flavor of the spinach. If you like your dressing a bit spicy, you can add a splash … Continue reading

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