Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People

Yes, Renewed, the sequel to Sanctified and book four in the Matawapit Family Series, is now available at Amazon for purchase.  Be sure to get yourself a copy.  And then read on about my favourite romance couples in books.  Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. ****

My inspiration for writing the Matawapit Family Series came from the many talks I had with my Dad, who attended two.  The purpose of these schools was to assimilate Canada’s First People into Western society.  The schools had a devastating impact on the aboriginal population.  The Matawapit Family Series touches on the intergenerational trauma the …

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Now that Redeemed has been submitted, my goal is to finalize the first draft of Sanctified, book three in the Matawapit Family Series, starring eldest child Jude and family enemy Raven Kabatay.  Sanctified was my project for NaNoWriMo (where writers writer 50k+ words in one month during November).  So far, I have 60K done.  I’ll …

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It’s time for another excerpt from Redeemed, book two in the Matawapit Family Series.  Since I schedule posts a good week ahead of time, my fingers are crossed that when this goes live, the manuscript will be in the hands of eXasty Books.  Woot! The Matawapit Family Series:  In the wilds of Northwestern Ontario, the …

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Well, well, well…I’m this-close to subbing Redeemed, book two in the Matawapit Family Series.  I’m on round number six of edits.  Then I’ll polish.  I’m anticipating subbing to the publisher mid-January. The Matawapit Family Series:  In the wilds of Northwestern Ontario, the adult children of a domineering Ojibway church deacon find their faiths crumbling and …

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As I mentioned before, I schedule posts way ahead of time.  Today, it’s the 18th and this post will go live on the 28th.  By then, I’ll have received my critique back for Redeemed.  Then I’ll begin working on edits come December 1st. For November, please see my previous WIP Wednesday, because I’m participating in …

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I won.  Yes, as of November 25th, I completed a total of 50,851 words.  In my previous NaNo update, I mentioned I was shooting for 60k by the end of the month.  If I write 2k a day, which I have been since November 15th, I’ll meet this goal. I’m on chapter eighteen for Sanctified, …

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Yes, I’m participating.  So I thought I’d give a quick update of my writing goals and progress until the end of the year.  As you know, Blessed was released on July 06, 2018, the first book in the Matawapit Family Trilogy. At the end of October, I finished the fourth draft for Redeemed, Book Two, …

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I’m in full-on edit mode for Redeemed.  Yes, I’ve re-written those last five chapters I yapped about in my previous WIP Wednesday post.  I am now on round three of edits.  I expect completion at the end of October.  Then it’s off for a critique.  Once I receive the critique, it’s on to round four.  …

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I thought I’d try something different today by posting an excerpt from the current WIP (Work in Progress) that I’m working on. Redeemed is the second book in the Matawapit Family Trilogy:  In the wilds of Northwestern Ontario, the secular world challenges the adult children of a perfect Catholic family headed by a full-blooded, domineering …

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