Author Archives: Veronica Knox

About Veronica Knox

Veronica Knox has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta, where she studied Art History, Classical Studies, and Painting. In her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, private art teacher, and ‘fine artist,’ she has also worked with the brain-injured and autistic, developing new theories of hand-to-eye-to-mind connection. Veronica lives on the west coast of Canada, supporting local animal rescue shelters, painting, writing, editing other author’s novels, and championing the conservation of tigers and elephants, and their habitats. Her artwork and visuals to support ‘Second Lisa’ may be viewed on her website - www.veronicaknox.com

500 YEAR-OLD SELFIES

AN OPEN INVITATION… from Sandro Botticelli & Leonardo da Vinci You are invited to a Christmas Party at the Uffizi Gallery! “Anytime you wish… we’re always here.” WALK THIS WAY One way to identify ‘invisible’ artists in unsigned or multiple … Continue reading

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THE ‘MONA LISA’… ARTFUL or POSSESSED? … THE NINE-TENTHS RULE

Is the ‘Mona Lisa’ beguiling or smiling? Alluring or obscuring? Devious or mischievous? Is she artful or possessed? In my fictional account of her life, ‘LISABETTA – a stolen glance’, she is all of the above. POSSESSION IS NINE-TENTHS OF … Continue reading

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HAPPY IN THE MIDDLE

Being middle-aged or much older means we’re honorary lifetime members of the ‘middle-grade’ genre that filmmakers and authors have created especially for us. Indulge. It’s amazing. There’s no such thing as a second childhood if you never grow up! It’s … Continue reading

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BAREFOOT SPIRITS… NEVER GIVE UP THE GHOST!

Even fictional ghosts can be insistent, but coupled with a hauntingly pushy muse, it was wise for me to surrender to their combined energies and time-slip away these past 18 months to complete a particularly tricky manuscript. No-one warned me … Continue reading

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IN PRAISE OF MAKING A SMALL SPLASH…

Novelists, think big, carry a big dream, and fail until you succeed.   My best advice for my fellow authors is to continue to create if a book fails to thrive. If you must, hang up your notebooks and computers … Continue reading

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THREE VACCINES NO WAITING

During a life-threatening pandemic, there’s no such thing as spare time. There are three shots in the arm, immediately and always available to counter the effects of cabin fever, anxiety, grief, depression, isolation, impatience, anger, sadness, fear, and loss that … Continue reading

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100 NAMES FOR SNOW

Excerpt from ‘SNOW BEHIND THE DOOR’, the prequel to the ‘Bede Trilogy’, in Snow’s words: [The first beginning I remember was arriving at Bede Hall with my father on a bitterly cold, snowy English day in August of the year … Continue reading

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THE FACE OF THINGS TO COME

ON THE FACE OF IT, an old year is more than the sum of its parts. In 2020, humanity bonded into an extended global family. If hindsight is 2020… the year 2021 begins with insight. Populations gained worldwide awareness and … Continue reading

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FROSTY MEMORIES OF SNOW

Preview excerpt from ‘SNOW BEHIND THE DOOR’ – the prequel to ‘the Bede Series’ [Before Kit and Ani broke into the decaying ruins of Bede Hall, they marveled at the icebound blue door encased in a thick blanket of frost. … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING SNOW…

…the child ghost of Bede Hall’s Winter Room. She is 9 years old. This is her story: “I died a very long time ago or was it yesterday? … I think maybe both. My new name is Snow – a … Continue reading

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