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Lori’s Blog on Creativity

What Do You Call Books Free from Explicit Content?

Lori Wolf-Heffner reading one of her books. Her series Between Worlds is free from explicit content.

I set out to write books free from explicit content, but I didn’t know there was an actual term for that. The term is “clean books,” which isn’t what it sounds like. In this blog post, I’ll explain what clean books are…

A Review of Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. A Memoir, by Jenny Heijun Wills (McClelland & Stewart, 2019)

Cover of "Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. A Memoir," by Jenny Heijun Wills

This book hit me in the gut. Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related by Jenny Heijun Wills is a poetic, edgy, sad, and ultimately hopeful memoir about gender, ethnicity, and skin colour. Wills was adopted from Korea as a baby by white parents,…

Writing about Anger While Keeping the Story Uplifting & Real

Cover image for Lori Wolf-Heffner's "The Move" from the "Between Worlds" series

Have you ever read a story or watched a movie only to be disappointed in the ending because the protagonist won too easily? Don’t get me wrong: sometimes I enjoy a little cheese in my entertainment, especially at Christmastime, but I can…

What Did Elisabeth Wear? Clothing in Semlac

A young teenage girl wearing a white blouse and dark skirt and standing in front of a small tree. The photo is from the 1910s

Clothing in Semlac is perhaps the hardest detail to keep track of in Between Worlds. I have photos, but they don’t match the exact years that Between Worlds takes place in. Fashion in between the wars did begin to modernize, but to what extent I…

Book Discussion for Between Worlds 1: The Move

Two girls looking pensive, from two different times. "Between Worlds 1: The Move" by Lori Wolf-Heffner.

What excited you about Between Worlds 1: The Move? What didn’t you like? What do you want to know about it? I’m holding two book discussions today about the first book in the Between Worlds series. Readers of any age are welcome, and we’ll be…

Book Discussion for Between Worlds 1: The Move

Two girls looking pensive, from two different times. "Between Worlds 1: The Move" by Lori Wolf-Heffner.

What excited you about Between Worlds 1: The Move? What didn’t you like? What do you want to know about it? I’m holding two book discussions today about the first book in the Between Worlds series. Readers of any age are welcome, and we’ll be…