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I acknowledge that the work I do is hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat. I also recognise the enduring presence, resilience and resurgence of all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

Mary Jennifer Payne
Thank You Kingston 1

Thank you, Kingston!

I had a wonderful time signing books at Novel Idea in my hometown of Kingston, Ontario last weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out to make it such a...

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New Tutoring Business

Project updates and my new online tutoring business!

It’s been a while. Like all of you, I’ve been adjusting to the rhythm of our world and to the novel circumstances in which we find ourselves during this pandemic....

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Update And Excerpt

Update and an excerpt!

I thought it was about time for an update and feel it’s prudent to extend an apology to all my readers on here. I haven’t disappeared into some sort of...

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Solomons Ring Launch 1

Thank you for helping me launch Solomon’s Ring!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Dora Keogh pub in Toronto on a chilly Wednesday night last week to celebrate the launch of Solomon's Ring with me!...

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Thank you for coming to IFOA!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the IFOA's Launch of Launches on October 22 at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre. A special thank you to the Toronto Arts Council for...

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Solomons Ring Cover

Get a sneak peek of Solomon’s Ring on Netgalley!

Want to be one of the first people to read the next installment in the Daughters of Light series? Check out Solomon's Ring on Netgalley for a limited time!  

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International Festival of Authors 2017

I'm very excited to announce that I'll be reading at Toronto's International Festival of Authors this year! It's such a privilege to be a part of this event, and to...

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The World Needs She Roes

The world needs she-roes!

Dear Readers, Welcome to the second installment in the Daughters of Light series. As I sit down to write this letter, one thought keeps playing through my mind, and that...

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Toronto Lit Up

Thanks for attending Toronto Lit Up!

I had a great time reading at Toronto Lit Up! Thanks to everyone who attended and made the event such a success!

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