Bernice Landry

Bernice Landry

“My reader, Jude Cook, sent me detailed, intelligent notes that I considered very carefully before making changes to my novel White Night. Afterwards I got the good news from Rebecca Swift that my book had advanced to the TLC “quality manuscripts” pile [...] and my book is now being considered by agents with the all-important push and stamp of approval from TLC.”

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“What I find interesting, he says, is that your clothing is all white, like everything we see around us. Even your shoes are white.

I thought they were more off-white, she says, looking down at her white ballet slippers.

They look pretty white to me, he says.

Maybe, she says. This place is so white—everything seems pigmented against it. But why do you find that interesting?

Well, it might offer some kind of clue, he says. Is white a color you think you would normally wear?

I’m not sure, she says. Maybe not.

So perhaps there’s a reason you’re the only one who matches our surroundings, he says.

She shrugs.”

Extract from ‘White Night’ – included in the showcase

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