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Plan for 2020: Reading, Writing, and Quiet Activism

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I never make New Year’s Resolutions, but I wanted to give everyone an update on my reading, writing, and quiet activism plans for 2020. Plus cookie related plans. I can’t guarantee I’ll get everything done. For my 2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge, I only finished reading 36 books out of 50 book prompts. I had a mental health crisis last year that I’m still recovering from. Here’s what I’d like to do in 2020 to keep me coping.

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Fiona Mcvie Interviews Author Jan L. Mayes

originally published by Mcvie, F. (2018, May 8). Here is my interview with Jan Lostina Mayes. Author Interviews. https://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/here-is-my-interview-with-jan-lostina-mayes/comment-page-1/#comment-21219

Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie. Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Jan Lostina Mayes. Mother trained me never to reveal my age. Hint: 25 x 2 + a few years.

Fiona: Where are you from?

The Pacific Northwest.Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

I wanted to be a writer or journalist, but after an accident gave me tinnitus (ringing in the ears) I went to university for a Master of Science instead. I became an audiologist and specialized in tinnitus. I worked in hearing healthcare, adult education, and workplace hearing disorders evaluation and prevention. My dream of writing was postponed until about 10 years ago. I’m married with 2 children, 2 cats, and 2 dogs.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

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