The Double Nickel Tour

When my copy of A Journey of Words arrived, I sat down, opened it to the first page of the first story, and started reading. I knew “Retribution” was in there, and I’d read it many times over before submitting. It was the other stories I couldn’t wait to read. So far, they have not disappointed.

Today’s story is “The Double Nickel Tour” by Dawn Taylor.

Brief synopsis of your AJOW story: A woman on her first international flight discovers her real journey is one of self-enlightenment.
What inspired you to write this story? A similar journey I took to overcome my fear of traveling.
How long have you been writing? Since I was a child, professionally since 2014.
What genre do you usually write in and why? I love suspense and mystery. My current manuscript is psychological horror.
What else are you working on writing at the moment? I am writing a collection of short stories with the common theme of “twist” endings.
What advice do you have to give to new writers? Set a schedule and write as often as you can.
How can people discover more about you and your work?

A Journey of Words is available at

About Laurie Gardiner

Laurie has loved writing as long as she can remember. Her first published work, “'Til Death Do Us Part,” placed first in the 1997 Cambridge Writers’ Collective short story contest. Her latest works include short stories, “Retribution" and "Thief," appearing respectively in Scout Media's 2016 and 2017 anthologies, A Journey of Words and A Haunting of Words. Over the years, her poetry has also been published in various anthologies. Her debut novel, Tranquility, published in 2015, by Escargot Books and Music, was inspired by her work as a personal support worker specializing in dementia care. In 2015, she graduated with honors from Conestoga College’s Creative Writing program. She’s a Canadian, an avid reader, a yogi, and a Gemini. She grew up on a farm in remote northern Ontario, and now lives in Cambridge, Ontario with her husband and cat.
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