The Brilliant Banner for Writers…if I say so myself.

Most writers I know are on a limited budget for advertising and promotion, especially the self-published ones. Even the writers with traditional publishers may have to foot the bill for some or all promotional supplies. I, myself, am both self-published (4 books) and traditionally published. When I've done book signings in the past I had some... Continue Reading →

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Easter Quicky

Being Christian, I have a problem with the phrase, "Happy Easter". I find that the bunnies, spring, and chocolate part are fun and more universal, but I find that from the Crucifixion to the Resurrection, there's nothing to be HAPPY about during the weekend. For me it's a time of reflection about what I can... Continue Reading →

The Broken Shield for KOBO!

Yes indeed do, my earth-shaking (literally) urban fantasy e-novel, The Broken Shield, is now available for Kobo. Check it out at Kobobooks.com, where it has reached as high as #34 in Contemporary Fantasy. This is a special announcement, because the book was written about and for a very special girl, Phoenix. Yes, to you who... Continue Reading →

Remembrance Day & Politicians

A group called "Our Duty" has gone public with a request that politicians stay away from November 11th Remembrance Day events. They say it is because the day is about remembering and memorializing, not about photo ops and politics. Here is the original article: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/no-photos-of-stephen-harper-or-any-other-politician-during-remembrance-day-please-group-askse. Sorry, but I disagree with Our Duty. It IS about... Continue Reading →

Free for Kindle?

Okay, Kindle-owners (and app-users)... My urban fantasy eNovel is now free! Go get it! If you read it and don't like it, I will give you your money back, but only if you get it this weekend! Where else will you find a history-bending adventure in which the hero has MS, hangs out with a whistling pixie, and can compare Jesus Christ and Adolf Hitler and make sense? This is NOT satire. It's a story of the battle for our souls, with plenty of fighting, some humour, and warning about all those security cameras you see around you.

Yo, Canada!

If the US, China, and Russia are the bullies, the Brits are the -self-appointed upper crust, the Aussie's are the friend out back with the dirty mags and Dad's beer, then Canada is the Boy Scout. Not dumb, not smart, just plodding along, trying to be prepared while the rest of the world ignores us or yells at us or makes fun of our funny uniforms.

When Lassie Needed Timmy

Walking to work when a small Yorkshire Terrier raced across 50' of quiet road, barking like mad and favouring one rear paw. It was cold and a bit snowy out. He was wearing tags so I called him over to pick him up but the barked and ran away a few feet, waiting for me to follow.

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