This is the future

Posted on 07/08/2012 01:39:48 PM

  Lately, I’ve been contemplating the future of writers intoday’s high technology society. What will become of us and the books we write?Will the paperback go the way of the compact disk? Will publishing housesdisappear the way most record labels have? Will the paperback book become ...

Don’t get discouraged

Posted on 07/05/2012 02:27:56 PM

I’ve been reading a lot of posts on KND and KDP about howJuly sales have started out slowly. It’s not surprising considering the Fourthof July holiday. As I said in my last post, I made the biggest mistake of allby booking a sponsorship during this week. People are out having fun andspending ...

Not so good

Posted on 07/03/2012 01:01:14 PM

So once again, I’ve made a blunder (I think) in mysponsorship ads. Last Friday, DROP OUT was Kindle Nation Daily’s sponsor. http://kindlenationdaily.com/2012/06/kdd-june-29/ Accordingto their own estimates more than 150,000 readers were exposed through theirmeans. I probably exposed the ...

Wanna Buy a House?

Posted on 07/03/2012 12:23:32 PM

Baby not included... We finished the renovations on our home on Cluculz Lake and have finally listed it. Doing so felt very similar to the first time I sent a manuscript to a publisher. Fingers crossed, sweaty brow, anxiety levels off the charts. As the days pass I'm learning to stay calm. The markets ...

A Sestina: The Jonez

Posted on 06/12/2012 12:12:54 PM

She's sick. Her nose starts to run and bleed. Crackling leaves fall out of the trees and spread a carpet of scratchy brown over her world. She hugs and rocks herself; staring down at a street that mocks her. A battered street sign wobbles, ignored. Cars run through it and punkls throw rocks in its ...

Favourite Childhood Book

Posted on 05/29/2012 01:16:12 PM

The books we read when we’re small can help form who we grow up to be. Depending on our choice of reading, we can either become inspired or traumatised. Before I even learnt to read I remember bedtime stories being read to me, or when there wasn’t time for that, an audio book was played which ...

The Interrobang Revisted

Posted on 05/29/2012 08:39:14 AM

Punctuation has always intrigued me. I ponder over such mysteries as who invented the apostrophe and why it is shaped the way it is. The origin of the ampersand, the em dash and the ellipsis —and who deemed them necessary—have me captivated. As I researched the phenomena of obscure punctuation, ...

IPPY Awards

Posted on 05/15/2012 02:27:15 PM

I received exciting news yesterday from my publisher Theytus Books. Over 2,400 independent authors and publishers participated in the 16th annual, 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest. My suspense thriller BROKEN BUT NOT DEAD won the Silver Medal for Canada-West -- Best Regional Fiction.  WOO-HOO!  As ...

One of the Best Horror Novelists (A zombocalype Nightmare)

Posted on 05/15/2012 10:17:43 AM

Where do I start you guys this book has me talking about it to everyone I see. First of all those of you that already are familiar with my blogging ,then should already know my thoughts on the author Rhiannon Frater. She is phenomenally awesome . She knows how to write a horror novel that will keep you ...

Help a girl out?

Posted on 05/08/2012 02:37:33 PM

Here is my article it is going to be about Ontoplist.com. This online marketing Platform , I get an email telling me that I'm 50 percent on the toplist. But I'm really not following how this all really works. I thought once you add your blog adress that was it? But I guess it isnt because here is an ...



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