Second Golden Oak Nomination

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve received another Golden Oak Award Nomination from the Ontario Library Association. This one is for SOMETHING NOBLE, my third Rapid Reads book for Orca/Raven Books. Thanks to OLA, Orca Books, and most of all to my...

Ten Years Without Television

Ten years ago, my wife and I made the decision to cancel our cable television subscription. We did this for a few reasons. Firstly, there was nothing on. It was all crap: UFOs, the Hitler channel, sports, home shopping. Secondly, we realized we would be saving about a...

Always Listen To Your Wife

For years, my wife has been a huge fan of a site called LaineyGossip.com. Lainey has a passion for witty commentary on all things entertainment-related. She’s also an intelligent reader, and has been a big champion of literary fiction in the past. Why not send...

Working with Up-and-Coming Writers

Sometimes I mentor up-and-coming writers, meaning I help them get their book ideas into shape for potential publication. Occasionally I show them how to fine-tune their writing style as well. This last part is tricky, because style is such a personal thing, I’m...