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Review of JUMPED IN from CM Magazine

Review of JUMPED IN from CM Magazine

Kowalski͛s latest title is a superb example of the novella as an art form. It completely engages the reader in a short period of time. Jumped In fuses both well-developed characters with a compelling action plotline. The novel touches on issues that include prejudice,...

Seneca on Revenge

The Great Books Program at St. John's College. www.sjc.edu A post shared by Johnnie Quote (@johnniequote) on Sep 11, 2017 at 9:51am PDT

That time Campbell Scott recorded Eddie’s Bastard in one take

That time Campbell Scott recorded Eddie’s Bastard in one take

I just found this photo in my archives the other day, so I decided to clean it up and scan it. Seeing it brought back a lot of pleasant memories. The audiobook of Eddie's Bastard was recorded by Campbell Scott in 1999 at the HarperCollins audio studio in New York. I...

Wedding

Wedding

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending my favourite kind of wedding–the kind where two distinct cultures merge.

Kowalski’s Pickles

Kowalski’s Pickles

I never thought I'd be saying this, but I'm becoming better known for my pickles than I am for my novels--at least locally. Here's a great piece by Janice Middleton in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. It's about the pickles I've been making for the past decade or so in...

Reading Guides for Teachers

The thoughtful souls at Orca Books have put together these reading guides for my Rapid Reads novels. Just click on the link to view, print, or download. They're free. The Barrio Kings reading guide The Way It Works reading guide Something Noble reading guide Just Gone...

What does a feminist government look like?

What does a feminist government look like?

To answer this question, we need look no further than Sweden: Terrifying, eh? Twelve women, ten men. How does Sweden describe its government? 'Sweden has the first feminist government in the world.' Radical! What does this mean, Sweden? 'This means that gender...

How Donald Trump Made Me Into A Feminist

Women’s rights matter more than anything right now. We need women in leadership roles, and we need to raise girls who are ready to take those roles on. We need to raise boys who understand that rape culture is real, and the more casually it is presented, the more insidious it becomes. My proof? Donald Trump is president.