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Throwback: the most original present ever.

Throwback: the most original present ever.

In April of 2001, I made a trip to the HarperCollins warehouse in Scranton, PA. I was in the midst of a book tour, and since I was in the neighborhood, someone from the warehouse called and asked me if I would come by and say hello. I was to shake a few hands and sign...

Reading Resources for Epic Game

Thanks are due to the Ontario Library Association Steering Committee, who created these reading resources for EPIC GAME, my latest Rapid Reads book for Orca Publishers' Raven imprint. EPIC GAME has earned me my fourth nomination for the OLA's Golden Oak Award. Click...

The gift of meditation

The gift of meditation

Almost thirty years ago, when I was a teenager, a friend gave me a meditation bench. It was collapsible, made of soft pine, and stained chestnut. It probably cost less than five bucks to make, but it's turned out to be one of the most valuable things I've ever owned....

NovaScotiaFood.com

NovaScotiaFood.com, a site I built, has really struck a chord with a lot of folks. I did an interview about it with CKBW (Bridgewater, NS) this morning, and I'll be doing another one early Monday morning on CBC's Information Morning at about 6:25 am. If you haven't...

Q&A with Steven Buechler

Book blogger Steven Buechler was kind enough to do a Q&A with me on his site. I talk about why I wrote The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo, my plans to promote it, and a little bit about what I'm working on next. Check it out here.

THE BEST POLISH RESTAURANT IN BUFFALO

Two years ago, I decided I was finally going to write a story I’ve been avoiding for most of my life, because I thought it would be too hard to tell. But it’s turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my writing career. This story is based on the life...