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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.

How to Self-Publish like a Pro, Part 2

Read Part 1 in this series. Read Part 3 in this series. Read Part 4 in this series. Here are nine random tips for those of you who choose to use Kickstarter, or a similar service, to raise money for the self-publication of your book. 1. Ignore the promos. About thirty...

How to Self-Publish like a Pro: Part 1

Read Part 2 in this series. Read Part 3 in this series. Read Part 4 in this series. Self-publishing is not new. It's been around for a very long time. In fact, it's probably at least several minutes older than the professional publishing industry, which only sprang up...