Archive for the 'Interesting' Category

What’s been happening?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

So you may have noticed that not a lot has changed on the site recently. That’s mostly because there hasn’t been much to update it with. All of my social traffic has been going through Twitter (@dbassingthwaite) or Facebook. There will be some new stuff happening soon: I have a collection coming out later in […]

Twitter rules my brain

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Considering I’ve had two books published since I last updated the blog, it’s probably time for a quick update or at least a holding update (oh, look – here it is!). Twitter’s just so much easier. Okay, real update or possibly site overhaul sometime soon. In the meantime, follow me on twitter @dbassingthwaite. Oh, and […]

Ebooks-a-poppin’

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

As we countdown to the announcement of Apple’s tablet and the much-hyped possibility that it will revolutionize/dominate the growing ebook market, I thought I’d share some of my own ebook news. Wizards of the Coast is moving into making more of their novels available for ebook readers and two of mine are available now! Buy […]

My Ten Favourite Fantasy Novels

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Over at Fantasy Author’s Handbook, editor and author Phil Athans has made a weekly habit of posting interesting and insightful articles on the writer’s (and occasionally the editor’s) craft. In this week’s post, he listed his Ten Favourite Fantasy Novels. It’s an enjoyable list — a little summary of each books with an explanation of […]

Confessions of a First-time Stripper

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Get your minds out of the gutter. I stripped books for the first time tonight at my part-time bookstore job. For those of you who don’t know, mass market books are “returned” to the publisher by tearing off the front cover, returning that for credit, then recycling the rest of the book. Yes, horribly wasteful, […]

March Madness – Book Style

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

This is fun. HarperCollins Canada has launched the 2009 edition of their March Madness literary smackdown. Basically it’s a championship for books. Fun and you have a chance to win all 64 featured books. Go in and check it out! Here are some of my favourites – you may notice a slight bias to genre […]

Inauguration

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Well, I’ve just watched Barack Obama’s inauguration. That was quite an inspiring moment. Great speech, nice pageantry without being over the top. I’m pleased I watched it live. People talk about remembering Kennedy’s assassination or whatever. This is one I’ll remember. Oh my god – I’m just listening to Frank McKenna, former Canadian ambassador doing […]