Archive for the 'Interesting' Category

Try it. You’ll like it.

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Have I said enough good things about Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange? No? If you don’t believe me, check out the sample online at HarperCollins here. (And by the by, today’s subject line is brought to you by the labels my grandfather always put on his homemade wine.)

Books I’m looking forward to

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This is a good month coming up for books. Not that there aren’t lots of good books coming out for the shopping frenzy, but there are four specifically that I’m looking forward to. You’ve all heard me rave about Lesley Livingston‘s Wondrous Strange (and I’m not the only one now — go to the site […]

The Vaike and Erich Rannu Fund for Writers of Speculative Literature

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Here’s an announcement that writers will want to take a look at. Writers and editors Sandra Kasturi and Brett Savory have established the Vaike and Erich Rannu Fund for Writers of Speculative Literature in honour of the 30th wedding anniversary of Sandra’s mother and step-father, and their contributions to the arts and education both in Canada […]

Tales from Matt Forbeck

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Matt Forbeck writes on about the cyclical nature of the freelance writer’s year — or at his freelance writer’s year. I haven’t been freelancing as long as Matt has (in fact I’ve just celebrated one year of it) but  I’ve been getting by so far on existing contracts and somewhat more seasonal copy/data flow […]

Moments of culture clash

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

This weekend must be festival central for events in Toronto — there’s more going on than I’ve noticed at any other time during the summer, sometimes with odd results. We were out enjoying the weather this afternoon/evening when we passed from the family-oriented mayhem of Buskerfest… through a current of baseball fans lingering after today […]

My first endorsement

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Not an endorsement of The Doom of Kings or anything (although that would be nice!) — no, something nice I said about a book has been used in public and attributed to me, so I would call that an endorsement. Ooo, I feel like I’ve hit the big leagues. Seriously, this is kind of cool […]

More on The Doom of Kings

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Oops — actually a few day old now, but fellow Eberron writer Jeff LaSala, author of The Darkwood Mask, has been reading The Doom of Kings and posted an early review on his blog at If you read the book and say something (hopefully good!) about it on your blog, let me know so […]