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Oct.25.2010
At long last, the proof of my novel Of the Night has arrived from the printer. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. But the process of getting the book to this point has shaved months off the end of my life.  I've said it before, I'll say it again: Lightning Source does an amazing job but unless you're...
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Mar.04.2010
I know, it's been awhile since I last updated this page. Busy, busy, busy.  I don't have time to explain in detail but here's a link to my main blog, there's more info there, including news on the impending release of my thriller, So Dark the Night. 
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May.05.2009
My pal Gord sent me a recent article from the Globe and Mail, an update on Terry Fallis. I've blogged about Terry:  after having no luck finding any takers for his novel Best Laid Plans, he self-published through iUniverse.  The book went on to stun the Canadian publishing world by becoming the...
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Sep.02.2008
A number of folks have written or communicated with me, seeking clarification on this notion of what constitutes an "indie" writer. While there are no hard and fast rules, I've assembled a helpful checklist which should help you determine if you have what it takes to be an "indie...
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Jul.22.2008
It's not about the money, it really isn't. I want readers, millions of them. I don't care if they read my books without paying for them, I don't care if they purchase a secondhand copy for which I will receive not one thin dime. As long as people are reading my novels and stories. That feeling......
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Jul.15.2008
I'm an indie writer. Not a self-publisher, not a vanity pubisher, an indie writer. The distinction is an important one. I feel I have a close kinship to someone like Ani DiFranco, an artist and individual who has been an important pioneer on the independent music scene. Ani had some mainstream...
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Jul.11.2008
Psst... Can you kick the habit? Can you rid yourself of the notion that you need a published, printed, three dimensional book in your hands to feel like you're a real author? Are you comfortable with not being (at least initially) financially compensated for your herculean efforts? Can you give...