Another week has gone by already. I just haven't been able to dedicate as many hours as I like to my new manuscript. However, I did manage to get a first draft of chapter 11 of Loved Mars, Hated The Food completed. Hopefully, I'll do better next week. I have all my props for Bookapalooza … Continue reading Weekly Update
People have been asking me, are you really writing a novel about Mars? Yes, I am. Followed by, why Mars? I've had an interested in travel to Mars going back to my teens. I went through a period where I read quite a number of science fiction novels. The ones that stood out for me … Continue reading Why Mars?
Chapter 10 of LOVED MARS, HATED THE FOOD has now been completed. I hope to begin picking my writing output if I can get avoid some of life's other distractions. Speaking of Mars, some interesting news about Mars out this week. First we heard that the Viking Lander mission in 1976 had found microbial life on … Continue reading Weekly Update
I'm quoted in Recovery magazine, which is published The Lawyers Weekly. The article is entitled High Road Forsaken and deals with the most recent Ontario auto insurance reforms. Rick Tompkins, where are you when we need you?
Sure the polls show that Hillary Clinton has a large lead over Donald Trump just weeks before election day. But you can't really trust the polls. More often than not they have proven to be inaccurate. But I have some convincing evidence that Trump is probably not going to be the 45th president of the … Continue reading Signs That Donald Trump Might Not Win The Election
I have quickly learned that you never know when someone will approach you and ask where they can purchase a copy of THE ROAD AHEAD. Word is slowly getting around by word of mouth, so I now carry some copies in the car. Today I attended a retirement event for a former work colleague. She … Continue reading Weekly Update
For fun I thought I would choose actors who I think would be a good fit for the characters in THE ROAD AHEAD. Below are my picks. If, you've read the book, tell me who you would like to see play the different roles. Rick Tompkins - Bryan Cranston Jerry Switzer - Seth Rogen Geneva … Continue reading Who I Would Like To See Appear In The Movie Version Of THE ROAD AHEAD
I've returned to writing this week. Chapter 9 of LOVED MARS, HATED THE FOOD is now done and I've begun Chapter 10. I've been discussing with a book club in Toronto about appearing at a future meeting to lead a discussion of THE ROAD AHEAD. Anyone associated with a local book club, I would be … Continue reading Weekly Update
I would like to make a career from writing. I believe that I can produce entertaining and fun books for a broad audience. The only thing that stands in my way is the publishing industry. When I completed THE ROAD AHEAD, my plan was to go the traditional publishing route. I had no interest in … Continue reading Why I Chose To Self-Publish