This week just seemed to fly by. Probably because I'm back to my regular routine now that I'm done shuttling back and forth from the Sunshine State. This week I completed about 4,000 words and put another chapter to bed. I also did some work on further developing my antagonist and adding some conflict to … Continue reading Weekly Update
I will be leading a discussion on The Road Ahead at two book clubs this spring. On April 25th, I will join some of the members of the Booksze Book Club at the Amsterdam BrewHouse on Queens Quay. Then on May 10th, I will meet up with the Toronto Canadian Authors Readers Group at Czehoski on Queen … Continue reading The Road Ahead To Be Discussed At Two Book Clubs
The Spring Scopes Says I'm A Fake Newsletter will be coming out in a few weeks. It will contain a excerpt from my next novel Loved Mars, Hated The Food. Not on my mailing list? That's not a problem. You can sign up right here.
Humour is very subjective. What I might find funny, another person might consider dumb or even offensive. For example, the 1998 Academy Award winning film, Life is Beautiful, I hated. Considering it won three Oscars (best actor, best foreign film, best dramatic score), suggests many people didn't. And there are so many forms of humour from … Continue reading The Last Laugh
John Kennedy Toole wrote two novels before he tragically passed away in 1969 at the age of 31. His first novel, The Neon Bible, was written in 1954 when Toole was just 16. It was published posthumously in 1989. The Confederacy of Dunces was written in 1963 but as in the case of Toole's first … Continue reading Book Review – Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
A.B. Funkhauser is a pseudonym for an incredibly funny author that I've gotten to know and Scooter Nation is a her second novel. She is real-life funeral director and has produced a dark, yet funny story about the funeral home business. Scooter Nation is about the nasty goings on of the owners and operators of a … Continue reading Book Review: Scooter Nation by A.B. Funkhauser
I'm down south this week so I'm also taking a break from my writing. However, I'm using the time to read some of the work of a few writing friends. There are some very talented new writers out there just waiting to be discovered. The genres include fantasy, historical, horror, science fiction and romance Just … Continue reading Weekly Update