In honour of this special occasion, I want to share this funny article with you 🙂 “How to Date a Writer” By Heather O’Neill http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/2012/02/how-to-date-a-writer-heather-oneill.html   The following apply to moi –   Be eccentric. Writers are impressed by silly things. Remember their original loves were characters in novels. Act like a fallen aristocrat, or […]

Book Club Recommendations?

For those that have been following, our “Bookworms” Book Club has now read several novels – The Glass Castle, Spin, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter and The Birth House.  Check out the links to see my quickie reviews and recommendations! It’s now my turn to pick our next book and I’d love to get YOUR recommendations. […]

How Adam Mansbach’s expletive-filled children’s book was born

TRALEE PEARCE From Monday’s Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jun. 13, 2011 12:00AM EDT   Adam Mansbach can thank bleary-eyed parents for making him a bestselling author. Based on mere tidbits about his searing new adult lullaby of a book, Go the … to Sleep, a viral phenomenon was born. The book began its life as a […]

Q&A with author Christian McPherson

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the third installment of the 3-part Christian McPherson series.  Christian is the author of The Cube People, which I reviewed here and he graciously agreed to a Q&A follow-up with me after I completed the book.  I also entered him in my Great Canadian Finds section – read his bio here. […]