Book Launch of The Poisoned Pawn!

My friends Tara Hollister and Sarah Atchison accompanied me to the book launch of Peggy Blair’s The Poisoned Pawn at the Orange Art Gallery in Ottawa. It was a very fun evening with a Cuba theme and not only did we get to chat with Peggy again, Tara was able to cozy up to the Mayor …

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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. …

Digital lit: How new ways to read mean new ways to write

 KATE TAYLOR Globe and Mail Last updated Monday, Jul. 11, 2011   The Next Day is a graphic novel about people who have attempted suicide. Once it is posted online in September, you’ll be able to click your way through it according to your own preferences about how it should unfold. CityFish is a …

New book from “Game of Thrones” author

The book every fantasy fan has been waiting for Published Friday, Jul. 01, 2011   A Dance with Dragons By George R.R. Martin Bantam, 1,016 pages, $38 It’s the book everyone has been waiting for. At least it’s the book every fantasy fan has been waiting for. In fact, they’ve been so antsy that they’ve …

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 …