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11:30: All set up Never open with the weather, said Elmore Leonard. Okay. Now that I’ve opened, I can tell you that it’s a beautiful, clear, sunny and hot day in Stittsville, Ontario. This is my second year at this event, just a few kilometres down the bicycle trail from my home in Kanata. No, […]

Indonesia family bombings: Books never reach this level of evil

Real evil reaches depths that most writers who want to appear credible would never dream of—not if they wanted to be taken seriously. Last weekend, families carried out two terrorist bombings in Indonesia. Parents and children. On Saturday, May 12, a family of six suicide-bombed three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city. Dad drove a […]

How well do you know the Dark Age?

I’ve been working on The Triumph of the Sky, the sequel to my first-published novel, The Bones of the Earth. Both books are set around the turn of the fifth to the six century, the darkest part of the Dark Age. I thought I should familiarize you with this fantastic, yet historical universe so you’re […]

Cover update: Wildfire, a Wine Country Mystery

Hold the presses! I’ve decided to change the title of the series I will launch into the world next week. The story will still be the same, with the same character and the same title. However, the name of the series is more descriptive, more informative to the readers. It’s now Wildfire: A Wine Country […]

Why do I like writing?

Why do I like writing? Some people I know say “I don’t like writing; I like having written.“ To an extent, I can understand that. I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes when I complete a piece of writing, whether it’s an article for a magazine, a book, a story or even a blog post. […]