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Word watch: “Freedom”

Protesters against vaccines in Ottawa are walking on Parliament Hill, screaming “freedom” in a pathetic imitation of Mel Gibson’s overdone portrayal of William Wallace. What does “freedom” mean? It means responsibility. You can do the things you want to do, go where you want, say what you want. It also means you have to take […]

Cold outside, hot inside

Giveaway for Romance Month With Valentine’s Day smack in the middle of the month, February is typically “romance month” for a lot of writers and publishers.  I’m joining that train again with a promotion for my hot-n-steamy romantic parody, One Shade of Red. I’m giving away two free e-copies AND a signed paperback, too. Just […]

Javor meets the dragon

A Sunday sample from The Children of the Seventh Son He spun back and saw the dragon, more hideous than any he had seen before, and larger than any but one. It stood on four legs, its neck arched like an angry snake. Its back was higher than the second-storey balcony on Javor’s house in […]

New year, new resolve

It’s hard to sum up my feelings about this new year. Normally, I feel energized by the start of a new calendar, and a little daunted by all the ideas for new projects, or finishing older ones. It’s silly on one level. Any day can be the start of a new year. I feel similarly […]

Fill your e-reader

You need great books to read in the new year. And you could win them—free. eBook & Paperback Sweepstakes! (2) Winners of eBook "Gift Baskets" of ALL ebooks Other Winners of individual ebooks or paperbacks (randomly selected) Including The Bones of the Earth, Book One of the Dark Age series. Don’t wait another second! Time […]

Happy holidays

It’s the time of year to share hopes for peace, health and happiness for all. And as the new year approaches, I wish you all health and success in every venture you pursue.  (And if it’s a new book, contact me with any questions. I’ll do what I can to help.) And before I forget, […]

The joys of the greyest month

By Scott Bury We’ve entered what my neighbour called “the ugliest month.” It’s easy to see what she means: grey skies, naked trees, the bite of the wind. Hallowe’en is over, the full-on insanity of the holiday shopping season and its excessive decoration and celebration have not started yet. The upcoming observance of Remembrance, Armistice […]