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A new reward

Get a signed e-book for your support A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the Kickstarter campaign launched to support the new podcast, Beyond Barbarossa. You read about the rewards for supporting: everything from a shout-out in the first episode to t-shirts. Now, there’s a new reward level. For a $20 CDN contribution, […]

It's alive!

Help spread the word about the Kickstarter campaign for Beyond Barbarossa and win prizes The fundraising campaign to support the start-up costs for the upcoming podcast is now live on Kickstarter, and I’m asking for your help to spread the word. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform, where interested people can contribute money to pay for […]

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Thank you for all the messages, comments and emails of condolence and sympathy. I didn’t expect this response. I shared the story of my father’s passing as a warning, an object lesson about the real dangers of the pandemic and of the wilful ignorance of those who argue against getting vaccinated, and thereby endanger others. […]

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 […]

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, […]

Get to know an author: Barry Finlay

The series on independent authors continues with this fellow Ottawa author. I met him some years ago at a book fair in Ottawa, and now we are both members of the Ottawa Independent Writers group. Born and raised in Manitoba, he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for his fundraising efforts to help […]