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Reflections on a most intriguing Booker nominee - The Wake

So the Booker Prize Longlist for 2014 was announced this week and, as much as I like to think that this is a list that does not hold quite the same seal of approval and impact that it once had for me I must confess that I am a sucker for these lists all the same. 713 more words



Grown up and left home…

Publication (success!) List:

Cigale Literary Magazine gave Fiction:  Tiramisu + Math a chance. Issue released 3/31/14. 

Bartleby Snopes, issue 11, gave Artwork:  192 more words

Influence of Kindle Unlimited on Amazon "Bestsellers" Grows (via @PublishersLunch, HT: @JaneFriedman)

I don’t much like the exclusivity clause, and the impact on authors who don’t sign up to that. It feels a bit like handing your wages to a bank to manage, but the bank doesn’t care about you, oh and also if you don’t hand your life savings to that bank they stop bothering to maintain your credit history. 112 more words


Read: Artful: A Novel

Artful: A Novel
Peter David

Progress: 100%
Rating: ★★★☆☆

*This was read thanks to the Kindle First program, though that does not influence the rating or following review. 1,154 more words


Summertime Reading Event

I’m looking forward to reading in Stratford on Saturday with Orysia Dawydiak, Jeff Bursey, Kathleen Hamilton, and Steven Mayoff. I’ll be reading some fiction from my current manuscript. 39 more words

Prince Edward Island

Temporarily free (apparently offensive) novella!

Quick reminder guys; my second novella, God Metaphor (the one which people with strong and irrational religious beliefs have found quite offensive, for some reason unknowable to my poor addled mind), is free until friday the 25! 31 more words


One in every six individuals in the world is an Indian. So obviously we’re a common bunch in the world. But the fact is, most of us reside in our own soil, the Americas, Canada, and some other countries in the west and the Africas. 866 more words