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July 23, 2017

This column originally appeared in The Saskatoon Express. I'll be sharing these from time to time on this, my blog site. If you get the Express, great; if you don't, I'd love for you to read these here.

Well, now. Wasn’t that a mighty storm?

From time to time, I hear peo...

July 22, 2017

Aieeee. Can you hear me screaming from there?

It was scary, but I did it. I hit the publish button on the paperback. It should hit the website, amazon.com, in a couple of days.

I regret deeply that it's not perfect; I'm no typesetter, I have learned. But I think it's rea...

June 29, 2017

Createspace was daunting. First, you create an account. Then, you deal with filling out forms, U.S. taxes, uploading the interior of the book, adding the cover, establishing a price and determining which sales channels you want to use. 

Every time you upload a file (wel...

June 20, 2017

This blog first appeared as a column in the Saskatoon Express.

Saskatonians are the best book buyers in the country, according to Amazon.ca.

This is a clever little piece of tracking shared by the mammoth book-and-all-else company, to create some news and buzz. I’m think...

June 15, 2017

Today is June 15, my self-imposed deadline for getting Adam's Witness up as, at least, an ebook. 

I did it. I did it! I can't believe it. 

For now, Adam's Witness is available in Kindle, and the print on demand version will be up soon.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to e...

June 12, 2017

When newspaper reporter Grace Rampling stumbles onto a grisly crime scene while on a routine weekend assignment, she abruptly finds herself at the centre of a police investigation into the death of a Catholic bishop.

As the investigation unfolds, evidence points to a tr...

June 12, 2017

I spent a week looking for an inexpensive ebook conversion service.

Then Ken went crazy yesterday and uploaded his book to Kindle. Boom, like that. It's up: The Goldsmith Book. I was amazed.

Not to be outdone, I gave it a shot. I'm waiting for the cover art, but so far h...

June 7, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I met Lori Coolican, crime reporter and copy editor extraordinaire, for lunch. She walked in carrying my book. As in, printed out. It was heavy.

I asked Lori to please save me from embarrassment from checking my legal bits in the book, now renamed...

March 26, 2017

This book writing thing is not for sissies. I think I've pointed that out before.

I sent Murder by Monstrance/The Murder Vessel to a content editor, namely Bev Katz Rosenbaum, thinking I could forget about it for, say, a couple or three weeks.

It was not to be. Bev was e...

February 2, 2017

Beta reader comes through again. I won't mention her name, but she's beautiful and tall and crazy smart. You know who you are.

So, I slammed on the brakes.

Beta five having pointed out two significant problems, it was back to the drawing board, a bit. First I had to figu...

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