Check out this week’s episode of Between The lines, with Randy Lacey. This week’s interview subject? Yours truly. Listen and enjoy. Excelsior!
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Why it’s downhill from here for the Quebec Conservative Party
I probably shouldn’t be writing this. At all. However, since I went half-polemic on the Quebec Liberal Party in my last blog, then I ought to give as much attention to their traditional (read: pre-1936) counterparts. Some background is warranted, I fear. The present-day Quebec Conservative Party is somewhat a descendant of the original QuebecContinue reading “Why it’s downhill from here for the Quebec Conservative Party”
Why Dominique Anglade should remain leader of the Quebec Liberal Party
For any of you who know my politics, you know that I’m progressive and ecologically-minded. I also tend to be pro-youth, pro-student, and pro-First Nations. So you’ve probably realized by now that there is no love lost between myself (a former student activist) and the Quebec Liberal Party. In fact, as a federalist, I’m quiteContinue reading “Why Dominique Anglade should remain leader of the Quebec Liberal Party”
Genealogy 101, part one.
When doing a family tree, it’s always an incredible feeling to come across either a new ancestor or a distant cousin, depending on your search priorities. Here are some things to take care of or to avoid when putting together a family tree. 1) If you do not know the family name of one ofContinue reading “Genealogy 101, part one.”
Absent without leave
Hello one and all! Apologies for the radio silence these past months. Many ups and downs in my life. Coming up on this website, I will create categories (as soon as I can figure out how) which will include but not be limited to the following:1) Music;2) Restaurants;3) Updates about my literary works/efforts; and4) Stories/opinionsContinue reading “Absent without leave”
Boomerangs and Square Pegs now available in print!
That’s right! There are a limited number of copies (15) available going for $18 (+ postage and handling). Would you like a copy? Simply contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set something up! Of course, if it’s virtual you prefer (and it certainly is cheaper), then look for Boomerangs and Square Pegs at Smashwords.com: (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1064100 ).Continue reading “Boomerangs and Square Pegs now available in print!”
Boomerangs and Square Pegs finally published!
Yes! It’s true! (well, on-line, at least) But it’s a start! Yes, you can find my first novel on the Smashwords website. Just follow the link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1064100 It’s also available via Apple, Kobo, and Nook, and through a web search. A more detailed list later. And let me just say this: After 26 years (minusContinue reading “Boomerangs and Square Pegs finally published!”
Why I self-publish
Part 3 There is probably nothing worse to a reader’s ears than the sound of books being pulped. One could rationalize it away by saying, “At least they’re being recycled”, and this is a fair point. But like many environmentalists asked in the 2000s, “Do you need to print that?”. This is a fair question.Continue reading “Why I self-publish”
Why I self-publish
Part 2 (Warning: trigger alert) As I mentioned in Part 1, publishers, be they major or minor, don’t have deep pockets. The cost of printing books has risen quite a bit over the past 40 years, as has the cost of distribution. Often, we don’t stop to think that, for a book of a certainContinue reading “Why I self-publish”
Why I self-publish
Part 1 When you look at the world of publishing, it’s not like it used to be. Then again, who said things always have to stay the same? The world changes, and so do we. However, as much as people grow and mature, what doesn’t follow in growth is perception; what doesn’t change are assurancesContinue reading “Why I self-publish”