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February 12, 2014

What Film Options Really Mean

This blog is for every author who's ever been asked "Have you thought of making your book into a movie?" Ten questions about film options and what it takes for books to be made into movies. I ask the dumb questions so you don't have to.
January 17, 2014

Interview: Jim Lynch

Author, journalist, and all-around nice guy Jim Lynch talks about his latest novel, which part of writing takes him the longest, and dispenses some advice for aspiring authors.
January 12, 2014

Truth Like the Sun

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Dense with imagery, tense and skillfully plotted, Truth Like the Sun kept me reading as compulsively as if it were a news-breaking story clattering out of a teletype machine.
July 22, 2013

Canadian Authors and US Taxes

Don't buy those Jimmy Choos just yet. If you are a Canadian author and your literary agent is American, you’re in for some paperwork and some waiting time.
June 15, 2013

36 Generations of Family Genealogy

The fact that our family has managed to hang on to our jia pu, book of family genealogy, is entirely because of my Uncle Ning.
June 3, 2013

A Visit to My Publisher

Meeting my editor in person and talking about The Damn Novel and next steps to get it to market was a truly wonderful experience. Also a bit surreal.