December 24, 2020

Literary Scouts

Scouts are the black ops of the publishing world and most people don't know what they do - even though they're an important part of the publishing food chain.
June 15, 2020

Zoom More Securely

If you're hosting a Zoom book event, you have the same obligation to provide a safe space for authors and audience as you do at a live event. Here's how.
April 1, 2020

Book of the Month Club!

If not for Covid-19 there would be a very loud house party going on right now at my place.
December 2, 2019

15 Ways to Help an Author

Apart from buying their books, what can you do to help an author whose work you enjoy? Most of these ideas don't cost money.
May 12, 2018

It’s Official! A Third Novel

My editor has sent a quick note to say she’s finished reading the draft of WS and enjoyed it very much. I'm so relieved. At this point, as long as the feedback doesn’t include words such as “steaming pile of …" I'm happy.
June 5, 2014

Book Two Sold!

I’m thrilled at the prospect of working again with the wonderful team at HarperCollins Canada. Working title DRAGON SPRINGS ROAD, this is a story that’s been waving its hands at me for quite a while
April 12, 2014

FAQs from Book Clubs

There are always people at book clubs who are curious about the process of writing and getting published. Here are the most popular questions so far.
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.
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 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.