Monday, July 27, 2015

Introducing My Fifth Novel: Hour Of The Wolf

(Cover image by Mark Wagter,

More details to follow in August...

Friday, July 17, 2015

Awesome Post By A Mormon Lawyer On The 10th Anniversary Of Marriage Equality In Canada

This Mormon Press article is definitely worth a read, both for its thoroughness in discussing the balance Canada has struck for the past 10 years between ensuring religious freedom as well as the rights of those whom certain religious representatives often seek to subjugate, and for its calming tone toward our neighbours to the south on their own recent entry into the 21st century where marriage equality is concerned.

As Ms. Oviatt puts it, "a decade into same sex marriage, the moral fabric of Canada is as strong as ever [and] families continue to be at the heart of Canadian society."  Which of course comes as a surprise to absolutely no Canadian except those few religious extremists who lack the ability to see beyond the end of their own judgmental noses.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Uber Vs Toronto's Horribly Corrupt Taxi System

This Globe and Mail article details just how mind-blowingly bad the taxi licensing scam is in Toronto and makes a good case for why anything that destroys it, like Uber, is most definitely an improvement.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2nd Draft Complete!

As expected, it took me less than 2 weeks to complete the 2nd draft of my 5th novel.  I'm often frustrated by how unpredictable my pace can be when I'm writing the initial draft, but at least the rest of the process always flows much more smoothly. 

The updated version of the book is now in the hands of Ernesto for edits and my brother for feedback and corrections on the stuff he helped with.  Meanwhile, I'll be doing additional minor edits of my own, as will Vicki, and then all of that will be incorporated into a 3rd draft.  It should only take about another 4 - 5 weeks before I can place a big order and actually have some copies to sell.

Things are progressing well now! 

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Finally Finished The First Draft!

It's been a long time coming, but tonight I completed the initial draft of my fifth novel.  It's still fairly unpolished, and has sections that I need to discuss with my brother Richard yet, but the entire story is now down 'on paper' and complete.  I know everything that happens, all of the characters' fates, and what it all means.  Always a really good feeling!

Details, such as the title and back cover blurb, will be forthcoming over the summer.