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Waiting (Im)patiently

I have a major announcement coming up (Sunday) that has essentially killed my writing productivity. Instead, I’ve been preparing for the announcement and everything it means going forward. <I know…major teaser with nothing to tell you what is actually happening> Trust me when I say, the waiting has been VERY difficult. I hate being idle but the creativity just isn’t there so I have to live with it. I’m not actually writing this post to intentionally tease you either. I just realized that I’ve been silent for almost two weeks and I wanted to let you know I AM still alive. In other News I will be at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo again this year (as a spectator-only). […]

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Nominate Scouts of the Apocalypse for a Prix Aurora

All, Prix Aurora awards season is here again. Please take a moment to get a $10 membership and nominate Scouts of the Apocalypse for a Prix Aurora (YA Best novel). And while you are at it, nominate Suzy Vadori’s The Fountain in the same category. Membership gives you the ability to nominate AND you will get e-book versions of the finalist books when they are announced for free. Please do this by Saturday (March 19, 2016). Go here: http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/ Thank you,     -Michell

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Leave a Tip on Your Way Out

In North America tipping is a common (in most cases, expected) thing in restaurants. You get good service, you leave a gratuity for the server. The theory is (created by and propagated by the hotel and restaurant industries) that serving staff is making minimum wage, works hard and should have their income subsidized by tips. Before you go thinking I am anti-tipping, I’m not. I was a server in my youth and I was making minimum wage. The tips made a difference. It’s just unfortunate that this is a manufactured thing much like *name that Hallmark Holiday*. Today, I’m going ask you to consider tipping those authors whose work you enjoy. Not in cash or cheque but in reviews. This […]

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