Something fun and a little different that I was asked to take part in over on Wattpad. My part came out over the weekend, but the Decameron Project will be huge when it’s completed (over 100 total short stories by all different, hand-picked authors). Check it out and add it to your library if you’re on Wattpad. If you’re determined to vote for my story “Crotch Dogs,” who am I to say no? 🙂
How far would you go to make your dreams come true?
Watson Sinclair has only been in New York for a couple of hours and already he’s had a small accident in his car involving some distracting cleavage and an inconveniently-placed fruit stand. His best friend JC Dubois is a few blocks away kidnapping the editor of the Royal Features Syndicate. Watson has to pick them up and get back across the Canadian border safely with their prisoner. It didn’t have to be this way.
Very excited to announce my novels were honored in two categories in the recent Indie Book Awards put on by Discover Indie Writers. More details available on their tumblr account here. Big thanks to DIW for their recognition of my work.
Spent the day tabling at WordsFest upstairs in the Covent Garden Market here in London, Canada. I created the following “Storify” series about the local authors who were taking part.
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I just finished this excellent how-to book for Indie Authors from the creators of the Self-Publishing Podcast. It was filled with great tips for writers, easy to follow plans for promoting your work, and lots of real world examples from the authors’ own Indie publishing experiences.
For the past couple of years, I’ve been working on a series of connected short stories concerning the expat crowd in Paris in the mid-twenties. It’s been a labor of love requiring lots of research and background reading. I’ve also been sending them out and I’m excited that the first one has just been published on CommuterLit.com.
So I was recently interviewed by Alexis Ohanian for a web-based TV show which was doing a feature on Wattpad. It was a lot of fun. The show is called “Small Empires” and it appears on TheVerge.com. The Wattpad episode is now up on the site – lots of great Toronto footage and a look behind the scenes at the ubercool Wattpad headquarters!
This past weekend, I was one of 40 authors promoting my books at WordsFest on the upper level of the Covent Garden Market in London. Because of the timing (having just received my first batch of hard copies of my second novel Risk), the festival became the ideal occasion for an unofficial book launch.
The final proof copy has at last arrived, been drooled over and approved! It is a thing of beauty. Love the cover, love the interior, love the back jacket and the glossy feel of it in my hands. Absolutely blown away. The convenience of my e-reader is amazing and I’m so excited to sell my book in that format, but there’s nothing like a hardcopy to excite the senses. So, let’s make this official… I am proud to say that my novel “Once Were Friends” is now launched into the world.