In my last post, I wrote about the many reasons men don’t read fiction. For many men it comes down to one reason: they believe they can learn more from a work of non-fiction than from a novel, which, as we all know, is made up. So, as a sort of public service announcement dedicated to… Continue reading Why men don’t read fiction, but should: Part 2
If these words were the start of a novel instead of a blog, chances are you’d be a woman. At least according to studies cited on the Internet indicating 80 percent of all fiction is purchased by women. These studies are so often cited that despite the fact it is difficult or impossible to actually… Continue reading Why men don’t read fiction: Part 1
Blurbs – those pithy, effusive, adjective-heavy, uniformly positive endorsements from other writers or simply famous people that adorn the back covers of books and sometimes the front covers – get a lot of mixed, if not downright bad, press. Writers, who depend on blurbs the most, often have a love/hate relationship with receiving and giving them, seeing… Continue reading In search of the perfect blurb…
Welcome. I’ll be publishing my first novel Sons and Fathers on September 19 (Linda Leith Publishing). The book will be launched at Owl’s Nest in Calgary. Please go to my Events page for more info.