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Bill on a Taleblazer Tour

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege to take part in Young Alberta Book Society’s Taleblazer tour. What a good time! I visited Ecole Sir George Simpson, in St. Albert, and talked to a couple of groups of … Continue reading

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Book Launch — August 20th @ 7 p.m. @ Owl’s Nest Bookstore

Well, it’s fast approaching. In fact, it’s next week! You’re welcome to join me and a few other summer souls to launch “Kill Shot.” Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/867379363336470/

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Kill Shot — Extras

If you’re interested in a few extras to do with the story, this is your page. I’ve got a few things I depended on to create Kill Shot, and a few other things that I found interesting. Most of it … Continue reading

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“Kill Shot” is in my hands!

Officially, Kill Shot comes out in May. Yet, I have a pre-press version of Kill Shot in my hands. I was helping promote the book and Bitingduck Press at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held this past weekend … Continue reading

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U-boat Food

Food Supplies and Planning Food for the u-boat crew was a bit of a trick. There wasn’t much room for storage and there was no refrigeration. Check out an excellent article on food supplies and planning: http://www.uboat.net/men/foodstuffs.htm Sample Weekly Menu … Continue reading

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The goal of two pages a day.

The goal of two pages a day (or 500 words) is to crank out a draft of a novel in 6 months or so. My aim: a crappy first draft. A crappy first draft means the two pages do not … Continue reading

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“Two pages a day” starts again!

Yesterday (January 2, 2015) was my first day of my two-pages-a-day regime. The goal is to write two pages (500 words) a day, six days a week, from January to June-ish. The last two years I’ve used this approach, I … Continue reading

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“Kill Shot” is up on Netgalley!

Kill Shot‘s season for advance reviews is here. The story is mounted on Netgalley and open for comment. Bitingduck Press included this story to go with the release. I’m looking forward to the suggestions on how to improve the story! … Continue reading

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“Kill Shot” is typeset!

We’re getting closer. The publisher sent along a typeset version of Kill Shot over the weekend. It’s lovely to see the finished look of the page, the dingbats and font, that sort of thing. Bitingduck Press did a lovely job. … Continue reading

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Bookies unite (for an evening in Edmonton)

Here’s the group that turned out for the Smorgasbook event hosted by the Young Alberta Book Society (YABS). ‘Twas an excellent night talking with librarians, teachers, and civilians! Than you, YABS! Thank you to author Natasha Deen for the photo!

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