Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Misanthrope and Winnie-the-Pooh

There’s a new toy on the internet for book lovers. It’s called the Literature Map, and it’s both awesome and awesomely confusing. Here’s the idea. You enter the name of a favourite author and hit “continue.” The next thing you … Continue reading

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Card Catalogues: An Inefficient, Unsanitary Old Technology Now Makes Beautiful Furniture

In the early 80s I started a story — never finished — about a homeless woman who solves a crime without having any intention of doing so by recognizing connections between disparate pieces of information because she has a compulsion … Continue reading

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For a Limited Time, Free Downloadable eBook of “Siren”

For a limited time, I am was offering my story Siren as a free downloadable ebook.  It is now available for instant download on Amazon — and it’s priced at $0.99, which is pretty much the next best thing to being … Continue reading

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Be Careful How Hard You Laugh At The Winner Of This Year’s Bad Sex Award

There are some situations in which it’s perfectly okay to laugh freely and without restraint at another person. Then there’s the Bad Sex Award, given out annually by the Literary Review for the worst literary portrayal of sex. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Lost James M. Cain Novel “The Cocktail Waitress” To Be Published

James Mallahan Cain (1892-1977) was a U.S.  journalist, screenwriter, and novelist whose work, when not written explicitly for the screen was often adapted for it, resulting in such classics as Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and The Postman Always Rings Twice (twice, … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Metro Promotes New Authors

In Toronto where I spent most of my life, transit riders are treated to short poems by Canadian authors that are posted along with a brief bio of the author on streetcars, buses, and subway cars in a program called Poetry … Continue reading

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Awesome “Alice in Wonderland” Exhibit at the Tate Liverpool [with video]

The Tate Liverpool has mounted a new — and from the looks of it, unique — exhibit about the origins of the book Alice in Wonderland.  The exhibit’s web page can be found here. According to the Tate’s web site: … Continue reading

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