February 20, 2017
A few minutes with ... Dalton Higgins
Throughout the month I have been sharing interviews with members of the literary community. Today, I have the privilege of sharing my conversation with best-selling author, journalist, speaker, publicist, ...
September 28, 2016
Don’t Know Much About History: Memoir Crazy
Literary fiction and poetry are cool, but non fiction biographies are becoming cooler. Again. Some of us bookish geeks and authors tend to spend an inordinate amount of time tracking publishing industry ...
June 03, 2016
Author as Musician
I have a healthy respect for multi-disciplinary arts; from dance, literature and film, to visual art, theatre and music. Having dabbled in more than a few of these disciplines myself, in different capacities, ...
May 11, 2016
Posthumous Lit: How Do You Capture a Dead Author’s Voice and Intentions?
You all know the saying. It goes something like this. The only three things guaranteed in life are death, taxes, and the Toronto Maple Leafs not making the playoffs. Okay, so I tacked on the latter Leafs ...
November 04, 2015
What’s the Future of the Future?
Is the future now? Is it tomorrow, as it should be? Or is the future just an accelerated version of the past and present? Uhhh, have you heard the rapper Future’s new What a Time to Be Alive mixtape ...
October 01, 2015
Transit Lit: Public Transportation as a Source of Literary Inspiration
I live a one minute walk away from a TTC subway station. In theory, this should mean that getting around town should be more fun, efficient and easy. And it generally is. But before I commit any more ...
May 29, 2015
What’s Your Vision: Publish or Perish?
Note to self: forget the zeitgeist. Trends are for dolts. What I mean is that when it comes to some writers and their embrace of social media, e-book culture and new audience development there seems to ...
June 30, 2013
Are You Spending More Time on Pinterest Than on Your Prose?
As a card-carrying member of this newer generation of entrepreneurs who believe in thoroughly cultivating all sides of our hybridized identities, I spend an equal amount of time working as a communications ...
April 26, 2013
Remixing My Book Consumption Habits
While many book industry pundits have tended to focus their attention on the future of the book, bookstores and even book review sections, and justifiably so, I’ve been zoning in on the debates surrounding ...