October 2, 2018

Nothing is quite as sweet for an author as opening a box of his freshly printed novels. I had the opportunity to grab from Gauvin Printing a couple of boxes of these beauties for use at upcoming local events. The mother lode was shipped off to the publisher and distrib...

September 29, 2018

I am excited to be invited to do a short reading of my novel, Quill of the Dove, at my publisher's 40th-anniversary reception in Ottawa on October 17, 2018. The reception starts at 5:30 pm at the 18th-floor boardrooms of KPMG, 150 Elgin. I hope to see many of you...

September 27, 2018

Last night, I had the honour to emcee the second annual Frank Hegyi Award ceremony in Ottawa. There was a great turnout of local writers and book lovers and a wonderful shortlist of authors. This year's ceremony was held on the 18th floor of KPMG's Ottawa offices at 15...

September 15, 2018

I AM LITERALLY COUNTING DOWN the days until the first run of Quill of the Dove is printed. My publisher Guernica Editions (MiroLand imprint) wrote me last week to say that it had chosen Imprimerie Gauvin in Hull, Quebec for the printing of the books and that they shoul...

August 30, 2018

Thanks to the excellent work of Guernica Editions' graphic designer, Rafael Chimicatti, Quill of the Dove, has a new cover. The cover illustrates two major themes of the novel: the pursuit of peace illustrated by the dove and overcoming barriers and war depicted by the...

August 18, 2018

I have just finished reading Clifford by Harold R. Johnson. This fabulous memoir, published by House of Anansi, centres on the author's relationship with his older brother, Clifford. One of Canada's leading indigenous writers, Johnson takes his readers on a cathartic j...

August 13, 2018

I have just finished reading Carol Off's All We Leave Behind. It is a powerful account of this Canadian journalist's crusade to bring to Canada an Afghan family after her reporting jeopardizes their safety. It is also a very factual account of the naivety and blunders...

July 26, 2018

Hola! 

I have been invited to read a short excerpt from the manuscript of my second novel, Quill of the Dove, at the Tarde de Poesia Latinoamericano en verano. I will give a short presentation of the novel in Spanish and then read a passage in English. Por favor, vengan...

May 24, 2018

On June 19, 2018, I will give my first public reading of my second novel, Quill of the Dove, at the Summer Reading Evening of the Ottawa Independent Readers. The reading evening will be from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington St West, Otta...

April 25, 2018

Today, I signed my contract with Guernica Editions to publish my novel, Quill of the Dove, under Guernica's MiroLand imprint. It was a wonderful feeling. Quill of the Dove has been a labour of love, an ambitious novel, which has enabled me to combine my experiences in...

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