Monday, August 22, 2011

#9 Grundpark Road

Tonight was the night. After months of effort by me and my editor, we’ve decided that my novel is ready for publishing. I did one final check and sent it in to my publisher, ATTMPress. I can’t wait to deal with the cover. Although you can’t read a book by one, it sure makes an impression.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tree in the Woods Conundrum

If a tree falls in the woods and there’s no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? This is an old question that I took literally as a child. As a writer, I realize that this might not have been a question for actual pondering, but metaphorical instead. Here I sit thinking that today I have nothing of value to share. I haven’t blogged in a bit and the mundane day to day requirement s of life seem to have taken over.
As I write this blurb, I wonder who, if anyone will read it. Not many, I imagine. Though this tree has fallen, I find myself speculating whether or not I have made a sound.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Will Ereaders Eventually Replace Physical Books?

I never imagined how fast things would change. As a child growing up in the 70s, I listened to LPs. Later I listened to 8 tracks, tapes,CD’s and now we buy our music almost exclusively on line. When my daughter was 5 (in 1995) we gave her a little set of Barbie accessories. It included a turntable and record. I said, ‘You know what this is, honey? It’s a record.’ She said, ‘No it’s not, dad. It’s a CD.’ We’ve watched beta and vhs disappear and I still have several sets of encyclopaedias on my shelf that neither I nor my kids use.
When we’re a few years older, it’ll be easier to see what’s really going to happen. No matter how comforting a physical book is, it may not represent the same comfort to future generations as it does to us. After all, you don’t really need a light to read a kindle.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Visiting the Northwest

The family and I took a little road trip this weekend. We left Vanderhoof early Friday morning and drove west toward the coast. We stopped briefly to see a pretty view of Moricetown Canyon ( and then off to The Village of Hazelton ( before finishing the day at Hyder, Alaska ( where we took pictures of grizzlies feeding on salmon in Fish Creek.
We stayed the night in Stewart, British Columbia and decided to leave early the next morning right after breakfast. Well that didn’t pan out so well. The only restaurant open early enough was the local watering hole and it was already filled to the point of bursting. Everything else was closed until 11 a.m. We chose to have breakfast in the next town...4 hours later. Needless to say, we were famished by the time we sat down to eat.
We spent the following day in Prince Rupert, British Columbia where we enjoyed fresh seafood meals. The weather was great and we stocked up on halibut and prawns before returning home on Sunday morning.
As tiring as it was, the scenery was breath taking, the locals were entertaining and the food was delicious.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

#9 Grundpark Road

Today was a neat day! I received another query about my next novel. I can’t express how gratifying that experience is. I can only hope that sort of thing continues to happen and that interest continues to grow. Most importantly, I wanted to thank all of you who have read my first book and I wanted to let you know that it shouldn’t be too long before “#9 Grundpark Road” is available.
Thanks again, everyone!