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Category: Uncategorized Landsdown School in Edmonton

Reading chapter two to 95 Grade 5 kids @ Landsdown School in Edmonton.   They previously read chapter one.  In spite of no dragons or magic wands, they liked it!

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Category: Uncategorized FINAL RESPONSE reviews are needed.

I would appreciate if any of you have read FINAL RESPONSE to post a review on Amazon.com.  FINAL RESPONSE reviews are needed to help promote by book.  You only have to post 25 words. I only have 9 so far on Amazon and 16 on Goodreads.   The ratio of books sold to reviews is quite low.

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Category: Uncategorized School Reading for Young Readers

I’ll be doing a school reading for young readers in Oct. of one of my young reader novels.  Beth McCormick, a teacher at Landsdowne school in Edmonton was impressed with my work and asked me to come out during READ IN week. For Grade 5 and 6 kids.  I gave her a copy of Voodoo Bully.  Hope it doesn’t scare

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Category: Uncategorized FINAL RESPONSE gets some press

My first firefighter novel in paperback FINAL RESPONSE is getting great reviews on Amazon and I am featured in the Edmonton Journal books section.  FINAL RESPONSE gets some press, too, in the form of a pic of the book cover.   http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/books/Retired+Edmonton+firefighter+turns+writing/11305157/story.html

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Category: Uncategorized Calgary book signing tour success

I have to say my Calgary book signing tour was a success.  I hung around two Calgary Chapters stores and sold quite a few copies of  FINAL RESPONSE.  The Signal Hill Rd. store is keeping a few on hand as well.         Then, on the way home, I stumbled upon the secret giant marshmallow farm.  The crop

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Category: Uncategorized First ever book signings

Happy Saskatchewan Day! They named the ‘civic’ holiday. FINAL RESPONSE my first ever  book signings in Saskatoon went well at McNally Robinson (classy, stylized store) and Chapters ( a large store). McNally Robinson even put an advert in the paper for the signing. Both stores kept a few copies to sell. Krista @ Chapters wants to carry all my young

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Category: Uncategorized Final Response book signing Tour

The book signing tour begins.  I was heading for Saskatchewan this summer anyhow, so Bookkus set me up at Chapters and McNally Robinson books in Saskatoon.  I have no idea how many will sell.  It is a summer long weekend, so maybe I shouldn’t expect too much. I have bookmarks and a banner made. July 2015 Saskatoon: Chapters Indigo Friday,

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Category: Uncategorized I surrendered to Facebook

Yes, I did it.  I joined Facebook.  There are a lot of firefighters there and it is a good way to stay in touch with them.  Hopefully they buy my FINAL RESPONSE book

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Category: Uncategorized Another short story sold

I have recently sold another short story to Summit Studios.  Matt Jackson there likes my writing.  He wants me to take the drinking mentions out as a lot of younger people also read his anthologies. The story is called Big Bad Snowman and occurred some years back when I hung out at the Zoo, a big flophouse of transients from

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Category: Uncategorized Heys Luggage Issue

This is off my usual post.  The Heys luggage issue I have really angered me and I sent them a letter. Don’t buy Heys suitcase because it has a defective substandard wheel.  The luggage wheel issue is the wheel that shredded on my last trip, only it’s second usage.  A Heys suitcase wheel is not covered under warranty.  They find

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Category: Uncategorized Book Release News

If you want to know when any of new books become available you can add your email to my subscribers list.  I suspect my first book   release for Final Response will be late spring.  I’m also getting out another juvenile The Blob…In My Shoes this year.  It’s already written  I only have to find the time.

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