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Category: Uncategorized Back In The Saddle

Returned from 7 weeks in California–top to bottom with the 5th wheel, and am ready to go.  Writers group has a new member.  My firefighter short story collection is coming along.  Waiting on Summit Studios for a check and ETA of the anthology with my cat story.  Waiting on word from Tina O’Connor if she’ll take on my juveniles. Also

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Category: Uncategorized New Cover for The Far Bank

My son William figured the old cover pic wasn’t very good so we can up with another.   The text has a skewed logic. If you have any comments, I’d like to hear from you.

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Category: Uncategorized Notification – firefighter novels

Notification:  Today is the last day to get a download of my two firefighter novels.  Bookkus Publishing is taking all three Old Flames, Gerry’s War, and the newest Final Response.  They’ll be repackaged and submitted again online.  Final Response will be the vanguard and in paperback  first somewhere around the end of April.

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Category: Uncategorized Edmonton Fire Rescue – Fire Chief of the Year

Edmonton Fire Rescue Chief Ken Block was named Fire Chief of the Year for 2013  He rocks.  He’s  the big cheese, el Generalissimo, the head honcho of the Edmonton Fire Rescue service.  He was on Edmonton radio this morning and spoke about resources being stretched due to the city growing so much.  I know Ken, he fought hard to get

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Category: Uncategorized Great Juvenile / MG Novel Now In Paperback

Archie’s Gold, my great juvenile / middle grade novel is now in paper back available at Amazon,  Barnes & Noble/Borders, and Indigo Books.  Tundra Books wanted this story 4 or 5 years ago but dropped it from publication as they cut their fiction list.  You can read a sample there or stay on this site for it.  I believe the

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Category: Uncategorized The Spark – another Canadian firefighter novel

Firefighters rejoice.  There are now officially two Canadian firefighters writing novels featuring a Canadian firefighter.  John Kenney has written The Spark and I just finished reading it. I liked it and reviewed it on Amazon.  His portrayal of fire station routine is second to none.  I slipped back into station life reading this one.  It’s a suspense centered around one

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Category: Uncategorized Final Response gets the nod.

My 3rd firefighter story Final Response has done well according to the reader/reviewers @ Bookkus Publishing.  They’ve decided to take it on and will market it.  My marketing is non-existing so anything they can do will be great.  They’ve also decided to expand their scope and take on Old Flames and Gerry’s War, but not with their Community Powered, Community

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Category: Uncategorized My Bad Grandpa

The Movie Bad Grandpa has got nothin’ on my grandpa http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/2013/11/your-bloodlines-submit-gallery.html#mid=14848599&offset=0&page=&s= That guy in the movie Bad Grandpa has got nothin’ on mine.  My mom called him Mean George.  He was a rum runner and no family man.  I also posted the story on this site on the Quick Reads tab.

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Category: Uncategorized First Drafts and Lazy Writers – a Rant.

First drafts and lazy writers go hand in hand.  If you want to be a writer do the basic work!  I’ve read the first ten manuscripts sent to me by Bookkus publishing.  William is too busy to vet them so I’ve agreed to help him out, read them, and pass my comments onto him.  I suppose I’m a gatekeeper of

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Category: Uncategorized My Elmore Leonard tribute posted on Bookkaholic

Thought I’d throw together a tribute of sorts to one of my favorite authors Elmore Leonard.  Bookkaholic liked it and posted it.  If you’re looking for a great read pick up his earlier work.  With Mr. Leonard’s books you can safely sit on the sidelines and watch the under belly of society fight it out.

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Category: Uncategorized Another Short Story

Yes it’s true.  The hits just keep on coming.  Destiny Cafe is a fiction short that won Honorable Mention in Polar Expression Publishing’s 2010 competition.

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