My Secret Agent

Posted: November 11, 2016 at 9:47 am

I had some good news last week concerning my memoir, provisionally entitled The Next Trapeze. In past posts I described the “query” process, by which an author sends a jaw-dropping,…

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On Writing Like Stephen King

Posted: September 27, 2016 at 12:03 pm

I can DRAW Stephen King, but I want to WRITE like Stephen King. The seller of 350 million books should know something about writing, so in 2000 Stephen King published…

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The Scars of Childhood

Posted: August 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm

A thin line of blood and drool connected my mouth to the floor as I sat on the desk in Doctor Redekop’s office. The doctor leaned forward in his chair,…

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This Could Never Happen In France

Posted: July 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm

A bear ripped open a Lexus like a can opener two Saturdays ago in West Vancouver. The Lexus's security system couldn't mask the smell of a tray of sandwiches, left in the car overnight…

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Pukin In Lucan

Posted: June 23, 2016 at 9:32 pm

  The moment Sproner set the table on fire, the evening took a crooked turn at the Orange Shillelagh Pub. Where else would a college kid want to be on…

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