Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Politics, Politics

I'm still on hiatus of sorts, but some political decisions deserve commentary. And this one has a direct potential bearing on authors and the book industry.

Warning: my tongue is in my cheek for the first bit.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Change of Direction... in the works. To find out a bit more background, head over to the relocated blog.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Reviewed and Reviewing

A few authors have weighed in with opinions on WHAT BURNS WITHIN. Meanwhile, I've seen the third weak movie of summer. Star Wars: Clone Wars hovers somewhere between a C-and a D+ and I've tried to explain why it wasn't that great without giving away major spoilers.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Does Art Speak? And To What?

If a country's performance at the Olympics is a question of national pride, then what of its art? What does the art of any nation say to you? While Canadians have finally ended a medal drought at the summer Olympics, the expectations on the athletes have been high, while we still don't provide much funding to our athletes. This got me thinking... what of our art, then? What does a country's art say about them to the world? And how do publishers adjust expectations when overall booksales are down?

If anyone has answers or thoughts, I'm all ears.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Applying Logic To The Absurd

What do the experience of finding my book in a used book store, Adrian McKinty and divorce have to do with the often irrational behaviour of people? I've tried to make sense of it all, but perhaps it's most appropriate if the post isn't entirely logical....

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Set aside all the arguments about the merit of online reviews, blogs, forums and web content in general - the reality is, this is the future. As more and more print publications cut review sections only recognizing print sources of content will mean overlooking the majority of sources of valid reviews, articles, stories and content worthy of note.

Brian Lindenmuth has decided to do regular posts highlighting some of the best crime fiction content on the web, and sifting from a number of blogs, forums and websites. He debuts with a daily miscellany of links.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Forgotten Book Friday

Brian has the posts that have been e-mailed in and will be doing a round-up later, including links to all posts made. Here's my contribution to the latest installment in Patti Abbott's wonderful series.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

When Religious Nutcases Come Out To Play

It's all David Terrenoire's fault. Well, okay, partially Charlie Stella's too. But mostly, it's the fault of a religious nutcase who's prompted a tirade on my blog.

And just remember, Ms Phelps-Roper, if you don't like what I have to say, I have two words for you (in the spirit of Bill Hicks):

Forgive me.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

What Do Obama, A TIME TO KILL,

the Highway of Tears and the death of a seven-year-old girl have to do with THE FRAILTY OF FLESH? They're all colliding in my thoughts this week, and I've tried to make sense of it all... although really, I don't know how anyone makes sense of the murder of a child.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Might Be Stretching To Say Good Things Come In Threes

What do Brian, Mulder and Hitler have in common? They've all captured my interest in some fashion today, and that's all I'm saying here. More elsewhere.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Where To Spend Your Movie Money

I saw two movies recently, The X-Files: I Want To Believe, and The Mummy. One I saw for free, the other I paid to see, and I'd only recommend spending money on one of them. For more, go to the new blog.

Friday, August 01, 2008

More Awards To Debate!

Yes, the winners are in for the annual Stella Awards. What does that have to do with blog links? I'm sure my warped mind is the only one forming a link... I hope.