Category Archives: Entertainment

The Evolution of Cinderella

What do Sad Puppies, Crocodile Dundee and cardboard puppets have in common? No, it’s not a joke. All of the above have recently caused me to consider the evolution of stories. Last night I attended a performance of Ramshackle Theatre’s … Continue reading

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Radio 101 for Authors – How to get on the air and shine once you’re there

In November 2014, I was interviewed by Anthony Sanna on Kootenay Morning about an upcoming indie publishing workshop I was teaching and about the latest book in the Warpworld series. A few weeks after that interview, Anthony emailed and asked … Continue reading

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Small Pond: Why Indie Bookstores Matter to Small Places

I could wax poetic for hours about the experience of walking into my favourite indie bookstore—the creak of the floor, the neighbourhood cat who wanders in and out, the cozy nook by the front window that tempts you to sit … Continue reading

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Welcome! 10 Tips to Help You Not Feel Like a Lonely Outsider

In ten days, I will be attending, presenting and blue-pencilling at the Creative Ink Festival in Burnaby, BC. (*Update: This year the festival is May 6-8) And while I know that any event created and hosted by Social Ninja Extraordinaire … Continue reading

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There But For You…

From the moment I discovered I could dress up, act weird, and an audience would be forced to watch, I knew I had to be an actor. My first role was in the critically acclaimed, Jarvis Elementary School production of … Continue reading

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4am at World Fantasy Con

In a few days, when I have returned home and processed everything, I will write a long and detailed post about my time in Washington, DC at the World Fantasy Convention. But right now, at 4am, having just returned to … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line

In 1993 I crossed a line. Overnight, I went from “person who watches movies” to “person who is in movies”. This had long been a dream of mine and, as we all know, dreams are simply goals without a plan. … Continue reading

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The Real Word Crime

So, Weird Al’s “Word Crimes” is being passed among writers, editors, and Defenders of the English Language like ear plugs at a Yoko Ono performance.   Grammaristas are all aflutter over a parody video that educates, offends, and confuses in … Continue reading

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The Day I Talked To Ralph Macchio

Last night I stumbled upon this video of Jack Gleeson, the young actor who played the much-hated Joffrey on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The video is long and comes with a lot of um’s and uh’s but the essay he … Continue reading

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Writer Comparitinitis

At the age of seventeen, I decided I wanted to be a bad ass. I’d grown up in the suburbs, in a decent house, with a loving family, pets, an air hockey game in the basement. My family vacationed in … Continue reading

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