Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Indie Author Meets the Ethical Humanist


Last Saturday, I was privileged to be interviewed by philosopher James Coley, former president of the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His radio show, The Ethical Humanist, broadcast on WCOM Saturdays at 8 … Continue reading

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The Indie Author Perspective on: The Strange Case of Angelica


The first one to leave an answer to my question below about North America’s cinematic style – of lack of it – and retweet this to five people, wins a signed copy of my latest novel, The Drawing Lesson. Don’t … Continue reading

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The Indie Author Perspective on: Zephyr


Belma Bas is the screenwriter for this film. As the film was about to begin Ms Bas asked the audience to be patient, because some people had found the story too slow. Once again, it was beautifully photographed in a … Continue reading

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My Introduction to the Ethical Humanist Society


Promotion can be a 24/7 job! I think many authors—at least those with a first novel—feel that writing and editing is the job. Once that’s completed, along with the publishing contract, they can sit back and relax. Not my experience! … Continue reading

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The Indie Author Perspective on: The House by the Medlar Tree


Last night, I saw this gorgeous and deeply moving film at TIFF. Without spoiling the plot, I’ll say that the story is of blood ties and heritage played out in one family in a tiny fishing village on the Sicilian … Continue reading

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The Indie Author’s Town


I bet you don’t remember Toronto of the 1950’s. I certainly do. Back then, it was “Toronto the good.” On Sundays, department stores even closed the drapes on their windows lest commercial interests diverted the people from church going. The … Continue reading

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Indie Author at the Movies: Nostalgia for the Light


With so many choices before me, I have decided on films based on screening times. And so, I saw Nostalgia for the Night yesterday by documentary filmmaker, Patricio Guzman. One of the very best parts of TIFF is that often … Continue reading

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