A couple of weeks ago, my thirteen year-old daughter, Gillian, opined that she was bored and I suggested she draw something since she loves art and she is very talented at it. She suggested that maybe she could draw something for one of my book covers. Most of my books already have book covers arranged by and paid for by my publisher. But the serial … Continue reading New Cover!
I just finished the sixth and final book in the Oliver and Jack series by Christina E. Pilz and am now in mourning that the story is complete. Sometimes, in a lengthy series, the final books can seem lacklustre and underwhelming. Even if the writing continues on a level of excellence, the story can sometimes fizzle out and be less than comparable to the … Continue reading Series Review – Oliver and Jack by Christina E. Pilz
First, I must confess to putting off reading Fagin’s Boy, which I downloaded for free from Amazon several weeks ago, because I read a lot of historical literature like Dickens, George Eliot and Charlotte Bronte, and I was really worried that this book would not live up to my expectations of it. I’ve always loved the story of Oliver Twist and the movie musical as … Continue reading Book Review: Fagin’s Boy by Christina E. Pilz
*Contains spoilers* I have watched this film three times now, and it gets better at each viewing. Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is a feast for the senses – an erotic buffet filled to the brim with symbolism, intellect and culture. But most of all, innocence. Call Me By Your Name is the story of 17 year-old Elio’s sudden infatuation with 24 year-old … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name – A Return to Eden?
Dear Lord, it was sweltering outside. How was I supposed to get in the Christmas spirit surrounded by palm trees, surfers and ancient volcanoes? I’d jumped at the opportunity to move to Hawaii when the possibility of a transfer had come up within the company. It had been absolutely amazing for the first six months until I’d realized that nothing was changing. The weather was … Continue reading Jingle Balls – Friday Flash Fic., March 16
Last year at the Romancing the Capital Convention in Kanata, Ontario, I raffled off a hard copy of Michael Stoke’s book Masculinity. To participate, attendees had to give me their email address in person. I had such a blast meeting people who wanted to sign up for the draw that I’m giving away another wonderful prize this year. 2018’s prize pack will include a paperback copy … Continue reading RTC Prize Pack Raffle