I was an early adopter when it came to ebooks in more ways than one. I owned a very early dedicated ebook reader, the HieBook, and read a ton of stuff on it. But I was also an early adopter as a writer, publishing my YA fantasy novel Spirit Singer with Awe-Struck Publishing
(now owned by Mundania Press LLC
) 10 years ago...you know, clever me, before ebooks really took off. As an experiment, it ...
Magebane has been shortlisted for the Regina Book Award in this year's Saskatchewan Book Awards
The Regina Book Award is described this way: "In recognition of the vitality of the literary community in Regina, this award is presented to a Regina author (or pair of authors) for the best book, judged on the quality of writing."
Other shortlisted in the same category: Mark Cronlund Anderson & Carmen L. Robertson, for Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers (University of Manitoba Press); Wilfred Burton and Anne Patton for Call of the Fiddle (Gabriel Dumont Institute; illustrated by Sherry Farrell Racette and translated by Norman Fleury), Britt Holmström for Leaving Berlin ...
A Science Fiction Book Club member
writes on the club's page for Marseguro: "Good read, strong character...I enjoyed this book all in one evening. It was too good to put down. Strong female character and good evolution of all the central characters."There have been enough good reviews from various sources now I'm starting to think maybe I actually did something right...even if the Saskatchewan Book Awards
judges didn't shortlist the book in any of the categories I entered it in.Not that I'm bitter.Well, not too bitter...One plus side to not getting a Book Awards nomination? I'm free to go to the Great Big Sea concert
that night upstairs in ...
We've all laughed at those actors who win major awards and become completely flustered at the microphone, because they didn't really expect to win and so they didn't bother to compose an acceptance speech.
I have a little more sympathy with them now, because pretty much the same thing happened to me on November 30 at the Saskatchewan Book Awards
gala dinner when, much to my astonishment, my novel Spirit Singer
(Awe-Struck E-Books/Earthling Press
) won the Regina Book Award for best book written by a Regina resident.
The other ...