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For those of you readers who still love the feel of a book in your hands, the smell of the pages, and seeing the book cover to cover, my books, “The Alkahest” and “The Sussex Deal” are now both available in trade-paperback.





This is an exciting time for me; being a lover of hard copies,  I was excited to receive a printed copy of my books.  

Both stories are available through Amazon, and Kobo.



Enjoy your reading!






The Sussex Deal – Now Available on Amazon

I am excited to announce that The Sussex Deal is now available to buy as an eBook on It costs $3.99 USD.

It can be read on multiple devices, including the Kindle, Sony eReader, Tablets, Kobo and other eBook readers. For my readers in Canada, it’s available at and across the pond, it can be found on,,,,, and



The Sussex Deal is a suspenseful mystery thriller based in Toronto, Canada about a real estate mogul who gets drawn into a life-threatening conspiracy after purchasing the Sussex property.



Know Thyself . . .

For Your Information

Know Thyself. 7 Truths About Writers – By Joanna Penn – For Write to Done –

Print Books: The New Vanity Publishing? – By Joanna Penn – For The Book Designer –

An endless series of difficult but achievable hills – By Seth Godin –

Is traditional copywriting dead? – By Heather – Success Works –

How to Create and Host a Blog Carnival – By Greg McFarlane – Problogger –

The Authors Guild on Amazon: Publishing’s Ecosystem on the Brink – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

The Role of Editors: A Writer’s Viewpoint – By Juliet Marillier – Writer Unboxed –

Writing Contest: “Show Off” Writing Contest: The Love Story Edition – By Joe Bunting – The Write Practice – Deadline – Feb. 10, 2012 –

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing a Book that Doesn’t Suck – By Jeff Goins –

The Biggest Mistake Most Writers Make – By Sean Platt – For Write to Done –

Why it makes sense for Amazon to open its own stores – By Ryan Kim – Gigaom –

5 Things I Learned from Shirley Jackson – By Victoria Mixon –

Another Chain Says It Won’t Carry Amazon Books, But Does It Matter? – By Laura Owen – paidcontent –

6 Exercises for Stronger Character Relationships – By Yelizaveta Renfro – For Jan Friedman –


Quote(s) of the Day

“There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick.” – Robert A. Heinlein



Special Tribute

Britain marks Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday – By Jill Lawless – timesunion –

Known as Charles John Huffam Dickens, an English novelist  who was born  February 7,  1812 and died June 9, 1870.

Spit-Second Test . . .

For Your Information

Does Your Website Pass the Split-Second Test? – By James – Men With Pens –

Staying on the right side of the law – by Call My Agent –

The Top 10 Worst Tweets of 2011 – By Time Specials –

The Top 10 Best Tweets of 2011 – By Time Specials –

The Top Ten Fiction Books of 2011 – By Time Specials –

What Gift Are You Giving Yourself This Year? – by James – Men With Pens –

The Fine Print of Amazon’s New KDP Select Program – By Victoria Strauss – Writer Beware –

10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Dialogue – By Ali Luke – Write to Done –


Quote(s) of the Day

“There are no dull subjects. There are only dull writers.” – H.L. Mencken

“Those who write clearly have readers. Those who write obscurely have commentators.” – Albert Camus

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein


Writing Contest

Fifth Annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest from Amazon and Penguin Group – By Business Wire –




Special Tribute

To Darrell K. Sweet (1934-2011),  cover artist, renowned for his cover art in the Robert Jordan epic fantasy series, recently passed away. He will be missed along with his great artistic work.