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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss First up, when reading for pleasure, do it slowly. Don’t try to read faster. Enjoy the experience. If you immerse yourself in...

When announced that Kelley Armstrong’s first book, ‘Bitten’, was headed for the small screen, fans were pretty darned stoked. Laura Vandervoort’s casting was perfect. Some were initially concerned that the series would feature werewolves only and not the rest of Kelley’s rich universe in the full...

Your brave knight has journeyed over mountains, fought hordes of orcs and resisted the wiles of a sea-witch. He’s arrived at last to the mouth of a darkened cave, sword drawn with sanguine rage boiling his blood, and…. …and… ..a..n…d….. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Ziltch (scratches head,...

So, when I opted to write this article on romance novels, my first thought was that I had to ask for help. When I did so, I was swiftly told to hand in my ‘Man Card’. Uh-oh. What had I gotten myself into? Curiously, one of...

The pursuit of happiness is not a fool’s errand, but what makes people happy? Consider the moment when you’re completely lost in the plot of a good book, on the edge of your seat with the action of a great movie, or even elbows-deep in...

Walk in to any bookstore or library and we are confronted by the ‘Genre Beast’. There are many ways to categorize books and genre is but one. Bookstores are notorious for mashing everything together, it’s the dark art known as ‘marketing’ that drives the bus....

Do you love historical adventure sagas that span the centuries? Can the Arthur legends be true? What’s the real story behind the Knights Templar? Is there more to William Wallace than just a warrior prince? Do you wish Louis L’Amour wrote stories set in the first...

Why write? Good question. I have no idea. Perhaps, the answer for me is also a line of inquiry. Why not? Why not just pack it in and give up on any dreams of becoming a famous author, bathing in a bathtub of dollar bills....

A writer’s heart is an untamed beast. Tho from his quill flows a reader’s feast, Not all words are diamonds written. Sometimes the author’s ego’s bitten.‎ The critic, the cynic, the bottom-feeder! Lest we forget the lazy-reader! Fickle or fair, it matters little. It’s time to write and show your mettle....