Sick In The Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow binds together interviews that Mr. Apatow conducted over the course of his life. At 15, a young Judd Apatow, was already enamoured with the comedy world. Using a strategy that a fellow classmate at his high school radio station had used to meet …
The reason I chose to read Losing The Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff was not just about learning what happened to BlackBerry but what happened to a community. BlackBerry was the heart of the Waterloo Tech community and the co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie revered …
Thanks to Christian, a long time reader who offered to do a guest post, he has a great blog where he does rants on his point of view on the recent news that comes out of the various newspapers each day.  Which makes me think- there is always two sides to every story. Ok so …
When I started reading The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman I had some idea of how dark it was. I was told by a colleague that this book would probably scare the pants off of me. That Clifford Jackman wrote these characters so well that their dark personalities were palpable. Since I have read everything …
It takes a lot to be a leader. Are you one?   Being a Leader           It’s not anyone who can lead, and in an industry which expects bestsellers and popular writers and everything in between, it can be harder to find a person who ‘leads’ in this industry.  There is …
You’re about to have a book published.  Are you ready for this event? You might be thinking at the moment, the book is finished, it’s been edited, it’s been re-edited and then it’s been looked over by others, and the cover looks great and it’s all done.  There aren’t many mistakes, and for the most …
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Writers need to have a blog in this age of the Internet. It’s the law of the jungle that the more you have the easier it becomes- to make money to build a successful business, to have fun in life.  This is true when it comes to selling your self-published book, or when it comes …
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume takes the crown of by far the most captivating read that I have read in my lifetime. Like any young woman I was introduced to Judy Blume through her young adult novels. The first one that I ever read was Blubber, and I loved it. Even though I was the resident …
When I worked in a bookstore Nice is just a Place in France by The Betches flew off the shelves. Masses of twenty-somethings, all looking like extras from the movie Mean Girls, pouted when the shelf was bare. Yes, they pouted. This humor book, based on the website Betches Love This, but Nice Is Just …
Every writer dreams of the day when their books become best sellers. That’s fine so what does this have to do with social media? Don’t have a blog- build one. Enter the blog.  Your blog will do, and you will be fine.  It’s after all a blog post right?  Not quite, a blog is a …
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