Tag Archives: Writing

Breakfast with Dr. Seuss

This week a strange, unexpected, and rather wonderful thing happened. I appeared on television. And I have Dr. Seuss to thank. It happened like this… In 2013, a nearly complete manuscript by the famous American children’s poet, who died in 1991, was … More

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Poetry, Neil Gaiman, “Writers as Outsiders” and Cowboys in the State of Texas

Last month (April 2013), I headed off to the Texas Library Conference, held in Fort Worth, just outside Dallas. I was a guest on a few panels, speaking on poetry and children’s books. I was honoured to appear with fellow scribblers, … More

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Kerouac’s Scrolled Manuscript and Britain’s Last Typewriter

Today I stared down Jack Kerouac’s 120 foot scrolled manuscript of On the Road, currently on display at the British Library. Check it out if you have a chance; the scroll’s impressive for a few reasons. First, it was penned uber-fast, in a … More

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Interview with Books For Breakfast

Last week I did and interview with Dan Evans, who works at the wonderful Bookshelf Cafe & Cinema in Guelph. He also happens to be one of the hosts of CFRU 93.3‘s morning radio program, Books for Breakfast. For some … More

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The Orangey Wasteland of a Finished Manuscript

Last week, I finished the rewrite on a new book. It’s one I once told myself I would never do. By this, I mean something in the same rhyming verse as Zorgamazoo. But of course I was up against an … More

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