My friend, Kim (blogger Tranquil Dreams) tagged me for this book list. You can read her answers here. I like the movie Frozen not only because it’s a good story (and I like the song too), but also because the ending is not the typical happily-ever-after that most Disney movies have.
Last year, when I went to Comicon, I saw Olaf and just had to take a picture with him. He’s so huggable!
Anyway, the questions are fun, but weren’t so easy for me to answer. I love too many books to chose just a few, but here we go! Continue reading →
Montreal has a terrific writing community and there is no doubt that its members have helped me grow as a writer. I met Suana Verelst, an award winning illustrator, several years ago at a get-together for writers and illustrators of children’s and young adult books. (She also makes great home-made soup which I tasted at our last Christmas pot luck.) Her latest, Razia’s Ray of Hope, is an award winning book based on the true story of a girl in Afghanistan who desperately wants an education Continue reading →
If you are an artist or a creator, and intent on making a living with your work, then understanding copyright is very important to your career. Simply put, copyright is where the money is.
The basics are discussed in this video by Mr. Media who interviews Edward C. Greenberg and Jack Reznicki, the authors of The Copyright Zone: A Legal Guide for Photographers and Artists in the Digital Age. Greenberg is an intellectual property lawyer and Reznicki is a photographer. They explain, in simple to understand terms, how protecting your work can make a difference to your bottom line. Although they are discussing copyright in the United States, I think the logic can apply to other countries as well.
The video is almost an hour long, but totally worth watching.
It was a beautiful day to be in a bookstore yesterday. Sunny and blue skies outside and sunny smiles inside. Here are a few of my photos from the first Canadian edition of Authors for Indies Day. Continue reading →
Thursday evening, I was invited to participate in a really fun event with the Quebec Writers’ Federation. Twenty-five writers were challenged to do a reading lasting no more than two minutes. Then each writer was to contribute a sentence or two to a short story which would be read out loud at the end of the evening. Welcome to “Rapid-Fire Readings, Ricochet Writing: 25 Montreal Writers Write Before Your Very Eyes”. Continue reading →