Under Cover…

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Book design…from cover art, to font choice, to the weight and feel of the pages and every intricate detail between, is often something overlooked by readers. Sure, we’ve all felt drawn to pick up a book with an interesting or unusual cover, but most likely never thought twice about the effort that went into creating it. Perhaps a seasoned book …

My New Face

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As some of you may already know, The Birth House has been chosen as the sole title for Knopf Canada’s 2006 New Faces of Fiction. This year marks the 10th anniverary of the New Faces of Fiction, a program started by Louise Dennys…her response to the oft-repeated industry comment“First fiction doesn’t sell . . . .” A decade later and …

You Gotta Read to Write!

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As I mentioned in my previous post, M.J. Rose had stated that in 2006 she would find ways to “Adopt a Reader”. One thought she had was to pass out cards to wanna-be writers with the following quote:“Readers get published more often than Writers.” She continues: And I’ll explain that be it karmic dept or just the smarts that come …