When Words Collide panel

It’s a great writers’ convention Now in it’s 11th year, When Words Collide is a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, and it starts tomorrow, August 12, through Sunday August 14. Even better, the organizers have wisely chosen to hold the convention online again this year. Why am I telling you about WWC 2022? I’m pleased to be one of four panelists this year who are discussing Baking, Brewing…

Interview with author, Michele Laframboise

LS: You first studied at Polytechnique Montreal, I believe. What was your course of study, and did it relate in any manner to where you find yourself now? ML: I love to learn new things and studied in geography, and later went to the Polytechnique where I met my husband and learned tons of physical concepts. This knowledge underlines most of my fictional constructions. For instance, the root-houses in several of my stories are more…

Review: Ship of Theseus, by J.J. Abrams

Ship of Theseus by J.J. Abrams My rating: 3 of 5 stars More of an artifact than a literary work, a choose your own adventure for Generation X and Millennials, I found reading the novel as a literary work difficult because there was so much else going on with postcards and maps and memorabilia, lots of distractions which took me away from the primary narrative, and as a result, to my great shame, I found…

Another 5-star review for The Rose Guardian

Goodreads review Friend and colleague, Michéle Laframboise, left this quite astonishing 5-star review of my novel, The Rose Guardian, on Goodreads. I bought The Rose Guardian after reading the opening at the end of in Dreams of the Moon. it was riveting. Intriguing, family tensions at the funerals of the main character’s mother. I had to know more! I bought the book and waited until I had finished some projects before starting to read the Rose Guardian….

Update on Google AI narration

I knew there would be a glitch And there is. While Google’s AI narration platform is a slick and seemingly user-friendly interface, it would seem the audiofiles are not to the standards of ACX. Amazon’s audiobook producer platform doesn’t much like AI narration, and has flat out rejected the files I remastered (to meet ACX standards) because all audiobooks must be narrated by a human being. This is fascinating In light of the fact not…