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For those who never made it home… we remember

Memorial Day is not a holiday in Canada. Instead, we take the third Monday of May off to remember Queen Victoria – someone who hasn’t been a relevant part of our lives in more than a century. We do our remembrance on November 11, Remembrance Day, when we memorialize all of those who fought (and…

Original and Intriguing… The Prairies Book Review

From The Prairies Book Review: fantasy—Luft’s SF takes readers on an exhilarating journey as the university students Danielle Proulx and her girlfriend Maisy find themselves struggling to survive in the midst of a blackout. An international outbreak of Marburg traced to people travelling through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on December 21 is just the beginning…

Progress Post: Midnight – Halfway Through First Draft

Blackout is currently live and available for purchase on Amazon, in paperback and ebook. It might be a little premature to hype up the second book now, but I’m definitely writing it as we speak! The working title for the second book is Midnight. I am a little over halfway drafted at 60,000 words of…

Got my author copies!

Here we are! My author copies have come in. I can confirm that the printing is good, the cover is a nice, soft matte, and the size is standard trade paperback size. Flipping through the book, I don’t see any obvious issues. I’m pleased with the outcome.

Ordered some author copies of the paperback!

I’ve pre-ordered a small box of author copies – nothing extreme, just ten or so. When they come in, I’ll take a few pictures, check them out, see how nice the print is and whether the cover needs tweaked, but I think we finally got it right, this time.

Where my Blackout at? … or, when can we expect this thing?

Self-publishing is on a different kind of schedule than traditional publishing. With traditional publishing, it can take up to three years to get your book on a shelf, from the moment a publisher picks your novel up, to the moment it rolls into your local bookslinger. Self-publishing can be significantly faster, but it comes at…


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