“So You Want to be Published” Sessions

April 2017

Sarah Sawler and I have delivered our first Professional Development session. It was held in Halifax on April 18, at the offices of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, and the event was sold out. Next up is Antigonish (April 22), Wolfville (April 29), Sydney (May 9) and Yarmouth (May 16). Here is a photo I took during our presentation.

Sarah will not be travelling to Sydney on May 9. There, I will be collaborating with the multi-talented Norma Jean MacPhee.

Here is an earlier photo of Sarah and I figuring out the sequence of our presentation a week or so before the first presentation.

So You Want To Be Published, 2017

March 2017

Here is some information on workshops sponsored by the WFNS that I will be involved in around NS in April and May, taking me from Sydney to Yarmouth and points in-between.


Page and Palette, March 22

March 2017


Fairhope Library, March 14

March 2017

I have been asked to make a presentation on my fiction in the Book Review / Lecture Series held at the Fairhope Public Library on Tuesday mornings. My date is March 14, at 10:30 AM. I’ll be giving a variation on the presentation I am to offer March 4 at 1 PM.

Fairhope Library, March 4

March 2017

Three days until this event … looking forward to talking about Louisbourg and a bit about French Colonial and Acadian history at the Fairhope Library. Then about my transition from historian to novelist. 

Vanguard: NS Museum

February 2017

Though I’m 3000 kms to the south, I’ll be on two Nova Scotia Radio programs tomorrow (Feb 28, 2017) talking about the Nova Scotia Museum’s Canada 150 project. I’ll aim to explain the background and to encourage people to vote.

According to what I’m told, I’ll be on the Feb 28 broadcasts of Mainstreet Cape Breton and the Sheldon McLeod Show on 95.7.

It’s a small world … on radio.