Interview with nerdbiskit’s Lisa Bell

March 22nd, 2012

I’m the guest blogger of the week over at the nerdbiskit site! Pop over to read my answers to Lisa’s zany questions about my book, my day job as an arts publicist, and things that make me grin like an idiot.

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A Victory and a Temporal Anthropologist from the 22nd Century

March 12th, 2012

A short story I wrote entitled No Man’s Land placed third in Brucedale Press’ Thirteenth Annual Acrostic Story Contest.

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Review round-up and other happenings.

December 10th, 2011

Over the course of the last month, my novel has managed to stir, excite, challenge and disturb reviewers all over the world. I couldn’t be more delighted.

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The long slog.

November 8th, 2011

The impatient side of my personality wrote The Healer in messy, frantic bursts of creativity. Now, it’s time for the patient side to step up and get down to the business of cultivating an audience.

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Book launch, first review, Amazon ranking, & William Shatner: a self-publishing update

October 11th, 2011

On September 11, The Healer reached #8 on Amazon Canada’s science fiction adventure list. To give you an idea of how momentous an accomplishment this was for yours truly, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 was #9 on the list, and my favourite Philip K. Dick tome—Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?—sat at #12.

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Sabrina’s Adventures in Radio-land.

September 16th, 2011

This past week I popped by CISL AM 650′s Richmond studio to resume my ongoing conversation with Steve Dotto about the self-publishing revolution—and to give away a copy of The Healer while I was at it.

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The Healer has arrived.

September 1st, 2011

I’m delighted to announce that my debut novel—a work in the genre of “sci-fi chick lit” entitled The Healer—is now available for purchase.

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Create & be vulnerable.

August 25th, 2011

Given how long I’ve dreamt about launching my novel into the marketplace, why am I so nervous at the very moment this dream is about to come true? And given my nerves, why am I still counting the days until I can tweet out that first link to my Amazon listing?

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The radio interview that few people heard.

June 16th, 2011

My radio interview with Steve Dotto aired on CISL AM 650 last night. The show was pre-recorded so none of us knew it would be airing during game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. However, we live in an on-demand world, and so now that the broken glass and burnt-out cars are being cleared out of Downtown Vancouver, I’m delighted to be able to share this interview with you in MP3 form.

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Why self-publishing is my first choice

June 7th, 2011

In the traditional book-publishing paradigm, the publishing company stands between the writer and the reader. On the rare occasions that a publisher plucks a book out of its massive slush pile, the author loses complete control over the book. The publisher—the exalted gatekeeper—is in charge of everything. I have decided to skip the slush pile altogether, and appeal to my readers directly. I didn’t even try to find a publisher. Self-publishing is my first choice.

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