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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


Just because I love my e-reader doesn’t mean I hate books.

May 19th, 2011

Today Amazon announced that, for the first time in history, they’re selling more e-books than printed books. Up until a few months ago, this headline would have caused me to gasp in horror.


I Write Sci-Fi Chick Lit.

April 21st, 2011

I have a love-hate relationship with labels. As a woman of mixed race, I long ago tired of strangers stopping me in the street to ask, “What are you, exactly?”—as if by answering this intrusive, annoying, and racist question, I could sum up my entire existence in a tidy sound bite. But I also understand that labels serve a purpose. So it is with this mixture of wariness and purpose that I label my first novel, “The Healer”, as sci-fi chick lit.


To The Horse of a Different Colour Growing in my Womb

April 15th, 2011

You’d think that I would be better prepared for this conversation. Lord knows I’ve had enough experience with the subject. From the moment I first ventured out of your grandparents’ house, I’ve been challenged to provide an explanation for the way that I look. I’ve stared in the mirror and battled varying degrees of confusion, resentment, loneliness, and fierce pride. I’ve been a dark stranger among my blonde Ukrainian cousins, and too diluted to feel taken seriously as an Indian.