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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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.

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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.

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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.

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