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My Car is Alive with the Sound of Literary Inspiration

As I am writing a novel inspired by traffic I find my contemplative powers zoning in on the humble car. Somebody looked at a carriage being pulled by a donkey and thought: “What if I got rid of the poor animal and made the wheels turn through some combustible magic.” […]


The Dilemma

While writing Spoonful Chronicles, I found inspiration in making recipe videos that went along with what I was writing. Now that I am writing a novel inspired by traffic, I find it hard to figure out what type of videos to make that goes along with it. I tried to […]


Here Comes the Flood

Yesterday I had this strange dream. The pope was dressed in his full ceremonial regalia. Seated in a lavish office at beautiful desk, he was reading the novel I am writing right now. When he was finished, he stood up, walked outside of this office, down a hallway and into […]


Cauliflowery Buckets, A Series of Fortunate Surprises 1

It started the way many good things start. I went to a dinner party at a friend’s house. Somebody there asked me what I was working on at the time and I described the food-as-a-metaphor-for-life novel I was preparing to publish. My companion mentioned this anthology in the works where […]


Humor in Writing

In an act of total tenacity, I nominated Spoonful Chronicles for Stephen Leacock Literary Prize for Humor. You can view all other nominees here: http://www.leacock.ca/pdfs/SUBMISSIONS_2018_as_at_Dec_5_2017.pdf. Seeing my name listed along side a Giller Prize winner and somebody else who participated in writing the Simpson’s show fills me with excited giddy […]


What’s Next? 1

“What are you working on now?” I keep getting asked everywhere I go. Yes! There is a new novel in the works. The new one is about traffic. Yes! Traffic. The way Spoonful Chronicles is about food. The new novel is about traffic. I am interested in how we interact […]


Book Club Questions For Spoonful Chronicles

A dear reader has asked me to provide a list of questions for her book club which is reading Spoonful Chronicles. The questions below contain mild spoilers and are intended for those who have read the novel already. If you haven’t read Spoonful Chronicles yet, please click away and return […]


Cauliflower :: Storytelling 2

Me at the Vancouver Story Slam, an event that takes place once a month at the cottage bistro. Here is an experiment is combining dance with storytelling. Don’t know if I found the winning combination, but I will keep searching. The story is inspired by Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Kafka’s story […]


Have your book and eat it too

“Does your novel contain recipes?” I kept getting asked whenever I told somebody about what I was working on. “No” I would answer. But, after being asked the same question about 20 times, I clued in that I need to find a way to say “yes”. “This is something that […]


3 days till book launch

 

 

 

 
This foodie fiction novel tastes so good you will want to stick it in a pan and fry it.


7 days till book launch

Foodie Fiction: Author dressed as carrot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My foodie fiction is about to launch. I dress as a carrot to impersonate a vegetable reading the book. The giant carrot is deeply upset but what it reads.


8 days till book launch

Foodie Fiction: Mona Lisa Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The secret behind the enigmatic smile is revealed. The Mona Lisa reads my foodie fiction novel and is transformed by the experience.


9 days till book launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This foodie fiction is so good you will feel tempted to boil it like pasta.


Planned Surprise 2

Life is full of surprises my dear friend. Snow in March in Vancouver. The sun making a brief appearance after weeks and weeks of rain. Receiving a package in the mail to discover that an overseas friend sent you a gift for no reason at all–they simply felt like it. […]