Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Book Progresses

After struggling with a couple of last minute edits, I am told by Ruth Linka, my publisher at TouchWood Editions, that the book cover will be available shortly and a final pdf is on its way. It has been a very impressive progression from when Ruth first indicated interest in the manuscript, up to today, when the excitement is building, at least at my end! "Soldier of the Horse" will be a reality in the new year. Now, to try to get the next one on track...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mulroney Letter

I never thought I'd see the day, but I must comment on a letter to the editor of the Vancouver Sun by Ben Mulroney, of television's eTalk. He respectfully took issue with a column by Craig and Marc Kielburger, who had written that "Canada's prominence on the international stage started back in 1956, when Lester B. Pearson launched the world's first peacekeepoing mision during the Suez Crisis."
"That is patently false," wrote Mulroney, and went on to cite our country's 60,000 service deaths in the First World War and 50,000 in the Second. He eloquently countered "Suez" with "Normandy."
Good for him.