Category Archives: Publishing

As Sir Terry Passes, Jaspa’s Journey Is Reborn

Thursday was a sad-happy day for me. Most writers are influenced and inspired by those that come before. Their literary heroes, if you like. And right at the top of the list for Rich is the immensely talented and successful … Continue reading

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Brad’s Got It Covered!

Despite spending the last few days running around Puerto Rico, when I saw the photo themes from Pete (of The Daily Post) and Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?) were respectively Cover Art and Numbers, I knew I had to find … Continue reading

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Nominations Are Like Buses…

…You wait and wait, and then a bunch come along all at once. Prior to about six weeks ago, I had to go way back to 2009 for the last time I was nominated for anything. On that occasion Jaspa’s … Continue reading

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Jaspa Is ‘Breaking News’ in Israel!

I have to admit to still having a bit of a bounce in my step and a smile on my face today. “Why are you feeling so pleased with yourself, Jaspa?” you might ask. Well, it’s because my adventures were … Continue reading

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Close Encounter With An Alaskan Bear

Unsurprisingly, my trip to Alaska in 2007 was one of the most memorable vacations I’ve ever taken. It really was the adventure of a lifetime. So much so, that the fourth Jaspa’s Journey book (The Hermit of Kennecott) will be … Continue reading

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The Real First Rule of Photography… or Lost Opportunities Over London

There are any number of contenders for the First Rule Of Photography. Using the Rule of Thirds to properly compose your shot, for example. Or ensuring the correct exposure. Or something more basic, such as being careful to hold your … Continue reading

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Jaspa’s Journey 3: Jaspa’s Waterloo

The weather authorities say that today may have been the coldest on record here in the Waterloo region of Southern Ontario, as temperatures plummeted to -26 ºC (-15 ºF)! So is this a record or isn’t it? Well, it’s all … Continue reading

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