#writing, entertainment, Literature, travel

A Book Giveaway

After so many years of hard work (sweat and tears), my book is finally releasing.  Sometimes, it's hard to believe how fast the time flies. It seems like yesterday I wrote down the first draft, and now the book is about to go off into the world. Granted, the end product looks nothing like the… Continue reading A Book Giveaway

Fiction, Literature, Publishing

Finding Myself: Cover Reveal and Release Date Announced

I’m thrilled to announce that my novel, Finding Myself, will be released on May 21 of this year. Those who have been following my blog probably already know that it has been a rather lengthy journey. I wrote the first draft back in 2014, tried different publishers between 2015 and 2018, had it run for… Continue reading Finding Myself: Cover Reveal and Release Date Announced

#writing, Archaeology, Fiction, Publishing, travel

Progress Update

Last week, I finally received edits from my publisher. The first stage, which happened earlier this fall, involved major revisions/rewrites. The editor made suggestions on where to trim the text and where to expand. Right now, the focus is on the technical part of editing, such as word use, the differences between Canadian and American… Continue reading Progress Update

#writing, Fiction, Literature, Uncategorized

What I’ve Been Up To

I do realize I haven't posted anything since June. This is partly so because I've been very busy with a number of projects, including a thesis in nano-technology, a Biblical commentary on the Book of Hebrews, and few smaller assignments in between. One of the books I edited last summer is now available on Amazon.… Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To

Literature, Publishing, travel

I Am the Ocean by Samita Sarkar: a Book Review

A recent graduate who is faced with major life decisions decides to go on a bus tour around the United States in hopes of finding the answers. She packs a copy of Bhagavad Gita and a small journal along with a few necessities. Then she takes off on a Greyhound bus and ventures into the… Continue reading I Am the Ocean by Samita Sarkar: a Book Review

Fiction, Literature, Publishing

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The History of Hilary Hambrushina by Marnie Lamb

Publication date: May 31st, 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Synopsis Hilary has one goal for her first year in junior high: to become popular. But her plans are turned upside down when her best friend leaves for the summer and a quirky girl named Kallie moves in next door. Kallie paints constellations on her ceiling, sleeps in… Continue reading Book Blitz & Giveaway: The History of Hilary Hambrushina by Marnie Lamb

TorontoArt, Uncategorized

“Pierrot: the Broken Girl” by Masha Cavallier

I’m excited to announce that one of my friends, a Toronto-based photographer Masha Cavallier, will be hosting an art exhibition from December 14 to December 28, 2017. The exhibition will take place at Berenson Fine Art Gallery located at 212 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON. Titled “Pierrot: the Broken Girl,” this project represents “an attempt to find… Continue reading “Pierrot: the Broken Girl” by Masha Cavallier

Publishing

Limestone Genre Expo, 2017

The Limestone Genre Expo, which brought together Canadian authors of genre fiction, took place in Kingston Ontario, from June 3 to 4, 2017. The event involved panel discussions, workshops, readings, pitch sessions, and a large sales event on books written by both indie and traditionally published authors. Among guests and presenters were Alyssa Cooper, Nancy… Continue reading Limestone Genre Expo, 2017