July 1st Update and Happy Canada Day to My Favorite Canadians

Happy Canada Day! I’m thankful for my Canadian editor, C.L. Dyck, who just received my novel for a substantive edit. C.L. is a tremendous editor and friend, and I’m so excited to have her help turning this novel up another three or four notches–heck, ten or twenty would be even better. Check out her site for an amazing rate on editorial services, as well as some great free articles on writing advice.

I’m also thankful for Five Iron Frenzy, though not Canadian, they were my favorite ska band from middle school on… to now, and recently amassed enough money from their Kickstarter campaign to record a new album after seven or so years being retired. Oh yeah, I mention them because they have a hilarioius song, “Oh, Canada.” There newest song “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night” is free.

Thank you Canada for all your efforts and actors producing television shows like Stargate: SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, The Red Green Show, etc. I’m sure there’s more, but I’m at a loss.

Oh, and our friend Michell Plested, author of the YA novel Mik Murdoch: Boy Superhero is available at 25% off for preorder until its release August 1, 2012. I’m enjoying it and reading it to my wife before bed. She giggles a lot, has said “ew” a few times at Mik being a boy, and had sad sounds at the tough times Mik goes through trying to become a superhero.

I received my first Canada Day present, coincidentally enough from my next AudioTim interviewee, Jeffrey B. Burton (from Minnesota, eh), which I’ll have posted for you this Wednesday, July 4th–the coincidences and correlations are blowing my mind right now. He sent me a copy of his debut novel, The Chessman, logline “A copycat serial killer provokes the real murderer to come out of hiding to put a stop to his brutal imitations.” I’m very excited to read this, as he wrote a fabulous story “A Building This Size” in the Evolved Publishing Anthology, Evolution: Vol. 1.

Okay, and lastly, today is the first day I post a vlog through my You Tube Channel. I’m going to post this on the first of the month each month to give you an update on my writing, podcasting, etc. Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “July 1st Update and Happy Canada Day to My Favorite Canadians”

    1. Uh-oh, did I offend? I’ve heard the trademark accent from Minnesotans, though now that I think of it, you don’t really have an accent. Too much time in Texas even it out? lol

      Yes, PBS was one of few options for daytime television in Iowa growing up.

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