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Beggar King in the lands of Katir-Cir

 
As Game of Thrones makes clear, fantasy worlds can be for everyone. Michelle Barker’s latest novel is a testament to this.  FULL STORY

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Ernest Hekkanen of Nelson is one of Canada's most prolific and sophisticated self-publishers.


The lowdown on self-publishing

"The late-blooming desire to write a book does indicate a little something about how much contempt the average person has for writing—if not for literature, in general," says Ernest Hekkanen. "Anyone who’s able to successfully jot down a list of shopping items seems to think he has sufficient skills to become an author. "

Anybody can publish a book these days. And there are lots of rip-off outfits lurking in the e-bushes to take advantage of would-be authors. Scribblers beware. It takes a lot more than getting your book listed on Amazon to make a buck or two. And don’t assume people in the book trade will take you seriously just because you got one hundred copies printed. FULL STORY

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Lighthouse lit

By Caroline Woodward, photos by Jeff George It all started with a runaway Jack Russell terrier on the open deck… FULL STORY

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A Miner celebrity

It is easily argued these days that the ease of digital photography has made photography a more important activity than… FULL STORY

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A cock-eyed cameraman

It is easily argued these days that the ease of digital photography has made photography a more important activity than… FULL STORY

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He shoots, he stops

Caroline Woodward has played hockey since childhood. At UBC, often the goalie for her Fort Camp Women’s Residence team chose… FULL STORY

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Secret graves

You’ve heard of Ellis Island, the processing station in New York harbour for millions of immigrants who came to America… FULL STORY

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