Category: Friday Fables

Friday Fable: The Writer who Cried Bestseller

You probably know the old fable, The Boy who cried Wolf: Once there was a shepherd who was bored out of his skull. He slept most of the day and daydreamed the rest of it. Once in a while, he counted the sheep. The boy suspected…

Friday Fable: The Editor and the Annoying Writer

You may know the old fable, The Wolf and the Lamb: A thirsty lamb approached a creek where a wolf was drinking upstream. “Hello,” the lamb said happily. The wolf took one look at the lamb and licked his lips. “How dare you muddy the water…

Friday Fable: One Good Turn Deserves Another

You may have heard of the old fable, “The Ant and the Dove”: An ant stopped at a fountain one morning to quench his thirst, but he slipped into the water and began to drown. A passing dove, seeing the ant’s plight, snapped a…

Fogotten Fable

Yet another Friday passed without a fable from me. I had the best intentions. But the full version of Minecraft was released on Friday and my 9-year-old barricaded himself in the office for the weekend. Ealier this month, that same child came down with…

Book Launch – the Missing Fable

Writers, readers, book-buyers, teens and tweens in Canada’s national capital region on Sunday, October 30th, head over to Aylmer (Gatineau, Quebec) to celebrate the release of my two fall titles: 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, a middle-grade comedy from Lorimer, and All Good Children,…

Friday’s Fable: The Muse and the Writer

You may know the old fable, Hercules and the Carter: A man was carelessly driving his cart along a road when the wheels sank so deeply into the mud that his oxen came to a stop. The carter slumped in his seat and called upon…

The Plodder and the 3-Day Novelist

You may know the old fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare”: A hare was always boasting about his speed and mocking the slow and clumsy walk of the tortoise. One day the tortoise answered back, “You may be swift, but I can beat you…

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