Readers’ Favorite (U.S.) Review

I should be used to this by now, but I’m not. With every positive comment for my latest novel, Torn Asunder, I’m thrilled and excited all over again. This one is especially gratifying as the reviewer talks about the key theme of the book (ie – how we influence others). Read the review below. Looking […]

War Correspondent

Divided Loyalties: Front-line death sentence?

For the past several weeks the world has been under quarantine and we, who are self-isolating are the lucky ones. The people who are out on the front lines are faced with the challenge of choosing between competing loyalties every time they leave the house and again when they return. By choosing to leave they […]

Torn Asunder and the Pandemic

In 1918 the influenza pandemic (also known as the Spanish Influenza) affected every part of the globe. Reports vary as to its mortality rate, ranging between 17 million and 50 million. It affected 500 million people around the world.[1] As an author of Historical Fiction, it’s necessary to make mention of this world event when […]

The Reviews Are In for Torn Asunder!

Review by Bill Arnott When it comes to historical fiction, I’m choosy. I want to see you’ve put your back into your work. Stimulate me. Make me set your book on my chest mid-paragraph and go ahhh… that’s good writing! And I’m cautious when it comes to reviewing work I’m unfamiliar with. People I like […]

Voyages of the Mind

Going out for a meal is a wonderful treat. Often, we choose something from the menu that we wouldn’t otherwise have, using the experience to explore foods from other cultures and so, in a way, we enjoy a short visit to another place through the tastes, aromas and colours of those exotic lands. Going out […]

Ripples On The Water

One of my favourite books is Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. In a nutshell, set in London after World War 1, the main character, Clarissa Dalloway sees her job as creating connections between people and to that end the story focuses on a party she is throwing. During her preparations for the party, Mrs. Dalloway’s mind […]

Book Review: Triumph of a Tsar

For anyone who would like something a little bit different in the history genre, check out my review of Triumph of a Tsar by Tamar Anolic, a well-written Alternative Historical Fiction. Triumph of a Tsar is a work of alternate historical fiction in which the Russian Revolution of 1917 is averted, and the hemophiliac Alexei, […]

Consumable History – Virgin to Victoria

Virgin to Victoria is a powerful retelling of the history of the British monarchy, beginning with Henry VIII’s daughter, Elizabeth I, as she comes to the throne. Charting Elizabeth’s incredible journey, Virgin to Victoria travels in time through the confusion of the Stuart dynasty, the devastation of a Civil War led by Oliver Cromwell, horrific […]

Feeling Grateful

Spring seems to have finally arrived in Southern Ontario and it brings with it a renewed sense of purpose as the grass greens and buds hint at the arrival of new leaves. It’s with this joy in all things gardening that I’m especially honoured to be the recipient of a Len Cullen Scholarship. This (one […]