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The Demonologist an Amazon Best Book of the Year

The insightful and attractive people over at Amazon.ca have recently announced their Top 20 favourite books of 2013, and The Demonologist is one of them!  They have it coming in at #16 overall (and that includes international and non-fiction titles … More

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Lost Girls an E-Book in the U.S.

Today’s the day that the e-book edition of Lost Girls, my first novel, becomes available as an electro-read in the U.S. for the first time. First published back through the dimmest mists of time (that is, 1999), it’s a book … More

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The Story of the Next Two Novels

Simon & Schuster (both in the U.S. and Canada) will be the publisher of my next two novels, and I honestly couldn’t be happier!!  Everyone on both sides of the 49 have been great to work with on The Demonologist, … More

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My Review of Dan Brown’s Inferno

I reviewed Dan Brown’s latest, Inferno, over at the National Post.  Given the embargoes and secrecy and rules surrounding the release of the book, I ended up with about 24 hours to read and write about it, so the whole … More

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The Demonologist…Nine Straight Weeks!

Wowza!  (Is that even a word?  I don’t care.  I’ve never really liked “Yowza” and, to hell with it, I just like “Wowza”).  Let me try that again… Wowza!  The Demonologist is a National Bestseller in Canada for a 9th … More

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Thriller of the Week in the Mail on Sunday

What a great way to push back against a gloomy Monday morning: waking to see that The Demonologist was chosen by the Mail on Sunday (UK) as its Thriller of the Week! “[The Demonologist] is a chilling exploration of how … More

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The Art of Scaring by Caring

I’ve written a column for the Review section of The Wall Street Journal, published today, about writing horror.  It’s 700 or so words, and therefore is something less than an exhaustive discussion of the topic (!), but I feel there’s … More

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Seventh Week for The Demonologist!

This is awesome:  The Demonologist is on the Maclean’s Bestseller List for a seventh straight week today! And in other news, I spoke to students at Sir John A. Macdonald High School in downtown Hamilton this morning and they were … More

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If You Need a Good Laugh Today

Here’s a link to the cover of my first “published” book, The Dream.  I was in Grade Five.  (For the biggest laugh – entirely at my own expense – note, in particular, the author’s photo on the back cover.) Okay, … More

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The Demonologist in the Daily Mail and Sunday Telegraph

The Demonologist is out this week in the UK, and the first couple reviews I’ve seen have been very kind.  Here’s bits from the ones I’ve seen in the Sunday Telegraph and Daily Mail. “A stunningly crafted, intelligent and moving … More

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