Looking For Bootstraps

Look what came in the mail today! An advance copy of “Looking for Bootstraps-Economic Development in the Maritimes” by Donald J. Savoie.I had the pleasure of speaking with Professor Savoie about one of the topics of this book–the anti-confederation movement in the Maritimes between 1864-66, led in New Brunswick by Albert James Smith. This will […]

A minute of silence

My stomach is in my throat and a tremble courses through my body when I realize I’m next. By my reaction, you’d think I was about to be taken to prison where I would be bound and whipped, sexually assaulted and then strangled with my bedcovers. No. No such luck. I’m about to give a [...]

Warming up with A Winter’s Tale

A three-inch binder sits on the shelf above my writing desk, stuffed full of hopeful notes on different aspects of grammar, poetry, writing for the screen, writing for children, young adult , romance and historical novels. My inspiration wall keeps inspirational snippets collected from here and there in safekeeping. Most of these wise nuggets were [...]

Step right up to self-publishing

Though the line of respectability between traditionally-published and self-published material is blurring, the line regarding publicity has almost disappeared. Promotion budgets are getting smaller and these days, authors must create their own buzz. So when it comes to marketing, my position as a self-publisher is equal to any other author. Since I self-published my first [...]

PastorKenny: Please Let Me In

About a year ago, Rhonda (my wife), Robyn (my oldest daughter) and I were sitting around a table at Pizza Delight laughing over a book idea we started talking about that day. Rhonda took the idea in her spare time and wrote out the first rough draft for Please Let Me In. I played around [...]

Step right up, Ladies and Gents

I’m gearing myself up for a long period of blatant self-promotion. The business people in my acquaintance are used to this. Since I self-published my first book in 2011, Rachel’s Manifesto, I’ve had a hard time accepting that I am one of them—an entrepreneur. This spring, I’m planning to self-publish again: not one, but two [...]

CBC Interview with Jonna Brewer on Rachel’s Manifesto

Moncton writer Rhonda Bulmer talked to Jonna Thursday about her new book geared towards young adults. It’s called “Rachel’s Manifesto”, available at Cover to Cover Books in Riverview and Tidewater Books in Sackville. It’s also avilable on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and at Chapters in Dieppe, where she’ll be doing a reading on Nov. 20th.

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