I reckon I feel safe sharing the fact that I’ve recently signed a contract with Assent Publishing for my first novel, Full Body. It will be available online for purchase in paperback or eBook by the summer of 2015.
If you’re the type who’d be interested in how-the-sausage-is-made style updates…
Before & Crafter is a great art project for charity that my pal Steph is doing. Please watch the video and check out her IndieGoGo page that’s being run to cover the cost of materials as well as give you the opportunity to get some great art.
There is also a cat named Zac Efron, if you’re into that sort of thing…and why wouldn’t you be?
US, REGARDLESS A short film looking at two guys that are in it for the long haul and what can happen when the subject of conversation turns to the longest haul, marriage.
Jonathan Nathaniel approached me earlier this year, asking if I’d be interested in developing an idea of his into a screenplay. Having enjoyed working with him on Eggs & Shawn, I most certainly was. Check it out and share it if you like it, that’s how creatives grow big and strong.
In case you’ve missed the news, drunk driver, homophobe, and Toronto’s current mayor Rob Ford’s history of being an embarrassment (yes there are so many incidents that the public is now keeping a spreadsheet updated) hit new heights the past two weeks! During that time:
He refused to resign, saying the story was ridiculous (nobody has contested this, this whole situation is ridiculous)
After ducking the issue for eight days and saying nothing Rob Ford finally issued a carefully-worded denial that suspiciously used the present tense a lot and never talked about the past (“I do not smoke crack cocaine” vs what he could’ve said: “I have never smoked crack cocaine, I would not do it on the job, and most certainly would not do it on video, hah hah hah what a CRAZY STORY”)
Lots of his staff have quit or been fired, some for telling him to seek treatment
It was revealed that one of the people seen in a photo taken at the same time as the crack recording has been murdered
That’s where my protest sign above came from; this was a six point explanation so now you can find my little sign extremely hilarious
ANYWAY. This is all to say that there was a little protest today and Jenn and Emily and I went! I thought there’d be lots of funny signs but mine was one of the few jokey ones. I got to talk to reporters and said “I just want people to know there’s more to Toronto than crack cocaine” and that got published a few hours later as “there’s more to Toronto than Rob Ford”, which, I mean, is also true. But there’s ALSO more to Toronto than crack cocaine. For example, did you know we are the home of the IKEA monkey?