Here’s the thing: I don’t want to be just any kind of writer; I want to be a paid, professional one, particularly a novelist.
And this, my friends, is where you crank up the volume on Supertramp’s song, “Dreamer.” I’ll wait… Continue reading
Opinion By Z.S. Roe I’m writing a novel – you’re ecstatic, I know. The good news is that I nixed the original plan to do bi-monthly vlog updates on my novel. Instead of seeing me prattle in front of a camera about just how many words I’ve written every other week, you’re getting this one … Continue reading
Interview by Z.S. Roe From The Hunger Games to World War Z, dystopian and apocalyptic fiction has quickly become a mainstay in contemporary pop culture. But given the often bleak and frightening depiction of our future in these novels, it’s sometimes puzzling that readers are so drawn to these genres. “You know, I don’t know … Continue reading
Best Books is a sampling of my favouite new books (fiction or non-fiction). In some cases, these reviews will be based on advance copies of books that may not yet have been released. In such instances, the release dates will be printed within the review in question. Red Planet Blues Robert J. Sawyer Robert J. Sawyer’s … Continue reading
Opinion By Z. S. Roe Hooray for Canadian booklovers … I guess. CBC’s annual battle of the books competition is underway once again. The list of books for this year’s edition has been announced, and the results are … well, about what you’d expect. This year, the competition is pitting regions against each other, wherein … Continue reading
The ZS Roe Vlog Storytelling is powerful, and those who suggest that reading stories (i.e. fiction) is only a leisurely and escapist activity are not just wrong, but foolish as well. I recently recommended a few novels for my mom to read during a week she’d booked off from work. Before she left on her … Continue reading