Tag Archives: self-publishing

Mystery solved!

So here’s a funny story. As you may recall, the Spence household was in a Happy Dance uproar last week at the news that Leaf had hit #3 on the Calgary Herald fiction Best Seller list. I was surfing some … Continue reading

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Pathetic First Steps Lead to Genius

A man whose work I admire, Bill Harris, says that whatever your goal, the most important thing you can do is take a step towards it. One step. Any step. Even if it’s pathetic. Once that step is taken, you … Continue reading

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Yet Another Reason to Self-publish

I drove into Calgary last night for a field trip hosted by SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). We got cozy in one of my favorite independent bookstores, Owl’s Nest Books. When we lived in Calgary, I used … Continue reading

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Independent Publishers Association of Canada

I had my first-ever speaking engagement on the weekend. It was a little nerve-wracking, but worthwhile. I’ve been attending IPAC (Independent Publishers Association of Canada) meetings for about a year now. They meet the last Saturday of the month (except … Continue reading

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Not again! Yup . . . again.

The thing about inviting any new thing into your life is that you have to make room for it. And if you can’t make room for it, then something else has to go. When I decided to publish Leaf, I … Continue reading

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Apple #29

This week’s apple is in honor of my first ever internet order from a complete stranger. That’s right! Someone I have never met or had any connection with actually ordered a copy of Leaf online. Amazing! Maybe this is the … Continue reading

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Apple #28

Today’s apple was created in honor of the 4,232 Leaf‘s that have taken up residence in our guest room. At least the two boxes on the right can serve as a nightstand of sorts. And at the foot of the … Continue reading

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