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SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL…(And Who Doesn’t?)

  So you’re writing or thinking about writing a novel. To put it mildly, you are not alone. The questions I’m asked most in the course of meeting hundreds of people promoting the Sanibel Sunset Detective mysteries have to do

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How I Didn’t Host Canada AM and Saved Canadian Television

No sooner had I escaped the clutches of the Toronto Star than a producer at Canada AM, the CTV network’s long-running version of America’s Today Show, phoned to ask if I would be interested in becoming one of the hosts.

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Remembering Farley Mowat

Many years ago, a young reporter trundled off to Port Hope, Ontario outside Toronto to interview Farley Mowat. The best-selling author of such ground-breaking Canadian non-fiction as People of the Deer and   Never Cry Wolf was deathly ill with the flu

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The White Buffalo Are Gone

Last week, some of his old colleagues and friends gathered to say good-bye to Ron Haggart, one of the few remaining legends of Canadian journalism. Ron wrote a city hall column for the old Toronto Telegram, The Toronto Star, and The Globe and

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