Author Archives: robert

Living beyond 140

I posted the photo above on Facebook and Twitter this morning, more as a message to myself than any sort of external communication. As if to say, “Okay, it’s time.” And it is. Well past, in fact. I started ostensibly …

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An answer

I received a question on Twitter the other day, and I thought, rather than cramming it into 140 characters, I would answer it here. The question was: “how long did it take you to write Before I Wake, and was …

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October

I was thinking about it this morning, and I realized something: October is probably my favourite month. Sure, November has my birthday, and I’m as fond of May as the next fellow with a spring in his heart, but October…October …

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Victoria – Monday, October 3, 2011

This is it, folks. I’ve been roadtesting the material, honing my chops, and at last: the Victoria launch of my new book, Walk Like a Man: Coming of Age with the Music of Bruce Springsteen. Where else? Bolen Books. The …

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Vancouver – Saturday October 1, 2011

The Walk Like a Man tour continues tomorrow night at Red Cat Records in Vancouver, with a night of music, beverages, books, frivolity… oh, and me. I hope you’ll join us. The details: Walk Like a Man at Red Cat …

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Toronto, Tuesday September 13

I know, I’ve been AWOL. My apologies. There are a variety of reasons, including (but not restricted to) technical difficulties, stress, chaos, writing a new book, stress, time, publishing a new book, stress… But enough about that. I’ll do my …

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Bestseller!

There’s a longer post coming soon, with links to all sorts of neat on-line stuff I’ve been doing (and have had done to me), as well as one talking about touring and Toronto and general surreality. They’re coming. I swear. …

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CBC Radio, Monday November 1

Just a quick heads-up: at 4 pm (PDT), Monday November 1, I’ll be on CBC Radio’s All Points West, talking with Jo-Ann Roberts about Bedtime Story on the eve of its publication. If you’re not within transponder reach, you can …

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On pageants and popularity

I did something last week that I felt… dirty and a little ashamed of, even as I was doing it. I didn’t let the vague sense of shame stop me, naturally. But I had a realization today. Last week (okay, …

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It’s not semantics

I’m writing this from a hotel room in Seattle, on a grey and stormy morning. The first mainstream review of Bedtime Story just popped into my google alerts, from the Victoria Times Colonist. Overall, I’m very pleased. What pleases me …

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