November 14, 2016

I’ve dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s on the latest installment of Eboracum (the fourth book). The writing phase is almost easier than what is to come… my editor’s comments and suggestions. However, if I was an author in ancient Roman times, I would be writing and re-writing everything by hand. Today, we have…

August 16, 2016

It’s summer and while for some people that means holidays and rest, for me it means work… and I’m retired! I’m mowing the grass today around our place. It takes two of us to get the job done. I get on my mower, my wife gets on her mower, and then we go around and…

July 26, 2016

Sound of Silence didn’t make the Whistler Independent Book Awards’ short-list. However, I was honoured to be in esteemed “long-list” company. Independent publishing is increasingly being taken seriously by the publishing industry and I’m glad the Whistler Independent Book Awards is recognizing indie published authors. All the best to those on the short-list. Anybody have…

July 13, 2016

Sound of Silence was ‘long-listed‘ in the Whistler Independent Book Awards non-fiction category. This is the first year for the awards and I’m happy to have made the first cut. I find out if my memoir moves on to the short list next week on Monday, July 18. The awards recognize excellence in Canadian independent…

June 7, 2016

I read an interesting article last week and posted it. It was about the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) translating the oldest hand-written document by Roman Britons found in the UK. The wooden tablet and others were found during an archaeological dig in the middle of London. This is all fascinating enough but what also…

May 4, 2016

Eboracum is the Roman name for York, U.K. The Romans spelled Eboracum with a ‘v’ as in Eboracvm and this causes some modern-day confusion over the name. Of course, it’s pronounced with a ‘u’ but to keep my Eboracum series books truer to the actual way it was, I use Eboracvm on the covers. I…

February 22, 2016

I was delighted to discover another review on Eboracum, The Village. This one was by Cathy W, on Goodreads, and it left me with a hearteningly warm glow. It’s such a wonderful feeling when someone really seems to like and enjoy your work. There is an irony to be found here, though. When I began…

January 27, 2016

Dropped my memoir off at the Little Free Library in Calgary on 7th Ave NE. Like I’ve said before, The Sound of Silence is an incredibly personal story. I’m sharing it with the sincere hope that readers will find something of value in my words. Let me know what you think: http://www.graham-clews.com/contact.shtml.