Quill and Quire

Writing Life

My first time… (at CBA)

Here’s the scenario. The first-time author arrives at Canada’s biggest book event, the 1998 Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) convention and… Read More »

An open-and-shut case

Here’s a boring little word: case. Meaning, of course, a little box. Or a big box. That sense comes from… Read More »

Prose and cons

A children’s book author argues that writers are con artists, but also breadmakers and ringmasters