Quill and Quire

Writing Life

Grant Lawrence: After three tries, a Canadian indie band’s tour diaries finally yielded a book

Why now? It’s a question I’ve been asked several times about my new book, Dirty Windshields: The Best and The Worst of the Smugglers Tour Diaries. Why publish a memoir of 16 sordid years spent in an indie rock ’n’ roll band that sputtered to a stop way back in 2004?

Personal Essay: Writing a book about New Brunswick’s most notorious murder case involved walking some thin lines

The murder of multi-millionaire New Brunswick businessman Richard Oland, and the investigation and trial of his only son, Dennis, has captivated public attention in the city of Saint John.