Archive for April, 2014

The first copy of No Relation

Friday, April 25th, 2014

It’s always a thrill when the first copy of your new book arrives. This is the fourth time I’ve had this experience and it never gets old. I found a package from Random House waiting for me at home last night and had an idea of what might be inside. I ripped it open and held the first copy of No Relation in my hands. It felt nice. Then, of course, I whipped out my iPhone and took a photo. Then I inscribed it to my wife, Nancy, a tradition I’ve maintained with each of my novels.

First copy

No Relation hits bookstores on May 20th, and the buzz seems to be building. I had a look at BookManager last night, a site that ranks current and anticipated books in Canada. I was heartened to see that No Relation is actually ranked number two among future Canadian fiction releases. How wonderful to be in the company of these other fine Canadian writers.

Bookmanager ranked future releases list 140421

It won’t be long now. Just a few more weeks. Stay tuned for information about a Toronto launch event for No Relation in early June. In the meantime, I’ll be content just holding this first copy…

No Relation: Chapter 9

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

EH apartment

Here’s Chapter 9 of No Relation, my new novel to be published by McClelland & Stewart on May 20, 2014. In this episode, Hem heads to Toronto with Professor James Moriarty on the first leg of the Ernest Hemingway Exorcism World Tour, while sister Sarah holds the family fort in Chicago.

You’re invited to follow me on Twitter (@TerryFallis), leave a comment here on the blog, or drop me an email to tfallis@gmail.com. Your feedback is always welcome.

The voiceover that opens the podcast episode was provided by my good friend, Roger Dey.

No Relation: Chapter 8

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

jet taking off

Here’s Chapter 8 of No Relation, my new novel to be published by McClelland & Stewart on May 20, 2014. In this episode, Hem considers the intriguing idea his friends from the NameFame support group proposed to end his case of severe writer’s block. The group hits the ball diamond for their second game, and Hem takes a troubling call from his father.

You’re invited to follow me on Twitter (@TerryFallis), leave a comment here on the blog, or drop me an email to tfallis@gmail.com. Your feedback is always welcome.

The voiceover that opens the podcast episode was provided by my good friend, Roger Dey.

No Relation: Chapter 7

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

car in rain

Here’s Chapter 7 of No Relation, my new novel to be published by McClelland & Stewart on May 20, 2014. In this episode, Hem meets again with his therapist, and then gives Mario Andretti a rain-soaked driving lesson. Finally, as his writer’s block seems to worsen, he’s touched when his friends in the NameFame support group propose a rather intriguing solution.

You’re invited to follow me on Twitter (@TerryFallis), leave a comment here on the blog, or drop me an email to tfallis@gmail.com. Your feedback is always welcome.

The voiceover that opens the podcast episode was provided by my good friend, Roger Dey.

No Relation: Chapter 6

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Softball

Here’s Chapter 6 of No Relation, my new novel to be published by McClelland & Stewart on May 20, 2014. In this episode, Hem pays another visit to his therapist before convening the second meeting of the NameFame support group at the Y. Finally, he leads his merry band of famous-named friends onto the softball field in Central Park for their first game.

You’re invited to follow me on Twitter (@TerryFallis), leave a comment here on the blog, or drop me an email to tfallis@gmail.com. Your feedback is always welcome.

The voiceover that opens the podcast episode was provided by my good friend, Roger Dey.