Archive for May, 2014

No Relation: Chapter 14

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Mercedes

Here’s Chapter 14 of No Relation, my new novel published by McClelland & Stewart. In this episode, Hem and his sister, Sarah, confront their father with compelling evidence that something is afoot that threatens the very future of The Hemmingwear Company.

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

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

No Relation a Globe and Mail Bestseller

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

It was thrilling to learn yesterday that just three days after being published, No Relation debuted at number five on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list. I well remember when Up and Down was published, it opened at number seven. So this feels good. Of course, it happened because so many friends, family, and yes, perfect strangers, pre-ordered the novel or bought copies this week. I’m blessed and grateful. Thank you, all. Let the touring begin! It’s Creemore today, Thornbury tomorrow, Toronto Monday, Lindsay Tuesday, Toronto again Thursday, then Montreal on Friday. And that’s just the beginning…

Globe Bestseller List May 24-2014

No Relation: Chapter 13

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

audio dish

Here’s Chapter 13 of No Relation, my new novel published this very day by McClelland & Stewart. In this episode, at Sarah’s urging, Hem goes all clock and dagger with a little help from Hat and Mario Andretti to try to divine just what might be going on inside the Hemmingwear Company. Then it’s off to Chicago where Hem and Sarah confront their father.

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

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

Today’s the day: No Relation is published

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

May 20, 2014 seemed a long way off when I finished the manuscript for No Relation late last summer. But it’s here, now. My thanks to my friend and editor, Douglas Gibson, my publisher, McClelland & Stewart, my awesome publicist, Frances Bedford, and my wonderful agent, Beverley Slopen, for making this happen. And of course I’m grateful for so many supportive friends and readers who have kept me motivated and loving what I do. Finally, none of this would have happened without my endlessly patient and encouraging family. Thank you Nancy, Calder, and Ben.

Here’s hoping you all enjoy No Relation. As of today, it’s now yours…

First copy

No Relation: Chapter 12

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Hemingway house

Here’s Chapter 12 of No Relation, my new novel to be published by McClelland & Stewart on May 20, 2014. In this episode, Hem closes out the Ernest Hemingway Exorcism World Tour with a stop in Ketchum, Idaho, where the great writer lived his final days before taking his own life. Then Hem returns to Manhattan and has a breakthrough with his psychiatrist.

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

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

Humbled by my university…

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Last night, my wife, Nancy, and I got all dressed up for a big formal shindig in Hamilton. It was the annual Applause and Accolades awards dinner for McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering. Though it may seem strange to some, I earned my degree in mechanical engineering from McMaster and have always been proud to wear the iron ring on the pinkie of my working hand. Last night, despite never practicing formal engineering for a single day in my life, I was humbled to receive the L.W. Shemilt Distinguished Alumni Award named for the revered Dean of Engineering who served for my first couple of years at Mac. It was a wonderful evening.

My deep gratitude to the current Dean of Engineering, Dr. Ishwar Puri, and his team who made all of this happen. I’m also grateful to President Emeritus Dr. Alvin Lee and my editor Douglas Gibson for appearing in the video used to introduce the award last night. Feeling very blessed today…

Shemilt Award

No Relation: Chapter 11

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

3Chihuahas

Here’s Chapter 11 of No Relation, my new novel to be published by McClelland & Stewart on May 20, 2014. In this episode, Hem says goodbye to Marie Antoinette in Paris and heads for Pamplona, Spain, for the running of the bulls, a passion of Ernest Hemingway’s. Then he meets Hat in Miami and the two travel to Key West for the third leg of the Ernest Hemingway Exorcism World Tour.

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

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

No Relation: Chapter 10

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

DeuxMagots

Here’s Chapter 10 of No Relation, my new novel to be published by McClelland & Stewart on May 20, 2014. In this episode, Hem meets Marie Antoinette in Paris for the second leg of the Ernest Hemingway Exorcism World Tour.

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

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