Archive for the ‘Feminism’ Category

Poles Apart: Chapter 10

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

girl asleep on couch

Welcome back to the podcast edition of Poles Apart, my fifth novel, published by McClelland & Stewart. This week, The Eve of Equality blog breaks through into the mainstream media, Everett tries his hand at babysitting, and then misreads a certain situation with Shawna Hawkins.

Of course, your comments on Poles Apart are always welcome here on the blog. You can also follow me on Twitter (@TerryFallis) or send me an email to [email protected]

The voiceover that opens each episode of the podcast belongs to my good friend, Roger Dey.

Poles Apart: Chapter 9

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

smoke bomb

Welcome back to the podcast edition of Poles Apart, my fifth novel, published by McClelland & Stewart. This week, Everett unexpectedly hangs out with Mason Bennington’s lawyer, signs a book deal, and lands a date.

Of course, your comments on Poles Apart are always welcome here on the blog. You can also follow me on Twitter (@TerryFallis) or send me an email to [email protected]

The voiceover that opens each episode of the podcast belongs to my good friend, Roger Dey.

Poles Apart: Chapter 8

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Protest sign

Welcome back to the podcast edition of Poles Apart, my fifth novel, to be published by McClelland & Stewart on October 20, 2015. This week, Everett earns some money through the blog, Beverley Tanner has a Pygmalion moment, protest rallies start outside Club XY and Mason Bennington is really not happy about it.

Of course, your comments on Poles Apart are always welcome here on the blog. You can also follow me on Twitter (@TerryFallis) or send me an email to [email protected]

The voiceover that opens each episode of the podcast belongs to my good friend, Roger Dey.

Poles Apart: Chapter 7

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Uma Thurman

Welcome back to the podcast edition of Poles Apart, my fifth novel, to be published by McClelland & Stewart next month. This week, Beverley Tanner figures out just who is writing the Eve of Equality blog, Mason Bennington raises his voice, and Everett spends some more quality time with Shawna Hawkins.

Of course your comments on the podcast are always welcome here on the blog. You can also follow me on Twitter (@TerryFallis) or send me an email to [email protected]

The voiceover that opens each podcast episode belongs to my good friend Roger Dey.

Poles Apart: Chapter 6

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Wonder Woman

Welcome back to the podcast edition of Poles Apart, my fifth novel, to be published by McClelland & Stewart in about six weeks. This week, Everett finally discovers what’s going on in the establishment below his apartment. He also has an encounter with Wonder Woman before spending some time with his mother in the rarefied air of her world.

Of course your comments on the podcast are always welcome here on the blog. You can also follow me on Twitter (@TerryFallis) or send me an email to [email protected]

The voiceover that opens each podcast episode belongs to my good friend Roger Dey.

 

Poles Apart: Chapter 4

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

EofE blog2Welcome back to the podcast edition of Poles Apart, my fifth novel. This week, Everett maps out his return to the feminist crusade, and then spends more time getting to know the aging feminist icon, Beverley Tanner.

Of course, your comments are always welcome here on the blog, or via email to [email protected] You’re also invited to follow me on Twitter: @TerryFallis.

The voiceover that opens each episode of this podcast belongs to my good friend, Roger Dey.

Poles Apart: Chapter 3

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Subjection of women

 

Welcome back to the podcast edition of Poles Apart. This week, with his interest in feminism rekindled through meeting aging feminist icon, Beverley Tanner, Everett rejoins the fight for equality while the construction work in his building actually enters his own apartment. Incidentally, the photo above is of my own first U.S. edition of John Stuart Mills’s classic, The Subjection of Women, from 1869. I’ve owned it for 27 years having bought it in a used bookstore in Wolfeville, Nova Scotia, the same weekend my wife and I were married.

Of course, your comments are always welcome here on the blog or via email to [email protected] You’re also invited to follow me on Twitter: @TerryFallis.

The voiceover the opens each podcast episode belongs to my good friend, Roger Dey.

Poles Apart: Chapter 1

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

body in bunker

 

Welcome to the first chapter in the podcast edition of Poles Apart, my fifth novel, published by McClelland & Stewart and due in bookstores in October, 2015. It’s the comic tale of a young man with an unusual but serious commitment to feminism. he has certainly not chosen an easy path, and as usual, all does not go as planned.

Your comments Poles Apart are welcome. You can leave one here on the blog, or email me at [email protected] I invite you to follow me on Twitter (@TerryFallis).

The voice that opens each episode of the podcast belongs to my good friend Roger Dey.

Poles Apart manuscript is finished…

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Cover page

 

It’s always nice, even a thrill, to write the words “The End” at the bottom of the page. I finished the manuscript for my fifth novel, Poles Apart, last night. It comes in at just under 98,000 words, and so is a touch longer than my last novel, No Relation. I wish this meant I was well and truly finished. Alas, no. We’re still a long way from seeing the novel on bookstore shelves. But I think of this as, to borrow from Winston Churchill, “the end of the beginning.”

My wonderful editor, Douglas Gibson at McClelland & Stewart, will now go through it, first as a reader, and then on the second, third, and fourth passes, as an editor. We’ll talk about his reaction and suggestions. Then I’ll take another run through it, tweaking here,  tightening there. If our first four novels together are any indication, and I hope they are, the editing process ought not to be too onerous (I’m touching wood right now!). But we’ll see.

I’m just happy to have this first major phase completed. If all goes well, expect to see Poles Apart in bookstores in October, 2015. (Fingers eternally crossed…)

My talk to the Ontario Writers’ Conference

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Earlier this year, I was invited to give the closing address at the Ontario Writers’ Conference. It was not one of the standard talks I often give about one or another of my books or my strange journey to the published land. So I was a little nervous about it. Anyway, for what it’s worth, you can watch it here if you’re interested or suffer with insomnia…