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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 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 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.

No Relation: Chapter 17

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

BSJ and cake

Here’s Chapter 17 of No Relation, the final chapter in my new novel published by McClelland & Stewart. In this closing episode, we jump ahead a year and tie up all the loose ends from the preceding 16 chapters.

Thanks so much for hanging in for the entire novel. No Relation, already a national bestseller (thanks to loyal readers/listeners like you), is available in bookstores across the country.

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.

 The End

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.

A behind-the-scenes look at the TBLP miniseries

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Here’s a very cool mini-documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Best Laid Plans miniseries airing on CBC Television in January 2014.

A three-book e-bundle for the holidays!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Just in time for the season of giving, McClelland & Stewart is making a three-novel omnibus ebook available starting December 10th. It seems to be priced at $29.99 for The Best Laid Plans, The High Road, and Up and Down, all in one package. But wait, there’s more! They’re even including an excerpt from my upcoming novel, No Relation, due out in May, 2014. For those of you dedicated e-readers who might be finding a new Kindle, iPad, or Kobo under the tree in a few weeks, this might be a great way to go. The “e-bundle” is available through Amazon, Kobo, Indigo, and other online bookstores. Here’s the simple and clear cover art for what M&S is calling, an “e-bundle.” Happy Holidays…

ebook bundle cover

Yikes! A cameo in the CBC Television series

Monday, October 21st, 2013

A few weeks ago, Matt Code, the Associate Producer on The Best Laid Plans CBC Television series being produced by PDM Entertainment, contacted me and invited me to Ottawa to shoot a cameo appearance in a particular scene. I was nervous about it but decided it was one of those once in a lifetime/show off in front of your grandchildren experiences that I should not miss, butterflies or not. So up I went to play the role of a newly-elected MP. The scene was a reception in the Caucus Room. Peter Moss, the Director, conveyed his instructions to the group of us, and then we shot it… many, many times, from many, many different angles. It was quite a fascinating experience. Mercifully, I had no lines, but did have to shake hands with the Bradley Stanton character and then applaud enthusiastically when our fearless leader (played by Mark McKinney) arrived to address his caucus.

It was fun to be a part of it all and to spend more time with the wonderful actors who are bringing The Best Laid Plans to life for the small screen. Fear not, I won’t be packing up and moving to Hollywood any time soon. It was fun, but I think I’ll stick to my job in front my laptop. My sincere thanks to the whole PDM team for putting up with me in Ottawa. The big question now is will any of my appearance escape the cutting room floor. The jury is still out on that. The shoot is now over so it’s editing time. Episode one of the show is set to air Sunday evening, January 5, 2014.

In the photo below, we’re all getting a pep talk from the unseen Director, Peter Moss, just before shooting the scene. The great wardrobe team provided and installed the lapel pin I’m wearing to indicate that I’m an MP (…much easier than having to get elected.)

TF in TBLP Caucus Room Scene

 

Wow… Up and Down a Leacock Medal Finalist

Monday, April 1st, 2013

I’m still catching my breath from the news today that Up and Down has been named a finalist for the 2013 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. What a thrill to be amongst such talented and funny writers as Jonathon Goldstein, Andrew Kaufman, Cassie Stocks and William Whitehead. Some of you may already know how I feel about the Leacock Medal because it comes up quite often when I talk about my writing life. But for those of you who may not know, I have always felt that I became a writer on April 30, 2008 when my name was miraculously produced as the winner of the 2008 Leacock Medal. My life as a writer turned on that moment. Now, with Up and Down joining my first two novels as Leacock Medal finalists, well, I’m just so honoured and filled with gratitude. It’s as simple as that.

 

 

 

Up and Down shortlisted for Evergreen Award

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

I was thrilled to learn earlier this week that Up and Down has been shortlisted for the 2013 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award for “the best in adult Canadian fiction and non-fiction.” I am truly honoured. It’s wonderful to be on the list with such amazing writers as Eva Stachniak, Susan Swan, Robert J. Sawyer, Donna Morrisey, Marina Endicott and others. I gather library cardholders can vote during Ontario Public Library Week in October. I’m grateful to the Ontario Library Association for this unexpected recognition.