Writers are tagging writers in this new questionnaire going around the web. What’s the next big thing we’re working on? Thanks to historical novelist Sandra Gulland for tagging me!   What is your working title of your book? “The Empty Room”  — it’s the final title. Where did the idea come from for the book?…

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Hi everyone, There are few more exciting moments for a writer than the one when the cover of a new book is revealed.  So, I’m delighted to share with you the cover for my next novel, THE EMPTY ROOM, which will be out in Canada with Harper Collins, May 2013. I must say, I quite…

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Okay, so let’s talk about that big old heffalumping elephant sitting across the desk from me.  OUR DAILY BREAD did not make it onto the short list of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. On the other hand, I’m not really that disappointed.  To feel more than a…

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