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Where have we been?


Some of our loyal readers may have noticed that this space has gone kind of uh quiet since May, and might be wondering why.  (One or two of you have even asked.)

Not to worry, the COVID hasn’t got us, yet, knock on wood.  It’s a much ollder malady than that we’ve been fighting: decaying 1’s and 0’s.  Our current website, the exact one you’re looking at, is fourteen years old, and one week from today, the version of Cuneiform that our site was coded in, will no longer be supported by our website host.

So we’ve been working feverishly to make sure that you still get this site after October 1.

In the meantime, the old, decaying site has been returning alarming error messages with increasing frequency as it approaches its original code’s end-of-life.  So, apart from the basic bibliodata pertaining to each of our current and forthcoming books — which is 100 percent up to date — we’ve kept blog posts to a minimum (and very successfully, we might add).

If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably curious about what HAS been happening with our books, news that hasn’t been making our site.  Here’s a for-instance, our author Sharon Kirsch talking to Ainslie MacLellan about her memoir The Smallest Objective on CBC’s All in a Weekend.  If you’re intrigued by the interview, send us a note at to tell us what you thought, and we will send you, absolutely gratis, a copy of Sharon’s book in your preferred format: print, Kindle or ePub.