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I asked the supermarket produce man, “When did this corn come in?” After a pause he said, “I think it came in today.” Should I believe him? Would you? Small lies are so commonplace.

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Seen (and captured!) by my friend author Ania Szado at the Strand Bookstore in New York.

Thoughts on Mona Simpson’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs was one of those rare celebrities whose attitudes and actions affected our daily lives. And because we felt more connected to him than to most celebrities, his death touched us more deeply. We felt we had a right to grieve his death, because we felt loss, and we… Read more »

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Practical  Jean is going on a Virtual Tour! Check out all the Blog stops Practical Jean will be making over the next few weeks. 

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Nice to see my BVI offshore companies story get reprinted in Japanese!

Practical Jean wins the 2011 Leacock Medal for Humour

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It happened in the Mariposa Inn in Orillia, the centre of all things Leacockian. A large bust of Stephen Leacock himself sat prominently on the stage before a big, ornate room filled with a jovial group of literature lovers. These are people who appreciate a chuckle as much as a well-turned… Read more »

Practical Jean nominated for the 2011 Leacock Medal

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On Friday, April 1 — that’s April Fool’s day — the shortlist for the 2011 Leacock Medal for humour was announced, and there was Practical Jean. Thrilled? You bet! This is an award I’ve been thinking about ever since one of my literary heros, Paul Quarrington, won for his novel… Read more »

Shortlisted!

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Practical Jean has been shortlisted for the Rogers Writer’s Trust Fiction Award. The winner will be announced November 2nd.