Hitting the road

Week one of promoting the book has now passed. Media folks were kind and just a few not-so-happy calls from bikers. Everyone who read it is impressed with the courage John (Boxer) Muscedere displayed in the defining moment of his life. You’ll find that at the top of Page 352.

Got a chance to chat briefly with Raj Patel, author of The Value of Nothing, in waiting area for Canada AM (my interview can be seen on this website in “Audio/ Video” section) and we swapped books. The title of his book could have worked for mine as well, since the murders were really over nothing, unless you count empty ambition and childish hurt feelings as something.

Video of a chat with David Newland of Canoe.ca has been posted on their site, along with a review of the book by him. Some kind comments from him are in the “Praise” section of this website.

I felt a bit old being interviewed by Geoff Nixon of CTV.ca, since he was in a Ryerson University class a couple of years ago, when I spoke about the Ipperwash Crisis and a book I wrote about that, One Dead Indian: the Premier, the Police and the Ipperwash Crisis. Always have to be nice to students, as they can end up your boss in a few years. Felt odd being interviewed by Joe Fantauzzi of  York Region Media Group, and then covering a trial with him in Newmarket later in the week.

Novelist Linwood Barclay (a daily journalism escapee) introduced me to the strangely addictive practise of tracking sales of a book on Amazon.ca. Mine seems to be faring well, ahead of The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook and apparently overtaking 101 Lesbian Lovemaking Positions. Glad to see it got into the “Today’s Top 50 online” list for chapters.indigo.ca, although I’m down the list from the exercise DVD by Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Loser. Something about her scares me more than some of these bikers.

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