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Nights of Villjamur

No Comments 17 April 2012

Its been a little quiet here on a Rush of Green but that’s because I was on a well earned break over Easter.

One thing I was able to do was catch up on my reading and one novel I read moved me to write a review which is unusual for me. Nights of Villjamur is an unusual book. I discovered the author Mark Charan Newton through Social Media. Who says it doesn’t work! He has a great blog. If you like all things green and drenched in whisky then it’s for you! He also writes fantasy novels. Continue Reading

On Writing

The best of the blogs

2 Comments 21 October 2011

Since finishing the sequel to The Human Race, I’ve taken some time out of writing to catch up with life in general. And for me, that has meant reading. A lot of reading…

Regular readers of A Rush of Green will know that my own posts tend to focus on developments in science and technology and the environment, or look at how I’m fairing with my writing. So with this in mind, I’ve decided to pull together a list of my favourite blog posts over the last few months, each of which focus on one or more of these themes. Continue Reading

On Writing

Is the book editor an endangered species?

5 Comments 10 February 2011

A recent blog post by Mark Charan Newton, author of Nights of Villjamur, has set me thinking. His post was inspired by an editorial in The Globe and Mail:

“Among the recognizable Canadian publishers that have laid off editors since the economic downturn are Penguin Canada, McClelland & Stewart and Key Porter, which stopped publishing altogether early in the new year. Even plucky Gaspereau Press, the Nova Scotia publisher that brought out Johanna Skibsrud’s Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel, The Sentimentalists, has laid off its only full-time editor. Continue Reading


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