Between hosting To Catch a Killer on OWN Canada and teaching Forensic Writing and Investigative Journalism at Western University in London, Ontario, it's something of an understatement to say that Dr. Michael Arntfield is a busy man.Read More
Zombies are a much more logical, possible supernatural occurrence. If I told you, in twenty years, that vampires were attacking the Earth and that we were all going to die, you would probably laugh, with no doubt in your mind that I was crazy. Even if I told you it was zombies instead of vampires, you still wouldn't believe me. But there would be that nagging voice in the back of your mind that would say, "But maybe..."Read More
I think that one of the reasons that self-publishing is finally earning respect, is because people have come to understand that while writing may be a solitary pursuit, publishing a book is not. It’s very much a collaborative effort…and it should be. It was a number of years before I read a single self-published book that was worth the paper it was written on. That is absolutely not the case now…and it’s unquestionably because writers are working with editors before they publish.Read More
The FriesenPress team is so excited to be volunteering for classroom activities. What do you think of our involvement with Story Studio?
I think this is absolutely wonderful! The folks at FriesenPress came into the classroom and were so natural and positive with the kids. The synergy felt electric. With older kids it is a tremendous opportunity for mentorship as students see these caring and positive people in their community having literacy-oriented careers. It opens their minds to what is possible and makes them feel worthwhile when successful people are open to giving time to help them develop their thoughts and literacy skills.Read More
What's your perception on FriesenPress & Friesens corporation?
They are all very hard working (and might I add very efficient) people. Both the manufacturer out in Altona and the press in Victoria are well-oiled machines and they are very smart business people, which is something that is SO important to making publishing work. Writing a great book, while the catalyst, is just a fraction of what it takes to make the wheel spin.Read More
At its core, "Six" is about the accidental emergence of a conscious mind inside a computer system, and how it matures as it interacts with the world, learns, and develops a personality. But there are other parallel and intersecting story-lines involving one person’s ruthless pursuit of wealth and power using computer viruses as a weapon, and the efforts of a special police force in trying to track the source.Read More
"My experience with FriesenPress has been great. The staff are available to talk about any issue that may arise, as well as trouble shoot and brainstorm via email until a question is answered or a problem resolved. Again, in multi-book publishing the team really gets to know you, which makes it so much easier." - Author Madison LakeRead More