How much moola does a Canadian author make?

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on March 30, 2015 in General Blabbity Blab |

Well, that’s a question, along with two others involving my age and my weight, that I always hesitate to answer.     I can say honestly that as a writer I certainly do not make the 2010 average for female Canadians. But I make a living by augmenting my writing with other work, and I have a very rich […]


Spring is Sprung!

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on March 19, 2015 in General Blabbity Blab |

One of my favourite tributes to spring by e.e. cummings: in Just- spring      when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles      far      and wee and eddyandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far       and       wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope and it’s […]


Steam Your Punk – World Building for SpecFic

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on March 9, 2015 in General Blabbity Blab |

  Steampunk, Fantasy and Sword—or Light Sabre—Play March 10, 2015 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Strathcona County Library World building is serious stuff to the writers of speculative fiction (SF). Just think of the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien or Ursula K. Le Guin, who spent years dreaming up their respective fictional worlds of Middle Earth […]


AUTHORPALOOZA #3 – Join me and three other great writers!

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on March 3, 2015 in General Blabbity Blab |

On March 11, 2015, it’s AUTHORPALOOZA #3, featuring Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries Writer in Residence, Gail Sidonie Sobat, apocalyptic novelist Eileen Bell, crime novelist SG Wong,  and zombie novelist Craig DiLouie! It’s a live talk-show, with U of A Writer in Residence, Minister Faust, interviewing four authors for 15 minutes each on the craft and the business of writing. If you’re […]

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