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Mark Leslie is a writer, editor and bookseller who lives in Hamilton, Ontario. In 2005, Mark joined the blogging bandwagon and started posting random thoughts and musings on writing, bookselling and being a father.
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Public Lending Rights Payment for Canadian Authors

Mon, 2017-02-20 15:02
Today I received my annual cheque (or check for Americans) from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Public Lending Rights Commission. This is me during early to mid February each year I was among 17,344 Canadian authors to receive payment this year as compensation for free public access to my books through Canada's public libraries. Last year, for the first time, the PLR Program

Public Lending Rights Payment for Canadian Authors

Mon, 2017-02-20 15:02
Today I received my annual cheque (or check for Americans) from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Public Lending Rights Commission. This is me during early to mid February each year I was among 17,344 Canadian authors to receive payment this year as compensation for free public access to my books through Canada's public libraries. Last year, for the first time, the PLR Program

The Boy Inside The Man

Sat, 2017-02-18 15:40
My twelve-year old son and I spent the morning today playing Minecraft, where, under his leadership, I was reacquainted with how to do the basic things in that world. Yes, I've played it with him before, but it has actually been a couple of years and my memory of how to do more than just the basics of moving around and digging were lost. But he patiently helped me, guided me along, crafted me
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