Good News! Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury Extended!!

Good News! Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury Extended!!

I am thankful for the support, retweets, Facebook comments, and emails I’ve received in the last few weeks. I’m thankful that so many want to see Concussion Is Brain Injury updated. That’s why my hybrid publisher Iguana Books and I have extended the date of my crowdfunding campaign to April 10th: to give people a […]

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My First Talk on Writing After Brain Injury

For years, I’d overheard conversations about CHIRS at BIST meetings but didn’t exactly know what it was, other than it seemed to be a place where people with brain injury hung out. When CCAC discharged me – for arbitrary time reasons not because I no longer needed community care – on the contrary I needed […]

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Midway Through the Crowdfunding Campaign, and It’s Getting Hairy!

Midway Through the Crowdfunding Campaign, and It’s Getting Hairy!

I want to publicly thank the many people who have encouraged and supported me in my efforts to update Concussion Is Brain Injury. Your kind words have lifted me up and kept me going. However, I’ve hit a bit of a roadblock and need your help to climb over it. Today’s publishing world is moving […]

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Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury Crawling Along

Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury Crawling Along

Crowdfunding is so risky. You’re seeing if anyone is interested in reading your book before you even put it out, or in the case of my biography/memoir Concussion Is Brain Injury, if anyone is interested in reading an update. Many indie authors are excited about crowdfunding, but I always was wary. I’ve taken risks with […]

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Launching Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury

Launching Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury

I’m jumping up and down yet figuratively biting my nails. Today, I’m taking a step I didn’t think I ever would. Today, I’m trying crowdfunding! Oh boy. It’s a big risk because you’re asking people to put their cash towards launching your books out of your computer and into print, to take what only you […]

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Pre-Launch Countdown to Updating Concussion Is Brain Injury

Pre-Launch Countdown to Updating Concussion Is Brain Injury

I know, I know, I said I would update Concussion Is Brain Injury regularly, and it’s been three years. Eek! But a brain in flux plus a publishing system in flux equals I’m updating it now. Or hope to! As regular readers may recall, I wrote Concussion Is Brain Injury in 2012 to inspire people, to […]

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Concussion: The Movie Starring Will Smith

As I mentioned last week, I went to see a movie: Concussion. I couldn’t remember what it was about nor did I bother looking it up. So I had no idea what to expect when it began. I liked it. The camera angles, the use of music, the juxtaposition of beauty hiding violence, the suspense […]

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Partnering Up to Attend TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit in Toronto

Partnering Up to Attend TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit in Toronto

Kerry, a Board member of BIST (Brain Injury Society of Toronto), and I attended the TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit back on 16 September 2015. I had spoken to one of the BIST Board members a few months previously about TTC accessibility, and he’d suggested I attend accessibility meetings. I told him this was […]

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Politics Took Over

We’ve been having an anyone-but-Harper (Canada’s current Prime Minister) election — a very looonnnngggg election — and last month, I also attended the TTC’s annual Public Forum on accessibility. That added up to my politics blog getting all my writing love these days. My poor website must be feeling neglected. I want to summarize the […]

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