Vern's Verbal Vibe

Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and purveyor of folk 'n' roll: spirit-filled sad songs made better.

June 19, 2007

Birth Notice

NICHOLSON—Vern and his beloved companion in spirit, Leilani, are pleased to announce the arrival of a bouncing baby manuscript for Leilani's Gift.

Gestation time was 2 years, 7 months, 1 week, and somewhere between 6 and 8 drafts (Vern lost count). The lil' cutie enters the world weighing 445 double-spaced pages, 12-point Times New Roman, 1" margins all the way round.

Father relieved and absolutely spent; mother proud, joyous, and serene as always. Fate of baby unknown—currently in hands of editor at publishing house—but expected to survive.

June 01, 2007

Come Hear Me Read!

And not just me: the Parliament Writers' Group reads! I'll tantalize you with teasers from my forthcoming memoir, Leilani's Gift. Meanwhile, my friends will regale you with tall tales of rescues at sea, mad hitchhikers, wild, wild women, and more.

It all shakes down on Monday, June 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Parliament Library, 269 Gerrard Street East, Toronto. You'll find us in the second floor community room; just follow the twin tones of laughter and applause. Refreshments provided, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all.