The 2011 International Book Awards have been announced by sponsors JPX Media Group in Los Angeles, California. Among those honoured is a Toronto author who recently completed his first book, “MFN – A Cultural Satire”.
Jeffrey Alan Payne wrote the comedy novel over the course of a year, beginning in July 2009. The story reflects contemporary news events from that period, including the death of Michael…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Alan Payne on May 17, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments
I just received notification that my book "MFN" - A Cultural Satire is an "Award-Winning Finalist in the 'Humor' category of the 2011 International Book Awards". (http://www.internationalbookawards.com/2011awardannouncement.html)
I don't know exactly how proud I should be, or how large on an honour this is within literary circles. However, it's encouraging.
Added by Jeffrey Alan Payne on May 12, 2011 at 11:25pm — No Comments
It’s a bittersweet era for those “old school” readers of pulp and binding, those who regard an afternoon in a hammock indulging in a good old fashioned page-turner as warm engaging personal escape. Many don’t feel quite the same level of intimately comfortable enjoyment, reading from a digital screen.
Those people are apparently not the ones buying literature. E-books are now outselling hardbacks, and paperbacks are losing market share at a faster rate than even industry…Continue
Let’s face it. Pakistani tourism has got to be suffering, what with the constant threat of suicide bombers and Islamic extremists hell-bent on kidnapping Westerners, not to mention the possibility of yet another Middle Eastern populace uprising and revolution.
However, there is one city in Pakistan that has been free of any violence and maintains a moderately conventional suburban aesthetic: Abbottabad. Located just 31 miles northeast of Islamabad, this clean and quiet…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Alan Payne on May 3, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments