Press From, Bellini’s 8 1/2: “The design is striking and is sure to please the kids on your gift list.”

My buddy Raymond Helkio has just published a lovely children’s book called The Great Meeting Room. The design is striking and is sure to please the kids on your gift list. Raymond, who is currently living in New York City, is one… Continue Reading

Apartment #3, Hair Of The Dog, Toronto

This is the first time I’ve flown Porter and the views of the city from the terminal are stunning. I had no idea Toronto was so beautiful but this trip has reminded me that this place is not just beautiful it’s… Continue Reading

By A Strand

I got my first rejection letter. Actually it was an email which at least means technology is helping publishers to reject authors quicker. A few days after reviewing a PDF copy of my book, I received the following response from Strand Books, in Union Square: Hi Raymond, It… Continue Reading

Shenzhen To New York And Back To Toronto

Photo of: Professor Irshad Manji, Moral Courage Project When I ordered my books four weeks ago I had one hundred sent by airmail  from Shenzhen China (two weeks delivery) and the remaining four hundred by ground delivery which is a lot cheaper but adds four… Continue Reading