"Round is at the top of his game. A splendid read."
—Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn series
I come at writing from a literary perspective. Meaning, creating art with words. In fiction, I like strong plotting, believable characterization, and fine prose. I believe the journey is far more important than simply propelling a story through non-stop action to a startling reveal at a book’s end. I enjoy books with psychological depth and meaning, like the novels of James Joyce, where personal suffering shades into something more universal. Yet I can also enjoy a well-written [Read more]
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Check out the interview with author Jeffrey Round
on Bookends TV from April 2012.
to the website for writer and director Jeffrey Round, home of the Bradford Fairfax and Dan Sharp murder mystery series. Jeffrey’s first two books, A Cage of Bones and The P-town Murders, were listed on AfterElton’s Top 100 Gay Books. His most recent novel is the literary-thriller Lake On The Mountain (Dundurn.) These and all Jeffrey’s titles are available through this website and from good independent bookstores, who need your support now more than ever.
ART AS THERAPY
Everyday life can make it hard enough to maintain your balance without the violence that obliterates the silence and solitude. Despite the way-below-freezing temperatures Wednesday, I found it impossible to stay inside after hearing of the Charlie Hebdo murders. My mind felt like a boom box in an echo chamber, replaying the news events over and over till I had to escape. To me, it wasn't much different than if I or another LBGT author had been targeted for the contents of our books. To shake off the thoughts, I knew it would be better to be surrounded by people, even if I didn't know them. What better choice, then, than to go to a public place that celebrates freedom of expression, freedom of choice and freedom of ideas? As luck would have it, the Art Gallery of Ontario was presenting a show called Art As Therapy. It was made to measure.
Stage One: leaving the house at minus-18 celsius and dropping.
Stage Two: discovering Art As Therapy. And how!