Thoughts on art culture and literature by an artist / art critic / journalist / editor / writer of fiction
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
And the winner is
In the spirit of awards season, I'm happy to announce that Tiana Lei has won a copy of Thereby Hangs A Tail, the new Chet & Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn. This is my first book giveaway - a random draw of everyone who commented on my recent two-part interview with New York Times bestselling author Spencer Quinn - below.
Many thanks to Spencer Quinn for providing the book - with his signature and Chet the dog's paw print. I will send it off to Tiana as soon as I receive her mailing address.
An art critic, artist and writer of fiction, I struggle to balance the three. I started writing my first novel when I was eight. Volumes of poetry, short stories and comic books followed. I was enrolled in extracurricular art classes as a child, after deciding at a ridiculously young age, I wanted to become a painter. I studied fine arts for three years in Canada and France and also earned two journalism degrees. In the background of a varied career as a newspaper editor, freelance writer, and marketing communications consultant, I dwell in the realms of my dual passions - painting and writing - and on the exciting borders where they intersect.