John Bédard is pissed off – Sean Spicer just called him low level

My father, John Bédard, retired from US Customs in 1990 after a twenty year career and a nine-year stint working for Canadian Immigration. He made Time Magazine. This is John’s advice to a new US Customs officer on how to survive the San Ysidro / Tijuana border port of entry.

No one ever accused my father of suffering fools. One of the victims (yes victims) of Trump’s actions is the actual . . . Continue reading

immigrant talking about selling to son of immigrant

On 18 January, I presented my book, selling to steve jobs to the Morgan Hill Rotary club. It was a breathtaking honor to talk, as an immigrant, about what it was like to sell to the son of a Syrian immigrant.

Here’s just a few pics.

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Hernani hits London West End

Extremely happy today to announce that Samuel French’s Theatre Bookshop in the West End of London has agreed to carry Hernani, by Victor Hugo, translated and adapted by Pierre Bedard. The play should hit the hopefully fly off the shelves next week, necessitating ceaseless reorders. Yeah. That’s what is going to happen.  Gwyneth will be browsing through one day and decide that she . . . Continue reading

Dear KDP Author letter – Hachette v. Amazon

Don’t worry, this isn’t an ad for Amabilis de Sainte Croix. Woke up in this morning with the following letter in my mailbox, which I’ve copied and pasted below. The battle between Hachette and Amazon, affects all of us somehow, either as readers or consumers.

Amazon changed how you publish, distribute, and sell books. They have also influenced . . . Continue reading

Amabilis de Sainte Croix is the Québecois Anne of Green Gables!

51gCWuqc3pL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-51,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_The first reviews for Amabilis de Sainte Croix are in!

Amabilis de Sainte Croix  is the Québecois Anne of Green Gables!” Myles Ambrose, Stendhal Review

“I could not have told the story better had I . . . Continue reading

Virtual Publishing Party – Amabilis of Sainte Croix goes live on Amazon!

51gCWuqc3pL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-51,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Very proud to announce the publishing of my third book which just went live on amazon.com – Amabilis of Sainte Croix, a Québecois woman’s memoires spanning the experiences of four generations from the late 19th to the mid 20th century in rural Québec province. Amabilis’s point . . . Continue reading

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