Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 31st Day to Send in Manuscript

Good morning!  August 31st is our day to email my manuscript for my memoir Radical Shifts!  I am excited to have the first run of my book printed!  Cyndie is doing one final edit of the book by glancing through a copy of it.  It has been many years that we have been working on the book and it is finally coming to an end!

I have a solo concert today in Abbotsford, BC and will attend morning mass today as well.  We have a summer vacation coming up this week as well.  I have received the file for my MML book A Year of Merciful Love and will make a lot of corrections to that book and eventually have another batch of books printed as well.

We have booked our party room for my book launch on Saturday, November 9th at 7 pm in Burnaby.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Radical Shifts First Book Coming Any Day!


Here is a photo from our Myztery "Cyber Superstar" photoshoot in Vancouver by Andrea Seraphim.  On our left is drummer Vernon Shewchuk.  My first copy of my memoir, Radical Shifts, should arrive in the mail any day now!  We will then do one more final edit before getting the first batch of 50 books printed in Ontario.  email us at info@myztery.net if you would like to buy one for $20 plus postage.  If you live in the Greater Vancouver area we can deliver it to your door so there is no postage :)  

We are starting to prepare for recording of our next Myztery album, which will be old time Gospel songs.  We also have another Myztery concept album we are writing songs for and will record after the Gospel album is finished.  We have recently gotten rid of our TV because we wasted a lot of time watching silly shows.  Now we watch Christian movies and documentaries on our computer and it is a lot better and more spiritually beneficial for us.

I am once again setting up our home studio in our condo, connecting wires, etc.  The release date for my memoir is still September 14, 2019, the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross.  In the next few days I will send out a press release to national and local media, as well as a Christian talk show, to see if they will do a story on my book.  Have a great day!



Thursday, June 6, 2019

First the Book, the the Movie!


Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and movie producer

Greetings!  Yesterday we printed the final copy of my memoir, Radical Shifts.  We will do one more final edit with the paper book before submitting it to the printer in Ontario in July to be ready for launching on September 14, 2019.  It is a nice change to be working with pen and paper instead of a computer screen.  There will be about 15 photos in the inside of the book.

Cyndie has been a huge help in the editing process.  She has a background in teaching English in high school in Ontario.  We are hoping to start recording a Myztery Gospel album with classic Gospel hymns on it.

I have a solo acoustic concert today in Coquitlam in the afternoon.  Yesterday was my 25th anniversary of being ordained a priest.  I celebrated by attending mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver, where I was ordained in 1994.  I took the manuscript down and laid it before the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary and asked for her prayers.  I then took it in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle and did the same.  Then I went for dinner at White Spot across the street.

On the way down to the Cathedral I met a woman who is a friend of the Canadian actress and move producer Kelly Rowan.  She said if she likes my book she will get in touch with Kelly to see if she is interested in doing a movie based on my book.  Kelly Rowan looks a lot like Cyndie and she is the same age, so she could play the role of Cyndie in the movie!

Have a good day!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Mystical Rose Productions Meeting Tonight!

Photo:  Me at the Sea of Galilee, Israel


Tonight Cyndie and I have a Mystical Rose Productions meeting in our condo or perhaps at a restaurant.  We will also continue to read aloud my Radical Shifts memoir manuscript, editing it.  I have a concert in Coquitlam this afternoon as well.  I plan to publish 100 books in the first run.  Soon I will be contacting various magazines and other media outlets to see if they are interested in running a story on the release of my memoir.

It is a nice sunny day here in Burnaby!  We hope you had a great easter and celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy!  I also plan to write another book about a certain topic in the Gospel of John.  I can't reveal the topic yet!  I plan to start writing soon, maybe even today!

I am thinking of setting the price of my ebook at 99 cents and will distribute it through Publish Drive worldwide, including Amazon.  I was thinking of giving it away for free but decided it would be better to charge a small fee for it.  The paperback will sell for $20.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Final Editing for Radical Shifts


On tour in Alberta with Myztery

Cyndie and I are on the final edit of Radical Shifts, my memoir.  I am reading it out loud and Cyndie is watching for the flow etc.  We are making small adjustments.  The photos are all in and secured.  September 14, 2019 is still the release date but we will have some books printed before then to ship some free copies out to a certain group of people.

We are in Holy Week now and preparing for the Easter Vigil this Saturday night where many people will be baptized, confirmed and receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time.  I may end up writing a new final chapter of my book depending on how a certain possible shift in my life may come forward soon.  We will let you know!

I have decided to offer my book for free as an ebook on Kindle Amazon but sell it as a paperback book.  I may offer it for free as an audio book as well but I will make that decision after I create the audio book.

Have a good day!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Photos Added to Memoir

Yesterday I added all the photos I want to add to my memoir, Radical Shifts.  Some are colour and some are black and white.  We will edit the manuscript today or tomorrow and organize the paragraphs and read the whole book out loud to check for flow, etc.

I am planning to give away the ebook for free!  We will sell the paperback book and audio book.  I have learned a lot from two different books on how to market my book and will put their advice into practice.

Have a great day!

Photo:  Taken by Tom Hawkins.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monthly Retreat and Local Bookings

Yesterday Cyndie and I went on a silent MML retreat at Westminster Abbey in Mission, BC, about an hour from where we live.  We walked around the grounds, looked at the view of the Fraser Valley and prayed in the chapel for a while and then evening prayer chanted with the monks and a brief period of Eucharistic adoration.  Next month we plan to arrive a little before 10 am to attend Sunday mass there.

This week I will be building my personal website for music and books.  I will use this site when booking local concerts and speaking events at parishes and parish groups.  I will later build a website for Cyndie for her music and books.  Finally, I will build a site that combines all our music and books and even some art.

I had a solo concert in North Vancouver today and Cyndie joined me for the ride.  I am opening a business account for Mystical Rose Productions tomorrow at Scotiabank in Burnaby at Highgate Mall.  We will either tonight or tomorrow night read through my memoir, Radical Shifts, looking for areas that need correction and so on.  Thanks for reading!