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“Tunnels” of Vancouver – “Rules” research – Part 3

John Atkins, our fantastic tour guide, saved Chinatown for our last stop. It just so happened that they were filming while we were there. Vancouver is a major movie and TV production city. Major. I noticed that a huge amount of shows I watch are filmed in British...

“Tunnels” of Vancouver – “Rules” research – Part 1

My next Quantum Detective (Nick Sands) novel, Rules of the Game, is set in Vancouver, British Columbia. I have been fascinated by Vancouver ever since a film company sent me there in the late 80s to re-set my L.A.-based novel (Voices in the Night) in Vancouver....

Rent Home Page as Secret Vault

Last week, while attending a family gathering, the conversation predictably got around to what each of us was doing. When my turn came I mentioned my website: www.StephenSmoke.com. All eyes looked back at me as though I was speaking in a foreign tongue. No one had...

Addiction & Cathedral of the Senses

I’ve received a lot of feedback on the Cathedral of the Senses novel and how it helps with “addiction issues.” Here is a sample: “I was at my AA meeting the other night and I shared about what Cathedral of the Senses has done for me. Of course I...