Thursday, 10 October 2013

Some Good Market - Schedule 10/2013- 6/2014

Did you know that Some Good Market runs from February till December?  The schedule has been finalized until the end of June 2014. For February until July Some Good Market is open every two weeks in Makinsons and once a month in St. John's.

Makinsons location is at the Makinsons Community Centre which is on the main road a little less than 1 km from the Veterans Memorial Highway.

St. John's location is at Canonwood Hall aka St.  Thomas Hall across the street from Coffee Matters on the corner of Military Road and Kingsbridge Road.

Potential vendors can contact SGM through Facebook,  Twitter and  All vendors must be approved and must meet standards of quality and pricing (no hobby pricing allowed).

Help keep our vendors costs down by sharing information about Some Good Market with your friends,  family and the people that you meet walking down the street :)

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Meet Some Good Peeps: Charles O'Keefe

October and chilly already!  Today we shall have a chat with the man who brought our very own Newfoundland Vampires to life.  Charles O'Keefe is a self published writer who puts a local spin on vampires. A great lover of music, gaming and animals he writes from the heart and that comes through in his novels. 

So Charlie...

Q: Where are you from?

A: I'm from here, Newfoundland, born in St. John's but have lived almost all my life in CBS.

Q: Why do you do what you do?

A: I really love writing, I find it both relaxing and rewarding to engage in. I also love to receive feedback and talk to new people about my books and writing in general.

Q:Who/what inspires you?  (In relation to your craft? )

A: I guess initially a friend of mine writing a book was an inspiration. Now it's my for my own sense of accomplishment and some recognition. I hope that my writing makes a difference in some people's lives and maybe even raises awareness of a few issues.

Q: What is your favourite part of your craft/process? What takes the longest?

A: When I initially plot out a book, that's a lot of fun. When I can clearly see in my mind what will happen in a scene/chapter and it just flies onto the page, that's another great moment that I really
get into.
The least favorite would be the editing afterwords, fixing grammar is tedious and taking out stuff I really like is never fun but it's all part of the process. For book 1 I spent more time editing than writing, for book 2 it's the promotional activities that take the most time.

Q: What do you think craft means to NL?

A: I think Newfoundlanders are very talented and that crafts are an important part of our culture. Whether it's a homemade sweater or the favorite dessert  your grandmother made these are part of most people's childhood (who live here I mean). The fact that so many wonderful craftspeople live and work in Newfoundland speaks well our heritage/culture and the sense of pride Newfoundlanders have.

Q: Words to live by?

A: "Above all else, to thine ownself be true" Shakespeare

Q: Do you have any pets? What kind and what are their names?

A: I have two cats I love very much. Jude (male black cat) and Esther (oranage tabby) Jude is actually in my newest book :-)

A: Youngsters?

Q: Nope, no kids, I had a vasectomy too so I'm not having any. I enjoy my freedom, free time and my sleep too much for them. Being an uncle is plenty for me =)

Q: Favourite food?

A: I would pick oranges right off the vine. For homemade there is nothing I love more than pumpkin-chocolate chip/nut cookies (very hard to get right and almost no one makes them, hint! ;) )

Charlie will be in attendance at Some Good Market in Makinsons October 12 and in St. John's at Some Good Market Goes to Town - Happy First Anniversary October 19.

He can also be reached in the following ways:!/TheNLVampire