Entries by David Albertyn

The Press Release that Screen Rights had Been Sold!

This is House of Anansi’s press release letting everyone know that the screen rights of Undercard were sold to the award-winning production company Shaftesbury. The release also details which publishing rights of Undercard have been sold. Shaftesbury has acquired screen rights for Undercard the debut novel by Toronto based author David Albertyn. House of Anansi […]

My First Interview

I did this interview for Open Book, a website that celebrates and profiles Ontario’s literary scene. It was really fun opening up about how Undercard came to be, and my process in developing it.

A Great Interview on YouTube

This YouTube interview, conducted by my friend Maya on her channel Just Two Girls…, turned out to be a lot of fun. Because the YouTube format allows for longer interviews, I was able to answer questions in much greater depth than in my TV interview. I discuss, among other things, how my mother helped spark […]

My Guest Blog for House of Anansi

In this blog I wrote for my publisher, House of Anansi, I detail why sports, boxing especially, are featured so prominently in Undercard. A novel is born of many seeds of inspiration, and here I share the seeds that helped my writing grow.

Humber College Does a Profile

My former school Humber College does a profile on me and the release of Undercard. I really valued, and benefited from, my time developing in their School for Writers. This piece details how my education there helped me improve Undercard and get it sold.

Why Writing Every day Isn’t Always the Best Idea

There is a lot of advice for writers circulating on the internet, often from famous authors. One piece of advice that I often see is “Write Every day”. I have also heard this mantra from aspiring writers, as if this is the golden rule to becoming a successful writer. It does sound like sensible and […]

Introduction: Writing Tips and Tricks

Dear Readers, It is with great joy that I now have a website up and running, and a blog to go with it. Thank you for visiting. This being my very first entry I would like to introduce myself and what I’d like to achieve with this blog. You can find information on my background […]