Independent Creative Work

License to Grill

Posted by on April 16, 2013 at 11:25 am

This is an article I wrote for Today’s Parent before the birth of my first child. License to Grill – Today’s Parent  

“Three Dreams Deep” – Three! Weeks on the Bestseller List

Posted by on April 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

D. F. Lamont’s “Three Dreams Deep,” released in paperback March 20 at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg, has been on the young readers’ bestseller list for two weeks. “Beautifully imagined, built on a thoroughly enjoyable mix of science, philosophy and whimsy, this story goes the whole three dreams deep and takes the reader with it.” – […]

World-Renowned Fake Expert Grants Dougald Lamont Expert Status

Posted by on December 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I am in a list of “experts” cited in John Hodgman‘s outstanding new book, THAT IS ALL. Due to space-saving constraints and the rules of typography, my name was printed, not in the 1pt font that it deserved, but the SAME SIZE as actual famous people and real experts, creating the WELCOME ILLUSION, to […]

The Jinx – #1 on the YA Best Seller List

Posted by on September 23, 2011 at 10:58 am

The Jinx is at the #1 spot for Books for Young People Best Sellers List for Sept 18, 2011! You can buy a softcover at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg, or online (or in e-book format) here:               Become a Fan of The Jinx on Facebook! 

Signed Copies of The Jinx

Posted by on September 13, 2011 at 10:08 am

If you live in Canada, you can buy signed copies of The Jinx direct from me. The cost is $12.49  + 5% GST and $2.50 shipping and handling. If you want to meet me in person, I will also be: • At McNally Robinson Grant Park on Sept 21, 2011 at 7pm for the official […]

Spongee: Checks Lies & Videotape – The Director’s Cut

Posted by on August 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm

A cult favourite documentary about the cult favourite sport of sponge hockey, played by 10,000 obsessed fans in -30C weather in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It tells the story of the sport and a man, who, after the humiliation of being traded for a bag of pucks, suspects that he may have lost a championship because […]

The Jinx

Posted by on August 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

August 16, 2011 WINNIPEG, CANADA – Manitoba writer Dougald Lamont is hoping his first book, The Jinx, will be a hit with young readers of ebooks around the world. It’s the story of Stephen Grayson, a 13-year old whose run of bad luck gets so bad he worries he is endangering his family. Fearing he […]

“The Pugilist” Keyboard

Posted by on June 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I’ve come up with an idea for a giant computer keyboard that users would operate by punching the keys as if they were boxing. The idea is to have a keyboard that only uses large muscle movements, instead of the small muscle movements characteristic of keyboards and mice. It would be used almost exclusively for […]

Fire Flower

Posted by on June 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm

There are few things nicer than sitting around a campfire, watching the sparks rise into the sky and staring into the incandescent red and yellow heart of the fire. There are two things that can take away from it – a breeze, and the fact that while your front may be toasty warm, your back […]

Dragon Teeter-Totter

Posted by on June 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

Above: an Autodesk Mudbox 3d rendering of the Dragon’s Head. Seen above: exploded view The Dragon Teeter Totter is a combination of a ride for kids (or adults), a puppet and a dynamic sculpture. As the riders tip themselves back and forth, the dragon will flex and bend its neck and tail and flap its […]