Writing

Why are Snoopy & the Smurfs Ripping off little Kids?

Posted by on February 11, 2014 at 8:44 pm

The tech business is undermining itself with phony likes and manipulative sales practices that “game” customers. It could backfire.  I stumbled across two items on the web that pose an interesting problem for tech businesses, whether they are ad-supported, like Facebook or Google, or mobile games supported by in-app purchases. I think they show real […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Pop Diva – A Movie Musical

Posted by on June 5, 2010 at 11:01 am

Pop Diva is a movie musical I have written. Lots of people I know hate musicals.This isn’t High School Musical or Hannah Montana. It’s not Les Miz or Broadway. People don’t bust out singing and dancing in the street. It’s more like Purple Rain, in that the music is there because people are really playing […]