Why? Because you get SCREWED. I mailed a requested manuscript via Xpresspost, October 27th, 2008. I paid a total of $30.13 including fuel surcharge for a package weighing 1.743 KG. According to postal tracking this is what happened: 2008/10/27 12:36 – item accepted at post office (St. Albert, AB)  2008/10/27 18:33 – item processed at postal facility. (Edmonton, Alberta)  2008/10/28 12:52 – Item has left Canada NOTE: on all previous mailings via Xpresspost it showed the location of the departing facility. This one does not. (We can’t even be sure it left Canada).  THAT WAS THE LAST TIME MY REQUESTED MANUSCRIPT WAS EVER SEEN. AccordingRead More →

So February hasn’t exactly been the best month on record. Stress made me really really ill for most of it. (Chest pain sucks) Canadapost is still not refunding the postage for the missing manuscript and doesn’t seem all that interested in tracking it (Stay tuned for a long blog on why you NEVER want to send a requested manuscript via Expresspost. Mine’s been missing 4 months and they still want me to confirm or deny it was ever RECEIVED.) and just a bunch of other stuff that added to my stress level. I haven’t felt this bad since November and honestly, I don’t think IRead More →