I’m a finalist in two categories for the Aurora Awards: Best Fan Organizational for my work with the Ottawa Chiaroscuro Reading Series and Best Poem for “Heaven is the Hell of No Choices” that appeared in Polar Borealis #4. I also made the longlist for the Sunburst Awards’ short story category for my short story “Good-bye is that Time Between Now and Forever” from The Sum of Us (Laksa Media Group, ed. Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law).
The interview Kate Heartfield and I did on CKCU’s Literary Landscapes on June 7 is now online. No download, but you can listen in a streaming player. We cover working with a mid-sized press, being over 40 with our first books, horror vs fantasy and our book launch on June 14!
If you ordered my book It’s Not The End and Other Lies from Amazon.ca, and Amazon.ca says the book has been cancelled, AMAZON LIES! Somehow, Amazon.ca got its wires crossed when the release date got pushed back. The book is real, it has been published, and you should be able to buy from these others […]
I’m excited to tell you that my good friend and fellow Ottawa writer Kate Heartfield and I will be launching our debut books, both from ChiZine Publications, on June 14 at Patty Boland’s in Ottawa’s Byword Market! We run from 5:30 – 8:00, but drop in anytime. Throughout the evening, we’ll have readings, raffles, prizes […]
Your novel is done, everyone says it’s great, but publishers aren’t interested? It might not be your work. It might be how you present yourself. Getting to “Yes” in Traditional Publishing shows what publishers, agents and others professionals need to see before they say “yes”.
This is my (busy) schedule for Limestone Genre Expo, a genre convention happening in Kingston, Ontario the weekend of May 26 – 27, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Waterfront right in downtown. Learn more about Limestone Genre Expo on their website or buy your passes. Saturday 10 – 11 am: World-Building: What Makes A World […]
Star Wars: A New Hope wasn’t always the near-perfect story we saw. Editors re-arranged Lucas’ story. For writers, this means you might not need to *rewrite* a broken story, just rearrange it.
When someone says “the story didn’t end, it just stopped” or “that ending took forever”, these might be symptoms of structural problems with your story. Learn how to zero-in on what’s wrong and how to fix it.
When someone says “it started slow” or “the middle drags”, these might be symptoms of structural problems with your story. Learn how to zero-in on what’s wrong and how to fix it.
I will be teaching a writing workshop on short stories along with the amazing Lydia Peever at the November 21st meeting of the Ottawa Independent Writers. The details: WHEN: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 7PM (doors at 6:30) WHERE: Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington Street, Ottawa HOW LONG: 2 hours COST: $10 payable at the event (free to members […]