I’m teaching a workshop on how to write a page-turner at CAN-CON in Ottawa, Ontario on October 13, 2017.
Here’s my schedule for Can-Con 2016, a SF/F/H convention in Ottawa September 9-11. I’m doing readings, panels and attending parties with leading voices in Canadian specfic.
A sci-fi convention might seem overwhelming to the shy or introverted, but these are safe spaces where it’s OK to be alone, not talk, read and be reflective. If you’ve never been to one, consider Can-Con 2016 in Ottawa, Sept. 9-11.
Here’s my schedule for CAN-CON 2015 coming up in Ottawa, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. Readings, panels and parties!
CAN-CON, Ottawa’s SF/F/H convention on October 30 – November 1, 2015, is offering free Blue Pencil Cafés. And I will be taking part. A Blue Pencil Café is a 15-minute one-on-one session with an established writer. You can talk about the business of writing, get your work critiqued, talk about inspiration or structure, or anything you want. To sign up, […]
I will be teaching a 2-hour writing workshop on how to keep readers on the edges of their seats before the official start of CAN-CON, Ottawa’s SF/F/H convention coming up October 30 – November 1, 2015. This workshop is one of four workshops being run before the convention officially starts, so you won’t miss any programming by […]
If you’re coming into downtown Ottawa for CAN-CON, our local convention on speculative fiction, in early October, navigating downtown Ottawa can be a challenge. Even for its residents, what’s a bustling central core during on weekdays becomes abandoned and closed over the weekend. Here’s an attempt to let you know where you can find services in downtown Ottawa. If […]
UPDATE: Unfortunately, I have had to cancel this workshop. I hope to put it on later in the fall. A little bit more about the all-day writing course on creating tension in your writing that I’ll be teaching. It takes place June 22 here in Ottawa. The cost is $45. Send the payment by Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll […]
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be the Keynote Reader at the inaugural On the Brink: CAN-CON Celebrates New SF Writers taking place May 29 at the Westboro Clocktower Brew Pub. Things get started at 7PM. On the Brink is an idea I’ve heard floating around the Ottawa spec-fic community since I launched ChiSeries here […]
I’ll remember 2013 as a great year. Although I only had one fiction publication (the small town horror story “The Leaving” in Blood Bound Books’ Blood Rites), I made 25 submissions and had 4 acceptances, all of which will appear next year. In addition, my op-ed on (sub)urban fantasy appeared in the Spring edition of […]