Yup. You read it here first, folks. Or maybe this is just the continuation of a series of exceedingly annoying adverts that you have received from me thanks to my social media prowess. Whatever the case may be, my debut novel is now available for purchase! Amazon.com is (very slowly) getting it together here. Amazon.ca… Continue reading Between Fire and Pines – Now Available!
With the release date for Between Fire and Pines nearly hear (28 days, oh my god, I'm going to puke) I figured I ought to do, you know, a contest or something. Would you like to win a copy of my debut novel? Maybe? Maybe not. Who knows! It might be trash! But free things are… Continue reading Win a Copy of ‘Between Fire and Pines’!
You know what I like about May? It is a fun month. It is about as springy as we can expect here in Calgary, given that June is generally nonstop rain. That means May is the month of warm breezes and sprouting pants. We eagerly anticipate the sight of crocuses peering out of the dirt.… Continue reading Between Fire and Pines Release Date Announcement (and other such tripe)
Sometimes I write open letters to people who annoy me. Sometimes I write letters to people who inspire me. Sometimes I write letters to my openly passive aggressive neighbours. Today's letter falls into column 'B'. Dear Mr. Hurwitz, Over ten years ago I managed to get my paws on a copy of The Kill Clause. I… Continue reading An Open Letter to Gregg Hurwitz “Thank you for the perpetual fear of mantoids”
I'll admit shamefully to being AWOL from the internet for the last couple of weeks. Oh sure, there was a witty tweet here or there, but I just didn't have it in me to sit down and converse with my friends on Critique Circle or post on Facebook or even update my GoFundMe supporters. I… Continue reading Writing and Chronic Pain: 2 For the Price of 1! Today Only!
The last seven days have been a bit hectic for me. Along with working, the new Gregg Hurwitz book was released on Tuesday, which took up a couple of my days. I had my six month review at work (mercifully I am still employed!), and then, on saturday, I decided to have an uncomfortably close… Continue reading Book Update (Sort of Not Really I Guess)
My New Year Resolution, apart from not being such a big baby when it comes to chronic, debilitating pain, is to finally get off my ass and get The Code published. In the first week of the new year I found an editor and got a quote. $1575, and a 6 to 8 week turn… Continue reading The Code: Between Fire and Pines
This evening I was perusing my Facebook only to discover a brilliant article shared by a former professor of mine. I say 'former professor', but the truth of the matter is she is still constantly teaching about gender within media and the proper way to format smarm, even if she doesn't realize it. Whatever the… Continue reading In Which the Commonly Expected and Hastily Accepted are… Not?
"When I was little," she began, "I used to dream of spiders." A lot of my friends from Critique Circle write speculative fiction, fantasy, and various forms of sci-fi. I'm envious of them for it. There seems to be something less confining when you have the freedom to determine every last aspect of your setting.… Continue reading In Which There is Mad Genre-Envy
Her head ached the pain of the hysterical; a personality flaw that had come to grow out of the mess of her life. It crept up the back of her head and wove into her hair, around the back of her skull like a crack on a windshield. Chapter 21. Things are getting intense. Natalia… Continue reading In which a chapter is edited