Natalia learned how to muffle her crying, how to put on a mask that said to the rest of the world I am a well-adjusted individual. Pay no attention to me. Winter isn't like I remember it. When I was a youngun' in Kelowna I remember heaps of snow that dominated the world. They peaked… Continue reading There is Snow
She was built of fractals that continued to break down, leaving behind smaller halves of the same person. Several days ago I finished the second draft of Book 2 of The Code Series. It was a little surreal. I've spoken before about earworms, and how some idea can get nestled down into your skull and refuse… Continue reading Fractals
So, ha-ha, funny story. Ha, oh boy. Remember... hahah, remember how I finished the draft of Book 2 and it was like, Woaaa, draft done in record time! Hooray! I may have been jumping the gun a tiny bit on that. Not that I was displeased with how Book 2 worked out. It followed my previously… Continue reading The Wicked Earworms: Part Deux
How many months has it been? Only two, two and a half if we're being exact. Two and a half since I released the monster that is Between Fire and Pines into the universe to see what corpses it might drag back with it. The response has been quietly enthusiastic. Friends and family and coworkers have… Continue reading The Validation of Publication in the Writing Nation
Between Fire and Pines has been out for just under a month n0w, and what a month it has been. At the insistence of one of my managers our store is now stocking numerous copies. I also have my first author signing planned for June 25th. I've sold 15 copies in-store, another 15 hardcopies online, and… Continue reading Between Fire and Pines Update and Other Such Stuff
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”
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