The Post-Con Crash

I had a brilliant time in Nottingham, both at the Bold Strokes Books three-day writing retreat (of which I only blogged two days), the free day on Friday where Cari Hunter decided to show me how to live dangerously in the Peak District (another blog pending), and the two-day 9th Annual Bold Strokes Books UK … Continue reading The Post-Con Crash


May Flash Fiction Draw

I'm home! Today was a bit of a whirlwind day, getting up at 5:15a in Nottingham, England to get home for about 5:00p in Ottawa, Canada. Which is sort of like 10:00p to my brain. But! it's the first Monday of the month, so... The background: as a kind of challenge to myself (and anyone … Continue reading May Flash Fiction Draw

Today! 9th Annual @boldstrokebooks UK Book Festival

It's here! In less than an hour, registration will commence for the Bold Strokes Books festival here in Nottingham! I've more-or-less recovered from my Peak District Walk with Cari Hunter yesterday (there will be more on that, I promise) and now it's time to shift into author mode alongside dozens of other BSB authors for … Continue reading Today! 9th Annual @boldstrokebooks UK Book Festival

Living the Life — @boldstrokebooks day two in Nottingham

Really, as Christian Baines pointed out, it was like a particularly stereotypical queer scene out of rom-com. We three queer fellows had left a room full of queer women talking the trade... To go shopping. Myself, Jeffrey Ricker, and Christian were standing in a Nottingham Marks & Spencer, and I was asking them to let … Continue reading Living the Life — @boldstrokebooks day two in Nottingham

Queer Spaces

The Bold Strokes Books retreat has begun, and the first morning has passed. I ended up trying a last-minute pitch at Pitchapalooza (where I was totally—and rightfully—the loser to Barbara Ann Wright's wizard with an exploding problem), absorbed some awesome knowledge from Cindy about POV, and then got caught up on the state of things … Continue reading Queer Spaces