Today is the day! Silas and Dino hit the (digital) shelves of all the various e-tailers out there, and Faux Ho Ho is officially out in the wild! The Blurb: Silas Waite doesn’t want his big-C Conservative Alberta family to know he’s barely making rent. They’d see it as yet another sign that he’s not … Continue reading Faux Ho Ho — Now Available!
Since Faux Ho Ho released on the Bold Strokes Books website yesterday, and last month a fellow author and wonderful friend Marie Bilodeau asked me "are there more Village stories?" when I tweeted about it, it occurred to me I should really try and put all the Village stuff in one place, in case someone … Continue reading Returning to the Village
Failing I haven't done a proper writing update much at all this year, as I'm sure both my loyal readers have noticed. To put a fine point on it, the reason is this: 2019 fucking sucked as a writing year for me. And early, that started to feel like failure. Probably back in, say, February, … Continue reading Failing, Losing, Faking It, Self-Rejection, Earning Out, and other “Fun” Things About 2019
Short Story Month It's May, and May is Short Story Month, and I threw together a quick month's worth of prompts to discuss short fiction all month because—as is likely well-known to those of you here—I freaking love short stories. If you want to play along, by all means please do! On Twitter, I'm gonna … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day One — Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” (and my “Heart.”)
I'm not sure there's an author out there who actually enjoys the self-promo part of writing. I always feel guilty, I wince, and it's out of reach of my confidence comfort zone. End result being awkwardness for everyone, which is so my zone, comfort or nay. So, while this is a promotion post, I'm going … Continue reading If You Liked…
Before I forget, a gentle reminder that my interview on WROTE Podcast is still up, so if you're wondering about what it was like to write Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks, a queer YA, given I'm mumble-mumble years old, or how I tried to tackle the "But I don't like short stories!" crowd with my … Continue reading Holiday Reading (and Re-Reading), Part Three