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…
Hey! I'm still alive, lack of posts being evidence to the contrary. Things went a little—okay, a lot—sideways over the last couple of weeks, and then there was the brilliant Romancing the Capital conference right after, and between all that, I basically dropped all the balls. First, a quick update on the sideways: His Fluffy … Continue reading Romancing the Capital 2018
Now that Of Echoes Born has been out a while—and I recently finished page proofs for Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks—I've been working on "Faux-Ho-Ho." "Faux-Ho-Ho" is a gay romance holiday novella with a "fake relationship" trope at the core, and it begins (and ends) in my fictional version of Ottawa's queer village (or, as … Continue reading The People in the Neighbourhood
Of Echoes Born will be available at the Bold Strokes Books website this Friday, June 1st. To say I'm excited about this collection would be a wee understatement, because—this will surprise no one who knows me—short fiction is my favourite. That doesn't mean I don't have space in my heart for other things. Both as … Continue reading Welcome to the Village
The dedication for Of Echoes Born is to all the editors I've ever worked with, especially in short fiction, and two people in specific: Becky Cochrane and Timothy J. Lambert. They're wonderful authors (and also one-half of a wonderful quartet of authors who write under the pseudonym Timothy James Beck), and they gave me my … Continue reading Ian
Hi everyone! There was a snafu with WestJet (by which I mean, we ended up rerouted—again—just like last year, and had to bolt for the plane to Hawai'i with seconds to spare) and as a result of this, we've got no luggage. Which means I've got no power cord for my lap-top, which means this … Continue reading Quick update!