Every December 14th for the past six (six!) years, I’ve re-written a holiday story through a queer lens, retelling it as a way to retroactively tell stories to my younger self that include people like me. The first year, I wrote “Dolph,” (a retelling of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Then I wrote “Frost,” (a retelling of Frosty the Snow-Man), “Reflection,” (a … Continue reading The Future in Flame
Ta-da! Today is the second Monday of October, which means today is the deadline for the Flash Fiction Draw challenge that Jeffrey Ricker drew a week ago. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can catch up here, but the short version is he uses a deck of cards to randomly select … Continue reading October Flash Fiction Draw — “Dot Your I Love Yous”
Hey all! I'll be speaking on September 18th at 10:00am—that's this Saturday!—at the Toronto Romance Writers 2021 Northern Hearts Conference on a topic near and dear to my heart: interlinking your short fiction to build a greater whole out of standalone parts. Here's the panel title and description: Short (and Sometimes Sweet) Shorter Fictions (and … Continue reading 2021 Northern Hearts Conference
Brilliant cover art is, as always, from Inkspiral Design. Apparently, sometime last night or yesterday a switch got flipped and so today I have more news of the unexpected variety: A new book! Pre-order links are starting to populate, even. I found out about those links, by the way, because I woke up to awesome … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Three Left Turns to Nowhere
Cover by the brilliant Inkspiral Design. Given "Village Fool" released on the Bold Strokes Books website yesterday it occurred to me it might be a good time to revisit the entirety of the Village series of shorts and novellas in one place, in chronological order. Now, I worked hard to make sure you can read … Continue reading The Ever-Growing Village
I get to register 'Village Fool' this year, as well as the new versions of 'Handmade Holidays.' Oh man, this year it feels even more wonderful than most. Last week, I checked my mailbox with increasing anticipation (because I've learned it's often a Valentine's Day surprise) and lo! There it was. The envelope from the … Continue reading Canuck Authors: It’s PLR Time Again!