Entries Tagged as 'Books'

Hallowe’en Book Sale!

October 18th, 2019 · No Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… tra la la. I mean Hallowe’en, of course. To make sure you never run out of appropriately scary things to read during this best of seasons, the good folks at Storybundle asked the amazing Sandra Kasturi to curate a special package of spooky stories. For just $15, […]

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More Books about Music and Life

November 13th, 2018 · No Comments

This is definitely my year for reading books by musicians.       My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love by Dessa (one of my favourite musicians ever) is about love, about trying to cure love with science, about family, about writing, and about the life of being a […]

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Great Book Deal!

November 2nd, 2018 · No Comments

Halloween may be over but you haven’t missed your chance to score this incredible Story Bundle offer.  Seriously, you can’t go wrong.  Just $15 gets you: Experimental Film. Gemma Files’ Shirley Jackson award winner. One of the most highly praised horror novels of the last few years. October. A novella by Michael Rowe about the […]

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A Week of Celebration

October 23rd, 2018 · No Comments

Last week was a banner week for my good friend Sandra Kasturi and ChiZine Publications.  Both the Aurora and Sunburst Awards were announced and the tally for CZP and friends was impressive. Sunburst Awards 2018 Best Novel:  The Bone Mother by David Demchuk (published by CZP) Best Short Story:  “The Beautiful Gears of Dying” by […]

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Things we did at the cottage

September 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Back from two gorgeous weeks in Haliburton, Ontario.  The weather was almost perfect and even the cool days were considered a relief from this sweltering summer.  We were swimming right up until the last day. However, the glorious weather meant I did not accomplish as much as I might have hoped on the writing front (sure, blame […]

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Things to do at the Cottage

August 30th, 2018 · No Comments

Well, of course, there are many things one does at the cottage (by which I mean, that WE do at the cottage).  Cycling, hiking, kayaking, swimming, lounging, eating, drinking … the list goes on. Sometimes even writing is done at the cottage.  But the major thing we do at the cottage is read. We read inside […]

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Tags: Books · Influences · Uncategorized

Moose Fights for the Win!

August 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Wednesday night’s Mortified Reading event for ChiSeries was a smashing success, with most of the audience wiping their eyes to keep from crying (with laughter! with laughter!) as Madeline Ashby, Don Bassingthwaite, Kari Maaren, Sandra Kasturi, Brett Savory, Elaine Chen, Stephen Michell, David Nickle, Gemma Files, Troy Harkin and I shared some of our best juvenile […]

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Tags: Books · Events · Writing

Fear of Flying

July 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Just signed off on the proofs for the reprint of my story “Consent” for the new anthology Fright into Flight.  I’m very happy that this story will have a new life and share space with such incredible writers as Gemma Files and Nadia Bulkin.  You can preorder your copy at the link. Here’s my intro […]

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Words and Music

May 18th, 2018 · No Comments

By sheer coincidence, I’ve read three books by musicians in the last month. I can recommend all of them. First up, Clothes, Music, Boys by Viv Albertine of the seminal punk band The Slits. This is a wry, raw, funny, and honest look at clothes (she provides a list of what she wore), music (wanting […]

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I’m only reading….

January 29th, 2018 · No Comments

I did read a bit last year. Ok, I read a LOT last year, but a good chunk of it was for my duties on the Sunburst Award jury.  Much of that reading was pleasurable (if you need something new, just check out the winners and finalists) but it was still a massive number of […]

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