A Breath From the Sky

HEY SO. I am beyond pleased to announce that I have a story, ‘The Evaluator,’ in Martian Migraine Press’ ‘A Breath From the Sky’ anthology! This looks like it’s going to be really interesting. The ‘seed’ for each story was intended to be ‘The Colour Out of Space,’ one of HP Lovecraft’s more vague cosmic Read More…

Principia Ponderosa

So, the weird Western anthology I referenced in my last post is coming out in March from Third Flatiron Press! My story in it, ‘Willing,’ is based on a casually tossed-off anecdote by one of our rangeland field staff – one of those stories where you’re like “OH COME ON” but you only have to think Read More…

More News!

So, big news! With the paperwork signed, I am now officially represented by the wonderful Michael Curry of DMLA! I am super excited to enter the world of Maybe, Possibly, Novel Publishing (I mean, the thing still has to sell, of course, but now it’s a step closer!). This is with the rewrite novel that Read More…

The Penny Dreadful

Very pleased to announce that I have a short horror piece, ‘Instructions,’ in Issue 7 of the Penny Dreadful! Available to purchase here for some kind of… (squints)… strange, furriner money, not like the good maple syrup and nanaimo bar exchange system we have in Canada. I’m really proud of this piece, probably unjustifiably (because Read More…

A Halloween Post

I never know what to blog about unless something comes up to blog about, if you know what I mean, but luckily something’s come up! Or three things, I guess. THING THE FIRST: The very first anthology I ever made a pro sale to just won a World Fantasy Award! I am so, so happy Read More…

Nice Words

Some fellow artists have written some nice words about words I wrote! Maria Haskins has described ‘The Last‘ as “Great stuff” here, which is thrilling given the other authors on the list. Said list is also delightfully curated, each story a gem. She does this kind of roundup fairly often (there’s another one up for August) so I Read More…

You Know, For Someone Who Writes A Lot

…I rarely seem to find something appropriate to write in here?! At any rate, a few updates! My short story, ‘The Last,’ is up at Metaphorosis Magazine! I described it as a quiet post-apocalyptic non-dystopia full of bad decisions and semi-sentient icebergs, which led me to think some things about apocalypses and dystopias in general that Read More…

Rejection

I’ve always read a lot of Faulkner – our (Catholic) high school library was, for some reason, crammed with it – and I’ve always deeply admired his writing, the lack of economy he displays, the musicality of it, the way he can and will write paragraphs and paragraphs on what would be, chronologically, a second Read More…

Phyllis Gotlieb – Sunburst

I picked up my original copy of ‘Sunburst’ as a wee varmint, aged maybe eight or nine, at one of our town’s semi-annual library sales, attracted by the blurb but mostly by the bright cover. It ended up being one of my favourite books and I re-read it several times before losing it when my Read More…

No Shit, There I Was Kickstarter

I have a story in this! I’ve already finagled at least two friends into pledging (me: “If you back this Kickstarter, I’ll buy you a scotch!” MEC: “DONE AND DONE.”). I am in alarmingly stellar company, so I find myself dying to read the stupid thing so I can see if I’m really the sour Read More…