YYC Winter’s Tale Tonight

That’s right  — tonight is at last the night of YYC Winter’s Tale!  We get started at seven with readings from three, count ’em, three poets — Joan Shillington, Tyler Perry and Vivian Hansen — as well as three fiction writers: myself, Lee Kvern and Sarah Johnson. We were a little concerned about the weather […]

Writers’ Block

Thanks again to Emily Ursuliak, this time for the interview on CJSW’s Writers’ Block program, which aired last night. While I was teaching, of course. I’ll post a link to the podcast when it’s up on the Writers’ Block website. It’s a taped interview (obviously); I had a blast talking to Emily last fall about […]

The Kindle Trade

I’m often asked by my students what I think of self-publishing. Sometimes I get the feeling that some of the younger ones particularly think I’m a bit of a dinosaur, what with my old school approach; I’m convinced that traditional publishing is the way to go almost all the time. There are a few circumstances […]

Alberta Views review

Many thanks to Emily Ursuliak and Alberta Views for the great review of After You’ve Gone in the March 2015 issue of the magazine! So nice that the first review of the book is such a positive one. The review doesn’t appear online, but I urge you to check out Alberta Views’ website here. Click […]

Capa Roja

Many thanks to editor extraordinaire Kirk Ramdath at Eleventh Transmission for including my story “Capa Roja” in their debut issue. Also appearing is a poem by Anne Sorbie as well as loads of other creative work. What could be better on a chilly day like this one than reading some fine fiction and poetry?