“In a Mist”

Last fall, Historical Feathers, a historical fiction journal out of the UK, invited me to submit a story for their December issue. I didn’t have anything suitable on hand at the time, but I was inspired to finally write about something that I’ve wanted to explore for a long time: the life of jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. My story “In a Mist” starts on page 42 of the January 2018 issue.

Unfortunately, Historical Feathers has now had to go on hiatus for the time being. Many thanks to editors Amy Ford and Peter Turner, and hopefully we’ll see new issues again at some time.

AWCS Youth Programs Silent Auction

The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society offers programming for all levels and ages of writers, including youth. And until this Friday, December 8th, you can bid on some great fundraising items at their Youth Programs Silent Auction. All proceeds will support AWCS’ youth programs, and you will get a start on the dreaded Xmas shopping — win – win!

Today’s the Day: “Forty-Five Minutes of Unstoppable Rock” Release

Steve Passey’s Forty-Five Minutes of Unstoppable Rock releases today and launches Monday, Nov. 6 at Owl’s Nest Books!

Forty-Five Minutes of Unstoppable Rock Launch

November is approaching, and with it comes the launch of comrade Steve Passey‘s first book of short fiction, Forty-Five Minutes of Unstoppable Rocknew this fall from Tortoise Books. That’s at 7 PM on Monday, November 6th at Owl’s Nest Books, 49th Avenue and Elbow Drive SW, in the Brittania Shopping Plaza. I understand there will be refreshments and live music as well as a reading from Forty-Five Minutes. Looking forward to this very much!

“Del”

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My flash story “Del” has been recorded as part of Season Two of the Manawaker Studios Flash Fiction Podcast. It comes it at under five minutes, and you can listen to it on the Manawaker blog, on YouTube or on iTunes .

Many thanks to C.B. Droege for producing this. Enjoy!

Your Daily Horoscope, by Hillbilly Hare

Steve Passey’s hilarious guide to the hillbilly stars made me howl!

FreeFall Magazine review

Thanks to FreeFall Magazine and particularly to writer Jamal Ali for the review of my novel After You’ve Gone which appears in their current issue. The review itself isn’t online, but I encourage you to track a copy of the magazine down at a bookstore or through their website. Or Calgary Public Library.

Also included are reviews of new work by Lynette Loeppky, Beth Everest and Rea Tarvydas, as well as this year’s contest winning prose and poetry. Yay, FreeFall!

 

Coming Soon: “Forty-Five Minutes of Unstoppable Rock”

Steve Passey makes it official!

Miss Confederation Comes to Calgary

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Regina author Anne McDonald is bringing her brand-new book, Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles, to Calgary! And I’m very pleased to be reading with Anne at Shelf Life Books, 1302 – 4 St. SW, at 7 PM on July 6th, along with Susan Cameron. Rea Tarvydas, of How to Pick Up a Maid in Statue Square fame, will host and after our readings there will be a panel discussion. I understand there will also be baking…and wine, more than likely. Come on down for some pre-Stampede fun and food for thought!

Dusting Off: Love Minus Zero

Thanks to Domesday Notebook for the review of my first novel, Love Minus Zero. There’s life in the old girl yet, as they say.

Read the review here: Dusting Off: Love Minus Zero