November is approaching, and with it comes the launch of comrade Steve Passey‘s first book of short fiction, Forty-Five Minutes of Unstoppable Rock, new 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!
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!
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!
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!
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
May is short story month, and I’m very pleased to be taking part in an all short story reading with some of my favourite writers: Barb Howard, Astrid Blodgett and Lee Kvern; and our emcee for the evening’s events, Betty Jane Hegerat. Join us on Monday, May 15th at Owl’s Nest Books, 7 PM. We’ll be reading from old short stories and new, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some humour coming from this crew. There will of course be refreshments (read: wine!) and I am curating a playlist for the event.
Hope to see you there!
My story “Awkward Positions” appears in the new issue of The Bloody Key Society Periodical, a new litmag out of Montreal. Many thanks to Adam Kelly Morton and the other editors and readers at BKSP! It was a pleasure working with you.