Read Alberta Interview

It was a pleasure to talk short stories with the WGA’s Ellen Kartz during a recent interview for Read Alberta, which you can read here. Ellen asked excellent questions which I had to think quite hard about. Thanks to Read Alberta and Ellen for the chance to discuss one of my favourite forms.

Glengarry Book Award

Congratulations to Dianne Warren, winner of the inaugural Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Glengarry Book Award. I was surprised and honoured to appear on the shortlist for this award along with Leona Theis and Karin Melberg Schwier. It’s excellent to see this kind of recognition of authors with Saskatchewan roots wherever may be.

Blindman Brewing Super Coffee Stout

Blindman Brewing has just released its Super Coffee Stout, which looks amazingly delicious, and with it comes a new season of Session Stories, including my story, “Dust in the Wind”, which you can just see in the picture here (pro tip: better if you have glasses on). The sixteen stories will also air on CKUA […]

Vermin in The Billings Gazette

Thanks to Stella Fong and The Billings Gazette for this morning’s write-up of Vermin, which you can read here. As part of the lead-up to this year’s High Plains Book Awards, The Billings Gazette is featuring the finalists until the announcement of the winners on Sept. 25th. Sadly, the in-person events around the awards and […]

Beyond the Stacks

I enjoyed being interviewed a couple of weeks ago by librarian Jessie Bach for her “Beyond the Stacks” column at You can read her column about writer-in-residence programs in Alberta here. Thanks to Jessie and ReadAlberta!

Words With Writers Podcast

The 2021 Fred Kerner Award finalist readings are available for your listening pleasure at the Words With Writers Podcast from Canadian Authors Toronto, here. Winner Joanna Lilley, myself, Fred Seaward, Vanessa Farnsworth, Morgan Christie, and Elke Babicki read at the virtual award ceremony that took place July 24th. Thanks to Can Authors Toronto for the […]

Fred Kerner Book Award

I’m so pleased that Vermin has made the shortlist for the 2021 Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Book Award! The winner will be announced at a virtual special Fred Kerner Book Award readings event preceding Canadian Authors’ annual general meeting on July 24, 2021. I’ll share details about the event as they are announced.

FreeFall Review

Thanks to FreeFall Magazine and writer Kathryn Shalley for the review of Vermin which is in the current issue of FreeFall and is on their blog, here. My work has appeared in FreeFall several times over the years, including “Dominion”, the opening story of the collection, and I think Calgary writers are very fortunate to […]

High Plains Book Awards

I am so pleased to find that Vermin is a finalist for a High Plains Book Award in the Short Story category, along with Dear Hearts by my friend Barbara Miller Biles, and If Sylvie Had Nine Lives by Saskatoon author Leona Theis. What good company I am in, and I am so honoured to […]