Short Story Collection Award Shortlist

I am excited that Vermin has shortlisted for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s new Short Story Collection Award! Congratulations to my fellow finalists Norma Dunning and Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike. We will be doing some shortlist readings later this month, and the winner will be announced at the Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 11th, in […]

Made By History

It’s always a delight to get contributor copies in the mail, and this morning’s mail brought my copy of Made By History: An Anthology of Historical Fiction, just out from The Copperfield Review, and available in both print and e-book formats through Amazon. My contribution is an excerpt from my novel-in-progress Dearest Clara, which is […]

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 we 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 […]