Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pending Publication

Happy to announce my story "Age of Miracles" is included in Strangers Among Us - Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts, edited by Susan Forest and Lukas Law. The anthology "xplores the delicate balance between mental health and mental illness through short speculative fiction". Other authors include such big names as Lorina Stephens (my publisher/boss at Five Rivers!) Hayden Trenholm (author, and publisher at Bundoran Books), Gemma Files, A. M Dellamonica, Edward Willett, Suzanne Church, Ursula Pflug (to whom I've sold stories for both her anthologies), Sherry Peters, Derwin Mak, Erica Holt and a bunch of others with whom I am as yet unfamiliar...but looking forward to reading in this anthology. Looks to be a pretty fascinating reading! Introduction by Julie E. Czerneda

The anthology is also a fund raiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

I had a lot of fun writing my story for this anthology, and I immodestly think "Age of Miracles" one of my better stories so far. The anthology will be officially launched August 8, 2016 at When Words Collide Festival in Calgary (at which, coincidentally, I am Editor Guest. I'm told as Editor Guest I get to do a 15 minute reading, so will have to see if I can maybe read this one. Either that, or something that I am writing next August.)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Recent Publications

I was very pleased to have my story, "Hacker Chess" included in the original anthology, Playground of Lost Toys edited by Colleen Anderson and Ursula Plug (cover above) and then almost simultaneously, reprinted in Exile Literary Quarterly (cover below). The anthology is terrific, with stories by Candas Jane Dorsey, Linda DeMeulemeester, Claude Lalumière, Kate Story and Melissa Yuan-Innes and sixteen others. I haven't gotten my copy yet, but I heard Lalumiere, Story, and Yan-Innes read at a pre-launch party at he Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature (Ottawa, Oct 31) and their stories blew me away.