Last week this stack of postcards came, a precursor to the thrill of holding the book for the first time, a moment which is now mere weeks away. The postcards were great swag to hand out at the Hamilton Public Library reading on April 22. Every reader was strong and distinct and I was thrilled … More Postcards and Pups
Which topic is mine? Perhaps all three. Come to the Hamilton Public Library on Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. and find out.
Have I mentioned I belong to a Writers’ Circle with authors John Miller and Elizabeth Ruth? And that we have our own website? Check it out here. Why not follow us? We’ve got some exciting developments coming down the pipe.
Doesn’t it make you want to pick up this book and see what’s inside? Melt. The image is by Manitoba artist Melanie Rocan. I’m happy the folks at ARP Books chose such a lovely, inviting design.
It’s official! Smells Like Heaven, my third book, is coming out with ARP Books in June. Here’s a peek at the publisher’s description: Set in the fictional town of Fletcher, the connected stories in Smells Like Heaven span thirty years. Fletcher is a town the characters strive to escape, but keep returning to, as they stumble … More Smells Like Heaven
I’m pleased to have an essay in the current issue of Grain magazine. I’m thrilled to have my story “The Trip” coming out this summer in The Feathertale Review. My story “Freedom” is in the current issue of White Wall Review Issue 40. I’m very excited to have my essay “Chase and Catch” published in CNQ: Canadian … More News
One of my long-held dreams is about to come true. For one day only, I’ll be a bookseller. As part of an exciting new initiative, authors across Canada will turn into booksellers on Saturday, May 2 at their favourite local independents. I’ll be at Bryan Prince Bookseller and Epic Books along with a stunning mix of authors … More Bookseller for a Day
Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2014, the fourth annual anthology curated by Sally Brown Deskins, is available now. It includes art, interview excerpts, poetry and short-form writing by women in all forms, levels and styles of art from around the world. (And yes, I am one of those women.) You can preview (and buy) it … More Featured in Les Femmes Folles, The Women, 2014
My mother told me a story once about a foolish princess. We were hiking up the path to Banana Rock. Sunlight slanted through the branches. She made up the story, and I held her hand and matched my steps to hers. The princess was vain and not very pretty. When an old baron asked to … More Excerpt: Tell Everything on CBC Canada Writes