A busy summer saw this particular project come to a close on its first draft after several years. I wasn’t particularly satisfied with it, so put it away for a bit. Might look at it over the Christmas holidays and see about starting the second draft. Over the Labour Day weekend, I finally participated in […]Read more "3 Day Novel Writing Competition"
During the holidays, my family loves to puzzle and we often gather around the kitchen table pushing pieces together into the wee hours of the morning. As 2020 ends and the new year begins, this also describes the state of much my writing. In any other year, I would be deep in the revising stage […]Read more "Putting the Pieces Together"
Who could not use more charming stories of love and friendship during these times? Books often seem like the only friends you can hold close right now, so what better than to have a stockpile to keep you going? The keen eyed among you may notice the CJSW Radio journal from last year’s funding drive […]Read more "All Hallow’s Eve, 2020"
Yes, it’s been a long time between updates, but who among us has not been in that peculiar state wherein we find ourselves having fallen out of love of something we worked so passionately on only weeks (or months) before? If you check back to the post from last summer, the one where I joyously […]Read more "Time, Perspective, & Coffee"
Picked these beans up as Calgary Heritage Roasters are new outfit here in town that sprang up over the last year or so but haven’t been available in my neck of the woods. Also, props to Esi Edugyan, who grew up here. Fun-fact: a little kid saw the book and said, “I’m cheering for the […]Read more "New Year, New Beans, New Books"
This winter, I spent some time out near Golden, British Columbia, enjoying the quiet. I had a delightful time staying at Il Nido, a bed & breakfast nestled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. Apparently, I read a lot of British literature and also drank some wonderful locally roasted coffee. I wish I’d brought another […]Read more "New Year, New Beans, New Books"
For Leonard With Leonard gone, Whose songs to compare With the morning sun, Not that I did compare, But I do, Now that he is gone.Read more "Leonard Cohen"
Background reading for a new project…Read more "Research "
When Words Collide, Calgary’s annual conference for writers, started up last night. Like last year, the weekend event is sold out. If you haven’t bought a pass, or want to think about attending next year, check them out. Best of luck to Axel Howerton, who put out last year’s Tall Tales of the Weird West […]Read more "August Happenings"
I’d like to thank everyone who came out to support the launch of Tall Tales of the Weird West. It was a great night at Owl’s Nest Books and I hope they have a fantastic year as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary. I’d especially like to thank everyone who picked […]Read more "Audio Excerpt From “Dinner in Carcosa”"