Wow, it’s been a couple of months since I’ve kicked back and dumped my half-coherent thoughts into the digital ether. Miss me? Now that Fall has fallen I can get back into some semblance of a schedule, whatever that’s worth, and waste time better spent working on my novels.
The wild and crazy summer went by in a blink. Loads of writing, the spectacular When Words Collide (WWC) convention, a couple of tough but amazing trail ultras (Squamish and Lost Soul), and great days with family and friends. I’m a little sad it’s over, but the good times just keep coming.
There is a Noir at the Bar coming up in October, a workshop on writing Noir at the Alexandra Writers Centre in early November, and the Last Chance Half Marathon the week after that. Never a dull moment.
Book of the Week: Much Ado about Macbeth
Randy McCharles spins a great yarn, and this is no exception. He blends the familiar with the supernatural, family values with societal intolerance, and the funny with the more serious. I love that there are strong, yet subtle messages, underlying the book – you can’t please everyone, kids are smarter than you give them credit for, and it’s never too late to change your ways or make amends.
- The fifth instalment of the Deathlyflash Unfortunates – R is for Randy.
- My story ‘Fishing with the Devil’ was an honourable mention in ‘In Places Between’, the WWC short story contest.
- The Tagger Boone short story I was working on outgrew the confines of a ‘short story’ and has turned into a novel. Chipping away on that as time permits.
- Wrote up race reports for both Squamish and Lost Soul trail races.
- Lots of book reviews.
- Bits here, bits there.