Last weekend I attended the annual When Words Collide literary festival and, as usual, it was a complete blast. A highlight was the fantastic Noir at the Bar with ‘spiderwoman’ Sarah L. Johnson taking home the golden skull and the door prize bottle of scotch being ‘returned’. I’m thinking it’s cursed, a spirit possessed by actually spirits. Great people, cool panels, and interesting parties. Really interesting parties. Nerds.
I finally met Nancy Kilpatrick in person, one of the editors of the award winning nEvermore!: Tales of Murder, Mystery & the Macabre. We did a day trip to Banff and Lake Louise, and even though the weather wasn’t stellar and the crowds were insane, we had a great, all day chat. At the conference we hung out at the Edge Publishing booth as featured authors.
Enigma Front: Burnt officially released, with my story Hot Blooded, and we had a book launch. Additionally, my story Fallen made the finals of this years Robin Herrington Memorial Short Story Contest. It didn’t win, but the judges liked my writing and provided excellent feedback.
I love this festival and next year’s edition can’t come quick enough.
Lots on the go. Trying to finish my Camelot story, revising some sci-fi/horror tales, and considering putting together a short story collection of my current work since getting the Novel complete is going to take awhile.
Finlayson Arm is only three weeks away! How time flies. Squats, squats, and more squats. I’ve also signed up for the First Responder’s Half Marathon on November 6th and I should sign up for the Harvest Half in October if Finlayson doesn’t kill me.
- Finlayson Arm 50km Trail Ultra – September 10th
- Writers in the House (Fireside Room, Delta South) – September 24th/25th
- Man of Cloud Nine Book Launch (Owl’s Nest) – September 30th
- Harvest Half Marathon – October 1st
- Noir at the Bar Halloween Howl (Buffalo Bob’s) – October 18th
- Artist Showcase: In Places Between Fundraiser (Boomtown Pub & Patio) – October 22nd
- Devil Take the Hindmost Book Launch (Owl’s Nest) – October 25th
- Tyche Triple Book Launch (Owl’s Nest) – October 27th
- When Words Collide Halloween Fundraiser (Indigo Signal Hill) – October 28th
- First Responder’s Half Marathon – November 6th
- Waking Anastasia Book Launch (Owl’s Nest) – November 8th
Book of the Week/Month/Variable Time Period
Enigma Front: Burnt by the IFWT’s (including old me)
From elemental wizardry gone wickedly wrong to devilish deeds and futures up in flames, these twenty one stories set the pages ablaze exploring the myriad ways of getting singed, fried and outright incinerated.