Snapshot from the ceremony. Aurora sky background with Talia's and my headshots. Text: Nominated for Prix Aurora Award, best Related Work Category, Nothing Without Us, Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson

Reflection on my first award ceremony: There are no losers

My little neurodiverse brain likes pondering about my experiences. Yesterday was my birthday, and later that evening, I attended the 2020 Prix Aurora Award ceremony, done virtually via the When Words Collide conference with charming emcee Mark Leslie Lefebvre. Now, the only good thing about 2020 for me has been these virtual events. I've been …

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ID: Book cover of Nothing Without Us and the Aurora Award Nominee logo

I’ll be at the Prix Aurora Awards and on a humour panel at When Words Collide this weekend!

Hey, folks! So, some cool things happening for my birthday weekend. Saturday August 15, starting at 7pm (EDT): The 2020 Prix Aurora Awards My BFF and co-editor Talia C. Johnson and I will be virtually attending this award ceremony as first-time nominees. Our anthology, Nothing Without Us is up for Best Related Work. You can …

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FREE Virtual Writers Con, hosted by Renaissance Press! Apply now!

How cool is this? My publisher, Press Renaissance Press, is hosting a FREE online writers conference on June 6-7, 2020! They're taking applications until May 7, 2020 if you want to participate. There will be readings, panels, and an online vendor room, too! Are you a reader, author, publisher, or small business? Learn more and …

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We’re in a pandemic situation. This is how I’m doing.

Hey, lovely humans who follow this blog! As of this date, the City of Ottawa is pretty much slowed right down. It's weird: while I'm typing, I can hear birds singing their flirty songs. The air is getting warmer, and the snow is melting. It seems so peaceful. You'd never guess there was a pandemic …

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Me on a large screen about to read remotely!

Last weekend, I fell in love with Glad Day Bookshop!

If you’ve been following my Twitter posts for the past several weeks, you know how much I had been looking forward to launching The Stealth Lovers and Nothing Without Us at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto. I’d heard amazing things about this bookstore for years from my author friends and was honoured Glad Day would …

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Cover images of Run J Run, Nothing Without Us, and The Stealth Lovers

Toronto Book Launch of Run J Run, Nothing Without Us, and The Stealth Lovers

I'm so proud to announce that I'll be at Glad Day Bookshop to launch Nothing Without Us and The Stealth Lovers on November 30. Also joining us is the amazing Su Sokol, who'll be reading from her latest novel, Run J Run. (Her first novel, Cycling to Asylum was fantastic, too.) Consider stopping by to …

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Can-Con 2019: October 18-20, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

I’ll be at Can*Con 2019, doing stuff!

Hey, there! Can*Con 2019 is happening at the Sheraton Ottawa (150 Albert Street) this weekend, October 18-20. Here’s where you can find me: Friday October 18: Sheraton Ottawa, Renaissance table, from 2-4 pm, Vendor Room. Open to the public! I’ll be there, promoting The Stealth Lovers and Nothing Without Us. My first book, Life in …

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Book covers for The Stealth Lovers and Nothing Without Us

Update: Here’s where you can buy The Stealth Lovers and Nothing Without Us!

Last night (October 5) at the multi-author book launch hosted by Presses Renaissance Press, I read from The Stealth Lovers and also got my copy of Nothing Without Us. It never stops being magical—holding the paperbacks of my work for the first time. *happy sigh* I thought I'd provide an update where you can buy …

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Books being launched at this event. Their titles and location of the launch are in the body of this article.

The Ottawa Launch of The Stealth Lovers is Imminent!

Saturday, October 5, 4-6 p.m. The 3 Brewers Pub, 240 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON I have the great privilege of being one human amongst all these amazing writers for Renaissance's Multi-Author Book Launch! It'll also be the first time I'll be reading from The Stealth Lovers! Do come by and meet authors, buy books, get …

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SpAN folks at Can-Con 2017

#CanConCold2017, but still, I had a blast!

It’s Monday morning, and Can-Con 2017 is over. I MADE IT, I MADE IT! WHOOOPIEEEE! Oh, let me explain. The one thing I really wanted to do no matter what was attend Can-Con this year. I’ve had a wonderful 12 months of networking with amazing authors, many of whom are now friends, and I knew …

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