Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: January

Woohoo! We're starting the only-for-fun and noncompetitive monthly flash fiction challenge for 2020. I'm so stoked! Here's the video of me choosing the cards. I totally did this live without editing anything, so I was just as surprised as you are with the selections. Closed captions are available for this video: https://youtu.be/pV-SdseUM5Q (It's time for …

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ID: Graffiti wall with “Nothing Without Us” spray painted in black. The list of editors and authors is included in the text of this page.

Nothing Without Us is going to university!

I cannot contain my excitement! Nothing WIthout Us, the disability anthology I co-edited with Kohenet Talia Johnson is going to be part of a syllabus in a course taught by eight-time Prix Aurora Award winner, disability advocate, and awesome human Derek Newman-Stille! The anthology is going to Trent University, folks! The course that Derek will …

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My review: Faux Ho Ho restored my faith in holiday romance stories!

Faux Ho Ho is available now from Book Strokes Books! I can’t even tell you how much I’ve grown to despise holiday stories, and here’s the kicker: I’m a sappy romantic human! I’ve just found so many of them feel snoozy and overdone. Most times, I can’t get beyond a few pages. Then I read …

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My review: Love and Lemonade, by Jamieson Wolf

This is the third book in Jamieson Wolf’s Lemonade series, and I love these characters so much. It’s like catching up with old friends. I’m a big fan of the episodic nature of each chapter, and this series reminds me a bit of Tales of the City, with respect to the chosen family theme. I …

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Bookshop with oak panelling and antique chairs. Photo by Emre Can from Pexels

Snowed in, Blown Away!

My beloved publisher, Renaissance, asked for holiday stories for their annual blog roll. Here’s my contribution. Happy holidays, everyone! (Photo by Emre Can from Pexels) Hey, hon. Don't bother picking me up. They say visibility is NIL I can try Too dangerous. I'll sleep in the upstairs flat. Nat, Joelle, and the kids are away …

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The Stealth Lovers: Two Draga warriors (one with coral scales and the other with mauve scales) are dressed in flight suits, standing on a snowy mountaintop,under an aurora-filled sky, about to engage in a kiss. Overhead flies a stealth ship.

The first three chapters of The Stealth Lovers are on Wattpad!

Want to have a sneak preview of The Stealth Lovers before you buy it? The first three chapters are now available on Wattpad! This book is now available for purchase: In paperback and e-book format (EPUB, MOBI) on the Renaissance online shop!In paperback and Kindle format on Amazon!In paperback at Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church St., Toronto). Thanks for …

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Three cards: 4 of spades, 6 of diamonds, and 5 of hearts

Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: Wanna write with me?

Hi, alphabet arrangers! In 2018, author ’Nathan Burgoine invited us to write 1000-word flash fiction every month of that year. It was super fun, too. Also, there was no pressure to do it each month, but if you could, it stretched the brain! He had a really unique way of presenting the challenge, too—by drawing …

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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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Photo of me dressed as the Mad Hatter, then five books: Alice Unbound Beyond Wonderland, We Shall Be Monsters, Nothing Without Us, The Stealth Lovers, Life in the ’Cosm. And a figure of Captain Marvel and her "cat."

Taking Time Out to Smell the Pages

We writers are an interesting lot. Before our first work is published, it's often all we can think about. And if it gets published, we're so squeeful. That's the adorable part about us. Then something happens after we're published. We tend to look around us, and watch how many other writers are out there, seemingly …

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