Oh right, I have a website

It’s no excuse, but sometimes you get so busy that you honestly forget you have a website. However, sometimes little reminders pop up, in particular ones from your hosting site saying “hey, you owe us money.” Then it’s like, oh yeah, I should probably do something with that.

The past year has been absolutely nuts in the best way possible — I’ve had several short stories released in some kick-ass anthologies, am currently long-listed for a Bram Stoker Award, and was a runner-up in the From Our Dark Side Genre Contest, presented by Vancouver Women in Film.

2019 looks to be gearing up as well: February 2nd is the release of Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles, which features my story, “Scordatura.” I have a bunch of other yet-to-be-announced projects on the go, and will be working with a mentor on polishing my first screenplay, so my motto for 2019 is currently: “Sleep? What’s that?”

Hopefully I’ll remember to update this site before February 2020. If not, find me on Twitter or Facebook — I’m always wasting time there.

In other news

So I’ve determined that my average time spent on my own site is roughly twice a year. That’s pretty good, right?


Anyway, there’s much to discuss, and the bulk of it isn’t about me. Hooray!

First, two titles that I acquired for JournalStone (one of which that I edited) are nominated for a Bram Stoker Award!

Gwendolyn Kiste’s collection, AND HER SMILE WILL UNTETHER THE UNIVERSE, is nominated for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection, and S.P. Miskowski’s I WISH I WAS LIKE YOU is nominated for Superior Achievement in a Novel.

Bonus points: I WISH I WAS LIKE YOU is also nominated for a This Is Horror Award!

Double bonus points: Philip Fracassi’s collection, BEHOLD THE VOID, is also nominated for Short Story Collection of the Year!

Triple bonus points: JournalStone is nominated for Publisher of the Year. If you feel compelled to vote for these wonderful authors and maybe even JournalStone, check out This Is Horror to do so! Voting closes on February 26, 2018.

This year’s StokerCon is taking place March 1 – 4 in the lovely Biltmore hotel in Providence, RI, and wouldn’t you know…I’ll be there!

I’ll be repping JournalStone and Trepidatio on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd by wandering aimlessly around the dealers room and attending random panels, and I’ll be participating in the pitch sessions (on the 3rd). If you see me, come say hi! I’m Canadian — we’re all nice people (allegedly).

I have a few upcoming projects this year that I’ve been sworn to secrecy on, so as soon as I get the go-ahead to share, you bet your bottom dollar I’ll update it here (though if I come back on too soon, I’ll have met my update-your-site-only-twice-a-year quota).

Until then!

I’m the Worst

Yeah, this blog is more neglected than the treadmill in my basement (see: I’m lazy).

That being said, there are big things on the way and one of my (many) goals is to actually start using this thing.

My list of Things To Do is quite long, from editing manuscripts over at JournalStone/Trepidatio, to scribbling down story ideas and actually writing one from start to finish in one fell swoop. But right now, I’m tired (see: first sentence), so I’m going to go watch a movie.

Because that’s what productive people do, right? Let the To Do list pile as high as the spider village living in their treadmills, and go watch a movie instead.

Until next time, blog.

Is this thing on?

Is that the most over-used headline these days—probably. But it’s the first thing that came to mind, and seeing how I’m more of a seat-of-the-pantser than a planner, it’ll have to do.

Welcome to my site.

That felt weird. What an odd thing, to have a website of your own, to plug your own name into the search bar, and have things you’ve done populate in a template you’ve done your best (okay, second best) to customize.

But really, thanks for popping by. I’m hoping to update this thing from time to time, assuming its existence isn’t lost on me at some point.


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