Just a quick roundup of what I’ve been up to, writing-wise, this time; though between acceptance into an anthology I really wanted to get into, interviewing many creative folks about an iconic Canadian superhero, and being interviewed myself (twice!) I guess it’s been a busy month. Continue reading →
Award-winning short story writer Douglas Smith has been called “one of Canada’s most original writers of speculative fiction” (Library Journal), and this fall he brings readers a deeper story in his novel The Wolf at the End of the World. Continue reading →
Howdy! In case you’ve been waiting to get a look at Tesseracts 17, the book launches today (woohoo!). Even better, if you like to hobnob/pester/lurk near authors, Bitten By Books is hosting an online launch in which writers included in the annual anthology of Canadian speculative fiction will be available to chat with visitors and answer questions. Also, if you like free books, there’s a chance to win $50 Amazon gift card.
The event is now live and you can see what’s going on by clicking here.
I’ll be taking part after 2:30 p.m. Central Time, but I’ll try to pop in before then as well. The event runs until noon Thursday. Hope to see some of you stop in and say hi!
Today we have a guest post from author Toby Stone, whose debut novel, Aimee and the Bear, has been praised as “as unique and astonishing as it is chilling” and “enchanting.”
In the novel, Aimee is an eight-year-old girl who escapes her mother’s cruelty by fleeing to the “Other Place.” There, her teddy bear becomes a real bear and children get away from troubles at home by attending the Night School. But when a witch awakens, the Other Place is endangered, and so is Aimee’s younger brother. Continue reading →