Tuesday, July 26, 2016

When Words Collide - August 12-14 in Calgary

This exciting annual festival of genre-crossing literature for readers and writers is happening soon.

2016 Honoured Guests:

Marty Chan - Steampunk/YA

Julie E. Czerneda - Science Fiction & Fantasy

Ian Hamilton - Mystery

Robert Runte - Five Rivers Publishing

Eve Silver - Romance

I'll be appearing on several panels and presenting a workshop for authors on reading aloud effectively, as well as attending several parties and of course cheering at the Aurora Awards ceremony following the Saturday evening banquet.

Watch this space for my schedule and other exciting news from the world of When Words Collide.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Another Day, Another Award Shortlisting!

What a summer it has been so far! 

First Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond made the Prix Aurora ballot. Then When the Flood Falls arrived on the Dundurn Unhanged Arthur Award shortlist, and, 5 weeks later, WON it. 

If that wasn't enough excitement in my fledgling career in long-form fiction, now Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond is on the shortlist for the Alberta Book Publishing Awards. 

For more on the Alberta Book Publishing Awards, click HERE

Maddie's up against 3 other authors' 2015 releases, including one from Tyche Books:  

Simon Rose's Flashback.

Well done, Simon, and best of good fortune to all four of us when the awards banquet rolls around in September.

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