Short story sale

After a bit of a dry spell, I’m tickled silly to announce I’ve sold a short story to R. Graeme Cameron’s excellent online magazine of SF&F, Polar Borealis. A Bear at the Fridge, the story in question, is a short, strange tale which will hopefully entertain and delight. No deep, angst-filled passages in this story. Just, well, weird. Graeme tells me A Bear at the Fridge will appear in Issue 6. So, visit Polar Borealis, and have a good read….

Cleopatra, Caliban and musings

Have been watching the long (three hours and 12 minutes) 1963 film version of Cleopatra, staring the scintillating and dynamic Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. According to the Wikipedia entry, the film was the only film to be the highest-grossing film of the year, yet still ran at a loss and nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox. It won four Academy Awards, and was nominated for five more. Despite production and cast problems, it still holds…

Great reviews coming in for Strangers Among Us

Reviews are now coming in for Strangers Among Us, the fabulous anthology edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law, and the anthology in which my short story, The Intersection, appears. The stories in Strangers Among Us are varied in tone and approach as their authors. The power of the collection derives from this variety; while each story can be read in isolation, the assemblage of outsiders feels, on a whole, exultant. There is, indeed, strength in numbers, when…

Dreams of the Moon now published in the Deluge anthology

Very pleased to announce my short story, Dreams of the Moon, has been published in a fascinating collection of speculative fiction, Deluge: Stories of Survival and Tragedy in the Great Flood.  17 authors share their alternative visions of one of history’s most popular legends – The Great Flood. These stories re-envision the great flood from a speculative fiction perspective, introducing new characters struggling for survival against the worst natural disaster to ever plague mankind. Not…

Strangers Among Us anthology

Received notification from the good people at Laksamedia regarding the forthcoming release of the anthology, Strangers Among Us, in which my short story, The Intersection, appears. Very pleased to be sharing the table of contents of this worthy offering of speculative fiction with a remarkable cast of writers, and chuffed to my toes to have my name appear with dear friend and colleague, Robert Runte. The anthology will be available in print and digital formats…

Occupational Hazards appears in Neo-opsis Issue 25

My short story, Occupational Hazards, appears in Issue 25 of Neo-opsis magazine. It’s a great little publication, worthy of your time. And you get to read my story to boot! Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine – Issue 25 The twenty-fifth issue of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine is 8” by 5 ½”, 80 pages. Not yet in print (at the printers). The cover of issue 25 is a collaboration by Karl and Stephanie Johanson, Sun-Dragons. Karl’s editorial is a brief commentary on the notion…

First sale for 2015

Received notification yesterday I’ve sold my short story, Dreams of the Moon, to Garden Gnome Publications’ Garden of Eden anthology. How cool is that? This is another small triumph for me, given I don’t have an abundance of time to devote to my own writing now I’ve donned the publisher’s hat. And this story in particular I’m very pleased to have sold, because it certainly isn’t mainstream nor commercial. In fact it’s a purely speculative…

Over-exposed

Thought I’d share a short story from my collection And the Angels Sang, in this case one entitled Over-exposed. ISBN 9780973927801 $23.99 eISBN 9780986563058 $4.99 AmazonBarnes and NobleGoogle PlayIndigoKoboSmashwordsWaterstones He runs now, the siren hurting his ears. His legs rise and fall, rise and fall, although he feels as though he travels nowhere. Heat spurts through his chest. Adrenaline. His hand touches the camera bag. He looks over his shoulder to Kay and Meagan. His wife’s face is…

At Union published in Postscripts to Darkness, vol. 5

My dark speculative fiction short, At Union, appears in volume 5 of Postscripts to Darkness this month. cover art byCherry Valance The story is about a train a father meets at Toronto’s Union Station, hoping to find his daughter who died of leukemia. The gang at PstDarkness are hosting a launch on July 31, which happens to be the day after my birthday, in Ottawa, at the Raw Sugar Cafe.  Some of the authors appearing…