Get well, Lorina, with From Mountains of Ice

So, 12 days since my knee surgery. I will have perhaps reported on my progress by now, or perhaps not. My physiotherapy assessment was last Wednesday. And, yes, I’ve set up a series of blog posts in advance of all this to blatantly solicit your well-wishes and encouragement in the form of book purchases. This week I’m badgering you about my cultural, dark fantasy, From Mountains of Ice. It’s a story about an unwilling hero, about underdogs…

While I’m recovering, what not Caliban?

I’m writing this post in advance of my knee surgery, which I’m hoping has gone swimmingly well, and that I’m now home and deep into physiotherapy. I am determined to be fully mobile and up to mischief by August. I’m even dreaming of attending Can-Con this fall. But perhaps I get ahead of myself. What would really help is for you to encourage me in this journey by sending me a get-well message in the…

The Rose Guardian

My newest novel, The Rose Guardian, is now available for pre-order in trade paperback. Just follow the PayPal links on the page for The Rose Guardian.  A pre-order for the ebook will be available in a few weeks. Or, if you’d prefer, you can wait a few months for The Rose Guardian to be available for pre-order through your favourite bookseller worldwide. I am so excited about this novel. Jeff Minkevics designed the gorgeous cover, which perfectly captures the tone…

Experiences before knee surgery

So here I’m at day four without prescription NSAIDS, the miracle drug which negates most of the pain from arthritis. I was instructed to stop taking NSAIDS seven days prior to surgery, and being a dutiful person have done so. Well. Last night had me in tears, wondering how I was going to get through the next few days. By evening I was almost unable to walk the pain was so intense, and by the…

The knees so far

Who cares about my knees? That just sounds ridiculous: the knees so far. I think to myself, who cares? Apparently quite a few of you do, if the emails I’ve received are any indication. I thank you all for that support. But it would seem many of you are also interested to learn about my progress through this journey because you’re facing the possibility of partial or full knee replacements as well. So, I thought…

What I’m up to in 2019

A busy Year 2019 is going to be a busy year for me, lots of positive changes. The major one is I’m having partial knee replacement surgery done on both my knees. This is a Big Scary Thing for me, but also a Big Hopeful Potty Deal. I think facing uterine cancer surgery was easier than knee surgery, because with the cancer surgery it was either going to be all or nothing, live or die,…

Review: Son of a Trickster and Trickster Drift

I had to think for awhile about Eden Robinson’s first two novels in her Trickster trilogy, Son of a Trickster, which was shortlisted for the Giller in 2018, and Trickster Drift. The novels tell the story of Jared, a burned-out kid of mid-adolescence, living on the west coast of Canada in an Haisla Nation family. To say his family dynamics are abusive and dysfunctional would be understatement. With no moral compass but his own sense…

Watercolours for sale

I’ve finally update my website and listed a selection of my most recent paintings for sale. All are shipped flat, unframed, via Canada Post Xpresspost, within Canada only. As I create new paintings, I’ll add those. And as paintings sell, they will be listed as Private Collection, but will remain as part of my portfolio. You can either go directly to my Art page, or click on any of the images below. If you have…