Crowdfunding Basics

For those who have been following my comic book project, I am very excited to share that issue #2 of Wild Rose was fully funded on Kickstarter! As part of the promotion surrounding the crowdfunding campaign, I wrote a guest post about Crowdfunding for Feminist Creators over at Offbeat Home & Life. This month, I also spoke to a group of talented teens enrolled in an entrepreneurship program at the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning. More and more creators of all ages are becoming interested in crowdfunding their creative projects, so I thought I would share some of the things…

Wild Rose Issue #2 is Live on Kickstarter!

Support Wild Rose – Issue #2 on Kickstarter Issue #2: Fallen From Grace Gravely wounded and abandoned by her lover, heroine Eliza Day must come to terms with her heartbreak and shame if she is to realize her revenge. Her only allies are the unlikely duo of a Catholic priest and a witch with secrets of their own. Check out the first three pages of issue #2!

You’re Invited to the Wild Rose Launch Party

If you’re in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 21, 2018 I would love to see you at the launch party for my comic, Wild Rose. The party will be hosted by the Good Robot brewery from 7-10 pm and I will be giving away some great door prizes. I will also have copies of issue #1 for sale. The Good Robot Brewing Company is located at 2736 Robie Street in Halifax (see map below). Come chat with fellow book and comic lovers, have a drink, and check out the first print run of Wild Rose!          

#MeToo – On Writing About Violence Against Women

[Spoiler alert for minor plot points about Fury’s Kiss and Man’s Ruin.] I have been feeling overwhelmed lately by the number of revelations from women in the media about sexual assault, harassment, and abuse, especially at the hands of their employers. I think it’s awesome that the world is finally taking notice of this horrendous cultural norm, but the #MeToo movement has reminded me of my own experiences with harassment, some of which I prefer not to think about. It also has me questioning whether I have been complicit in the exploitation of my own gender. On February 3, Jessica Chastain tweeted…

Wild Rose is live on Kickstarter!

I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with Canadian artists Kara Brauen and Jono Doiron to bring my first comic book, Wild Rose, to life. We are crowd funding issue one on Kickstarter and we hit 39% funded in the first 48 hours! Statistically, this means we stand a very good chance of being fully funded, but I need your help to keep the momentum going. If you are interested in any of the cool rewards we’re offering, please check out the Kickstarter page and consider supporting the campaign. If you’re not able to contribute financially, it’s still…

Fury’s Kiss is now available as an audiobook

Fury’s Kiss is now available in audiobook format from Audible.com – and if you don’t already have an account, you can get it for free with a 30-day trial membership. I love listening to books and podcasts when I’m driving or doing chores, and sometimes a good book can even make me forget how out of shape I am when I go jogging. Listen to Fury’s Kiss on Audible.com Another cool thing about hearing a book read out loud is that you don’t have to wonder about pronunciation of characters’ names. (Remember when the Harry Potter books first came out? Was…

Word on the Street 2017 – A Recap

Word on the Street is an annual one-day literacy festival that takes place in locations across Canada. In each participating city, local, regional and national authors, poets, illustrators, spoken word artists, and entertainers participate in readings, panel discussions, and musical entertainment. Publishers, booksellers, literacy organizations, post-secondary programs, and community groups are also welcome to set up tables in the vendor marketplace. For most of its history in English, the word ‘literate’ meant to be ‘familiar with literature’ or, more generally, ‘well educated, learned.’…Today literacy means so much more than the ability to read and write. In our modern technology-rich society the…