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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…

Why I enrolled in Kindle Unlimited

Although I usually sell my books on all major retailers’ platforms, I have decided to give Kindle Unlimited a whirl for a three month trial period. In a nutshell, Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service offered by Amazon that lets you borrow and read as many books, audiobooks, and magazines as you want for $10/month. There are more than one million titles available and many of them are from self-published authors, so if you’re a voracious reader or simply want to support indie authors, this is a great option. I think KU is an awesome service for readers, sort of…

Graphic novel in progress

I’m super excited to share the news that I am currently developing a 6-issue comic book series!  The incredibly talented Maria Nguyen is creating the artwork for the series (check out her work here) and we are working on finding a publisher. Read on to see the first six sample pages. Wild Rose Set against the backdrop of London and rural Ireland in 1790, Wild Rose reimagines a haunting Irish folktale. The story of Eliza Day is a tale of love and revenge, but also of class conflict, religious intolerance, and the secret societies that became common in eighteenth century…

Get your copy of The Fury Bride now!

At long last, The Fury Bride is finally live! Thank you so much to all my readers who have been patient with me while I worked out the kinks in this story. The Fury Bride is the longest book I’ve written (so far), with new characters and more worldbuilding/mythology than ever as the series races toward a finish in book seven. AMAZON | IBOOKS | GOOGLE PLAY | KOBO    

New short stories – get’em while they’re hot

If you like short stories/flash fiction and good deals, you should check out my Patreon page. $1/month gets you a free short story every month. There are also opportunities to get cool swag, have characters named after you, and even see your name in the dedication of my next novel. The most recent stories I’ve posted were a lot of fun to write, and I think that shines through in these covers! Become a Patron Now!