Month: July 2015

Story sale to Clockwork Canada

Dominik Parisien is editing an anthology called Clockwork Canada, a collection of steampunk set in Canada. I am a fan of Dominik’s work and I really like what he’s doing with this anthology, with the approach he’s taking to steampunk and the opportunities it…

The weirdness of real life

Last week I hung out on early-morning radio for The Friday Special Blend on CKCU. I read a magical-realism story (Isabelle the Stupendous), talked a bit about the cross-pollination between my fiction and my journalism, and picked some tunes. You can listen here. This morning I…

What Aviva Bel’Harold learned about writing from painting her nails

Unlikely Influences is a series of blog posts, running every second week, about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Aviva Bel’Harold. ◊…

What Stephen Cox learned about fantasy from Mary Renault

Unlikely Influences is a series of blog posts, running every second week, about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Stephen Cox. ◊ What…

Guest posts a palooza

I’m on vacation this week, and in my home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where I will be reading at ChiSeries tonight. I am excited about this — the prospect of having old friends and family come to a reading of mine is strange and…

Unlikely Influences: What Vincent H. O’Neil learned about writing from the theater

Unlikely Influences is a series of blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. Starting now, the series will run every second week. This week’s installment…

Stars and stories, aligning

It seems nicely fitting, given the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, that both of the stories I have out this week feature gay married couples. The first is “Bonsaiships of Venus,” in a really nice audio reading by Keffy Kehrli, at GlitterShip. I’m such…