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Writing Better Opinion: A Workshop

I’m teaching an in-person workshop in downtown Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a little different from any course I’ve offered anywhere. Registration is now open! Who’s it for? While absolute beginners are welcome, the workshop…

I’m writing a game!

  The contract is signed, so I can kermit-flail in public! I’m writing an interactive-fiction game called The Road to Canterbury for Choice of Games. It is, as you might expect, loosely based on the Canterbury Tales. I’m having so much fun. The Choice…

Why I’m not planning any travel to the United States any time soon

Canadians tend to be weirdly proud of living a stone’s throw (for most of us) from “the world’s longest undefended border.” It was one of those stock phrases I grew up with. I also grew up with the notion that it was normal to…

Some recent opinion pieces, hither and yon

I don’t often link to my non-fiction stuff here (mostly because I’m too lazy to do it regularly) but I’ve had a few very different pieces come out in a few different venues in the last couple of weeks, so here’s a little round-up:…

My award-eligible work in 2016

Here’s a rundown of my work this year, by category. I’m obviously biased, but I’d really like to see the editors of the anthologies Monstrous Little Voices¬†(David Thomas Moore) and Clockwork Canada¬†(Dominik Parisien) get some award recognition in related works or editing categories. They’re…

A new home for “Six Aspects of Cath Baduma”

          Very chuffed to see my story in this gorgeous hardcover. It feels like a book I would have had as a kid, one of those books of wonder of unknown origin that have just always been on your shelf….

Interview with Amal El-Mohtar, Matt Moore, Tanya Huff and me

It was a great pleasure to be a guest on the CKCU radio show this week, about the upcoming ChiSeries reading (this Tuesday in Ottawa!) We talked about sub-genres, tropes and the Ottawa SFF scene among other things. Listen here.