Review: Thraldom: A History of Slavery in the Viking Age, by Stefan Brink

Thraldom: A History of Slavery in the Viking Age by Stefan Brink My rating: 5 of 5 stars Stefan Brink’s book about slavery in the Viking Age is a dense, academically focused tome, and also a fascinating read if this is a subject you find of interest. Certainly I do, mostly because of research with which I’m involved. Having said that, even if you aren’t involved in research, Brink’s book illuminates another aspect of human…

Caliban in audiobook

And we’re live on Kobo My first foray into recording an audiobook has been a success, at least partially. Caliban is now available for pre-order through Kobo and very soon through their other distribution channels: Indigo, Walmart, BOL, and Booktopia, and officially releases January 1, 2022. The audiobook runs 7.3 hours, and retails through Kobo for $6.00, which is pretty much a bargain. When will Caliban be available on through Amazon’s channels? Well, that’s a very good…

December at The Old Stone House

Sold a story Very pleased to announce I have a short story coming out in the next issue of Polar Borealis, Issue 20, which Graeme Cameron is hoping to have out this month. The story, The Intersection, is a reprint. It first appeared in Strangers Among Us: Underdogs and Outcasts, published by Laksa Media, and edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law. It subsequently was included in my recent collection of short stories, Dreams of the…

Virtual Writing Workshop

Looking for inspiration? I’m happy to announce that once again I’m partnering with West Grey Public Library to offer a writing workshop. This time it’s virtual in order to address not only the real concerns regarding this new pandemic world in which we live, but also to allow participants to gather informally from the comfort of their homes. The workshops run as follows: Wednesdays from January 19 through March 9, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, via…

New 4-star review for From Mountains of Ice

Well colour me tickled Imagine my delight when fellow author, Louise Spilsbury, wrote this review of my fantasy novel, From Mountains of Ice. If you enjoy stories with rich characterization and intricate world-building, told in leisurely, lyrical prose dense with imagery, “From Mountains of Ice” is for you. I love stories that immerse the reader in moment-by-moment action, and this story doesn’t disappoint. I especially love the story’s celebration of honour and integrity; these are…