MetaStellar story publication

A Happy Reprint My short story, “Occupational Hazards, or The Quite Curious Tale of √Āstridr Grimsdottir”, appears today at MetaStellar. It’s a weird bit of urban fantasy fiction about an artist who has been drinking scotch-er-tea. It’s a five minute read which should have you snickering in your scotch-er-tea. The story first appeared in Neo-opsis Magazine, Issue 25, May 1, 2015. Happy reading!

Storycrafting Sessions

Storycrafting Sessions 2023 I’m very pleased to be part of Storycrafting Sessions 2023. It’s a remarkable endeavour, with lots of great panels and panelists, all tailored to make for an excellent writer’s event, and all of it free. I’m part of the Point of View session. Have a gander at the details below and sign up. We are thrilled to announce the full schedule for our first virtual conference of 2023, Storycrafting Sessions: Drafting! As…

Caliban audiobook on Google

The main news The main news is I’ve released Caliban in audiobook on Google Play. Why is this remarkable news when I already have Caliban available in audio at Audible, Amazon, Apple and Kobo? It’s remarkable because it would appear Google no longer accepts narration outside of their AI narration service. Perhaps I’m mistaken and completely missed where I’d be able to upload my own files. But no matter at this point, because I took…

OverDrive and Libby

When a service isn’t exactly a service Anyone involved in the publishing industry will tell you there’s just so much to know, and that knowledge has been changing rapidly from the beginning of the 21st century. Now, it seems, I’ve stumbled across another bit of knowledge which has left me surprised. When ebooks were first becoming a thing, there were only a few ways in which a reader could obtain them, quite aside from the…

Review: All the Quiet Places, by Brian Thomas Isaace

All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac My rating: 2 of 5 stars Brian Thomas Isaac’s debut novel comes with a long list of awards and almosts: Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction Longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize A National Bestseller Winner of the 2022 Indigenous Voices Awards’ Published Prose in English Prize Shortlisted for the 2022 Amazon Canada First Novel Award Longlisted for CBC Canada Reads 2022 An…