New Associations

It’s about time Only took me until my 69th year to gather the wherewithal to apply and be accepted to two professional publishing-related associations. But as they say, better late than never. The Writers’ Union of Canada The first is an association with which I’ve long wanted to be part of, and never could justify the cost of membership until now, The Writers’ Union of Canada. It was, for me, mostly a question of economics….

News: On Spec Team, Reviews, and Stuff

Editorial Team At On Spec I am thrilled to announce I’ve accepted an invitation from Diane Walton, Publisher at On Spec Magazine, to join their editorial staff. There is a large roster of editors at On Spec. But, then, they receive a large number of submissions and require a large number of people to read and adjudicate every story. Very much look forward to working with Diane and all the team. If you’ve never read…

Short Story Publication

One of my Favourite Magazines In the latest issue of On Spec, one of my favourite speculative fiction magazines, and a publication for which I review, one of my flash fiction stories makes a debut appearance: “The Keening of the Sparrow”. I’m rather pleased with this short, sharp, shocking story which was inspired by the Industrial Revolution child-labourers known as chimney swifts. And given the human predilection for using and abusing their own, I transplanted…

Untold Stories, cover reveal and release

Dublin Creative Writers launch fourth Anthology I’m very pleased to present the cover reveal and launch date of November 28, 2023 for the Dublin Creative Writers‘ fourth anthology: Untold Stories: an Anthology. I’m further pleased because one of my stories makes an encore, “For A Cup of Tea”, originally published in On Spec, Issue 23, Winter 1995. It’s an alternative history, and a bit of a romp, examining the famed race between the tea clippers, Cutty Sark…

Bad Day Book has landed

A collection of funny experiences we can all relate to Do you ever feel like life’s a joke and you’re the punchline? The Bad Day Book is for people looking for a solution to life’s many bad days; one that doesn’t include curling up in fetal position while crying, or pretending it never happened. You know the days we’re talking about. When your plans get ruined. You think you’re a superhero, and you’re not. Or you…