Bookfie: The New Black

Contributor copies are a pretty neat thing, but they’re an awful pain to wait for. Over the past couple weeks I’ve been obsessively checking the mail box, and obsessively checking The New Black’s Facebook page, where pictures are being posted of other contributors receiving their copies earlier than me (because they live in the US where it seems to take no time at all for stuff to arrive). Today my...

It’s Totally Legit

It’s sort of weird to talk about this because it’s the sort of thing I used to fantasize about since I first got the whole handle on what “being a writer” really meant. You know, after all the nights spent writing drunk in front of the computer and all those days working endless retail jobs and all those awkward moments trying to explain to friends and acquaintances that I’m like,...

Shock Totem Reviews 'The New Black'

John Borden of the great literary horror magazine, Shock Totem, has given THE NEW BLACK (which features a reprint of my story, “Blue Hawaii”) a great first review. Here’s a little of what he had to say: “The New Black is a great collection of incredibly unique fiction. I honestly liked every story in here, and I usually don?t say that about an anthology. It was also nice to encounter...

The End of Summer and The New Black

I fell asleep at 7:30 and woke up to the sound of thunder and the realization that it was only 9:00 and I should be making the most of my night when I have tomorrow off. It’s raining now, which does cool the air but also keeps the hot humidity that’s been festering in this house at an all time high. The end of summer is always a good thing....

The Calm Before the Writing Storm

Things have been eventful while I’ve been away. I’ve got laryngitis and am just a couple days away from an evening with Chilly Gonzales in Vancouver. Before all that, however, is a little competition called WAR which starts tomorrow. For those unaware, WAR is an unofficial writing competition on LitReactor that pits writers head to head in a bloody battle of prose. For those who might not remember, I came...

Feels Good to Get Paid

Have you read Blue Hawaii yet? If not, you can do so by downloading the Nova Parade from Solarcide or you can flip through it at Issuu. That said, after all that hype, I have more news, which is that another of my stories, titled Quarter Tank of Gas, has been accepted over at Infective Ink! This acceptance also marks a bit of a milestone for me, because it’s the...

"Every climb up to his bedroom…"

Tomorrow, folks! Tomorrow you can head over to Solarcide and download the Nova Parade anthology for FREE! Today you can head over to Booked Podcast and listen to the guys discuss some choice stories in the anthology, all of which sound really, really bloody good. Trust me, if you’re checking this just for my story, Blue Hawaii, then you’re in for a pretty intense roller coaster ride....

‘Nova Parade’ on Booked Podcast!

Nova Parade comes out in a couple days, so if I haven’t done a good enough job hyping the release with my own story, then let the guys over at Booked Podcast excite you even more with their latest episode that looks at the anthology. In the podcast, they pick some of their favourite stories from the collection. My story is briefly mentioned at the 24 minute mark, but some...

"Blue Hawaii" Playlist

What good is a story without a playlist? Playlists are fun, and hipster-inspired, so why the hell not? Although Blue Hawaii doesn’t take place in Hawaii, I wanted to try to portray that limitless feeling of a tropical vacation mixed with the angst that comes with the decline of cocaine addiction. The good and the bad. Tragedy and comedy, which is the overall theme of Nova Parade. The anthology comes...