How to Successfully Introduce Yourself as a Writer

A couple of weeks back, Dan Bell (who I mentioned previously) had a neat live-chat on his Instagram. He picked random people to chat with for about 5 minutes at a time. I submitted my name thinking that the odds of me getting picks were pretty decent. Lo and behold, midway into editing my novel, I was CHOSEN. We talked mostly about “making it” as creative people and how creative...

Summer Memory Songs

There’s a new playlist on my Spotify of songs I’ve listened to during previous summer. It’s a cool feature, but I’ve only been a Spotify subscriber for a couple of years. Unfortunately, the playlist was not an accurate representation of summer’s past. Summer nostalgia might be easy for today’s youth, but we senior Millennials gotta dig into the memory cache for those songs that trigger peak summer nostalgia. Here’s a...

Where the Hell Have I Been?: An Update

Well, I was doing well for about a month there. Candidness is a hard thing to maintain on a regular basis, especially when I’m trying to balance said candidness between writing and parenting. Here’s what I was doing while I wasn’t here. I Was Finishing a Story I was working on my first short story, which I mentioned here, and submitted it to a crime erotica anthology. I give myself...

6 Things I Hate About Summer

Two women sunbathing on the beach.

One of my least favourite times of the year is fast approaching. We’re already in the thick of it here in Kamloops B.C. Summer officially starts this Friday and today it’s gonna be 33 degrees (94.1 for you Americans). People usually shun me for hating summer, especially living in a city known for its hot dry summers, but quite frankly, you live where you live and you’re allowed to hate...

The Golden Age of Teenage Blogging

Remember in the early 00’s when blogging was about all your teen angst bullshit? Remember when your blog was called “Life’s Garbage” and it was a place where maybe five strangers on the internet read about your bad day and you read their blogs and their bad days and you bonded over your mutual teenage angst over tagged links (rewards for leaving comments, the gold of all personal blogs!) and...

Vile Men Release Date

VILE MEN now has an official release date of September 8th, 2015. A few kinks needed to be worked out, but the book is at the press and being printed as I write and as you read. Nevertheless, it’ll be in your hot little hands before you know it, unless you haven’t yet pre-ordered your copy. Fear not! You can do so at Amazon....

Gearing Up for Vile Men

You’ve probably noticed the changes to the site. With Vile Men wrapped up and sent to the printers, I figured it’s about time I get serious and organize things. Now it’s less blog and more author seriousness, which is fine because I didn’t blog much anyway. I’ve spent the last few weeks working with Richard Thomas and Dark House Press on getting Vile Men completed, so now that we’re in...