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Secondary Tidings

Secondary Tidings

I’m sure everyone is still abuzz about the Royal Wedding, and I expect that to dominate news-cycles for many, many days to come (it was really lovely!). I won’t keep you long today. Still, after last week’s teaser excerpt, I had four separate inquiries, on FB or via...

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For the Moms

For the Moms

Over 60% of my readership is female. One of my first editorial critiques (pre publication) adored the story, but questioned its audience, and suggested that I retool the story so that Caenith was the hero and focal point and Morigan was the secondary hero and obvious...

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Inspiration

Inspiration

As it goes with moody personalities, this week I fell into a bit of a lowpoint. My partner and I are in a holding pattern of sorts: waiting for events to move—my manuscript (from the editor), another project I’m working on, some professional changes for him, and news...

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My Heart Screams and Soars

My Heart Screams and Soars

For the people of Toronto and their loss and bravery during a domestic terror attack* that rocked our city early this week. On Monday, the city fell under a controlled panic, never crossing into Islamaphobia or hysteria, waiting until facts and foes were known. As the...

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Our Colonial Privilege

Our Colonial Privilege

I’m usually good at avoiding Facebook melodrama. I post my personal opinions here, online, in a space curated for myself and for those who want to communicate with me. In that, I can mostly insulate myself from extremist hyperbole and filter in only the necessary...

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Jessica Jones: What Went Wrong?

Jessica Jones: What Went Wrong?

Last week I raved about Wanted, my latest obsession. I also made mention of my disappointment with Jessica Jones’ latest offering. Such disappointment was mentioned as an aside, as I wanted that post to be all about the deserved success of Wanted. So, to quote one of...

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The Best Show You’re Probably Not Watching

The Best Show You’re Probably Not Watching

Last week, while flicking through Netflix’s ever more burgeoning and dizzying selection of shows, I eventually settled on an Australian drama called Wanted. Synopsis looked decent: two women brought together as witnesses to a murder, now on the run (from surely very...

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Creative Collective: DC Hampton Jacobs

Creative Collective: DC Hampton Jacobs

When I first glanced at DC’s work, I was reminded of the gritty, 70s, graffitiesque work of Ralph Bakshi in Wizards or Fire and Ice. Only there was a rawness to DC’s stuff that I couldn’t quite place, and so—definitely interested—I reached out to the artist who had...

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Come On In

Come On In

I finally wrapped up 99% of the preparations for moving/ selling our humble abode, which means I can get back to writing next week. I'm sure gonna miss this place. We've lived here for nine years; before Zeus or mom left us, before I embarked on this journey as a...

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Homeward

Homeward

It's strange: having to say goodbye to a place where you've lived almost a decade of your life. We're moving on--moving up, I suppose--in September, and the past few weeks have been a buzz of contractors, packing, data disposal hauls and all of the things one ideally...

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A Golden Age of Sci-Fi and Fantasy

A Golden Age of Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Interview originally appeared in Publisher's Weekly's Booklife Bestselling indie author Christian A. Brown resists labeling his work, though it has been called speculative fiction. His Four Feasts till Darkness series takes place in the fantasy realm of Geadhain,...

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Creative Collective: Luanne Bennett

Creative Collective: Luanne Bennett

I’m delighted to share with you today a snippet from Luanne Bennett’s latest work: Crossroad of Bones. I love crossroads—since they’re usually where supernatural forces converge—and I love bones and creepy things so I figured I’d like this novel! And I wasn’t...

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