Mark Parsons has been curled up in coffee shop corners, scratching furiously in his notebook since 2004. He has several projects on the go, including Fire & Flesh (Fantasy), The Silent Dark Pentalogy (Science Fiction), and Brothers (Non-Fiction). “Bakster’s Proposition” is his first short story. 1. This is your first short story. Compared to the epics you’ve been working on, how did you find working in a shorter medium? MP: I actually found working in a shorter medium to be a lot harder than my larger work. I…

Vivian Zenari lives, works and writes in Edmonton. 1. What is your educational background, and how has that influenced your writing? VZ: I have a PhD in English literature with a specialization in 19th century American literature. I am sure my training has influenced my writing, though I am not sure how. Many of the writers I admire are from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; perhaps it’s more like I have tried to work in fields that reflect my interest in reading and writing. 2. Who has…

Libraries are long-term storage bins of knowledge, and there is as much meaning folded behind covers as there is in the transcendental number Pi (3.14159…). In celebration of this year’s true Pi Day, (3.14.15), Brad OH Inc. and I are proud to release Between the Shelves: A Tribute to Libraries by Edmonton Writers, now available on Amazon and Createspace! In these 11 short pieces, Edmonton authors take us on a tributary journey into the past, present and future to explore the richness hiding between the shelves. Each piece has…

After the short story ‘I Will Not Let You Fall’, creating this bio has been the greatest challenge to Linda’s creative writing skills. This is her first publication, even though she has written a great deal of fiction (five short stories). Although one story did receive praise from her writing group (not ‘I Will Not Let You Fall’), another story did not receive as much. Linda’s writing career spans nine months; therefore, she is hoping to publish something else any day now. 1. You joke that you’ve written…

Brian Clark first opened his eyes to the midsummer sun in the year the TV remote and Silly Putty made their debuts. Despite these distractions, he soon formed a lifelong affinity with libraries. It is now his pleasure to contribute to this collection of short stories. Over the years, he honed his storytelling skills by preparing letters for politicians. More recently, the newsletter of the Millwoods Seniors Activity Centre has published a number of his articles, where the opinions expressed are his own.   1. How has your…

Brad OH Inc. and I are proud to announce the coming release of our latest collaborative writing project, Between the Shelves: A Tribute to Libraries by Edmonton Writers. Libraries are long-term storage bins of knowledge, and there is as much meaning folded behind covers as there is in the transcendental number Pi (3.14159…). Therefore, we will release Between the Shelves on–you guessed it–Pi Day, 3/14/15, March 14, 2015! Brad and I are proud to have edited this collection. In these 11 short pieces, Edmonton authors take us on…