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…

I’VE DONE A FEW BOOK EVENTS, and I always felt the spirit of the event should better capture the raucous enthusiasm some books engender. When I read a good book, I want to run outside and scream about it to the world. I’m not alone in this regard, so why then, do so many book events feel  stifled? Peru offered me the answer I was looking for: Lucha Libro, a twist on Lucha Libre, Mexico’s pro wrestling. Known as “literary wrestling”, writers don masks and are challenged to…

My race to space in the Axe Apollo Contest is finally over, after 167 days with the space suit. It will likely require fumigation at this point. The results aren’t in yet, but they’ll be announced on www.facebook.com/axecanada. There are way too many people to thank for their support, both in spirit and in practical matters like pie organization, but I’ll try here: Debbie Ha for relentless support throughout the entire campaign. She’s the person not shown in almost every single picture and video. My family for rooting…

For writers and non-writers alike, a collection of stories about time management, motivation, and how to find the happy ending in your story and your life. For those looking to break into the industry—or anyone looking to find the writer within—this collection put together by the Edmonton Writers Group is sure to have something for you. Description Dean Koontz once said, “Writing a novel is like making love, but it’s also like having a tooth pulled. Sometimes it’s like making love while having a tooth pulled.” Well said,…

“Don’t Chew on the Sharp End of the Pencil: Stories for the Writer in All of Us”, edited by Brad OH and me, will be launched as a FREE download on Smashwords on March 5. Don’t have an account already? Then head on over to Smashwords and sign up, so that you can be totally ready to enjoy this great collection of stories!