• Local Author Christmas Shindig

    This Sunday at Variant Edition Comics I’ll be joining author local Edmonton authors for a series of readings. You might hear a taste...

  • D is for Dinosaur on sale this week!

    The latest of Rhonda Parrish’s alphabet anthologies, D is for Dinosaur, is on sale from Oct. 29 – Nov. 5, for $0.99. It...

  • Lines of Fire now on Smashwords

    My short story “Lines of Fire”, published by Reality Skimming Press in the Megan Survival Anthology, is now available on Smashwords. There’s a...

  • MEGAN Survival Anthology – First Singles Released

    The first digital singles in a new anthology from Reality Skimming Press (RSP) are out now and available on Smashwords. RSP is releasing...

  • Corvidae & Scarecrow Interview: Rhonda Parrish

    In the past few months, World Weaver Press has released the next two installments in Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menagerie anthologies: Corvidae and Scarecrow....

  • Corvidae Interview: Kat Otis

    In the past few months, World Weaver Press has released the next two installments in Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menagerie anthologies: Corvidae and Scarecrow....

  • Corvidae and Scarecrow Interview: Laura VanArendonk Baugh

    In the past few months, World Weaver Press has released the next two installments in Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menagerie anthologies: Corvidae and Scarecrow....

  • Between the Shelves: Raised over $700 for EPL!

    It’s been a hectic spring and summer, with a lot of activity from many of the contributors to Between the Shelves. The first...

  • Between the Shelves: My Interview

    The contributors to Between the Shelves, after being peppered with my incessant queries, thought it only fair to ask some of me in...

  • Between the Shelves Interview: Trudie Aberdeen

    Trudie Aberdeen is a long-time language educator and social justice advocate. She is currently working on completing her PhD on the topic of...

  • Between the Shelves Interview: T. K. Boomer

    T.K. Boomer lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, with his wife. In 2012 he began the awkward and painful transition between being a mainstream...

  • Between the Shelves Interview: Timothy Fowler

    When not writing for Scribbles and Snaps, Tim works with a Global Fortune 100, leading a team of incredibly talented people to deliver...

  • Between the Shelves Interview: Mohamed Abdi

    Mohamed Abdi is a Somali-Canadian Writer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. He loves to read mystery and historical fiction novels and...

  • UPCOMING BOOK LAUNCH at Stanley A. Milner!

    When: May 6, 2015 from 7-9 PM Where: Centennial Room of Stanley A. Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square  T5J 2V4 What: This...

  • Between the Shelves Interview: M.L. Kulmatycki

    M. Lea Kulmatycki is a teacher and writer. Her work spans academic writing to a senior’s advice column in a local newspaper. She...

  • Betwen the Shelves Interview: Brad OH Inc.

    Brad OH Inc. is a thought conglomerate consisting primarily of Brad OH, who is based out of Edmonton, Alberta. Brad OH has a...

  • Between the Shelves Interview: Mark Parsons

    Mark Parsons has been curled up in coffee shop corners, scratching furiously in his notebook since 2004. He has several projects on the...

  • Between the Shelves Interview: Vivian Zenari

    Vivian Zenari lives, works and writes in Edmonton. 1. What is your educational background, and how has that influenced your writing? VZ: I...

  • NOW AVAILABLE! Between the Shelves

    Libraries are long-term storage bins of knowledge, and there is as much meaning folded behind covers as there is in the transcendental number...

  • Between the Shelves Interview: Linda Webber

    After the short story ‘I Will Not Let You Fall’, creating this bio has been the greatest challenge to Linda’s creative writing skills....

  • Between the Shelves Interview: Brian Clark

    Brian Clark first opened his eyes to the midsummer sun in the year the TV remote and Silly Putty made their debuts. Despite...

  • COMING SOON: Between the Shelves

    Brad OH Inc. and I are proud to announce the coming release of our latest collaborative writing project, Between the Shelves: A Tribute...

  • ICYMI: Recap of the 2014 Pure Speculation Character Deathmatch

    A quiet, wintry November morning enveloped me before I strolled into the Ramada Hotel lobby to scope out a location for setup. Eventually...

  • What IS the Character Deathmatch?

    Also known as #LuchaLivre, this event brings together authors of all types for a single purpose: to destroy each other’s characters. From a...

  • 2014 Edmonton Character Deathmatch!

    I’VE DONE A FEW BOOK EVENTS, and I always felt the spirit of the event should better capture the raucous enthusiasm some books...

  • Can the Dunwich Horror be Part of a Balanced Ecosystem?

    So you’re a Yog-Sothoth-worshipping cult fanatic, but you also care about your family. You want to bring forth a presence of an Elder...

  • Can You Move a Car the Way Fred Flintstone Does?

    The granite-wheeled steamless steamroller pushed around by Fred Conan-quads Flintstone is number three on TIME magazine’s list of the best fictional vehicles of...

  • How Does Carbon Dating Work?

    It starts with a look, a passing glance between strangers: one blazing through the cosmos at the speed of light, the other drifting...

  • How does Princess Peach float?

    One of video games’ most famed princesses, Princess Peach has been kidnapped at least 12 times and has likely developed Stockholm syndrome along...

  • What’s the closest thing to a real-life Yoshi?

    We all know the lovable green dinosaur from the Mario series — so lovable she was the 3rd favourite video game character in...

  • Astro-HAL Poem by Brad OH

    This poem was written months ago at the Astro-HAL blastoff party by my good friend Brad OH. I’ve been meaning to share its...

  • It’s a Trap!

    The distinctions between who’s right, who’s wrong–and especially who can be trusted–get increasingly blurred as Shepherds of Sparrows reaches its climax. What seems...

  • We Will Make Justice

    Pleo, the middle child of the Ald’erda family, has the most radical reaction to his parents’ murder. He seethes with anger toward his...

  • Shepherds Book Launch

    I launched “Shepherds of Sparrows” on Dec. 4, 2013, at Happy Harbor Comics. It was a BLAST. Jay, one of the co-owners, was...

  • A Staged Rescue

    Nestor Tark, the man Di Mon entrusts with the investigation of the conflict in Shepherds of Sparrows, gets pulled in too many directions...

  • A Storm is Coming

    A somber sky looks down upon the fires of Grianach as the conflict intensifies. Voltan and Olivia overlook what was once their home,...

  • Let the Mind Shine

    In this illustration by Debbie Ha, we see the wonder of discovery through the eyes of Voltan, who has finally found a way...

  • Haven Destroyed

    The genetically-enhanced citizens of Monitum don’t get to enjoy the benefits of their special blood. They are hunted and ostracized, and flee to...

  • Escaping together

    Originally posted on Reality Skimming, another glimpse of the multi-vision promo. Olivia and Voltan, brother and sister, bonded through the stories they read...

  • Reality Skimming Interview

    Sarah Trick interviewed me for Shepherds of Sparrows! The transcript first appeared on Reality Skimming. Nestor Tark is a recurring character in your...

  • Sparrow at the Spaceport

    In this illustration by Jeff Doten, we see the only place in Grianach District where order remains after a war has broken out...

  • Words in the Park 2013

    This Saturday, I’ll be joining a horde of local authors in Sherwood Park for a book fair. I’ll be reading my children’s story...

  • Shepherds of Sparrows – The Multivision’d Promo

    The following is reposted from Lynda Williams’s Reality Skimming Blog, as the first in a series of posts leading up to the release...

  • Can You Make a Treadmill Desk for $250?

    Yes. You can. Here’s how I did it: 1. Find one on Kijiji.  The one I got was a Free Spirit 302001, about...

  • What if the Cheshire Cat Were Real?

    Does believing in the disappearing cat from Alice in Wonderland qualify you as a crazy-cat-person? Let’s take a gander through the looking glass...

  • Can You Live in a Pineapple Under the Sea?

    I probably don’t need to tell you who lives in a pineapple under the sea, but for those interested in selecting the ideal...

  • What if Dora’s Map Were Real?

    As an explorer, beloved Dora is often found in the business of travel, and even more often, she is going where no one...

  • Don’t Chew on the Sharp End of the Pencil

    For writers and non-writers alike, a collection of stories about time management, motivation, and how to find the happy ending in your story...

  • Smashwords Launch Soon

    “Don’t Chew on the Sharp End of the Pencil: Stories for the Writer in All of Us”, edited by Brad OH and me,...

  • Author Tag

    I was tagged by the very talented but somewhat smelly Natasha Deen, to answer some questions about my next book. Natasha’s True Grime...

  • Demonizing Demons: Reasons Why “The Dark Knight Rises” Sucks

    So it’s been a little while since the movie came out, and by far I’m not the first person to say it, and...

  • Owning Harpies is a disease

    Ovidius’s Journal: Health & Care

    My friends, if ever you are to visit Earth, I would advise you to study human medical textbooks cover to cover before attempting...

  • Reload

    I just made the effort of doing some market research and submitting a plethora of stories to separate magazines. It’s hard sometimes to...

  • Ovidius’s Journal: Earth Arrival

    Before I landed in the middle of Circle-Square, I thought that geometrical contradictions were physically impossible. I held my breath as I gazed...

  • Folds of Ice Submitted to Blood and Water

    I packed my “Folds of Ice” in a cooler and sent it for consideration in the Canadian-water-conflict-focused Blood and Water anthology. Like I...

  • Building Romance

    Recently a Seattle woman married a building to protest its demolition. I thought it might have been because of the building’s stamina to...

  • Submitted “A Song for Mona” to Tesseracts 16

    I just sent my story trundling through the tubes to EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. I also bought a Tetris Lottery ticket...

  • It’s hard to replace a good belt

    Debbie’s sketches capture the humour of words brilliantly 😀 This is a quote from “A Song for Mona,” a story I intend to...

  • Empathy

    Today started off with me on the verge of using toothpaste as shaving cream. It’s funny how much daydreaming about your stories can...

  • Writeku

    And so it begins A written word, maybe two For a novella

  • Finished First NaNoWriMo

    Late nights of staring at a computer screen were punctuated by head nods from sheer exhaustion both mental and physical. The nagging doubts...

  • Halfway through NaNoWriMo

    It appears that I’ve written 28,000 words in 16 days, which is 103 pages double-spaced in Times New Roman Size 12 font. The...

  • Opus 5

    “Maybe it’s an eye watching a tiny world, a bird about to eat an insect, a spike being driven into a bosom. Or...

  • Opus 4

    “They had expected a Nersallian, but what marched out was something else entirely.” Published by Absolute XPress, this anthology contains “Nestor’s Blood”, the...

  • Featured on Reality Skimming

    I’m featured in an article on Lynda Williams’s Reality Skimming Blog! http://okalrel.org/blog/.

  • Win a copy of Opus 5!

    Do you have a cat experience that is locked in your memory? Have you a tale of tails that makes you happy, sad,...

  • Opus 5 available!

    The fifth anthology in the Okal Rel Universe, containing my short story entitled “The Caddy”, is now available! Opus 5: An Okal Rel...

  • When Words Collide 2011

    After a last-minute decision based on “life is short” logic, I went to the First Annual “When Worlds Collide” Convention in Calgary. It...

  • The midst of thesis

    It’s been a while since I’ve updated anything writing related and that’s because another little project has been in full gear–my thesis. It’s...

  • Post-Authorpalooza

    The week I spent in Montreal helping out on the experiment took its toll. I was working 9 am until midnight most nights,...

  • Opus 5 underway

    I just finished my first draft of “The Caddy”, a story that will appear in Opus 5. Once again it features Nestor Tark,...

  • Writing Sample Posted

    I just posted my contest entry to the Murky Depths Now! and Then! Writing Competition which was shortlisted in May 2010. Enjoy!