In Which I’m Scared of Imposters

A couple of years ago, starting out my fitfully tended blog, I haphazardly decided to frame it around the notion of “things I’m scared of”. Frankly, I’m scared of a startling number of things—some of […]

It’s Easy, Being Green

As many of you know, I spend part of my year being green. It’s not too much trouble, really. I just slap on the paint, and off I go. Usually this happens in the weeks […]

World Fantasy Con…no snow!

With reports of flurries this weekend in Ottawa, I thought it a good time to flee like a sookie wee baby. To DC, which though it knows snow, it will not be knowing snow this […]

My Can-Con Schedule

Yup, it’s that time again…Can-Con 2014! Downtown Ottawa Sheraton, starting Friday night and going all weekend. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and I’m on a number of panels. Come watch me fumble […]

Canadian Writers Blog Tour

It’s a literary chain letter. Or an author-y ice bucket challenge (except without the donation or the ice). The Canadian Writers Blog Tour has officially touched down in my backyard, and I have Ranylt Richildis […]

A ficlet for Genny

Because I have spent the last several weeks getting my daughter, my eldest, ready for university in Montreal, I’ve spent a bit of time examining the strands of loss. Loss and pride. Of knowing a […]

Film Debut

Geek Inked provides a much-needed service to naturally shy and retiring writers: capturing first readings on video and uploading them to YouTube for all to see. I will warn you: I have not watched this. […]

…there will be fairy dust

It’s officially summer, here in the world’s coldest capital, and that means only one thing. Just as the weather gets bearable, I go somewhere else. In this case, sunny Ireland. My sister-in-law, who has proceeded […]

In Which I Name-Drop Gary Bettman

Oh, okay. I don’t really know the NHL commissioner. But I do know how to name-drop, so I did during a guest post gig just up at Adventures in SciFi Publishing. I was talking about […]

I’m talking. Again.

Or maybe I should make that, still.

You know when you have that dream where you’re just talking and talking and you can’t shut up? No? (This reminds me of the time when I was explaining […]

Ad Astra, or How I Learned to Love the Cosmos

Yes, yes. The books finally did make it. Funny, though, how your whole life passes before you when you’re in a life-or-death struggle. Or on the phone with That Guy From FedEx.

I played it cool, […]

A Big Idea, and A Big Pain

Oh, hey everyone. So, there’s this thing I wrote about adoption in fantasy and other literature that you can read over at Scalzi’s Big Idea. That made me pretty DARN happy, let me tell you. […]

Bookish Birthday, Yes?

If books can have birthdays, today is it. April Fools Day notwithstanding (ou poisson d’avril, si vous préférez), I believe today is the day when Deadroads hits the proverbial shelves. I say “believe” because, well. […]

Guest Blog: It’s High Valyrian for “Culture”

I’m a little bit of a word nerd. It’s the way I was raised–Dad was all about the correct use of grammar. Use the word “hopefully” incorrectly and watch him wig out. Teaching English as […]

Interview and Giveaway

Just in case you missed it, but there’s a giveaway on Deadroads right now. Enter to win over at My Bookish Way’s blog (plus, read her interview, where I come off only slightly more coherent […]

Deadroads Launch at Ad Astra, April 5

Hey, all you folks going to Ad Astra! I know that you’re all going to be busy with the hard work of listening to the awesome guests, and the really useful and inspiring workshops and […]

Deadroads Purportedly “In the Office”

Yep, that’s what my editor emailed me this morning, that there’s honest-to-god books in their office, sitting in boxes, stinking up the place with all their new-book smell (side note: can we buy such a […]

eBook is here

Finally, another reason to celebrate all things green. Well, okay, there are no leprechauns, only devils. And the cover is primarily blue, not green. However, eBooks can be considered green, can’t they?

After a long, long […]

Deadroads an “essential” read for 2014


Well, colour me dumbfounded. Science website io9 selected Deadroads an “essential” read for 2014. Luckily, the thing’s written, so I don’t have to worry about getting frozen like a deer in the headlights. But I […]