Now available: my 12th novel for DAW Books, The Tangled Stars

The Tangled Stars, my far-future humorous space opera from DAW Books, is now available everywhere in ebook and audiobook (narrated by Wayne Mitchell). For an introduction to the main characters, check out “Thibauld’s Tale” in Shapers of Worlds Volume II, the second of the anthologies I’ve Kickstarted featuring authors who were guest on my podcast, …

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An interview with me at When Words Collide 2022

As one of the Guests of Honor at When Words Collide 2022, I was interviewed by Clifford Samuels about my past, present, and future writing career. Enjoy!

Cover of Shapers of Worlds Volume III

Shapers of Worlds Volume III now available!

Shapers of Worlds Volume III, the third anthology I’ve Kickstarted that features science fiction and fantasy by authors who were guests on my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, has now officially been released upon the world. This handy link provides links to many sources of the ebook, paperback, and hardcover: books2read.com/shapersofworlds3 You can also get …

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The Space-Time Continuum: Make Our Garden Grow

This is the latest in my occasional column about writing science fiction and fantasy that appears in the Saskatchewan Writers Guild magazine Freelance. Authors who are regularly interviewed often profess to hate one particular question, the cliché of clichés: “Where do you get your ideas?” (One oft-quoted response to this question is that given by …

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Authors talk about their Shapers of Worlds anthology stories

At When Words Collide 2022, one of the panels I led featured a handful of the many authors whose stories have appeared in the Shapers of Worlds anthologies I Kickstarted (and who have also, of course, all been guests of my podcast, The Worldshapers) and published through Shadowpaw Press. Here’s that panel, featuring Heli Kennedy, …

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Listen to the keynote addresses (including mine) from When Words Collide 2022

Here are the keynote address from the four Guests of Honour at When Worlds Collide 2022, which, unfortunately, is virtual again this year. Besides me (at 58:30), there are addresses by Terry Brooks, Susanna Kearsley, and Hank Phillippi Ryan. Mark Leslie Lefebvre is the moderator. Enjoy!

Enjoy readings by the Guests of Honor (including me) of When Words Collide 2022

As one of the Guests of Honor for When Words Collide 2022, I was given the opportunity to read some of my work alongside fellow GoHs Susanna Kearsley and Terry Brooks (the fourth, Hank Phillippi Ryan, wasn’t able to make this reading). The readings were livestreamed and the recording remains available on YouTube. Listen to …

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A new seven-sentence short story: Swinging to the Guru

I just completed this year’s Seven-Sentence Short Story workshop for the When Words Collide writers’ convention, at which I’m one of the Guests of Honor this year. This exercise, created by short-story writer extraordinaire James Van Pelt, has been a great success every time I’ve conducted it. Below is my story, written extemporaneously during the …

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Complete Masks of Aygrima trilogy now available in audiobook format

It’s taken a while, but Faces, the third book in the Masks of Aygrima triolgy, is coming out in audiobook firnat to join the audiobooks of the first two, Masks and Shadows. All are produced by Recorded Books. Links below are to Amazon.com, but the audiobooks are available everywhere: Audible, Kobo, Apple, etc. Elizabeth Morton narrates the …

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Star Song and The Worldshapers shortlisted for Aurora Awards

I’m pleased to announce that I’m a finalist for two Aurora Awards this year. Star Song is a finalist for the Best Young Adult Novel Award, while my podcast, The Worldshapers, is a finalist, for the third time in four years, for Best Fan Related Work. It won the award in 2019. This is the …

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Kickstarter for Shapers of Worlds Volume III succeeded!

Each of the past two years I’ve successfully Kickstarted an anthology featuring authors who were guests of my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, where I talk to other science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process (check out the sidebar for the most recent episodes). Well, I did it again! The Kickstarter for the …

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Shadowpaw Press Reprise open for submissions of previously published work

But even before that, I’m open to submissions for Shadowpaw Press’s Reprise imprint of rights-reverted, previously published books by authors who (like me) may have had novels or nonfiction orphaned by the collapse of one or more publishers, and would be interested in new ebook and print-on-demand editions, to keep the work alive in the …

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