Category: Books

Anthology with my short story “Beneath the Pall” now available!

The new anthology My Battery is Low and it is Getting Dark, published by Zombies Need Brains, LLC, is now available, and includes my story, “Beneath the Pall,” which is about…um…a lonely submarine? More or less? Zombies Need Brains, run by my fellow DAW Books author Joshua Palmatier, has Kickstarted several anthologies over the past …

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Get an autographed set of the Shards of Excalibur series for only CDN $49.99!

For a limited time, the complete Shards of Excalibur series is available for just CDN $49.99, autographed by the author! That’s a $25 saving off the list price of $74.75. These are the Coteau Books editions. With the recent demise of Coteau Books, new editions of all five books in the series will be forthcoming from Shadowpaw Press, …

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New release: From the Street to the Stars (Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star, Book 1)

The latest release from my Shadowpaw Press is the completely revised new edition of Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star, Book 1, now titled From the Street to the Stars. You can download the ebook version directly from Shadowpaw Press: From the Street to the Stars (Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star, Book 1) Amazon.com | Amazon.ca …

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Master of the World makes Sunburst Award longlist

I’m pleased to announce that Master of the World, Book 2 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books, has been named to the longlist of the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Master of the World is on the list in the Young Adult Fiction category, the same category Worldshaper was …

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New review of Worldshaper: “a ripping yarn”

This is an interesting new review of Worldshaper, from Hal C F Astell at The Nameless Zine. He raises questions about the novel’s world that I enjoyed reading because they are in fact the very questions I begin to address in Book 2, Master of the World (as he hopes I will) and Book 3, …

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Cover art reveal: Star Song, coming soon from Shadowpaw Press

Shapers of Worlds, the Kickstarted anthology featuring work by some of the first-year guests on my podcast, The Worldshapers, will likely be the next Shadowpaw Press title, but I’m also working on others, including a young-adult science fiction novel called Star Song…and here’s the cover art! (Dan O’Driscoll is the artist–he does covers for Bundoran Press, so he …

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A short story reading on video

Lyric Theatre in Swift Current asked me to record a short story for the “Write Out Loud” component of their Lyric Theatre Digital Stage. I chose to read “Memory Jam” from my collection Paths to the Stars (available from www.shadowpawpress.com). I thought you might enjoy it, too, so…here it is!

Cover art and TOC for upcoming anthology featuring my story “Beneath the Pall”

One inspiration for the Kickstarter I just successfully ran to fund the Shapers of Worlds anthology was Zombies Need Brains LLC, a publishing company set up by my fellow DAW Books author Joshua Palmatier to publish original anthologies, all funded through Kickstarter. For the upcoming anthology My Battery is Low and it is Getting Dark, …

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Great new StoryBundle includes my first DAW novel, Lost in Translation

The new Bundoran Buddies Book Bundle II, curated by Bundoran Press publisher and editor Hayden Trenholm, is now available. It includes my first novel for DAW Books, Lost in Translation. (I’m definitely a Bundoran Buddy: Bundoran published my Peregrine Rising duology, Right to Know and Falcon’s Egg; Right to Know was part of an earlier …

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FUNDED: a Kickstarter for an anthology of short fiction from some of today’s top science fiction and fantasy authors

My Kickstarter campaign to fund Shapers of Worlds, an anthology of short stories from some of the authors who were guests my Aurora Award-winning podcast, The Worldshapers, in its first year, was a great success, raising $15,700 CDN, well above the original goal of $13,500. As a result, the anthology is full-steam ahead, heading for an August …

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Master of the World shortlisted for Fiction Award, 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards

The shortlist for this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards, honoring the best books by Saskatchewan authors, was announced Friday, and I’m thrilled to be able to tell you that Master of the World, Book 2 in my Worldshapers series from DAW Books, has been shortlisted for the Fiction Award, sponsored by Muslims for Peace and Justice. This is the second year …

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First official description of The Moonlit World

Here’s the first official description of The Moonlit World (which I’m still in the process of writing, but this covers it nicely). The Moonlit World should be out in September 2020, shortly after Master of the World comes out in mass-market paperback. Of course, you should start with Book 1, Worldshaper. Fresh from their adventures …

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