Category: Writing and Editing

I’m the “LoreMaster” for a brand-new computer game company…

…called Snowfury Studios. Check out the website (you’ll find me under “Our Team”), and then check out the video below, the teaser trailer for the first proposed game (Kickstarter willing), Project Snowstorm: Rise of the Eternals, hopefully the first in a trilogy. I’m having a lot of fun working on this and have great hopes …

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My short story will be in Tesseracts 17!

Tesseracts is the long-running anthology of Canadian speculative fiction published for the past few years by Calgary’s Edge Publications. I’ve never sold a short story to it…until now. (This may have something to do with the fact I’ve never submitted to it before. Funny how that works.) Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast …

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A YouTube interview avec moi…

…promoting the re-release of Spirit Singer by Tyche Books. Among many other things.

Pre-order Masks now!

Masks, first book in my new fantasy series from DAW, written as E.C. Blake, won’t be released until November 5: but you can pre-order it now through Amazon! They’ve already got the product page up. Masks will be followed next year by Shadows, and then by Faces. And after that…well, we’ll see. I’m hoping the …

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My Aurora-eligible short story “A Little Space Music”

The deadline for nominations for the Aurora Awards, for the best Canadian speculative fiction, is just two weeks away (April 15)…so naturally I’m only now getting around to making my only Aurora eligible work of the year available online for potential nominators to read. Still, ’tis better to have posted the story and not be …

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News item about my Freedom to Read Week visit to Weyburn

It’s not, alas, from the Weyburn Review, the newspaper I used to edit: instead it’s from Weyburn This Week. The interview was conducted before I made my appearance at the Weyburn Public Library last week for Freedom to Read Week, but didn’t appear until after…and while I appreciate the coverage, it’d have been nice to …

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A brief discourse on freedom to read and freedom to speak

I’m reading in Weyburn tonight at the Weyburn Public Library. It’s partly in honor of Freedom to Read Week, and so here, in a nutshell, is my Freedom to Read philosophy: People should be free to read whatever they want. Want more? Okay, I’ll add this: People should be free to write and say whatever …

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A sneak peek at Masks

That gorgeous cover, by Paul Young, will grace my next book from DAW, Masks, written under the pseudonym E.C. Blake. I just got it this week, and now I’m doubly excited about the book coming out. Here’s what DAW has come up with for the book jacket flaps (Masks is coming out in hardcover, my …

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The Space-Time Continuum: “Dammit, Jim, I’m a storyteller, not a social worker!”

My latest “Space-Time Continuum” column from the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild‘s newsletter Freelance… *** This column I want to return to the World Fantasy Convention held in Toronto last November…and a panel that rubbed me the wrong way. Entitled “The Changing Face of YA Fantasy,” the panel was described this way: “Fantasy works for young adult …

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Not enough readers, not enough time: the end of my regular science column (for real, this time)

All right, this time it’s for real: I’m pulling the plug on my weekly science column (I haven’t written one for about a month anyway). And it’s all MailChimp’s fault. MailChimp is actually a great way to send out nicely formatted HTML newsletters, and I’m very glad to use it for that purpose. However, MailChimp …

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Aging my heroine, fulfilling my pledges

As I noted last week when I made my excuses for not blogging very much, one of the tasks keeping me occupied was rewriting Masks, the first book in my upcoming trilogy for DAW (under the pseudonym of E.C. Blake). This was an interesting pass through the manuscript, because its main purpose was to change …

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The traditional “Blog post about why I’m not blogging much”

I know, I know. I post about getting a cat and then I fall silent, which can lead to only one conclusion: the cat ate my blog post. Not quite true, although Shadowpaw (Look! Another cat photo! Because there’s such a shortage of those on the Internet!) is sitting on my lap as I type …

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