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"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." —Library Journal

"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." —Robert J. Sawyer

"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." —Charles de Lint

Hi! Thanks for visiting. I'm an award-winning Canadian author of fantasy, SF, horror, and supernatural fiction. My work has been published in twenty-five languages and over thirty countries around the world.

I've won Canada's Aurora Award three times and have been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 'Bookies' award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. My books include:

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"Going Harvey in the Big House" reprinted in Black Infinity

Black Infinity coverThis news is so cool from several viewpoints. First, my story "Going Harvey in the Big House" is being reprinted in the very first issue of the new SF magazine, Black Infinity, now available here on Amazon. This issue is titled "Deadly Planets."

That's great all by itself, but check out the awesome retro-SF cover. Isn't that great? Love it.

But the absolute best part is getting my name on the cover on top of a list that includes Clifford D. Simak, Harry Harrison, and Jack Kirby. I loved Simak's short stories when I started reading SF, especially his novel Out of Their Minds. And I devoured Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat books. And Jack Kirby? The "King of Comics"? Yeah, definitely made my day.

"Going Harvey in the Big House" first appeared in the US young adult magazine, Cicada, in 2005. It was a finalist for Canada's Aurora Award in 2006.

I hope you'll check out the issue and help support a new magazine. Amazon link is here.

 

More free ebooks: 75 SF & Fantasy titles

Group Hex 2 Anthology CoverHere's another great ebook bundle promotion from BookFunnel that is launching this Sunday. This one offers seventy-five science fiction and fantasy titles – and all for free!

Once again, you can download any or all of the books in the bundle. And again, for any book you download, all you need to do is give your email address and agree to subscribe to the author's mailing list. BookFunnel is painless and smooth in getting your ebook onto your ereader, no matter what type of device you use. If you encounter problems getting the book onto your ereader, BookFunnel technical support is there to help you.

As I've said before, I see no downside to these promos for readers. You can always unsubscribe to an author's newsletter(s) at any time. But you might not want to. Many authors, like me, give away free stuff to their subscribers or offer other perks to followers such as discounts, special offers, or chances to be beta readers or participate in cool contests (like getting a character in a book named after you). So check out the bundle here. It runs from October 22-28, then it's over.

"Fiddleheads" in Group Hex, Vol. 2

Group Hex 2 Anthology CoverI'm thrilled to have my story, "Fiddleheads," included in the upcoming horror anthology, Group Hex 2, which, as the number implies, is the second such volume containing stories from members of the Ontario chapter of HWA (Horror Writers of America). I also had a story ("By Her Hand, She Draws You Down") in volume 1, so it's great to be in the second volume as well.

Volume 2 again has an excellent lineup of authors, with a mix of best-sellers, cult faves, and impressive newcomers: Kelley Armstrong, Suzanne Church, Brian Clement, Derek Clendening, Alessia Giacomi, Sephera Giron, Danann Hawes, Repo Kempt, Nancy Kilpatrick, Monica S. Kuebler, Shebat Legion, John R. Little, Stephen B. Pearl, Mary Rajotte, Lou Rera, Andrew Robertson, Douglas Smith, Robert Smith, Julianne Snow, Jessie Turk, and Jason White. Collected by Andrew Robertson. Art editor Brad Middleton.

The book will be released with an official launch on October 26, suitably just before Halloween, at the Glad Day Bookshop at 499 Church St. in Toronto, starting at 7:30pm. After release, it will be available on Amazon for Kindle, with other retailers to follow for both print and ebook editions.

Fifty free fantasy books

Fall Fantasy ebook bundle promotionAnother great ebook bundle promotion from BookFunnel is launching today. This one offers fifty fantasy titles and all for free!

The promotion works like others from BookFunnel. You can download any or all of the books in the bundle just by signing up to the author's mailing list by providing your email address. And BookFunnel is fantastic in getting your ebook onto your ereader, no matter what type of device you use. If you encounter any problems getting the book onto your ereader (unlikely), BookFunnel technical support is there to help you.

There's no downside to these promos for readers. You can always unsubscribe to the newsletter(s) after at any time. But you might not want to. Many authors, like me, give away free stuff to their subscribers on a regular basis or offer other perks to followers such as discounts, special offers, or chances to be beta readers or participate in cool contests (like getting a character in a book named after you).

So check out the bundle here. It runs from October 16-30, then it's over.

Over 70 free ebooks in the Booktoberfest bundle

Booktoberfest ebook bundle promotionBooktoberfest is another great ebook bundle with a great selection of 70+ paranormal romance, urban fantasy, science fiction, horror, and suspense titles. The bundle is a promotion from BookFunnel, which means that all the titles are FREE! Yep, over seventy ebooks for free.

As with any BookFunnel promotion, you can download any or all of the books in the bundle, provided you signup to the author's mailing list by providing your email address. And BookFunnel is fantastic in getting your ebook onto your ereader, no matter what type of device you use.

There's no downside to these promos for readers. You can always unsubscribe to the newsletter(s) after at any time. But you might not want to. Many authors, like me, give away free stuff to their subscribers on a regular basis or offer other perks to followers such as discounts, special offers, or chances to be beta readers or participate in cool contests (like getting a character in a book named after you).

So check out the bundle here. It runs to October 31, then it's over.

SFWA Fantasy StoryBundle

SFWA Fantasy Bundle coversI'm delighted to have one of my books included in the first ever fantasy ebook bundle from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and delivered by StoryBundle. The bundle runs from today to Thursday, November 2.

This bundle offers twelve excellent fantasy titles, all from SFWA pros. Pay a minimum of $5 to get the basic bundle of four titles. Pay $15 or more, and get all twelve titles. Buy the bundle here and check out this page for more information.

Founded in 1965, SFWA is an organization for published authors and industry professionals in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres. Some of the proceeds of this bundle will go to support SFWA in its mission to support, promote, inform, defend, and advocate for professional fantasy and science fiction writers. #SFWApro

Halloween ebook bundle

Halloween Horror HordeHere's another great ebook bundle, this one a collection of horror and dark fantasy tales, perfect for Halloween, including my collection IMPOSSIBILIA.

It's from BundleRabbit, who have multiple bundles available all the time, and are great to deal with.

This one has over eighty titles for an incredibly low price of only $5.99. Hard to beat that deal. Check it out here.

Revisiting "By Her Hand" the movie

Sunrise Lands coverVery cool! This trailer has been around for quite some time but I didn't know it was on IMDB (Internet Movie DataBase) until I stumbled over it recently. Well, actually Google Alerts stumbled over it for me.

It's a trailer for the short independent film "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" based on my story of the same name, directed by Anthony Sumner, produced by Allan Rowe Kelly, and starring Zoe Daelman Chlanda and Jerry Murdock.

I've always loved the job that Anthony did with the screenplay and directing this film, as well as the work by the entire cast. As the review on IMDB states, his film is "lyrical and haunting...a near-textbook example of subtlety that is missing in so many genre films today."

More info can be found here on the film and its many award showings when it first toured festivals. My original story was a finalist for the Aurora Award and was a Best New Horror selection in 2013.

Sunrise Lands Anthology: The Red Bird reprinted

Sunrise Lands coverMy short story "The Red Bird" has been reprinted recently in the Japanese fantasy anthology, Tales of the Sunrise Lands, from Guardbridge Books in the United Kingdom. Love this cover, shown here at the left.

"The Red Bird" first appeared in the long-running, award-winning, Canadian speculative fiction magazine, On Spec, way back in 2001 in their "World Beat" issue. The story was an Aurora Award finalist in 2002, and remains one of my personal favourites.

I'm proud to see it in such good company in this wonderful anthology of fantasy tales, all set or influenced by the Land of Rising Sun. It's also quite cool to get a cover credit.

Tales of the Sunrise Lands is available from Amazon worldwide and in the UK from Guardbridge Books.

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