Happy to announce I am now represented by Rachel Letofsky and the Cooke Agency
UPDATE: “Girl” won the 2014 RBC Writer’s Trust Bronwen Wallace award!
Pleased to announce that my short story “Girl” is a finalist for the Writer’s Trust RBC Bronwen Wallace Emerging Writer’s Award. I’m going to Toronto in May!
You can check out what the jurors said about the story (and see the other finalists) here: Writer’s Trust
And you can read the story on iTunes here: iTunes.com/BronwenWallace
(Me looking writerly)
I’ll be reading at the UVic Department of Writing Faculty Reading Night with Maureen Bradley, Kevin Kerr, David Leach, Tim Lilburn, Lorna Jackson, Joan MacLeod, Lynne Van Luven, JoAnn Dionne, Connor Gaston, and Fiona Mitchell. Should be a good night!
7pm Thursday, September 26
Room A240 HSD (Human & Social Development Building)
“The Goddess Lisa” is now online at Little Fiction.
Read it here
Thanks to Troy Palmer for the great design.
For five years I’ve been walking the same route from home to the Victoria Conservatory of Music where I teach. By the same route, I mean the same route. I’m on automatic pilot to the point of discomfort if, for some reason, I have to walk on the other side of the street.
So for five years I’ve walked over this in the Rudlin sidewalk:
And I wrote a story. “The Goddess Lisa” will find a home with the good people of Little Fiction this Wednesday.
I’m thrilled to learn that my short story “Last Concert – Luzon, Philippines” won first runner-up in PRISM international’s 2013 Fiction contest. The story features a constipated classical guitarist on the last concert of his first tour, a hole in a wall, some dogs, and other stuff. This year’s judge was Annabel Lyon, whose writing I admire. Check out the other winners here: THE WINNERS
In other news, I freaked myself out last night, here’s how: apparently I was staring at my lamp with only one of my eyes (??? I know. I was in bed and the other was blocked by a pillow I guess) so when I turned my light off I could see with my left eye but not my right (due to starting at the lamp) and I thought I’d burst a retina or some other awful thing. (All’s back to normal now.)
In third news, I went to Seattle and geeked it out at comicon. Here’s a shirt I bought:
And some friends I made:
I’m happy to have a story forthcoming in Riddle Fence‘s next issue. “The Good Stuff” is a weird little piece that includes brandy, peaches, and some point-of-view from an orchard hog. Pigs! I’m glad this story found a home, especially in a journal that looks and reads so well. (Nice design job Riddle Fence!)