Current Mischief – August 21st, 2016

Last weekend I attended the annual When Words Collide literary festival and, as usual, it was a complete blast. A highlight was the fantastic Noir at the Bar with ‘spiderwoman’ Sarah L. Johnson taking home the golden skull and the door prize bottle of scotch being ‘returned’. I’m thinking it’s cursed, a spirit possessed by actually spirits. Great people, cool panels, and interesting parties. Really interesting parties. Nerds.

I finally met Nancy Kilpatrick in person, one of the editors of the award winning nEvermore!: Tales of Murder, Mystery & the Macabre. We did a day trip to Banff and Lake Louise, and even though the weather wasn’t stellar and the crowds were insane, we had a great, all day chat. At the conference we hung out at the Edge Publishing booth as featured authors.

Featured Authors

Enigma Front: Burnt officially released, with my story Hot Blooded, and we had a book launch. Additionally, my story Fallen made the finals of this years Robin Herrington Memorial Short Story Contest. It didn’t win, but the judges liked my writing and provided excellent feedback.

I love this festival and next year’s edition can’t come quick enough.

Writing

Lots on the go. Trying to finish my Camelot story, revising some sci-fi/horror tales, and considering putting together a short story collection of my current work since getting the Novel complete is going to take awhile.

Running
Finlayson Arm is only three weeks away! How time flies. Squats, squats, and more squats. I’ve also signed up for the First Responder’s Half Marathon on November 6th and I should sign up for the Harvest Half in October if Finlayson doesn’t kill me.

Upcoming Events

Book of the Week/Month/Variable Time Period
Enigma Front: Burnt by the IFWT’s (including old me)
From elemental wizardry gone wickedly wrong to devilish deeds and futures up in flames, these twenty one stories set the pages ablaze exploring the myriad ways of getting singed, fried and outright incinerated.