Monday, November 28, 2016

Goodreads giveaway!

Want a free copy of my book, The Weather Inside? The Goodreads giveaway is live until December 7. Check out the link here and tell your friends! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

We've been incubating....

When I'm not writing book(s), watching Vanderpump Rules, snacking, or trolling you on Instagram, I'm writing screenplays. This year, I was lucky enough to take part in Women On Screen's incubator. To mark the end of the program, we're having a showcase on December 11. It'll be such fun; you should come if you can. Here's some more details...

2016 Web Series Incubator Final Showcase

This year, eight female-identifying screenwriters were chosen to take part in the incubator, developing their web series pilots with such exceptional mentors as Amy Cameron (Mary Kills People), Jessie Gabe (Mr. D), Samantha Wan (Second Jen), Stephanie Kaliner (Schitt's Creek), Melissa D'Agostino (Tactical Girls), Mackenzie Donaldson (Orphan Black), etc.

On Sunday, December 11th at The Garrison, come see live readings of excerpts from these pilots, performed by some of the most talented actors Toronto has to offer. Entry is PWYC (suggested donation of $10) and there will be complimentary snacks and a cash bar.

Even more details here:

Sunday, November 20, 2016


I did a fun Q&A over on Rob McLennan's blog:

While you're there, have a look through the other "12 or 20 Q&As". It's quite the collection of interviews with Canadian writers -- great job, Rob! -- and I'm happy to be part of it.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Mini book tour to Edmonton and Calgary

My publisher, Freehand Books, was kind enough to bring me out to Alberta for a mini book tour last week. I was too nervous/excited to take good photos, but every now and then I'd think to pull out my phone. Here's a few.

Google Maps abandoned me halfway through my sojourn into downtown Edmonton.
This little stretch of neon was a happy discovery.
This vegan lentil loaf was not an accident;
I'd been planning on eating it for a week, and it did not disappoint.
(The Blue Plate Diner in Edmonton)

Me outside of Audreys Books in Edmonton.
It's cozy and brimming with books and shelves and readers
-- everything you'd want a bookstore to be. 

Good turnout for the reading at Audreys Books!

My biggest regret? Only taking one photo at the Freehand Fall Bash in Calgary. 
I couldn't really sleep -- my hotel-room neighbours were very much in love --
so thank goodness for TLC. After watching Toddlers and Tiaras for three hours,
I feel like I understand how Trump won the election.

Monday, November 7, 2016

My first book review is out...

... and hallelujah it’s a good one. You can read the review here.

Question: Was I nervous to read this review?
Answer: I ate my lunch at 10:00 a.m.

To read the rest of my interview with myself about experiencing my first book review, click here.

In other news, if you're in Edmonton or Calgary, OMG me too! Freehand is holding two events this week -- on Wednesday and Thursday. I'll be there, and so will Clea Young and Ann Eriksson. More details about these event can be found here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Jackson got an agent!

Woot! I love a success story, especially for a writer with a serious work ethic. Check out this post for details on how Jackson Bliss got his literary agent. I also recommend reading through old posts because his journey to Agent Land was a fascinating one. (He also wrote a post for this blog.) If you want to know why Jackson got an agent, it's pretty obvious when you read this.

Congratulations, Jackson. This is only the beginning...