“A Week in the Superlife”

La Femme au Masque by Henri Gervex (1885)

La Femme au Masque by Henri Gervex (1885)

The table of contents has been revealed for the next Tesseracts anthology, #19. Happy to say this one includes my short bit of happiness and light, “A Week in the Superlife.”

Very pleased with this piece, as it has very little (if any) death and destruction.  Sometimes the world collapses at the personal level, and all there is left to do after a day saving people is head to your local dive bar and sing Billie Holiday karaoke.

Creative Ink Festival

authorHave a Saturday to spend shooting the writerly shit and making friends? Come be cool in gorgeous Vancouver, BC. All the hipkitties will be there.

Craving crit? Partake in my Blue Pencil session, 10-11am in the Panorama Room!

Wondering How To Finish What You Start? Come hear author confessions on the topic, 2pm!

Hear me read from recent work 3:30-4pm in the Panorama Room

The New Canadian Noir gang reads!! Can’t wait. 5-6pm, Panorama Room

Wrapping up the party with Live Action Slush 7-8pm

 

BarCon between every session & well into the night!

“A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend” in Blurring the Line

includes "A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend"

includes “A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend”

Awesome to announce the forthcoming appearance of my story “A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend” in the Blurring the Line anthology. A study on the compelling nature of nihilism and self destruction in the face of instinctive self preservation and the desire for better circumstances. Inspired by at least a dozen versions of the Susquehanna River region’s Suscon Screamer folklore.

Due out late 2015.

New Canadian NOIR

includes "Three-Step Program" by Alex C. Renwick

includes “Three-Step Program” by Alex C. Renwick

Hellyeah! Exile’s NEW CANADIAN NOIR is a thing! Includes my Montreal noir short story “Three-Step Program.” I hereby dub this one Mo-No, a thrilling new frontier in pulp fiction.

From the release:

Old vines and older grudges tangle in the Okanagan Valley. An elderly widow, eking out a living collecting detritus, seeks to avenge the murder of her friend. A love-weary security guard clashes with bounty hunters. An ursine meth-cooker faces even stranger creatures on the frozen tundra of Nunavut. As the dead walk and the living despair, a private detective unravels a bizarre mystery. In The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir, the whole spectrum of the noir esthetic is explored: from its hardboiled home in crime fiction to its grim forays into horror, fantasy, and surrealism…