cover reveal: Those Who Make Us

twmuCover has been revealed for Those Who Make Us, an anthology of Canadian creature, myth, & monster stories including my future Canadiana sasquatch tale “The Hairy Man.”

The Hairy Man showed me his pénis today at the castle and though my maman would not have approved I looked with Great Interest and when he pushed his matted brownish hair back over his man-thing and covered it up again he waited and I knew it was hoped I would return the Favour. I did not…

I pretty much adore this story. Love it for its Edwardian ladies’ digest overtones and its bildungsroman fragile rawness. Happy to say it’s been chosen also to appear in the Exile Literary Quarterly.

Pre-order the anthology here.

reading at Library & Archives Canada

Book Launch — Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen

Superhero in red and while costume with gold bracletsLibrary and Archives Canada cordially invites you to the launch of Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen, an anthology of science fiction and fantasy. Book launch is in conjunction with the fantastic Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity exhibit featuring art by Canadian comic book artists.  The evening will include readings by Alex C. Renwick, Leigh Wallace, & Jason Sharp. Books available through local independent outfit Perfect Books. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016      5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lobby exhibit space at 395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Superhero Universe on amazon

“Redux” to appear in MURDER MAYHEM

I’m seriously hesitant to say anything about this story for fear of accidental spoilery action. Needless to say, it’s awesome UK’s Flame Tree Press would like to include my serial-murderer bit of nastiness “REDUX” in one of their gorgeous volumes. Look for it soon: MURDER MAYHEM.

murder mayhem

“The Hairy Man”

Haida_SkidgateToronto-based Exile Editions has announced the table of contents for their forthcoming monster/myth anthology Those Who Make Us, which includes my post-apocalyptic love letter to Victoria, “The Hairy Man.”

Patterson–Gimlin_film_frame_352Living in the Pacific Northwest gives one (if one is odd, and loves monsters and attendant mythos) a somewhat proprietary appreciation for Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch, aka hairy man, aka gogit — okay, the dude has a dozen different regional names all over the world, and was incidentally responsible for one of my favorite X-Files episodes.

I’m in absolute love with this story. It’s tangentially set in the same future-Canada as my “Drowntown” (lead story in the Prix Aurora-winning Blood & Water) and Vancouver-based matriarchal steamworks story I’m still cooking in the oven. I’m starting to sense a post-disaster Canadian mosaic novel materializing…