AB Negative Shout-out

In today’s Calgary Herald, Eric Volmers wrote a great piece about AB Negative, the new Alberta Crime Anthology that will be launched this Tuesday at Owl’s Nest Bookstore. There’s even a line in it about me. I hope to see you at Owl’s Nest this week.

Book launch

On Tuesday, August 4, 7:00 PM, I’ll be at Owl’s Nest Bookstore in Calgary to help celebrate the launch of the new Canadian crime anthology AB Negative (Coffin Hop Press). Alberta crime short stories by Alberta authors. Joining me will be contributing writers Jayne Barnard, Robert Bose, Axel Howerton, Brent Nichols and Randy McCharles. I’m thrilled to be part of the pack.

AB Negative

Owl’s Nest Bookstore, 815A 49th Avenue SW (Britannia Shopping Plaza), Calgary. Tues, August 4, 7:00 PM. For more information, phone Owl’s Nest: 403-287-9557 or email: owlsnestbooks@shaw.ca. Free. Everyone welcome.

AB Negative

I’m so happy to have my short story included in AB Negative, an anthology of Alberta crime writing. The book will be available August 6th and featured at Calgary’s When Words Collide writing conference.

What a brilliant title and cover for crime stories by and about Albertans.

AB Negative cover

Stampede Parade

In this week’s post about author John Ballem’s story featuring the Stampede parade, Shaun Hunter makes a connection to a former Canadian prime minister. On Friday, I enjoyed the parade in shady comfort despite the heat. With a federal election coming up this fall, all the leaders of the major parties are in town. If any rode in the parade, I missed them.

Writing the Stampede City

Stampede fairgrounds, backdropped by downtown highrises.

Shaun Hunter’s post about Katherine Govier writing about Calgary makes me look forward to the sky ride at next week’s Calgary Stampede. While riding up high, I always enjoy counting the construction cranes.

Looking forward to the parade

Shaun Hunter’s post on writers writing about Calgary is, appropriately, about the Stampede parade that takes place here in two weeks. I’ll be there with my hat on – no boots yet.

2014 Stampede parade


Check out my friend Shaun Hunter’s new blog series about Calgary through the eyes of writers.

Mexico Anyone?

This blog post by author Gordon Cope made me want to fly to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to attend their writers’ conference that’s been going strong for ten years.

New link

Check out this blog post by my newest link Glenna Jenkins about her route to getting published.

Not Too Pushy?

Promo that works – from this reader’s perspective

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