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Short Stories & The Giller Prize

Monday evening, I watched the live streamed Scotiabank Giller Prize show. Today, on the BWL Author Blog, I ask the question, Do Short Stories Sell? I’ve published ten short stories in the past twenty years. Payment ranged from copies of the magazine to $1,000 to perks like broadcast on CBC radio and having my story turned [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving. October 12th is also my day for the BWL Author’s blog. Today I write about attending my first online writers’ festival, which was the first online version of When Words Collide Festival for Readers and Writers.

Haiflu

I learned today about a new poetry form – Haiflu – attributed to poet Liv Torc, who coined the term for National Poetry Day. It means a haiku written in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. It seems my Lougheed contest winning haiku is haiflu. The Lougheed House has now posted my recording of the haiku [...]

Haiku, Gardens & Pandemic

Today, on the Books We Love Author Blog I write about my poetry contest win in the 2020 Lougheed House Haiku Contest.

Print(ed)Word Documentary

On Youtube, I stumbled upon this excerpt from the Print(ed) Word Documentary, presented at the Calgary Central Library in January 2020. Sylvia Arthur and I discuss our art book collaboration for my short story, “When a Warm Wind Blows Off the Mountains.” The art book is on permanent display in an alcove off the central library’s [...]

When Words Collide Happens This Weekend

Today, on the BWL Author Blog, I write about Calgary’s annual When Words Collide Festival for Readers and Writers. This year’s festival is online. It’s free and open to everyone.

When Words Collide Online Festival

When Words Collide Festival for Readers and Writers is going online this year, from Aug 14-16. It’s free and open to everyone. The organizers are planning five choices of panels, presentations and more every hour from Friday afternoon to Sunday. Most will take place on the Zoom platform. I’m scheduled for two panels: Ten Things [...]

The Spanish Flu

Today I blog on my publisher’s website about a subject that feels especially relevant today, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. To find the post scroll down past Berries! (which I find tasty in summer)

Featured Author

Ten Days in Summer takes place during The Calgary Stampede My publisher, BWL, is running a ‘Featured Author’ series on the BWL Author Blog. It’s my turn today. In the post, I discuss my three published novels and my current writing project.

Writing in COVID Times

Today’s my turn on the BWL Author Blog. I write about how I can’t set novels in the future anymore.

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