I finished Blood Rain a few weeks ago, in April 2017.
I’ve signed a contract with Canadian indie publisher Filidh Books. When I know more about release dates and book signings and readings and all that jazz, I’ll update here, along with links to the publisher’s website.
It took me twelve years of on-again, off-again writing to finish Blood Rain. It’s gross and scary and funny. I hope you’ll like it.
I’m hard at work on Downward Dog.
The story I want to be able to tell at parties is that writing the first novel took twelve years, but writing the second only took four months.
Even if it takes longer than that, I might tell that story anyway. (Writers are such liars).
The Federation of British Columbia Writers and New West Writers are co-sponsoring an evening of readings. The readings will feature the work of some of the New West Writers as well as that of some talented writer friends of NWW and the Fed. After every reading there will be an author A.M.A. (“ask me anything”).
Light refreshments will be provided.
George Mackie Library
8440 – 112th Street, Delta, BC
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The book my work is anthologized in went into my alma mater’s library:
Saving Seeds is officially in circulation at the Simon Fraser University library. A selection from Blood Rain is cheek-to-jowl with the work of Joanne Betzler,Val Mossop, Gomathy Puri, Jen Ryan, Tabatha Visutskie, Valerie Parks, Toni Levi, Julian Worker, Lana Hill, David E Burnell and Fauzia Rafique.
Youth Writing Contest winner
Chelsea Comeau impresses Valerie B.-Taylor award judges with her short story “Daniel”
Chelsea Comeau is a writer whose work has appeared in Quills and CV2. In 2014 she attended the Banff Centre’s Writing With Style Programme with Lorna Crozier, and she attends annual retreats in Honeymoon Bay with Patrick Lane. In January 2015, she was chosen as the Canadian winner of Leaf’s Press’ Overleaf chapbook contest.
Now she can add the Federation of BC Writers’ 2015 Youth Writing Contest to her growing list of literary credentials. We have a feeling Chelsea will be a young writer to watch in the coming years – and to read. Her winning entry “Daniel” will be published in the Spring edition of WordWorks Magazine, which comes out late March.
To all the entrants in this years contest, congratulations! The judges were impressed with the originality or your ideas and the quality of your work. We hope you will keep on writing and submitting your stories.