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Nov 18, 2015

Yay! I can finally announce that I was a juror for the Ontario Arts Council – Conseil des arts de l’Ontario “Writers’ Works in Progress” grant! It was an intense experience with lots of reading and discussion. Congrats to the successful applicants!

Sep 24, 2015
Holy macaroni, I haven’t updated in a long time. Lots of stuff going on:

On Sept 27 I’ll be attending Guelph’s Book Bash, hope to see some locals there.

On Oct 28 I’ll be in beautiful Montreal for the Association of English Teachers of Quebec.

I just received my copies of the nominated works for the Shuster Awards. Always interesting! And at the end I get to help make someone’s day 🙂

I just finished a mystery event. I could tell you about the mystery event, but then etc., etc. Stay tuned for more on the MYSTERIOUS MYSTERY EVENT…

June 6, 2015
Just wrapping up my visit to the Canadian Library Association’s annual conference, catching up with old friends and making new ones. I always love visiting our nation’s capital, but does it have to be so bright here? Ottawa needs more air pollution.

May 30, 2015
Thanks to the Guelph Public Library and the folks at Vocamus Press for having me in to hand out awards at their teen creative writing contest! Also on hand to dole out prizes was my fellow Guelph author, Kira Vermond.

May 20, 2015
I just learned that Switch received a star in Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids and Teens 2015. Thanks!

May 7, 2015
Thanks to Guelph Pride for having me in to speak at their PrideLit event!

May 3, 2015
I spent Authors for Indies Day at the Bookshelf in Guelph, Ontario. A highlight for me was spending time chatting with the inimitable Thomas King.

Here’s my upcoming schedule of events:

  • Wed, May 6 – Pride Lit.
    • I’ll be back at the Bookshelf to give a little talk on the importance of Pride Lit. That will be upstairs from 7-8:45.
  • Thursday, May 21 – “Unwebbing Peter Parker/Spider-Man”
    • The Wellington County Museum and Archives is organizing a comic convention panel and I’ll be on it, talking about my first, great love: Spider-Man. 6:00 pm.
  • Sat, May 30 – GPL Teen Writing Awards
    • I’m returning to my old stomping grounds at The Guelph Public Library for an awards ceremony celebrating the winners of their creative writing contest for youth. The winning entries will be collected and published by Vocamus Press. 1:00 pm at the Main Branch.

Apr 15, 2015
On May 2 at 2:00 pm you’ll find me at The Bookshelf bookstore in Guelph, Ontario as part of Authors for Indies day! I’ve been given the opportunity to pick another author’s book to promote. My choice is secret but you’ll find out what it is if you drop by and say hi…

Mar 19, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Queer Straight Alliance at John F. Ross Secondary School in Guelph, Ontario. Not a long drive, as that’s my town! It was great, and once again I found myself being amazed at just how together, informed and hilarious the students are. Thanks folks!

Feb 22, 2015
I recently offered a creative course at the Guelph Public Library on “Creating Authentic Dialogue” which is something I’m passionate about. OK, maybe not passionate. Let’s say highly interested in. Either way, it was well-attended and I loved hearing about everyone’s experiences with writing.

Coming soon, I hope to offer a series of creative writing courses for teenagers. Stay tuned!