January 21, 2018

I’m working on some short stories and the novel. Corporate Day job has suddenly become busier than usual.

J & I had a great weekend so far.

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January 2018

Happy New Year all!

I’m back at corporate job and digging my way out of all my emails and work! But part of me is happy that I achieved a few writing goals on my break.

I submitted to the Women In Film Darkside contest this year.  That would be a nice way to kick start one of my film script projects.

I sent out more stories and continued to update existing ones.  I read some self-published novels. I enjoyed some, not others. I’m increasingly aware that the lack of copyeditors for self-published material is a bad thing. I know it’s expensive to hire an editor, but maybe you should. I saw missing punctuation at the end of dialogue lines, for example.

What’s the next goal for 2018? Back to that novel!  Got to finish it! And get a new Agent!

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December 30, 2017

I’ve been revising and sending out stories this month. Its been great to have a few days off corporate job.

Spent Christmas Eve worried sick about elderly father, who was moved from his care home to a hospital.  Made the usual large Christmas feast for friends on the 25th. Saw a few movies since: The Big Sick, Downsizing and Murder on the Orient Express.  All enjoyable, loved The Big Sick, was pleasantly surprised by Downsizing and enjoyed the Orient Express as a good Agatha Christie film.

Hoping to get back into writing quick enough to finish the WIF Darkside Contest this year. Especially as I have a committed teen cowriter for  one idea.

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Buy my Story for the Holidays!

News: At last, the new story is out and available in print:

The Vancouver Sci-Fi Anthology

This features my story “Night Market” as well as the stories of Rob Boffard, Holly schofield, Nicholas Jennings, David Wright, Elisha Betts and Alban Goulden. This was edited by up and coming SF/F editor Ellen Michelle. The front cover art which is terrific is by Elisha Betts.

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Story Accepted by Neo-opsis Magazine!

“Wrasse” accepted by Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine! October 2017

Really excited to be in Neo-opsis which is one of Canada’s leading SF magazines!

For subscriptions, go to  Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine

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Compostela Tesseracts 20 Reading

Tess20_Reading2Link to Recording of Cat reading a poem.

Reading took place September 18, 2017 at the Cottage Bistro, Vancouver. It was part of a double reading series with Pulp Literature launching their issue 16.  White Dwarf Books attended to sell copies of the books! It was a great night! I thoroughly enjoyed it and it reminded me of the Edmonton poetry scene where I first read my poems.

Many thanks to all who organized and attended!

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Tesseracts 20 Compostela Launch

I’m pleased to invite SF fans & writers to a book launch sponsored jointly with Pulp Literature and EDGE.

It’s at the Cottage Bistro in East Vancouver for Monday September 18th at 5 pm until 7:30 pm for readings and book sales. (Book sales will be handled by White Dwarf books.)

BC Authors who may be there to read from their works include: Susan Pieters, Miki Dare, paulo da costa, Linda DeMeulemeester, Steve Fahnestalk, Catherine Girczyc, Roxanne Gregory, Matthew Hughes, Guy Immega, and Rhea Rose.  To RSVP  click this link: 

Eventbrite Co-Launch Tesseracts 20 and Pulp Lit

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