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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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

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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