I am nominated for an Aurora Award!

So thrilled! My short story, “The Gift,” in the Urban Green Man, is nominated for the 2014 Aurora Award for best short story! Happy Dance! Thanks to everyone who nominated me!

Reading at Owl’s Nest Books

Thanks to Randy McCharles, twelve authors from a variety of genres with books out in the last few months did a reading at the Owl’s Nest Book Store on Thursday. It was a great success! Three authors did 3-minute readings, followed by 5 mins of visiting/networking/shopping, rinse, repeat. During the breaks, a wonderful duo performed. There were tons of people there, so lots of fun–like a party!–and I was able to meet and talk to writers from a lot of different backgrounds. It was great!

I read from “The Gift,” my story in The Urban Green Man, and the story went over really well. 🙂

I sold a story!!

Just got home from the Calgary Public Library’s writers’ conference (which was, as always, fabulous) and learned that I sold a story to The Urban Green Man anthology coming out this summer from Edge Press! I’m pumped! My first sale for 2013!

Almost another chapter complete

Nice, over the holidays, to have a few quiet days–finished three and a half scenes out of the next (four-scene) chapter. That’s fourteen! January may be a less productive month as I have my own grant applications (just one, this year, though I should check to see what grant applications I am missing) as well as those for When Words Collide (three). Also, I am teaching eight half-days as an artist-in-residence–in a French school! Have to brush up on my French. And, start letting people know I am eligible for the Aurora, Hugo and Nebula awards. At least I already updated my website with access to all the stories I can. Oh, and–this just in–I made it past the first cut of the Green Man Anthology! Yay! (And if I find a little time, I have an idea for a series of watercolour paintings…) Oh, and did I just volunteer for positions on the Robin Herrington Short Story Contest committee, and maybe SFWA? Hmm.