Stop Believing in Soul Mates

In the News this week: A boy murdered a girl because she broke up with him. Then he died from a gunshot wound. While we're pointing fingers at his father for owning the gun, or the mental health industry for not seeing whatever they didn't see, or the gun lobby for being the gun lobby,... Continue Reading →

T’is the Season

Christmas isn't always an easy time of year for many people. I have been spoiled. For eight years THIS place was my home. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (at the time, Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts).  Christmas was spent with hundreds of friends, surrounded by more a thousand or more guests, in the land of a... Continue Reading →

When Words Collide & A Novel is Launched

(Long post warning. Get comfortable.) Here in Calgary every August is a weekend event which I take two weeks off of work for When Words Collide Readers & Writers Festival at the Calgary Delta South Hotel. Although it officially starts at noon on the Friday and ends at midnight-ish on Sunday, when you combine pre- and post-festival workshops (which... Continue Reading →

The Presence of Past Presents

Disclaimer: This is not a plea for sympathy or invites or company. It is just how it is for me this Christmas and what I'm doing about it. **************** Christmas has always been big for me, and Christmas 2015 is the first one in thirteen years in which I will be alone in the house... Continue Reading →

The Broken Shield for KOBO!

Yes indeed do, my earth-shaking (literally) urban fantasy e-novel, The Broken Shield, is now available for Kobo. Check it out at Kobobooks.com, where it has reached as high as #34 in Contemporary Fantasy. This is a special announcement, because the book was written about and for a very special girl, Phoenix. Yes, to you who... Continue Reading →

Remembrance Day & Politicians

A group called "Our Duty" has gone public with a request that politicians stay away from November 11th Remembrance Day events. They say it is because the day is about remembering and memorializing, not about photo ops and politics. Here is the original article: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/no-photos-of-stephen-harper-or-any-other-politician-during-remembrance-day-please-group-askse. Sorry, but I disagree with Our Duty. It IS about... Continue Reading →

Free for Kindle?

Okay, Kindle-owners (and app-users)... My urban fantasy eNovel is now free! Go get it! If you read it and don't like it, I will give you your money back, but only if you get it this weekend! Where else will you find a history-bending adventure in which the hero has MS, hangs out with a whistling pixie, and can compare Jesus Christ and Adolf Hitler and make sense? This is NOT satire. It's a story of the battle for our souls, with plenty of fighting, some humour, and warning about all those security cameras you see around you.

Yo, Canada!

If the US, China, and Russia are the bullies, the Brits are the -self-appointed upper crust, the Aussie's are the friend out back with the dirty mags and Dad's beer, then Canada is the Boy Scout. Not dumb, not smart, just plodding along, trying to be prepared while the rest of the world ignores us or yells at us or makes fun of our funny uniforms.

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