Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 24

A new teaser for Shadows…

Courtesy of DAW Books, here’s a bit of a teaser for Shadows, sequel to Masks and Book 2 in The Masks of Aygrima… In Masks, Mara Holdfast’s life changed forever. As the daughter of the Autarch’s Master Maskmaker, she had a clearly defined future: working with her father to make the Masks that must be …

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Apr 18

In defence of escapism

Here’s my latest “Space-Time Continuum” column from Freelance, the newsletter of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild… Back at Weyburn Junior High I was once taken to task by a teacher for not remembering the name of the author of a book I liked. “If you don’t remember the author’s name,” he told me, “you’re just reading for escape.”  …

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Apr 11

Cover art reveal: Twist of the Blade by Edward Willett

Song of the Sword, first book in a new five-book YA fantasy series by my alter ego, Edward Willett, comes out next month from Coteau Books. Coteau just sent me the cover art for Twist of the Blade, Book 2 in The Shards of Excalibur. I like it! And as you can see, there’s a …

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Apr 02

In Honour of National Poetry Month 2: Within this box of glowing white…

Within this box of glowing white I type, in pixels black, These words. I try to get them right, Yet still I feel they lack A certain something. Yeats I’m not Nor am I Keats or Austen. My forte, I would say, is plot: This scansion is exhausten’. And so, although ’tis poetry This month …

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Apr 02

In Honor of National Poetry Month 1: I Tweet, Therefore I Rhyme

I TWEET, THEREFORE I RHYME Being a Twitterpoem cycle in honour of National Poetry Month 2014, with each stanza set off with pretentious Roman numerals, just because it’s more poetic that way I In characters, 140 sum, I must Tweet out my heart, So that, for National Poetry Month, I will have done my part. …

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