Update & New Writing!
Okay, I know it’s been forever since I’ve updated the ol’ writing page, but I’ve been hard at work on getting the final manuscript edits of debut short story collection, “How To Carry Bigfoot Home” off to my publisher, Red Hen. Happy to report that’s done and the book release is now a year away! Been getting some terrific blurbs from some of my favorite authors, can’t wait to see them on the back of the book, and to hold the book, and to love the book, etc.
So, yeah, a year is still a ways away, but I’ll be over here (at the site) more and more as the release gets closer. As most of you probably know, the life of a book starts way before it comes out, and I figure the promotion engine will start ramping up in about June or July. Can’t wait.
In the mean time, I’ve been working on a novel about a Steve Jobs type character with OCD. Got 50,000 words in and then cut like 30,000. It’s the kind of things that happen when you’re just throwing the words out there and seeing which way the sun is going to shine. Psyched things are moving along on it. Hope to have a rough draft by the end of the year. I’ll keep you posted because we have kid #2 showing up here any day now, and that’s probably going to curtail the word count, and the bass playing count, and pretty much every count that’s out there.
I’ve got some new writing out there!
Yes, it’s true, I’ve quietly been publishing a story here, a story there. The latest is an essay called “The Good Man” in one of Canada’s best-known journals, Grain Magazine. It’s print only. If you’re interested in reading it you can pick up the magazine at any major Canadian bookstore or order it here.
I was asked to write an awesome movie review on a fake movie (of my own invention) for the super-cool magazine Trop. The review is pretty inside baseball, but if you were a fan of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, then head over and read my review of the (fake) Joss Whedon remake of one of the worst movies ever made, Manos: The Hands of Fate.
A few other pieces coming out here and there. One of the stories from my coming collection is appearing in OnSpec, another amazing Canadian literary journal. Not sure when, but it should be soon.
Okay, that’s the update for now. Got to get back on baby watch! Happy reading and writing everyone.