Monthly Archives: January 2009

A Ragman's Vow

Richard Horton does a yearly summary for many magazines, highlighting the stories he most enjoyed. I have always found his summaries quite interesting and was very pleased to see “A Ragman’s Vow” (a story of mine that was published in On Spec, Summer 2008) mentioned in his “also liked” category. Pretty stoked about being mentioned in […]


Just stumbled across Scrivener, a writing program for the Mac OS. A very nice program! More polished than YourOtherMind but lacking some features that we have, though its emphasis appears to be more on producing written work within Scrivener   (whereas YourOtherMind is more about organizing works and ideas, though the production element is going to […]

AnthologyBuilder – update

Pleased to see my name included among several well known writers who have had their stories added to the AnthologyBuilder site. “We’ve got new fiction by Eric James Stone, Trina Jacobs, Scott Wilson, Brent Knowles, R. S. Pyne, Michael Merriam, Norman Riger, Billy Wong, M.K. Hobson, Irene Radford, Edward McKeown, Jake F. Ilac, Ruth Nestvold, […]

Sale to Tales of the Talisman

As I mentioned in the previous post I’ve made another sale. The story “Tale of Lady Spite” has been sold to Tales of the Talisman and should appear Fall 2009. I’m very excited about this sale. The story is one of my favourites (it received an Honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest […]

Great Birthday Gift — Another Story Sold!

I took the day off today because it’s my birthday and I wanted to relax. In the morning I received a very cool e-mail… I’ve sold another story! More details later once everything is finalized but I’m very excited. It is another fantasy story set in the same fictional world as “From the Sea” (which […]

Review – LittleBigPlanet

I’ve been playing Little Big World (available for Playstation 3) for a couple weeks now. Great game, highly recommend it. The game brings many unique and modern elements to what is otherwise a fairly standard side-scrolling adventure game. The core gameplay is familiar to any player of the Mario games and the controls are easy […]

Another review for "A Ragman's Vow"

SFCrowsnest has put up a favorable review for a “A Ragman’s Vow”, you can find it here:

2008 – Wrap Up

I only finished one story this year, what with moving, Dragon Age and a second child I found little time for writing. I’m taking a lot of time off in 2009 so I’m going to see if I can increase my productivity back to what it was in 2007. In 2008, I: Sold and saw in print: […]

Changed site location (slightly)

Okay I’ve moved the site from to The /publish part was just for testing and it took me a while to figure out how to change it. Let me know if anything seems broken.

Aurora Awards 2008

I’ve just finished making my Aurora Award nominations for the best Canadian fiction of 2008. This is open to all Canadians… nominations can be made here and a list of eligible work at Please put your nominations in!