My novel, tentatively titled The Big Freeze, will be published by Invisible Publishing in spring 2017
I am pleased to announce that the great Canadian Ottawa Civic Hospital detective novel, which I began writing in October 2012, will finally see the light of day in the spring of 2017, thanks to Leigh Nash and the fine folks at Invisible Publishing.It will be available wherever fine books are sold, including e-book retailers. I’m excited to work with Leigh on edits, and because I’m a huge nerd...
My story “Green Knight Gets the Blues” has finally found a home thanks to the kind folks at Vandercave. If you like your jousting with a side of cognitive behavioral therapy, reading this story is time well spent, I promise!
Sometimes authenticity must be compromised for the sake of safety; in contrast with the advertising materials that offer “Revelry! Rivalry! Chivalry!” the Medieval Times, Inc. internal corporate mantra is, “Safety. Tasty. Daily.” The audience members wearing blue crowns cheer as the Red Knight rolls to a stop in the sand, and those wearing red crowns hiss.
Want to know why I think attacks on the fiction MFA system often sound so paranoid? Check out my essay in the new issue of The Puritan, which is online now. If that’s not enough to tickle your fancy, the entire piece rests on an extended analogy about muffin tops vs. muffin stumps. Something for everyone!
I'm reading at Pivot with Guillaume Morissette, Stuart Ross, and Liz Lochhead on Wednesday, March 26
Just thought I’d drop a teaser for my reading at Pivot on Wednesday.
This is the setup for the section of my novel manuscript (The Big Freeze) that I’m going to read from:
Janwar Gupta is a med student doing a placement in anesthesiology at Ottawa Civic Hospital. He chose to use an experimental approach in his first operation, for which the nurses, Henry and José, threw some seriously dark...