What an honour it is to be included in Plenitude’s The Query Project this week.
The Query Project invites queer Canadian authors to recommend writing that has had a deep, personal impact on them. It was very, very, very, very hard to come up with just one. In fact, it was impossible. I thought about it for so long that Brett had to nudge me more than once to get … [Read More]
I love getting mail.
I especially loving getting the author copies of literary journals that have published my stories.
Three copies of Grain arrived today. It looks great, and is full of writing that I cannot wait to read.
Thanks go out to editor Alice Kuipers for her deft touch and keen eye. Her edits helped make my story shimmer.
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I have a story in issue #136 of The New Quarterly!
I’ve been working on fireworks for about twelve years, so it is truly divine that it has a home. TNQ put up a nifty list of what books the contributors are reading to go along with the issue. I love lists like that. I feel like I’m sneaking a peek at what’s on someone’s bedside table.
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I am absolutely thrilled to announced that my next YA novel will be born in the States!
My brilliant and savvy agent Emily Brown at Foundry Media in New York did an incredible job of brokering a home for Closer to Fine with Knopf, and more specifically with Kelly Delaney there. I can’t wait to get the edits going. So far Kelly is smart, firm, creative, and funny. All … [Read More]
So excited! More later … for now, enjoy the same picture of me in a variety of backgrounds. I’m so thankful for all the media attention. What a delicious treat.
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A story I wrote is on the shortlist for CBC’s Creative Nonfiction Prize.
A story I wrote is on the SHORTLIST FOR CBC’s CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE!
What an honour. Read the story on CBC’s site, along with the other four authors on the shortlist. I am in very, very good company.
A story that I lived and then wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote and edited … [Read More]
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I’ve been working on the massive renovation and reconstruction of a novel in progress, but sometimes a writer has to come up for air and do a little cutting and pasting of immediately prettier things instead. SO SATISFYING TO MAKE SOMETHING COME TOGETHER IN A MATTER OF HOURS INSTEAD OF YEARS. This is why I love visual art. I can SEE it happening, instead of the years it takes to … [Read More]
After the last post and its comments featuring sex and violence and censorship, I decided it was time for some bunnies. Nobody wants to censor bunnies, right? Well, I guess they might, depending on what they’re getting up to.
I have a commissioned illustration in the works (BUNNIES!), and so I sat down yesterday to do some sketching and research, and seeing as so many of you … [Read More]
I had a chat with an irate teacher at a high school the other day. She’s mad because one of my queer characters in The Way Back “got his straight best friend pregnant.” She thinks this is wrong and messy for a couple of reasons, the first being that my teen characters are having sex, but also because I’m messing with her whole notion of who is supposed be having … [Read More]