Category Archives: Publishing News

Ivy vs Elm: The 6th 7C Story, F-I-N-A-L-L-Y published!

Yes, this one has been a long time coming, and I don’t even have an interesting excuse or anything. But here it is! When a fairy enforcer challenges him at an arcade game, Nick anticipates an easy win. He doesn’t expect to end up inside the game himself, running for his life from carnivorous vines […]

It’s Going to Be a Trilogy

My debut novel, From All False Doctrine, was conceived as a standalone book, but by the time it was published last year, I was at work on a sequel. Neither Have I Wings is set twenty years later and follows a minor character from the first book, who seemed to deserve a story of his […]

Launch Party: Neither Have I Wings

  I hope you’ll be able to join me at the party for the launch of my second novel, Neither Have I Wings. The party will take place on Thursday, October 22, at 8:00 in the parish hall at St. Thomas’s Church (383 Huron St., Toronto). Even if you can’t make it, you can pre-order […]

Out Now and Coming Soon

New Releases The Tenants of 7C (Heaven & Earth, Episodes 1–3) “The Silver Bullet Gambit” (Heaven & Earth, Episode 4) “Over the Viaduct, Under the Hill” (Heaven & Earth, Episode 5) And Coming Soon … On Oct. 22: Neither Have I Wings (a sequel to From All False Doctrine) On Nov. 20: “Ivy vs. Elm” […]

New Book: The Tenants of 7C

Right next to my computer keyboard on my shiny red desk is a small stack of books: only two books, but both of them have my name on the cover. One of them is big and serious-looking, and the other is small and cute. It’s the small, cute one I want to tell you about […]

Twelve Somethings Somethinging

Happy Epiphany, Twelfth Day of Christmas, and Happy New Year while we’re at it! I’m sneaking this one in under the wire at the last appropriate moment (yeah, not even) to share with you a Christmas-themed mini-story in the 7C series, titled “The Present.” It takes place before the rest of the series, but makes […]

How to Hold a Book Launch Without Any Books

So I wouldn’t recommend this as a deliberate strategy, but if you do find yourself in the position of having to host a book launch without any books to offer people, here’s how to make it work. The secret is to have an amazing group of friends and well-wishers who will treat the lack of […]


I finally understand why people use the phrase “debut novel.” I never liked that phrase, but it’s much more accurate than “first novel.” This isn’t my first novel; it’s something like my fourth, at a conservative estimate, not counting some real juvenalia, of which we will never speak, a large number of unfinished projects, and […]

“The Drawer with the Plan of the Cathedral”: Book Excerpt

This is an excerpt from Chapter Two of my (very!) soon-to-be-released novel, From All False Doctrine. I chose this bit to share because it conveys the tone and some of the themes of the book without giving away too much of the plot. The setting is Toronto in 1925. The two characters here, Christopher Underhill […]

“7C Goes Down”

The newest installment in the adventures of the tenants of apartment 7C is out! Nick, Takehiko, Cristina, and their boss, Rose White, are back in this one, along with some new characters—but no demonic pigeons this time. “7C Goes Down” is a novella (about 28,000 words) so it’s a longer read than the previous two […]