Category Archives: Writing

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 […]

What Are You Working on These Days?

My dear friend Victoria Goddard tagged me in a Work-in-Progress Blog Tour, which offers me an excuse to talk about what I’m currently writing. But first, you should read the tantalizing first chapter of Victoria’s latest, posted on her blog, The Rose and Phoenix Inn. Victoria is an amazing prose stylist and builder of wondrous […]

How to Write a Convincing Medieval Setting

UPDATE: The course has been rescheduled to April 20. You can still sign up now! Over at Savvy Authors, I’m bringing together two of my favourite things, to teach a four-week workshop on writing fiction in a medieval setting. If you’re interested in writing a novel set in the Middle Ages, or medieval-inflected fantasy, come […]

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 […]

The False Doctrine Soundtrack

I have a guest post up as part of Roz Morris’s series The Undercover Soundtrack, which features writers talking about music that helped to inspire their work. It was a lot of fun to look back at the writing of False Doctrine from this angle. I’ve been in the habit of making soundtracks for my […]