A little bump for sci-fi for a great cause: I have a story in Geeky Giving’s first anthology! Geeky Giving raises money for the Barrow Neurological Institute, a world-class facility in the area of research, treatment, rehabilitation, and education. All of the proceeds from the Geeky Giving anthology and bundles go to Barrow, and I’m really honoured to be a part of this initiative…and alongside authors like Mary Robinette Kowal. The Geeky Giving anthology is available through Amazon (in print or for your Kindle) and and Kobo!
I went to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra with my friend last night; we have concocted a tradition of having dinner at her place, with her family, and then the two of us take the train down to the Jack Singer Concert Hall. We especially like the choir loft seats — for me, it’s a treat to be so close to the musicians, to be able to look down and see their sheet music and hear the conductor talking to them, watch them playing. We really enjoy being able to look out at the audience, too. It’s always a fun evening. […]
I’m very excited and thrilled to announce that Women Destroy Science Fiction received a 2015 British Fantasy Award in the anthology category. Congratulations to everybody involved with the project, especially Christie Yant, and thank you to everybody for their support for the project! I got the news while I was on the road — and it was pretty incredible news to get. This year has brought me so many wonderful things; the award is such a vindication. Thank you!
I had the immensely good fortune of camping at the Elizabeth Parker hut in Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park with friends who kindly invited me along. We made the journey to British Columbia — Yoho is just over the border, and hiked in to the hut. It was a beautiful, wondering weekend. One glorious vista after another, in the company of good friends. For the first time in my life, I saw the Milky Way at night, There is an element of the sublime there: that fearsome, staggering beauty, the feeling of something so much greater than yourself. What […]
I’ll be appearing on SofaCon 2015 on Sunday, March 15 at 5pm GMT (11am, mountain time) on the Women Destroy Science Fiction panel! I love the idea of an online convention…all the fun panels, but without the sore feet!
I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am by this: Women Destroy Science Fiction made NPR’s 2014 Best Reads list for the science fiction and fantasy category. And get this…alongside Margaret Atwood and William Gibson!!! What a great year it’s been…so amazing. Thank you for being a part of it. :)
I am done. First draft of the novel was finished last night, in the quiet of the studio. So, so much work. I ploughed through it this last week, piecing together the work I’d already done, thinking about the story and the characters, and writing new material. The writing I’ve done here — the last third of the book, basically — feels like a truer, more authentic voice. There’s a marked difference (to my eyes, at least) between it and the earlier work. But now that I’ve found that voice, I think I can hold onto it, sustain it through […]