VALENTINE’S SALE: I Am Currently Working on a Novel

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Tightrope Books, the publisher of my most recent short story collection, 2014’s I Am Currently Working on a Novel, is having a special Valentine’s sale. To buy that collection of over 70 flash fictions for $5 off the cover price, just click here.



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At long last, there’s an ebook edition of my 2014 flash fiction collection, I Am Currently Working On a Novel. There’s 75 odd, dark and funny stories in this book, many of which were first published in magazines like Geist, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Birkensnake and others.

Download the Kindle edition of I Am Currently Working on a Novel at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Amazon India and Amazon UK. Or get the Kobo version at Chapters/Indigo.

Double Happiness


Both of my 2014 titles – I Am Currently Working on a Novel and Mavor’s Bones – have been shortlisted for the 2015 ReLit Award in the Short Fiction and Poetry categories, respectively. Even check for yourself.


“Witty, bizarre, imaginative and disturbing…”

… aka a new review of I Am Currently Working on a Novel, courtesy of the Billings Gazette. Peruse it here.



From Quill & Quire…

Eight Saskatchewan writers shortlisted for High Plains Book Awards

High Plains Book AwardsEight Canadian authors have been named finalists for the 2015 High Plains Book Awards, based in Montana.

The awards were established in 2006 by the Billings Public Library Board to recognize titles published the year prior and written by authors from and/or that reflect life on the High Plains, which include the north-central U.S. states (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas), as well as the Canadian prairie provinces (Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan).

Out of 200 nominated titles in 10 categories, the following Canadian titles were shortlisted in the following five categories:

Art & photography award

  • Timothy Long, Dave Margoshes, and Wilf Perreault, eds.; Wilf Perreault; In the Alley/Dans la Ruelle (Coteau Books)

Children’s award

  • Cheryl Chad, Back to Batoche (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)
  • Jean Freeman, Do Trees Sneeze? (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)

Culinary award

  • Amy Jo Ehman, Out of Old: Saskatchewan Kitchens (MacIntyre Purcell Publishing)

Short fiction award

  • Dave Margoshes, God Telling a Joke and Other Stories (Oolichan Books)
  • Rolli, I Am Currently Working on a Novel (Tightrope Books)

YA award

  • Brenda Baker, Camp Outlook (Second Story Press)
  • Regine Haensel, Queen of Fire (Serimuse Books)

The winners will each be honoured with a $500 prize at an awards banquet on Oct. 3 at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana.


From Quill and Quire.


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This week…

A new cartoon in the August edition of Reader’s Digest Canada, on newsstands now. You’ll like it.

Plus – a new review of my most recent story collection, I Am Currently Working On a Novel, in the StarPhoenix. Peruse it.