Between novels, radio plays, short stories, blogs, interviews and a journal ongoing since the late ’80s, I am, have been and always be a writer, published or not. Fortunately, I’m on the cusp of publication myself, and I hope to take you along on a wild (and sometimes arduous) ride ahead.
I’m a fan of genre fiction, especially crime fiction, science fiction and fantasy, with all the subgenres in between. I’m not so big on romance or westerns, and I’m not likely to run out and buy a mainstream book just because everyone else is.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t dig a good classic, like On the Road by Jack Kerouac, The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway, or Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man. I never know what will pique my interest: I adored Cat’s Eye and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and yawned for weeks through Atwood’s Oryx and Crake. Another semi-apocalyptic story, The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi kept me enrapt, while more foundational works (like anything written by Asimov, for example), will usually make me fall asleep with my nose between the pages.
More importantly, I’m fascinated by the way we use language to frame and change our own reality. This extends to media and stories in general, such as movies, television, radio, mainstream news organizations and social media. Through Nine Day Wonder, I continue to explore how the stories we tell ourselves dictate how we understand ourselves and how we engage with each other.
On top of that, I want to seek out the story-tellers of the world, new and established, Canadian and otherwise, to get their take on things like language, writer’s craft, and the future state of publication.
I hope to entertain and inspire with curious and encouraging words of my own.
Welcome, and I hope you enjoy Nine Day Wonder!