Saturday, July 25, 2015

Limestone Genre, Here I Come!

On Saturday July 25, 2015, I'll be a guest at Limestone Genre Expo in Kingston, Ontario.

Limestone Genre in Kingston

This promises to be a great one-day convention, full of panels and workshops.

My tour will begin in the middle of the night when I go pick up Sandra Kasturi and Nancy Baker.
We will likely consume many coffees as we road trip to the conference.

Nancy and I are on an 11 am panel and Sandra will be taking pitches for ChiZine Publications.

Check out the guest list here!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Writing and Editing

Working full time as an author and editor isn't for the faint of heart. Very few of us are living in the lap of luxury. Or even in the dirty toenail.

However, it is a weird, fun, and magnificent life.

I'm a writer because I love to tell stories.

I'm an editor because I love to read other writers' stories.

Many people don't realize that I've worked as an editor for over ten years.

My favourite service is developmental editing for novels, however, I do all types of editing for all types of books. And yes, I work in the format you desire: U.S., Canadian, or British English.

I will edit in Chicago Manual of Style or AP Style, depending on the project and requirement.

I have edited books in all genres and styles. I know how to work with itty-bitty picture books as well as epic science fiction tomes.

I also write articles, blogs, and website content for other people.

So, if you're in need of editing and writing, please give me a shout and let's see if we can work together!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sèphera's Summer Adventures

Fireworks July 1, 2015

Where oh where will Sèphera be this summer?

Here's a bit of what I know about so far!

Necon, Rhode Island, July 16 -19 Road Trip!

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, Fall River, Sunday July 19  Can't wait to chill with the gang in Fall River. There's still room for more people if you want to join us.

Limestone Genre Con, Kingston, Saturday July 25 Road Trip! I've never been to Kingston so it should be interesting.

Horror Happens Radio Show August 5

Fan Expo, Toronto, Thursday September 3 until Sunday September 6

Eriecon, Buffalo, October 2 until October 4

Brentwood Public Library, Toronto, "So You Want to Be A Horror Writer?" Thursday October 8 6:30 - 8 pm

Horror-Rama, Toronto, October 17 until October 18

Stanley Hotel Writers Retreat, Colorado, October 22 until October 25

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting one of my childhood idols, Judy Blume. Scratch another one off my bucket list.

Judy gave a lovely talk at the Toronto Reference Library followed by a multi-hour book signing event.

I went with childhood friend, Sara. I can't think of a better way to spend an evening!

In other crazy writer news, Nick Cutter has a new book out called The Acolyte from Chizine Publications.

There's a promo going around about it and you can have fun burning yourself in effigy as well. Go on, I dare you!