Edmonton Comic Expo–What I’m up to

It’s been forever, I know! However, I’ve been busy writing (and editing, and reediting, sobbing a bit, and rewriting) PLUS doing a little remodel on the old website. I’m going to try this for a while, and see if I actually like it enough to remember to get appropriate photos!

However, in a few hours I’ll be heading over to Edmonton’s 4th Comic Expo. I have a booth this year (big experiment, to see if those folks who go to Comic Expos actually want books) with Marty Chan, SG Wong, and Billie Milholland. I’ll let you know how the experiment goes.

We decided to call our booth Here We R. We’ll see how that goes, too! I don’t know how big it will be this year, but it’s been growing by leaps and bounds every year, so no reason to think it won’t do the same this year.

If you’re thinking of coming, you can find us here:

Here We R!

Thanks to SG Wong for the photo.


And, shock of shocks, I’ll be doing some Writing 101 panels this year! Yes. Me. Doing panels.

Join me in Room 108 at 6:15PM on Friday for…

Writing 101: Plots That Work

Fellow panelists:  Barb Galler-Smith, Dave Gross, & Nicole Luiken Humphrey

Even with fascinating characters and awe-inspiring world-building, you still need a story to tell. What’s a plot-hole? How do you fill it? Better yet, how do you avoid creating one in the first place? From their own experiences with short stories to novels, local authors share their trade secrets and answer your questions about how to craft a plot that works for you.

Join me in Room 108 at 11:00AM on Saturday for…

Writing 101: Killing With Dialogue

Fellow presenters: Nicole Luiken Humphrey, Dave Gross, & Andrew Foley.

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” “You know nothing, Jon Snow.” “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” If you remember a line from a movie, it worked. If you remember a line from a book, it killed. Alberta authors discuss how to craft memorable dialogue, with or without extra cheese.

Writing 101: Finding Your (Narrative) Voice

Sunday, Room 109, 1:30 pm

No blurb available, sorry! Come down and find out what it’s about!

Oh, and I’m going to be in costume this year. I’m playing Crazy Carol, from The Walking Dead, Season Five. I have the hair, so why not?

Hope to see you there! If you miss it, I’ll give you an update on it–and on everything else I’ve been up to lately.

Until then–write well.

(Thanks to Billie Milholland for the photo.)