April 27th, 2013
Embargo is off!
I’m honoured to announce that ABOVE is a nominee for the 2013 Aurora Award for Best YA Novel, alongside work from Kelley Armstrong, Charles de Lint, Cory Doctorow, Neil Godbout, and Mitchell Plested.
–and that “Hold Fast”, which appeared in Strange Horizons last June, is nominated as well in the Best Poem/Song category, alongside work from Carolyn Clink, David Clink, Sandra Kasturi, and Helen Marshall.
The final ballot’s available for your examination here, and congratulations to everyone nominated!
April 24th, 2013
Spring’s finally sticking around here, and I am daring to leave my writer cave. Which means: A bucket of upcoming public appearances! Behold the list of them!
- If you’re interested in hearing about the writing process, Toronto’s underground spaces, and the secrets of cities, I’m doing a Keep Toronto Reading event on just those things on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7pm, at the Kennedy/Eglinton branch of the Toronto Public Library. There will be books for sale at this one, if only a handful!
- The Apocalypse Tour is riding again, with a few Southern Ontario dates! On Thursday, May 2, 2013, we’ll be at Essa Public Library’s Angus Branch in Angus, Ontario at 4pm — and by we, we mean Megan Crewe, Adrienne Kress, Maureen McGowan, and Cheryl Rainfield.
- On May 4 at 2pm, Megan, Maureen, Cheryl, and I will descend upon Chapters South London to answer questions, sign books, and terrorize the populace. There’s a Facebook event page here if you’re minded to RSVP, and it’ll be Maureen’s birthday, so a good round of the happy birthday song is welcomed and encouraged!
- On May 5 at 2pm, Megan, Maureen, Cheryl, and Courtney Summers will finish this mini-leg of the Apocalypse Tour without me at Chapters Oshawa, because I am flaking to lead a Jane’s Walk that afternoon.
- Finally, I will be at the Nebula Awards Weekend in San Jose, CA, from May 16-19, 2013. I plan to have a kicky awards dress and a minimum of jet lag.
And that’s the news!
February 20th, 2013
I am so bewilderingly surprised to say this, but:
Above is a nominee for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Also known as the YA wing of the Nebula Awards.
Official announcement here, rife with jaw-droppingly good company: congrats to everyone on the ballot!
(I continue stunned. The Nebulas. What a world. )
January 1st, 2013
A long sleep-in after a cozy New Year’s party; blackberry pancakes for breakfast; a quiet afternoon; a work date with the boyfriend; words written for ON ROADSTEAD FARM, and some on a short story besides; St. Lawrence Market pierogies and a spinach salad for dinner; a clear sky, a telescope, and the stars.
Sounds about right.
Happy New Year, everyone.
December 22nd, 2012
…it’s officially official: I’ll be reading at the ChiSeries, in Toronto’s Kensington Market, on January 9th at 8pm, alongside YA authors Bryan Dearsley and Andrew Wagner-Chazalon. Snacks, drinks, and words for everyone!
RSVP at the event page, and check it for further details — hope to see you there!
December 11th, 2012
Now that it’s no longer embargoed, I can very excitedly let you know:
Kirkus Reviews has named ABOVE as one of their Best Teen Books of 2012!
So yes. Sweet.
November 28th, 2012
While I’ve been tweeting where to find signed copies of Above as I nose in and out of bookstores, it’s occurred to me that having a consistent list might be helpful to people who like their books signed by the author! So in that spirit, the signed books post. This list will grow the more I travel about, and should generally be current!
If you’ve been to a location below and found they’re out of signed copies, please let me know — I’ll take it off the list!
Chapters Barrie, 76 Barrie View Drive
Chapters/Indigo Brampton, Market Hall, 52 Quarry Edge Drive
Chapters North London, Richmond Centre, 86 Fanshawe Park Rd. E
Oxford Book Shop, 262 Piccadilly St.
Chapters Pinecrest, Pinecrest Shopping Centre, 2735 Iris St.
The Great Canadian Book Co., Macdonald-Cartier Airport
Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave.
Bakka-Phoenix Books, 84 Harbord St.
Book City in the Annex, 501 Bloor St. W
Chapters/Indigo Bay & Bloor, 55 Bloor St. W
Chapters/Indigo Eaton Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre
Chapters/Indigo Yonge & Eglinton, Yonge Eglinton Centre
Indigo Yorkdale, Yorkdale Mall
Type Books, 883 Queen St. W
Barnes & Noble, Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
New York State
New York City
The Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway
WORD, 126 Franklin Street
November 22nd, 2012
This Saturday, the Apocalypse Tour wraps up: We’re heading to Chapters in Barrie!
As ridiculously fun as this has been, the Apocalypse Tour, with authors Megan Crewe, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowan, and Cheryl Rainfield — and me! — wraps up this Saturday in Barrie. We’re going to be doing a Q&A, giving out fabulous prizes, distributing excellent book swag, and signing many, many books — and you should come.
November 6th, 2012
Tonight’s the big night: the kickoff for the Apocalypse Tour!
I’m going to be joining Megan Crewe, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowan, and Cheryl Rainfield tonight at Indigo Yorkdale to kick off our Southern Ontario tour, and there is going to be reading, questions, prizes, swag, and basically a really awesome time. Yes, I am excited. Why do you ask?
October 23rd, 2012
The weekend after next is the 2012 World Fantasy Convention in Richmond Hill, ON, and I’m going to be there! World Fantasy restricts attendees to one panel or reading, and here’s mine:
Thursday, November 1
2:00 pm – The Windigo and Others– David Nickle (M), Leah Bobet, Robert Knowlton, Ursula Pflug, Hayden Trenholm.
From isolated characters slowly going mad, to sublime nature as the monster, and on through First Nations/Inuit myth and folklore, a distinct northern aspect of the genre has developed. The panel will examine these influences on Northern Gothic.
Friday, November 2
8:00 pm — Autograph Reception
Meet, talk, and get your books signed!
It’s the opening panel, so I’m excited; as for the rest of the time? I’ll likely be behind the Bakka-Phoenix Books table in the dealer’s room, or floating about the con, seeing some people I haven’t had a chance to talk to for a while now. Will you be there? Come say hi!