October 7th, 2015

Signed books, and where to find them

Now that An Inheritance of Ashes is hitting shelves, it’s the return of the Signed Books Post!

While I’ve been tweeting where to find signed copies of Above and An Inheritance of Ashes 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!



Bakka-Phoenix Books, 84 Harbord St.

Indigo Bay and Bloor, 55 Bloor Street West.

Mabel’s Fables, 662 Mt. Pleasant Rd.


New York State

New York City

The Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway

August 15th, 2013

A less-usual kind of event.

It’s been a pretty quiet summer, what with the Being Sick and then my trip, face first, into revising ON ROADSTEAD FARM:

This is what a paper edit looks like.  It takes about 20 minutes a page.
Look! It’s a manuscript!

…but I do have an August reading to tell you about, and not the usual YA kind.

Carl Brandon Award nominee Elwin Cotman is touring his brand new book, and I’ll be reading with him and poet Kelly Rose Pflug-Back as that tour hits Toronto. As the event page puts it: Cheap drinks, live music, and books available for purchase!

The event’s at The 460 on Spadina, on Wednesday, August 21st at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

April 27th, 2013

Above and the Auroras.

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!

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. )

June 28th, 2012

KGB Reading Series, July

Other places I’m going to be!

In a few weeks — on July 18th — I’ll be reading at the KGB Fantastic Fiction reading series in New York, alongside Ysabeau S. Wilce.

To say I’m excited about this would kind of be an understatement.

It is in a bar, so I’m not sure that this is an event underage readers will be able to attend, but if you’re in the Manhattan area, please do come on out!

April 3rd, 2012

Upcoming events, April and May

A few places Above and I are going to be in the next six weeks!

The Ad Astra 2012 speculative fiction convention is  coming up on the weekend of April 13-15, with Author Guest of Honour Lesley Livingston and a whole pile of Ontario authors, editors, illustrators, costumers, fans, and Readers Like You.  I’ll be there the whole weekend and participating on various panels, but notably, there’s a mini-launch for Above on Saturday, April 14 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in Room 1402.

There will be cupcakes.  And very nice tea.

On Saturday, May 26, from 2:00 pm to 4:00pm, I’ll be joining the most fabulous and excellent Megan Crewe and R.J. Anderson to read, sign, chatter, and generally spend some quality time at Chapters Brampton.  Three authors for the price of one (which is, well, free)!

If you’re local to either, hope to see you there!

Last Tweets

  • Garbage trucks along Bloor, their brakes calling like whales. ,
  • RT : An Inheritance of Ashes by and I love everyone but especially Ada Chandler!?!!!!! What a queen.,
  • Also at the market a dog with one blue eye and one brown eye took one look at me and went direct for bellyrubs, so that's today's good news.,
  • First vinyl! Now we definitely need to put the gramophone together. ,
  • In AN INHERITANCE OF ASHES launch party news, we have special guest announcements coming fast. Voila updates! ,


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