Welcome! I Don’t Know What The F*ck I’m Doing

I’ve decided to try starting a blog and on it you’ll find… honestly, I’m not really sure. Because for the first time in a long time, I’m not entirely sure what to write.

If you know me from my work at Sanitarium, my lectures at Comiccon, or happen to read my short horror, then this website probably seems like it’s out of left field. (For the record, that’s the only baseball expression I know, so don’t get too comfortable thinking you’ve found someone with a deep appreciation of MLB or sports. You haven’t.)

But if you’ve known me for a long time, then it’s no surprise to you that I’ve finally taken the plunge and created a blog. I’ve wanted to start a project like this since I stumbled onto Tumblr when I was sixteen and first fell in love with the thought of sharing my ideas, not just my short stories, with the world. The only problem was that—for all I wanted to say—I never knew what to write. For a while I dreamt that this would be an online editorial that looked at pop culture and critiqued media, then it was going to be a feminist website full of scathing social commentaries, and later still I decided it was going to be a huge multimedia project with a focus on comedy.

And while I liked all these ideas, and still really do, none of them felt right. None of them felt like whole, complete, ideas.

I think that’s because I’m not JUST a reviewer, feminist, or comedian, just like I’m not only a horror author. I’m all these things and more. (Wait, when did this turn into the monologue from The Breakfast Club?)

I think having a blog that just talks about my writing, my opinions, or my epic (and often flammable) misadventures in the kitchen would only be showing you one side of me. And that’s boring. Not just for you, but for me too. I don’t want to pick just one topic to write about for the rest of this blog’s life. Much the same as I don’t want to just write about horror for the rest of my writing life.

So whether you’re a long-time reader, or accidentally found this blog because you typed the wrong thing into your search bar, I hope you’ll take my hand and join me on this new creative endeavor.

(Because I don’t know what the f*ck I’m doing, and I don’t want to to get lost alone.)

Body Talk At The 2018 Montreal Comiccon

Hey everyone!

If you happen to be in the Montreal area then make sure not to miss this year’s Comiccon, taking place at the Palais des Congres from July 6th to the 8th.

I’m hosting a workshop on Sunday called “Body Talk: How To Include Diverse Bodies In Media” and it talks about how the entertainment we consume is super limited in the body types it shows us, and how you have the power to change that. It’s going to be really fun, really informative, and I’ll be sharing a bunch of writing techniques to help people who are struggling with diversifying their work (or could use a little help getting inspired).

So come check out “Body Talk” this Sunday at the 2018 Montreal Comiccon, in 515 A: Panel Room 3, from 1:45 to 2:30 P.M.

Hope to see you guys there!

Hope To See You Guys On Sunday!

Hey everyone!

If you happen to be in the Montreal area and have nothing to do on Sunday, come by Chapters Pointe-Claire and grab a signed copy of my coauthored collection Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror. I’ll be there to talk about the book (written in collaboration with the talented M. Regan), to talk about Caribou Chronicles (a serialized online rural fantasy co-written by myself and the wonderful Kris Holt), and some really cool projects coming up in 2018.

The signing is going to be this Sunday, November 12th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and it should be great fun. 

Hope to see you all there!

Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror

I’m happy to announce that my first coauthored short horror collection with M. Regan entitled Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror is finally out!

The book features fourteen never before seen short stories that reveal the insidious side of high-tech toys. This collection can’t be unread, and once you learn the truth about what’s lurking behind your mobile screens, camera lenses, and newsfeeds, you can never forget.

Be sure to pick up a copy today, which you can find over here at the WMP website.

Overdue Thanks To Fan Expo And Some Exciting Updates

Hey guys! Sorry for the delay in updating this site, it’s been a crazy year and I haven’t had a chance to let you guys in on all the cool news.

Firstly, I want to thank everyone who attended my workshops at the 2016 Toronto Fan Expo. It was great getting to meet you all, and I hope to see you guys there next year. I’d also like to thank the convention for having me; it was such a wonderful expo and I can’t wait to see what’s there in 2017. Continue reading “Overdue Thanks To Fan Expo And Some Exciting Updates”