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.)

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!

NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

What was I thinking deciding to participate in NaNoWriMo?

What. Was. I. Thinking?

The skin on the tips of my fingers is practically all gone, rubbed away from hours spent typing at my computer. My posture has suffered more than I want to admit… it was perfect in September, outstanding in October, and it’s reached Quasimodo levels of bad now in November. And maybe it’s just me, but I never thought I would hate the sound of someone typing on a keyboard as much as I currently do. But, on the upside, my novel is well underway. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up”

So Long School, Hello Life!

It’s official!

I’ve finally graduated from university in creative writing. Well, to be fair, it was official a while ago but I actually have the diploma to prove it now. I spent the better part of my day in a stuffy hall with 500 of my peers (of which I only recognized six), dressed in heavy black robes that made us all look like we were off to Hogwarts. All of the women had sleek dresses, high heels, and amazing hair and makeup. The men had their pressed shirts, dress pants, and polished shoes on. Continue reading “So Long School, Hello Life!”

Onwards And Upwards… I Hope

It’s never easy quitting a job.

Ok, that’s a lie. Some jobs are only too easy to quit, and the real challenge is trying to stick them out.

Fortunately that wasn’t the case with the job I left today. I’ve worked as a journalist for Shalom Life for just over a year now. This Jewish lifestyle publication took a chance on me, a Wiccan writer, when no one else would and I’ll forever be grateful to them. They showed me the ropes of journalism, helped me build up my portfolio, and allowed me to work with some incredible people. I’m definitely going to miss them. Continue reading “Onwards And Upwards… I Hope”