november leaves

November has been a wild ride of a month! Between NaNoWriMo, events, and writing meet-ups, it’s been hard to keep up with everything. Here’s what I’ve been up to, plus a special holiday offer!

For NaNoWriMo, I was experimenting with writing a fantasy novel for a change of pace. I’ve never been great at keeping up with the word count (50,000 by the end of the month), but so far I’ve managed to write every day – so I’m counting that as a win! Getting to attend meet-ups and chat on the discord server for my region have been refreshing and encouraging. Writing community is the best!

Earlier this month, I was a vendor at the Kris Kringle Craft Fair in Dartmouth, where I met a ton of awesome folks. It was really nice to be in a creative space with people making everything from knitted socks to cross-stitched bookmarks to collaged sketchbook covers. I also met another local author! I was also honored and delighted to feature in this article by Katy Jean at SaltWire.

My table at the craft fair! [Image description: I’m sitting at my table wearing a green mask and corduroy jacket. An old-fashioned suitcase sits open with copies of the Patch Project series displayed inside. Business cards, books, signage, and some crocheted book protectors are spread out on a red tablecloth.]

Speaking of, I also enjoyed being interviewed for the Atlantic Canada Mondays blog series. Mark Dykeman asked some great questions about the writing process and it really got me thinking about why I enjoy writing sci-fi. You can read the interview here.

I have a short little something coming out in WPL’s Pagination Zine this week! There’s a release event and reading on December 3 at the Windsor Public Library, so if you’re in the area be sure to check it out! You can also pick up the zine anytime after the release! On the Halifax side, I’ll be at the Rad Holiday Market on December 11 with copies of the Patch Project series for sale.

Pagination release event poster from the Windsor Public Library. [Image reads: Pagination Zine Launch Issue 2, John Muir Branch, 3-4 pm, December 3rd, 2022, Windsor Public Library. On a mixed media background of a huge yellow sun setting over a body of water framed by a castle and cliffs with a boat crossing between.]

And now for the holiday offer! I’m fully stocked on copies of the Patch Project series – order any one of the three books directly from me (DM me on Facebook) and I’ll throw in a free book sticker! Offer extends until January 5th or until I run out of stickers.

Thanks for reading, and take care out there!

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