NEWS

JANUARY 2020: HIGHLIGHTS OF 2019

  • I say goodbye to my Hotmail email address.
  • I (quietly) prepare food for over 100 people who are in silence.
  • I live on a non-tropical island.
  • I attend a birthday party for a vending machine.
  • I have café con leche with a donkey, a cow, some chickens, and some sheep – all on different days.
  • I walk across (most of) a country.
  • I go to the former “End of the World.”
  • I take a rock from a lake and throw it into the ocean.
  • I write very little, but I organize my writing a lot.
  • I start driving lessons, even though I’ve had my licence since I was 16. #vanlife2020 #maybe
  • I sleep in 45 different beds.
  • I don’t buy toilet paper for the whole year.

MAY 2019: WRITING RESIDENCY ON TORONTO ISLAND

I spent the past eight weeks completing a self-directed writing residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. During that time, I once again followed the writing exercises in The 90-Day Novel by Alan Watt to finish the outline for my next book.

I highly recommend both of the above.


JANUARY 2019: HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018

  • I temporarily return to sitting in a cubicle.
  • I learn what cosplay is.
  • I find out I’m full of stones.
  • I play in a gigantic jungle gym.
  • I get an undercut.
  • I regret getting an undercut.
  • I publish my first short story and my third book.
  • I leave Toronto. Again.
  • I miss coffee dates with friends and long walks in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
  • I become concerned about “The Bots” on my mailing list.
  • I stop sending out email newsletters.
  • I delete Facebook – for real this time.

DECEMBER 2018: FIRST SHORT STORY PUBLISHED IN LITERARY JOURNAL

My short story, “Exposing Esther,” has been published in the current issue (#148, Fall 2018) of The New Quarterly (TNQ). This is the first time one of my short stories has been selected by a literary journal, so it’s very exciting. The fact that the journal is based out of my hometown makes it extra special.

I also provided a write-up of my (now former) workspace for the TNQ website.


OCTOBER 2018: THIRD BOOK IN BETTENCOURT SERIES NOW AVAILABLE

House of Bettencourt, the third and (most likely) final book in the Bettencourt Series is now available!

It’s a little bittersweet to be moving on from this series, especially as there are still so many untold stories that could be written in the Bettencourt universe – and not just from Erin’s point of view. But it’s time to start working on something else for now.