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“The Ward” – A Christmas Story

The Globe and Mail asked me to write them a Christmas short story this year.  Characteristically, you will find no dancing sugar plums or anything sugary at all in “The Ward,” but it’s about as sweet as I’m prepared to … More

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Demons in Poland, Demons in China

Learned today that foreign language rights to The Demonologist have been sold in Poland  (Zysk) and China (Beijing Time Publishing). These are both firsts for me, which is due to the hard work of the agents at Aitken Alexander in … More

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Kirkus Reviews on THE DEMONOLOGIST

The early pre-publication reviews are starting to come in including one in Kirkus Reviews which is…another thumbs up! “Pyper is an intelligent writer, steeped in Miltonian symbolism, gifted with language… This artful literary exploration of evil’s manifestation makes for a … More

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WHITE HOUSE Live…and in The Guardian

So my Twitter Fiction Festival story, White House, is live and happening now over at @whnanny.  Wanted to say thanks to Twitter and the accomplished (and no doubt hard-working) jury they assembled to select some amazing projects from around the … More

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WHITE HOUSE chosen for Twitter Fiction Festival!

Excited to announce that my story, “White House,” has been selected to be showcased for the first ever Twitter Fiction Festival.  The festival (and my story) begins tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28th and over the following five days. “White House” is … More

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Lost Girls a Scariest Book Ever Pick in USA TODAY

In this morning’s edition of USA TODAY, there is a panel discussion among romance authors about their picks for Scariest Novel Ever.  I was delighted to find there, amongst the less surprising appearances of The Exorcist, The Shining (and probably … More

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And Speaking of Screenwriting…

I just took on an exciting assignment adapting a novel – not one of my own – for feature film!  I love the project (obviously), and I’m looking forward to digging in.  More details to come.  For now, just wanted … More

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The Cover!

Below, I give you the cover design for the Canadian and US edition of The Demonologist.  The texture and colour and striking simplicity articulates the book so lusciously, I’m in debt to its designers, Jackie Seow and Esther Paradelo, at … More

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When Will THE DEMONOLOGIST Be Born?

There may yet be some changes to come, but it seems that the pub dates for The Demonologist are firming up.  Currently, Simon & Schuster is planning to publish on March 5, 2013, simultaneously in Canada and the US.  And … More

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Breaking and Entering

The late Canadian director, Andrew Hull, died far too young. Years ago, he optioned a story of mine for adaptation.  Before he passed in 2010, he was almost finished shooting the film, a poetic interpretation of “Breaking and Entering,” from … More

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