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The Damned gets a thumbs up

Got a great endorsement from author Lauren Beukes for The Damned today! (If you haven’t read Lauren’s scary, super-smart The Shining Girls or Broken Monsters, you really should.  Her writing is insightful, often funny, and her scares are wonderfully weird … More

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A Boozy Toronto Walkabout

Over at the BlogTO site, I take a visiting writer on a day out in my hometown of Toronto. Plus some of my other beloved Toronto places and things to do. It’s kind of my own personal mini Lonely Planet … More

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The Damned – Teaser

If you’re a member on Wattpad, or are thinking of becoming one, or you’ve never heard of it but you like the idea of reading free stuff, there’s a teaser chapter from my forthcoming novel, The Damned, up there now. … More

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Reading Horror, Then and Now

Over at the Mulholland Books site, where they’re hosting a slew of great guest bloggers, I’ve written a thing about the differences between reading scary stories as a kid and reading them now. Reading Horror, Then and Now

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THE DAMNED

The new book has a title – The Damned – and a cover too.  Both took a while to get right, but I gotta say, they feel like a perfect match right now. (The Damned is out February 2015 in … More

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Demons Take New York!

There’s surprises…and then there’s SURPRISES! When The Demonologist was announced as a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel I took it as an enormous honor in itself, and never thought I stood any real chance … More

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Lost Girls Makes You Proud to be Canadian

Over at the CBC Books website, in honour of Canada Day, they’ve compiled a list of the all-time 100 Novels That Make You Proud To Be Canadian.  And guess what?  My first novel, Lost Girls is on it! Aside from … More

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The Demonologist on the Sunburst shortlist

Just saw that The Demonologist is on the shortlist for the Sunburst Award! And this as the sun actually appeared outside the window. Coincidence? Obviously not. The Sunburst Award acknowledges excellence for Canadian literature of the fantastic.  My thanks to … More

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The Demonologist a Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award

Shirley Jackson is the sweetest when it comes to sourness, a shining light in the darkness field. Have you read “The Lottery” or The Haunting of Hill House or We Have Always Lived in the Castle? No?  You must. I’m … More

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The Demonologist a Finalist for ITW Best Novel Award

I learned today that The Demonologist is a finalist for the 2014 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel.  Mondays don’t typically come with such pretty bows tied on them, gotta say. So honored to be on a shortlist with … More

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