Cauchemar Blog Tour

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

ECW Press has graciously organized a blog tour to celebrate the launch of Cauchemar, and it’s on from March 1-14, 2015. Please see below for a promo poster, and visit ECW Press for dates and more info. There’ll be some interviews, some reviews, and some GIVEAWAYS. I’ll also be whipping up some guest posts. Exciting!

Readings galore.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

And by galore, I mean two—but two is significantly more than I’ve previously engaged in. Last week, I was fortunate enough to read in Montreal alongside Neil Smith, Aimee Wimbush Bourque, and Monique Polak (a wonderful experience) on Tuesday evening, and at ChiSeries Toronto with the fabulous Matthew J. Trafford and Kelly Robson (with musical […]

Are you a book blogger looking for a great (spooky) read?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

For those of you who missed the NetGalley window for Cauchemar in January, don’t despair! You can still request a copy for review through ECW Press. Just shoot a note to Samantha Dobson at!

Goodreads giveaway redux

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Good news! If you didn’t win the first Goodreads giveaway for Cauchemar, you have another chance. Enter here before March 2, 2015—there are 5 copies available to be won.

They’re here!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Late last week, we came home to a big box of books—-my books to be exact. We toasted how very beautiful they are, and sniffed the pages to discover a lingering scent of printing ink. We’d been told to expect the finished product about a month in advance of the official release date, but that […]

Quill and Quire Spring Preview 2015

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It most certainly doesn’t feel like spring right now, but at least the spring book previews are emerging like buds from beneath the frost (har har). Check out Quill and Quire’s spring preview, which mentions yours truly and Cauchemar (as well as Jon Chan Simpson, with Chinkstar) in their list of 10 first-time novelists.

Cauchemar on 49th Shelf’s list of Most Anticipated for Spring 2015

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

49th Shelf has included Cauchemar in its list of Most Anticipated: 2015 Fiction Spring Preview! Happy to say I’m in very good company, alongside Lynn Crosbie’s latest, Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, and Giller nominee Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s first novel The Devil You Know. Also listed are ECW Press author Sara Taylor’s Boring Girls […]

The Wonder of ARCs

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

About a month ago, the Cauchemar ARCs arrived in the mail. There was much jumping around and cheering at my house, as it’s one of the more tangible steps towards the finished product. Then came the heartwarming surprise, by way of a Goodreads giveaway, that people actually wanted to read said ARCs. It was a […]

Look Ma, paper.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I’m taking my trusty pen to real printed pages for final edits. And no, it’s not some superstition-imbued old fountain pen with scuffed nib and marked-up handle. It’s a Bic. A Bic Velocity, actually. Why Velocity, you might ask? It’s unclear. There’s nothing especially, noticeably speedy about it, but the cushioned grip means I can […]