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Pre-Order Now for GRL 2016

I am now accepting pre-orders of all three of my novels for collection at GRL. Simply pre-order using this form, arrange payment via email, and collect your books at the con.

I am offering an exclusive deal for GRL attendees. Order both The Beast Without and The Orchard of Flesh together for just $25 (save $8 on GRL prices, or a whopping $18 on Amazon's price). 
In addition, those who pre-order will get to reserve a swag torch keyring in their preferred colour. I'm bringing these to GRL in strictly limited numbers, so this is a great way to make sure you get the one you want.
Pre-order your books here and I'll be in touch asap via email. Please note, orders must be placed by September 30.

Orchard of Flesh Promo (Mini) Tour

So this week is a big one for me and forThe Orchard of Flesh, which released on August 1 through Bold Strokes Books, and today through Amazon and other third-party sellers. Follow the links to buy now, or just order a copy from your favourite indie or LGBT bookstore.

OTTAWA: This Thursday, August 18 I will be reading at Stonewall Gallery with fellow Bold Strokesers 'Nathan Burgoine (Triad Blood) and Stevie Mikayne (Jellicle Girl), plus James K Moran, whose literary horror novel Town and Train is published by Lethe Press. Start time is 6pm at 370 Bank Street, Ottawa. If you would like to go, please do RSVP for the event at Stonewall Gallery's Facebook page.

NEW YORK: Then, if that wasn't exciting enough I will be in New York this weekend, August 20 and 21, with the Genre Junkies at Flame Con 2. Those Genre Junkies will be Andrew J Peters (The City of Seven Gods), David Swatling (Calvin's Head), J L Weinberg (True Religion) and of course myself. We will be at table #128 (…

Lock Up Your Burglars! He Returns to Europe.

I'm writing this in a mix of excitement and raw panic, because in just a week's time I'll be in Nottingham, enjoying Bold Strokes Books's UK Festival at Waterstones.

A week later, I'll also be in Berlin for the second ever Euro Pride Con. Somewhere in there I'm also meeting up with friends in a couple of other cities, so all up, it's a wonderful two weeks for me doing three things I love - talking books, catching up with friends, and exploring Europe.

And I'll be doing it on crutches!

Yes, about a month ago, the gods decided to, as my British friends would no doubt say 'have a laugh,' and shit me to tears test my fortitude, causing me to fall and dislocate a good portion of my midfoot. This stranded me on crutches for 2+ months, dropping me in the deep end of the Canadian healthcare system.

Travel insurance, peeps. Go nowhere without it!

All the same, I am super excited for this trip. It's not my first trip to the UK, but it is my first goi…

Cons and Cross-Continental Moves

So it's taken me a few weeks to decompress and get organised after fantastic week and a bit in the States, which included Saints and Sinners in New Orleans, andRainbow Book Fairin New York City. 
First up, SASFest, which is just as much fun as I remember from last time I went in 2014. It was interesting to be on a totally different panel, talking about a totally different book this year, and not at all intimidating to have Andrew Holleran on one side of me and Laura Antoniou on the other. Not at all, I tell you. Also with us was fellow Bold Strokes newbie Ralph Josiah Bardley, whose novelBrothersis shortlisted for this year’s Lambda for Best Gay Romance. So if you haven't already, it’s well worth checking out.
There were also some terrific questions from both the moderator and audience including authors who were at the festival who came to hear and support us, so thanks! Truly, I love doing panels, but I also get super nervous on them. So for me they're always a balance of t…

Saints and Sinners Literary Festival and Rainbow Book Fair

Ever heard of (or Googled) Saints and Sinners or Rainbow Book Fair? Come see me at both! They'll be fun.

Saints and Sinners is happening the first weekend of April in New Orleans. I'm very excited to be returning this year, reading, and appearing on Saturday's Rebel Rebel panel, talking about The Outsider in Writing with Laura Antoniou, Ralph Josiah Bardsley, Andrew Holleran, and moderator Martin Hyatt. I'm particularly excited that Puppet Boy has been nominated for the Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. Plus, it's New Orleans, people!

Saints and Sinners Literary Festival
April 1-3, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA

The following weekend will be my first time at New York's Rainbow Book Fair. Come see me (and if you haven't already, pick up a signed copy of Puppet Boy) at the Bold Strokes Books table. I'm also doing a short reading alongside a bunch of brilliant authors, and it's FREE ( optional donation. But it's…

Guest Blog - On the joys of short-term relationships

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Yeah, right. Actually I spent the day guest blogging for the highly talented Kevin Klehr on the merits and joys of those relationships that don't last (and special guest stars). Check out my thoughts over at Kevin's blog.
Thanks again Kevin, for having me on the site.

Paul Dawson's character in Shortbus discovers the joys and pains of extra-curricular activities.

New Interview on Daily Xtra

So I recently had the great pleasure of chatting with Scott Dagostino of Daily Xtra (missing you, Toronto!) about Puppet Boy among many other things.

Read the full transcript here, and thanks to Scott for such a lovely and fun interview.

Guest Blogging at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Not much to see over here just now, but check out my guest blog at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words. I talk about Eric, writing anti-heroes, and why scheming bastards still need love.

Oh, and you can WIN an e-copy of Puppet Boy.