The Year that Was (and Wasn’t)

Well, it’s the end of November 2020, and I haven’t updated this site in far too long. I don’t need to tell you the last eleven months have been a year and a half, to say the least, so here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to since I last updated here.

My first novel, THE NIGHTSHADE CABAL, was released on 25 February 2020 by Parliament House Press. Reader reviews have been generally very positive so far, with a current 4.57 out of 5 stars on Goodreads (based on 49 ratings). If you haven’t read the book yet and want to see what the fuss is all about, you can check out the first two chapters free HERE at the Parliament House website.

I was, of course, thrilled to finally have my book out there in the world, even as the news story of the year was gaining traction in North America. Launching your first book is never an easy endeavour, but doing so just as a global pandemic is gaining steam isn’t the sort of timing I’d recommend.

That said, the timing of my book release was always going to be an issue. You see, less than three weeks before my book’s release, I became a father. My son was born in the first week of February. My wife and I were blessed with a healthy, happy child, and everyone is doing well. Much like launching a book during COVID, having a baby this year has been a trek into a world we never expected.

I swear, I know what I am doing.

In other writing news, I have a new short story out! My story ‘Quickly, Something Familiar’ can currently be found in the new PRAIRIE GOTHIC anthology from Prairie Soul Press. I’m honoured to be included with some truly top-notch talent in this one, and I’m very much looking forward to reading these stories for myself.