From the Kitchen

Lovely Distraction

A lot of baking has been happening lately, and I think it has an inverse correlation with my word count. There is something satisfying about whisking sweet batter, leaving things to finish off in an oven. Sometimes, I catch myself in a fantasy where I think of a story, imagine its plot unfolding then find… Continue reading Lovely Distraction

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Reading at Word Vancouver 2022

This Sunday, I'll be reading and participating in a panel event titled Each Burning Tile: Writing About Race, Diversity, and Identity as part of this year's Word Vancouver Festival. If you're in Vancouver, do join us at Harbour Centre downtown--tickets to the festival are free, giving you access to all the other exciting events. You… Continue reading Reading at Word Vancouver 2022

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Book Signing at Indigo, Downtown Vancouver

I have another book event coming up, this time closer to home. On Saturday, September 17th from 4-6pm, I, along with Andy Zuliani (Last Tide) will be signing copies of our Newest Press debut novels. Have you got a copy of The Cine Star Salon? If so, this is your chance to have it autographed.… Continue reading Book Signing at Indigo, Downtown Vancouver

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In-Person Launch of The Cine Star Salon in Victoria, BC

News and Announcements I will be in downtown Victoria BC to have a book chat with Andy Zuliani (Last Tide) about our debut novels from Newest Press. We will be reading from our novels, answer your questions, and sign your copies. This is our first in-person event since we launched our titles in Fall of… Continue reading In-Person Launch of The Cine Star Salon in Victoria, BC

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FBCW – RCLAS Regional Spotlight

The Federation of BC Writers will be featuring New Westminster's Royal City Literary Arts Society in their upcoming Regional Spotlight on April 26th @ 7pm PST. Whether you're into poetry or prose, fiction or nonfiction, join us as you might discover a new favourite writer and ask a question or two. I will be reading… Continue reading FBCW – RCLAS Regional Spotlight

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In Conversation with Francesca Ekwuyasi

The past weeks have been hectic, what with a new role at work, a deadline for an anthology, manuscript consulting for SFU. However, I'm pleased to announce that I have been better at carving out reading time in the past months--I'll talk about the titles in another post. Recently though, I have had the pleasure… Continue reading In Conversation with Francesca Ekwuyasi

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Excerpt from The Cine Star Salon

Things are picking up for me as I prepare for a late summer wedding and a book launch this fall. But here it is, the opening section of my debut novel, The Cine Star Salon. Launch and other related news will be announced soon, but I hope you enjoy this for the meantime. The clanging… Continue reading Excerpt from The Cine Star Salon