8th May
written by amber

After being very diligent about submitting stories over the winter, and having them come back to me in the ‘rejection’ box, I was feeling low but at last there is good news with my story ‘Transported’ accepted for an upcoming issue of Penumbra e-magazine.

3rd March
written by amber

I know I haven’t updated this website for a while – I’ve been busy over the winter getting stories off to potential markets and working on some new short stories to submit.

But I thought I’d share this wonderful quotation from the great series, Deadwood, for you to ponder -

“The world ends when you’re dead. Until then you have more punishment in store. Stand it like a man and give some back.” Of course, this was uttered by Sweringen.

My other favorite line from Deadwood is “Hide the offal in the shepherd’s pie.”

4th October
written by amber

Dear Friends,

I’ll be participating in
Hinton Loves Culture Day
Saturday, October 5

The event is being held near the old firehall, by the rec centre and library.

I’ll have a table with my novels on display and available for sale and author signing. And please bring first line suggestions for some flash fiction stories to be written while you wait!

A celebration of the Arts in Hinton. This one day event will feature local entertainment, heritage displays, children’s activities, and unveiling of the 2013 Wall of Celebration – Mayor’s Evening of the Arts recipients.
Schedule of Events:

12 noon – Wall of Celebration unveiling & Mayor Welcome
12 noon to 4:00 pm – Arts Appreciation BBQ
12:30 to 4:00 pm – Entertainment (Ed Meding, Four Way Street, Emma MacIsaac, Fox Creek Dancers, Marilyn & Terry Bird’s band, Sydney Waddell, Primrose)
12 noon to 4:00 pm – 100 year Historical Pump (Richard Tanner)
12 noon to 4:00 pm – Art Club & Quilters’ Guild open for viewing (upstairs)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Break-A-Leg Theater Workshop (Firebays)
12:00 to 4:15 pm – Historical Displays (incl. Fish & Game, Trappers, Historical Society, Aboriginal)
4:15 to 6:00 pm – “Prairie Tales” film screening (Arts & Culture)

8th August
written by amber

I’m heading to Calgary this weekend to enjoy the When Words Collide conference. I’ll be reading from my novel, Stolen Children, at the Edge Press event between 2 and 3, Saturday, Aug. 10, and also in the More Fantastic Readings after 3 p.m. Saturday. Saturday evening, 8 – 10 p.m. I’ll be signing copies. And on Sunday, Aug. 11, you can catch me at the panel on the Role of Beautiful Writing. It’ll be great to be in the company of writers and readers of science fiction and mysteries!

30th November
written by amber

Starting this Sunday, December 2, I invite my readers to join in a writing workshop called ‘Sunday Stories.’

A first line will be provided to you and you’ll have one week to write a story of 600 words or less using the first line.  You can submit stories as a comment to this post. Your story will appear on this site and other workshop participants can make comments on your story. Please note that if you are interested in some day submitting your story to any print magazine or e-zine, it would be considered to be previously published.

Be sure to include your email address and your name as you want it to appear with your story.