23rd January
written by amber

Now that I’ve written over 265 short stories, I guess I’ve learned a thing or two! “Go Ahead – Jump” is the title of my workshop that I’ll be teaching from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28.

The most important thing the Story 365 project has given me is a knowledge of the necessity to be fearless. You can’t write a story every day for a year if you’re fretting over whether you’ll be able to finish or if the story is good enough or if you are distracted by surroundings that are too – noisy, quiet, full of mischievous cats, drafty or lacking in coffee. You just have to get writing and trust to the process.

Most of all, you have to have fun with it. This is what I’ll be aiming for in our workshop.

10th December
written by amber

People seem to find it difficult when I ask them to come up with a first line for one of my stories.  To make it easier for my readers to help me create a new story every day, I’m inviting topic suggestions. For example, geriatric zombies or giant sinkholes.

Also, if you’d like me to use your name (first or last or both) in a story, just ask.

13th November
written by amber

Dear readers –

Many of you from the Edmonton area have been asking when I’ll be bringing Stolen Children, the last book of my trilogy, to your town.

In addition to doing a reading at the Pure Speculation convention, I will also be at Mandolin Books and Coffee Company from 5 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 21. The shop is at 6419 112 Ave NW.

Mandolin sells used books, so they won’t be stocking Stolen Children (yet) but if you aren’t able to come out at that time, you can order any of the novels from Edge Press (see link below) or from the Black Cat Guest Ranch gift shop by contacting me through this website.

20th September
written by amber

The third novel of my trilogy is out this month from Edge Press. The launch will be held at the Round Street Cafe in Lethbridge on September 27, at 6:30 p.m. 427 5th St. S. The event will also feature glass artist Shauna Hayward, fibre artist Jory Kohn, musician John Greenshields and photographer Devynn Bohn.

I’ll be reading at Pages on Kensington in Calgary, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Keep watching this blog for news of readings in Calgary, Edmonton, Hinton, Canmore and Pincher Creek.

8th September
written by amber

Of all the Story 365 daily entries, the cat stories seem to be the most popular. There are a few story lines – the ship cat experiencing strange events on an interstellar trip, pampered Sheba living rough outdoors due to a nefarious killer, the group of cats owned by a classic cat lady who saved her from the aliens. So starting next Monday, we’ll have a week of cat stories. Enjoy!