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The darklings of tomorrow land

The darklings of tomorrow land

We are all children of a revolutionary earth.   The structures that used to make us feel safe at night are rapidly coming apart: the old icons of business and commerce toppling; environmental integrity disintegrating. Perhaps the only sane way of responding to our multiple environmental and political crises is to create. But create what, exactly? … Continue reading

How to craft a narrator

How to craft a narrator

  Truth be told, narrators pretty much determine the success of any novel. Good narrators will leave you spellbound to the worlds they weave. Poorly realized narrators, on the other hand, are like bad dates…regret, regret, regret. First person narrators have become the style of choice in the past twenty years or so. That’s because the … Continue reading

On Reviews

On Reviews

Pluto’s Gate has just received its first ‘professional’ review in the Montreal Review of Books. It was a great review, meticulously fair where it needed to be, genuinely complimentary at other points. (The reviewer overcomes her fear that the novel will turn into a hipster narrative, with the compliment that  she “found [herself] increasingly wrapped … Continue reading

New Novels

New Novels

New novels are like recipes you haven’t tried before. You’ve stirred and simmered a bunch of ingredients together in a pot and your reluctant dinner guests will be the guinea pigs. Poison? Or ambrosia? I am always amazed at how blind I am to my own work. I fall madly and utterly in love with … Continue reading