How to Charm a Killer

Curious about how to charm a killer? To honour Autumn Equinox, here is the prologue and first couple of scenes from To Charm a Killer—the book where it all began. I read one scene aloud last Thursday evening at Western Sky Books. Most of the audience were local and well-acquainted with Buntzen Lake, the forest where the witches … Continue reading How to Charm a Killer

A Peek into the Pro Wrestling World with Cobra Clutch

Pro-wrestlers, scuzzy bikers, a yellow pet python, and a private detective—how does Devlin hold it all together in this gritty page-turning debut novel? With a whole lot of style and a splattering of tongue-in-cheek humour. The characters are highly stylized; their dialogue dazzling. From the first scene, when pro-wrestler Johnny Mamba appeals to his ex-tag-team … Continue reading A Peek into the Pro Wrestling World with Cobra Clutch

The Brilliance of Beatrix

Who doesn't love Peter Rabbit? But did you know of Potter's fascination with mushrooms? As usual, Maria Popova offers a genius article that highlights the contributions of a talented woman in the time of men.   via Midweek pick-me-up: The little-known scientific contributions and mushroom drawings of "Peter Rabbit" creator Beatrix Potter

All Aboard the Uchuck III

As I’ve said before the best research is hands-on. That way, you can indulge your senses. Last Saturday, we enjoyed a day cruise from Gold River (on Vancouver Island, British Columbia) to Yuquot at Friendly Cove. This is Nuu-chah-nulth traditional territory. The term, Nuu-chah-nulth means “all along the mountains” and refers to sixteen tribes from … Continue reading All Aboard the Uchuck III