Will I be in a new noir anthology? The question is “Moot.”


Ah, noir fiction. For me, there’s nothing more romantic than the image of the hardboiled author sitting down at his underwood, cup of raw java on one side and a shot of bourbon on the other, scratching at his three-day stubble and writing of corrupt private eyes battling crime and morality with a quick wit… WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

The Conscious Interview of Craig Davidson

Not the real Cthulhu, but any excuse to promote this book that should exist! Click to read the full text.

Craig Davidson’s profile has exploded over the past few years. His first book, Rust and Bone, recently become an award-nominated feature film starring the wonderful Marion Cotillard. There’s also the brilliant novels The Fighter, Sarah Court, and the Giller Award-nominated Cataract City, a novel that has placed him firmly in the upper tier… WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

Who’s hungry for s’mores? A review of Nick Cutter’s “The Troop”


The Troop (Simon and Schuster, 2014) by Nick Cutter The official description: Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected… WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

The Conscious Interview, with David Nickle

Cyclops from Harryhousen's THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD

To repurpose Stephen King’s oft-repeated recommendation of Dan Simmons, I am in awe of David Nickle. An author vast of talent and thick of beard, Nickle has burst onto the Canadian horror scene with a number of ChiZine releases over a very short time, all of which showcase a writer unafraid to… WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

The Subconscious Interview with Douglas Smith


The Subconscious Interview: where literary subjects talk to themselves while a clever blogger goes for a soda. Today, Canadian fantasy/horror author Douglas Smith (Chimerascope, The Wolf at the End of the World) questions his storytelling abilities, his challenges, and his love of a certain television show starring an ass-kicking heroine. Read the Conscious… WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

The Conscious Interview with Douglas Smith (part the second)


Read part one here. Continuing my lengthy interview with award-winning fantasy/horror author Douglas Smith, today we speak of altering mythology, subverting monsters, and the future (as it relates to Smith’s writing). What, if anything, did you feel you could push or transform a little in these stories? I tried very hard… WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?