Monthly Archives: May 2016

Review: Joe Friesen’s The Ballad Of Danny Wolfe

“If a ballad begins with the birth of its central figure – think Davey Crockett on a mountaintop in Tennessee – where does that leave this account of Danny Wolfe, born in Regina, three months premature?”

Read my review of The Ballad of Danny Wolfe for Quill & Quire.

Joyland Vancouver


I’m honoured and excited to be joining Joyland Mag as the Vancouver editor. I have big shoes to fill, as the fabulous Kathryn Mockler steps down to focus on Joyland Toronto, and probably a bunch of other sweet stuff. Thanks, Kathryn!
I owe a lot to Joyland, they’ve published two of my stories (shoutout also to Kevin Chong who believed in my weird little story, War of Attrition) and they’ve provided me with tons of great exposure and support.
So, polish up your best work and send it to Joyland Vancouver. Don’t send it to me personally, I’m not that organized. You know what I like: bees, spawning salmon, and apocalyptic romance, sure, but basically just tight economical prose with a ton of subtext, a sense of humour (the darker the better) and a deep appreciation of how flawed and confusing humans are.

Joyland Submission guidelines

New Globe Books Review: Yasuko Thanh’s Mysterious Fragrance Of The Yellow Mountains

“If you fail to bury a body, if the body dies away from home, if it dies unloved while hurrying from a coal mine shaft, or without its head … if it dies alone, it will become a wandering ghost.”

Read my review of Yasuko Thanh’s Mysterious Fragrance Of The Yellow Mountains.