Good News Everyone!

Today is a red letter day. It was just announced that Mik Murdoch: Crisis of Conscience has made the Prix Aurora Award Ballot for 2017. Read about that here. This is my second time on the ballot (first appeared with Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero) and, with your help, this might be the year. To vote, you must become a CSFFA member (at a cost of $10 Cdn). What that membership gets you in relation to this ballot is ebook copies of most of the books that are on the ballot (including mine). That’s over twenty books for $10. A deal by any definition. I would love your support on this. Every vote is important (last year, the difference between first and third place was […]

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Nominate Scouts of the Apocalypse for a Prix Aurora

All, Prix Aurora awards season is here again. Please take a moment to get a $10 membership and nominate Scouts of the Apocalypse for a Prix Aurora (YA Best novel). And while you are at it, nominate Suzy Vadori’s The Fountain in the same category. Membership gives you the ability to nominate AND you will get e-book versions of the finalist books when they are announced for free. Please do this by Saturday (March 19, 2016). Go here: http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/ Thank you,     -Michell

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You Win Some, You Lose Some

The Prix Aurora Awards (Canadian Speculative Fiction Award) were announced yesterday. For those of you who weren’t aware, Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero was shortlisted for Best YA Novel, English. Unfortunately, Mik did not win an Aurora. I was disappointed, which shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. But I am honestly thrilled to have made the shortlist. There were many novels nominated that didn’t get that far and I know that just by virtue of being on the ballet, my writing profile has increased. Still, not winning is painful. I was up against some extremely talented and well-known writers. To be included in their number was a tremendous honour. Here’s hoping that next time around, I have better luck. 🙂 […]

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