First Reading(s) of the Year!

One of my favourite parts of being an author is when I get the opportunity to do readings. For some, the mere thought of standing before a group of strangers and reading something aloud is terrifying. For me, it’s more a feeling of nervous excitement. It’s somewhat exhilarating when I’m standing before a room full of people, all of whom are there to hear me read something from one of my books.

So with that said, I’m rather excited to be doing not one, but two readings this week.

The first, which is tonight, is being hosted by local publisher Urban Farmhouse Press. Now you’re probably wondering why UFP is having me read when I am not published through them. Good question. You see, UFP are some great folks and have put together a monthly showcase featuring authors from a different local publisher (Windsor has several). And yep, you guessed, tonight is Adventure Worlds Press’ turn at bat.

My AWP partner in crime, Ben Van Dongen, will be reading as well. And since, as of this moment, Ben and I make up 100% of AWP’s authors, we’ve invited a couple friends to fill out the card. First is horror author, Mick Ridgewell. As well as historical fiction writer Dave Rocha.

As usual, besides readings, there will be signings and books for sale. Oh, and snacks, don’t forget the snacks.

More info here.

And if you want to learn more about just what the heck Urban Farmhouse Press is all about, go here.

The second reading, which will be this Saturday, takes place at the Goodwill Bookstore. Both Myself and Ben will be there, and as a special treat, we are going to be accompanied by new adult author, Jessica Gouin. What makes it so special is that it is Jessica’s first public reading (this is your chance hecklers!).

For the deets, click here.

I hope to see some of you at one (or both) events.


The Comic Book SyndiCon and Twisted Studio

The Comic Book Syndicon is coming (Sunday, Aug. 16th, to be precise). It is being held at St. Clair college in conjunction with their own family fun day event. It should be a great day for the whole family (comics, collectables, cosplay and more!). The best part is, it’s free admission!

I’ll be there selling copies of my book, but I won’t be alone. I’ll be sharing a table with comic writer Dave Rocha (The Underground and Tecumseh) from Twisted Studio!

Check out the poster below for the con, and for more on Dave, hit up his website right here:



Free Comic Books (and The Space Between Houses)!

10995554_841651595871368_5942655430413683926_nMay 2nd is Free Comic Book Day. If you’re not familiar with this extraordinary day, let me fill you in.

Free comic book day is the second Saturday of every May and is exactly what it sounds like, Free Comics! Every major comic publisher sends promotional comics to the shops which are then handed out for free.

This year, I’ve been asked to be a part of Paper Heroes Comic Book Lounge’s Free Comic Book Day event. So, not only will you get free comics, you can also get your copy of The Space Between Houses signed!

Check out their blurb below for all the fun they have in store.

Free Comics!! Free Comics!! Free Comics!!
Special events throughout the day including:
BBQ ( 11am – 3pm ) with proceeds going to Muscular Dystrophy Canada
A magic show by “Dr. What?” at noon

Special guests including:
Paul Reaume and Dave Rocha, creators of Windsors “The Underground” comic.

Christian Laforet, author of “The Space Between Houses”

Jason Fabok, artist of Detective Comics, Batman: Eternal and the Justice League

Jason Uszynski from Incredible Creature Designs

The creativity of Heather Thibert

Other activities include:
face painting, cosplay, in-store promotions and a raffle for a chance to win a prize package valued at $145 that includes an Iron Man Artfx statue, 1 $50 Moxies GC and 3 $10 Cineplex Odeon GC.
Be a part of Paper Heroes Free Comic Book Day 2015 with over 40+ free titles to choose from ( limit of 3 per person ).
A great day for fans, family and friends

Paper Heroes is located at 2857 Howard Ave, Windsor, Ontario N8X 3Y4