Blooms maxed out, baby birds bumbling from their nests, and breezes that aren’t bracing … How is it already June?! Well, there’s only a limited window of time before August swaggers in and ruins the fun — two months, to be exact — so buy books that are guaranteed to fill long hours at the beach or amuse around the campfire. Week 22 is here, and it will be gone before you know it!
3rd – 7th June 2019
Monday: KM Vaghela, Issue 2
KM Vaghela is an avid reader who sometimes writes and holds a MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland. Being a lecturer, a spouse, and a parent graciously allows for experiences and reflections worthy enough to warp, just a little, and share.
What can we say about Kris Sayer? Kris Sayer is an independent game developer, illustrator, graphic designer and comic warrior. In the rare times she’s not drawing, she can be found making (often elaborate) costumes and self- studying swordplay (and spoonplay). She is the artistic-half of Dingo Games, the viking-half of Weald Comics, and a regular contributor to the likes of Pulp Literature and Cloudscape Comics. Boiled down, Kris is a maximum storyteller, artist, and life-liver.
Wednesday: Krista Wallace, Issue 6
Krista Wallace is a writer, musician, and actor in the Vancouver area. When she is not in her cubby hole writing fantasy and short fiction, she is likely singing jazz, or working with talented young people in musical theatre. She has a fabulous Significant Other and two (mostly) adult kids who simply refuse to be plumbers. Her story ‘The Inner Light’ won the first ever Raven contest, and is based on the cover of Issue 6 by Tais Teng.
Thursday: Kristene Perron, Issue 20
Kristene Perron has been shot, stabbed, drowned, run over and thrown from a building. During her ten years as a professional stunt woman, she learned all the interesting ways a person can get injured or die and then applied this unique education to her fiction. She is the co-author of the adventure science fiction series Warpworld, the 2010 winner of the Surrey International Writers’ Conference Storyteller Award, and a 2015 Writers of the Future finalist. Her stories have appeared in Escape Pod, Denizens of Darkness, Canadian Storyteller Magazine, The Barbaric Yawp, and Hemispheres Magazine. Her friends wish she would stop talking about cats.
Friday: Laird Long, Issue 3
Laird Long pounds out fiction in all genres. Big guy, sense of humour; been freelancing for twelve years, free-styling for more. Tends to speak in short clips, write in long-hand. His penned credits included in the magazines Albedo One, Baen’s Universe, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Jacobean Whodunits, The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes and Impossible Mysteries, and the action-accounting adventure novel No Accounting for Danger.