Monthly Archives: April 2014

Aurora Awards!

I am officially on the Aurora Awards Ballot, nominated for Best Artist! WOW!
While it is definitely a long shot, I am incredibly honoured to be nominated. Voting will open up on May 3rd! 🙂

Congratulations and best of luck to all the nominees – there is some amazing work up for awards!

Vancouver Sun Article

I am incredible honoured to be in the Vancouver Sun today, talking about my appendix cancer journey and the book my son and I made, Bellybuttonless.

You can find out more about the operation I underwent in this other article, which interviews other local patients.

Awareness is always key;  the more that we can talk about things, the more that we can share experiences, the better chances of additional research and medical advances.

If you want to  find more about my journey  dealing with appendix cancer and pseudomyxoma peritonei, we kept a blog which you can find here: Beating Jelly Belly

Making Bellybuttonless with my son was incredibly healing for us both. To anyone dealing with cancer, our best wishes in your journey.

Yappari Chronicles and Winterborn

I have gotten some questions about where people can find out more information on my novel, Winterborn.  I made a separate site  ( to host all information that relates to the worlds of my novels.

There you can find the world overview, stories,  a pantheon and bestiary as well as illustrations by myself and others

I’ve also finished a new illustration of Quinne and Anita in the archive, which is now the new header for the site:

(2014) Who We Were - Quinne and Anita from
(2014) Who We Were – Quinne and Anita from

Spring Arrives!

Here in the Lower Mainland spring has arrived –  gorgeous cherry blossoms and daffodils are everywhere.

Did you know that the Aurora Awards are coming to Vancouver this fall? If you are a fan of speculative fiction why not  not check it out, join the CFSSA and nominate your favorite writers and artists ( Eligibility: )? To nominate and later vote for your choice you must be a member of The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association:

Really excited that Canvention and the awards will be hosted at VCON this year. Hopefully we will have a lot of Western Canada nominees!

In other news, works in progress are still works in progress. I’m hoping to have some news in the next few weeks!