TO BUY MY BOOKS
You can contact me at email@example.com. if you'd like copies of any of my books. I'd be glad to sign them for you, and might even cut you a deal!
Openwork and Limestone, my latest book of poetry can be ordered directly from my publisher, Frontenac House, who offers fre shipping within Canada, and subsidized shipping elsewhere. Seeking Shade, my short story collection and This White Nest , my latest poetry collection, are both available in print through the big online retailers (Chapters-Indigo in Canada, Barnes & Noble in the U.S., Book Depository and Amazon everywhere).
Or, better yet, you can order through your local independent bookstores. In Ottawa, I am grateful that Perfect Books, Books on Beechwood and Octopus Books have all stocked copies of my books.
Several other titles are available directly from the publishers: Tower, my novella, from Fish Gotta Swim Editions. Apples and Rose, my poetry chapbook, from above/ground press. My fiction micro-chapbook Shards from its publisher, Coven Editions.
John Buschek, the publisher of my first poetry collection Light-carved Passages (among many other publications over the 20+ year history of BuschekBooks), was inducted in the VerseFest Hall of Honour . With John having closed up shop, Light-carved Passages can no longer be purchased through bookstores (online or bricks and mortar) but can now only be purchased by contacting me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have a handful of remaining copies of my first chapbook of poems Portal Stones available for sale.
I am available for readings, and eligible for funding via programs of the League of Canadian Poets and/or The Writers' Union of Canada. I'd love to bring my recent books to readings series throughout Canada. I would be pleased to meet with book clubs.
I can also offer small-group workshops, with or without critiquing of participants' work. Past topics include "Ariadne's Web: finding your way into and out of the poem" , "The 'I of a Poem: thinking of voice and authenticity", "The Poet as Art Thief" (on ekphrastic writing) and "Poetry and Place".
Finally, I would delighted to hear from you if my writing has moved (or infuriated) you in any way, if you have questions, or just to talk about writing and community.