Mission Biblioteca: Meadows branch

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 | 0 comments

The first stop on our tour of every library branch in Edmonton was the Meadows branch. And it was stunning. Brand new, the Meadows is located in the southeast side of the city in the new Meadows Community Recreation Centre. Though it seems a bit small (sorry—I compare every library to my childhood “home” of the St. Albert Public Library), the high ceilings and bright windows give it an airy feel. This would be a great place to study or to sit and read for a bit since it’s rather quiet mid-week and midday. Also, because it’s attached to the rec centre, this is your one-stop shop for mind/body rejuvenation. Hit a workout and then hit the books....

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Mission: Visita cada biblioteca

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 | 0 comments

I’m on mat leave right now, caring for my little guy, and let me tell you—it’s hard to write. If I can get him down for a two-hour nap, I’m golden but the trouble is whether he naps for 15 minutes or two hours, I can’t see into the future to know HOW LONG he’ll nap for. The unpredictability is harsh, and I miss the old working days of knowing I’d at least have 45 minutes over my lunch hour. So because “writers write always,” I have to find other ways of keeping up my writing skills, and if I can’t actually write, then I have to try to read a lot. The other important thing too is I want my kid to appreciate books and...

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Serial killer birthday: A fun* game to play at parties

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 | 0 comments

*Not everyone shares the same sense of fun as we do, so you might scare some folks away or not get invited to the next party. On the other hand, you’ll find out who your true weirdo friends are! This is an easy game. 1. Ask the person their date of birth. 2 Google search for serial killers born on that day. 3. Read the Wikipedia entry about the killer that comes up. 4. Enjoy this unusual, but super fun icebreaker. Lemme share mine. I was born on February 29 (yes—the Leap Day). This is a very rare day, so you’d think the odds of there being any serial killers born this day would be next to nothing. Wrong. I share a birthday with TWO serial killers: Aileen...

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Recommended read: Your new favourite major! Exorcism!

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 | 0 comments

I’m a big believer in the power of education—especially when that education can banish tricky demons back to hell. And thanks to a huge surge in Satanism due to a world gone to rot (and people’s interest in fortune telling?), the Vatican is soon to be offering an exorcism course....

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Excerpt: Final Girl Part III

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Final Girl Part III launches October 3 for your early Halloween seasonal reading. Get it now—or check out this excerpt. Chapter 1: Hush Jess Hush little baby, yes that’s an axe / Daddy’s gonna give mama 40 hacks / And if that bitch don’t die today / Daddy’s gonna chop her up right away. I couldn’t get the stupid nursery rhyme out of my head. I stumbled upon it on Reddit the night before, as I sought out every scrap of information about the notorious axe murderer—and my goddamn birth dad—Randy Lee Kendall. I spent the last week staying up until all hours, ignoring incoming phone calls from Raven and Zero, who wanted to know why I left the team. Oh, yeah. I quit the team....

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