To those who enjoy the challenge of last-minute holiday shopping, may I suggest two books that include some of my seasonal short stories?
My Christmas story “The Power Man” — a Finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada 2019 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story — is featured in Baby It’s Cold Outside, a holiday anthology from Calgary’s Coffin Hop Press. And here’s a bonus: It’s set on Wolfe Island, Ontario, my hometown.
My recent short story collection Kill As You Go includes “A Christmas Bauble,” also an Arthur Ellis Award Finalist. It also features one of my personal favourites, “Marley Was Dead,” a story about volunteer fire fighters, a Santa Claus Parade, and murder by hockey stick.
Got the book yesterday afternoon, have read it halfway already, can’t put it down... I provided emotional support in Edmonton during the evacuation, then went up to Fort McMurray on the anniversary of the fire to provide support.
Found it a interesting read and I know alot of the people mentioned in the book, with my own mother living on Wolfe Island in her teenage years.
It would be a great Christmas gift. It's a great book.