Monday, February 15, 2016

Attendin' Cornwall & Area Pop Event (CAPE) 2016

Anyone around for the Cornwall Area & Pop Event this April 23-24 at the Benson Centre? If you are in the Eastern Ontario area, you oughta consider going. There there be costumes, exhibitors and fun in a (as very talented comic-book artist Tom Fowler put it) long-neglected geek-culture-rich stretch of Ontario. I had a such great time there last year, meeting vendors and selling books, that I am goin' back.
I'll be there again with novel Town & Train alongside my pal Benoit Chartier, author of the sci-fi novel Red Nexus and the short fiction collection, The Calumnist Malefesto: And Other Improbable Yarns.
Thank you, Carol Grant and Randy Sauve, overseer of Fantasy Realm, for putting on CAPE. Benoit and I are lookin' forward to it!

Check the CAPE guest list and update here

Here's what they've got on me: 

The author with the previous drafts of
Town & Train. Photo by Sean McKibbon,
Metro News, 2014.
James K. Moran’s horror novel, Town &Train, was published by Lethe Press in November 2014. In the novel, seventeen-year-old John Daniel wakes by the railroad tracks with no recollection of how he got there. Soon, he and police officer David Forester suspect a pervasive and menacing collusion in their small Ontario border town when an antique steam train arrives late in the night.

“Moran does an excellent job of conveying the desperation that drives people to seek salvation in the supernatural.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Town & Train, the debut horror novel from local author James K. Moran, is one ride you won’t want to miss.”
—Chrissie Steinbeck, Apartment613

“Moran does a good job of establishing the town and its many characters.”
—Rue Morgue: Horror in Culture & Entertainment

Moran’s fiction and poetry have appeared in various Canadian, American and British publications, with fiction recently in Glitterwolf: Halloween and poetry On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic.
Moran blogs at jameskmoran.blogspot.ca. He grew up in Cornwall and now lives in Ottawa.

Monday, February 1, 2016

I'm tickled that my poem "Stormed" appears in the summer 2015 issue of On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic. My complimentary copies arrived in the mail the other week at one of my previous addresses. Luckily, the mags found their way to me. (That's the last time I go on the lam to avoid my fans!)
Many thanks to fine folks at On Spec for accepting the piece, particularly Managing Editor Diane L. Walton, Poetry Editor Barry Hammond and Business Manager Jen Laface. 

I share the featured poet spotlight with Colleen Anderson, editor at ChiZine Publications. Her piece is entitled "The Hedge Witch". Prolific spec writer and editor Alex Shvartsman contibutes "One in a Million". Fellow Ottawa scribe Lynne M. MacLean (who likes to use a middle initial in her byline) has a story called "Storm Wife" in the issue as well.

You can see the Table of Contents here.