Saturday, February 09, 2008

Growhouse - the short story

Finally there's an anthology in the Akashic series of city noirs set in Toronto. I tried to contact the editors and publisher quite a few times but I never got any response on how to submit a story for consideration. There's been some chatter ;)

Anyway, the story I would have submitted, Growhouse, was accepted by Bryon Quertermous at Demolition Magazine and it's in the current issue, so thanks Bryon.

Friday, February 08, 2008


Advance copies of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere have gone out and we're starting to get blurbs. This is very exciting, something that's never happened to me before. Here are some:

“Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere is just one hell of a read, takes off like a bullet and never let’s up, like a wondrous mix of Elmore Leonard and McBain but with a dazzling Canadian slant that is as fresh as it is darkly hilarious. Detective Bergeron and under-house-arrest Sharon MacDonald are just terrific creations; they leap off the page and the only flaw is the book is over before you can quite catch your breath—it’s that enthralling.”—Ken Bruen, author of Edgar-nominated Priest.

Who’d have thought there was such a seedy side to Toronto, and McFetridge is the perfect guide. Everyone Knows this is awesome! - Victor Gischler, author of Shotgun Opera (yeah, now, but pretty soon we'll be saying author of Go-Go Girls of the Apocolypse)

“Crackling dialogue, explosive action, cops, crooks, and the deadly setups, scams, and mind games these underworld types play. Sounds like a good Elmore Leonard novel. Reads like one, too. Enjoy.”—Parnell Hall, author of Hitman.