Pigeons Go Wild – Book Launch

What better spot than a wing place to launch a book boasting a pigeon on its cover?

On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., please join me as I launch my short collection of stories, Where Pigeons Roost, at Wild Wing, 431 Yonge Street in Toronto, just south of College subway station.

Those attending the launch will get half price appetizers with the purchase of a drink, and a copy of the book for over 10% off the cover price.

See you there!

Cover of short story collection Where Pigeons Roost, featuring a photgraph of pigeons strutting about on a sunny pavement.

The cover of Where Pigeons Roost.

Where Pigeons Roost – now available

Very excited to announce that I have approved the proof of my short story collection, and that Where Pigeons Roost and other stories is now available through me and through Amazon!

Cover page of short story collection Where Pigeons Roost, featuring a photgraph of pigeons strutting about on a sunny pavement.

The cover page of Where Pigeons Roost, designed by Maria Buscemi

In Where Pigeons Roost, four women trapped in worlds of their own making journey between obsession and redemption.

« Feather and Gaelyn reached the foyer, not yet knowing that each would remain disappointed by her life while being secretly pleased her twin would fare no better. They did not yet know that their final competition – whom would outlive the other – would be moot, the winner forever undeclared. » – Excerpt from Stalemate, from Where Pigeons Roost

The book’s official launch will be held in November in Toronto, Canada. Details to follow!

Alicorn 2108 – Champion

In April, I submitted my sci-fi short story about spacefaring unicorns to an online independent authors competition.

Readers were invited to read each of the seven stories, then vote for their favourite.

At the end of the month, my short story, Alicorn 2108, had gathered nearly 65% of the vote – for the win -, and numerous positive comments from readers, some of which I’ll copy here:

« I did read all the stories, and there is really no contest. [Alicorn 2108] is far and away the best (even though I am not generally a fan of science fiction.) » – Ron P.

« [Alicorn 2108] was the best by far – a good story by any standards. » – Dave M.

« I loved [Alicorn 2108] – I also loved one of the others but I can’t remember the title – these are interesting & up-and-coming writers. [A.M. Matte] has a great imagination & talent. Also excellent language. » – Helen G.

« Wow  I am impressed – I love the flow of [A.M. Matte’s] writing.  She really takes you there.  And the votes – everyone else is majorly impressed. » – Sheila B.

Thanks to D.R. Racey for holding the competition, and thanks to all who read and voted.

Competition results / Résultats du concours

Competition results / Résultats du concours