I made the long list for the 2014 Writers’ Community of Durham Region Short Fiction Contest! I’m pumped, for sure. After a 21-year career as a freelance writer engaged 99 per cent in non-fiction, it’s fun to see my fiction earn attention. Whatever happens, I’m thrilled to be on the long list. We’ll find out in mid-June who the winners are. Congratulations to everyone on the list!

Oh, and this summer I’m offering a 5-week course called “Make Money Writing” at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library. Rich will also be teaching a 5-week course called “Create Your Own Book Trailer.” Register now before the classes fill up! Visit www.wsplibrary.ca