Upcoming events for April – #TallTalesWeirdWest and #CCEE

April is a busy damn month for little ol’ me. Swing by and see me at the #TallTalesWeirdWest launch, panelizing and commiserating at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, and hosting the annual Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards shortlist announcement party! 

Tall Tales of the Weird West release party

April 16

Owl’s Nest Books


Come meet authors Axel Howerton, R. Overwater, Allan Williams and Grady Cole

Readin’, Refreshment and Rock’n’damn Roll!

.TTWW Launch poster A_sm

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

April 16 – 19

Stampede Park, Calgary AB

Axel Howerton appearing at the following panels, as well as at

Table U03 with Coffin Hop Press for  Tall Tales Of The Weird West

Writing 101: Building a Mystery

Friday, April 17 @ 1:00 pm

Palomino AB

Designing a good mystery is like writing a story backwards, and only the author knows the true story before the big reveal. Our panelists share tips on constructing a “fair” mystery that keeps your readers guessing without making them feel stupid or deceived. Panelists: Margaret Curelas, Dave Gross (M), Axel Howerton, SG Wong.

Writing 101: Maintaining a Dialogue

Sunday, April 19 @ 11:30 am

Palomino C

Without actors to provide your characters with an audible voice, you need to use the tools of printed language to bring their dialogue to life. Our panelists share their secrets and offer examples from their favorite writers on how to create written dialogue that expresses character without the benefit of an actor. Panelists: Andrew Foley, Dave Gross (M), Axel Howerton, SG Wong.

Writing 101: Editing Yourself and Others

Sunday, April 19 @ 3:00 pm

Palomino H

From both sides of the author-editor relationship, our panelists offer tips on how to remain open to change while preserving your vision. Panelists: Margaret Curelas, Andrew Foley, Dave Gross (M), Axel Howerton.


Arthur Ellis Award Shortlist Announcement

April 23 – 7PM

Owl’s Nest Books

815A – 49 Avenue SW

Calgary, AB


Featuring readings by 2014 nominees Dwayne Clayden, Garry Ryan and David Poulsen, former nominees Axel Howerton, Jayne Barnard and more.



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