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
Owl’s Nest Books
Come meet authors Axel Howerton, R. Overwater, Allan Williams and Grady Cole
Readin’, Refreshment and Rock’n’damn Roll!
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
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
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
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
Featuring readings by 2014 nominees Dwayne Clayden, Garry Ryan and David Poulsen, former nominees Axel Howerton, Jayne Barnard and more.