New story up at Jersey Devil Press

why's wally

My latest flash fiction is now up for reading in the 50th edition of the Jersey Devil Press, in either their fancy full-magazine mode, or as a plain old web page.

It is the story of Wally (Waldo to those of us familiar with the icon in North America), and his existential crisis.

Alltop is a humorous crisis.

My conversation with Robert Chazz Chute

Robert Chazz ChuteI’d encourage you all to check out the Cool People Podcast this week, in which the host (and fellow London, ON author) Robert Chazz Chute, and I discuss the singularity, technology, and monkey brains! (And yes, this means I’m officially “cool”.)

Robert Chazz Chute is the award-winning author of the bestselling serial, This Plague of Days, featuring an autistic boy facing down the end of the world in a dystopian future than could begin in real life at any moment. Plus zombies! (But not real zombies.) And possibly vampires! (But not real vampires.)

And if you’re in the Other London (The “For Rest” City), join the two of us to hear us read from our work, talk more complete shite, and even offer some tips on how to do the self-publishing thing.

London Central Library (Stevenson & Hunt Room)
7 pm
Thursday, November 14
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Alltop loves a good zombie-monkey-brain tale.

You’re invited to Indie Author Night

Indie Author Night

I’d like to invite anyone who is the region of London, Ontario (or all you readers with some cash or frequent flyer points to burn), to come to a reading and discussion of the indie publishing at the London (ON) Public Library on Thursday.

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Place: London Public Library, Central Branch: Stevenson & Hunt room
Time: 7 pm
Day: November 14 (Thursday)

I’ll be reading from Pirate Therapy and Other Cures and The Fridgularty. My conspirator for the evening is Robert Chazz Chute, another Other London indie author. He’s going to be reading from post-apocalyptic (zombieish) and very popular This Plague of Days. You can find him at his website, Chazzwrites.com.

Afterwards, we’ll have a discussion of the publishing world, indie publishing, self-publishing, and Chazz has promised a dramatic reading and breakdancing. (He was kind enough to volunteer me for the latter, so you’re in for a horrifying evening.)

Alltop loves a good breakdance emergency.