Tuesday, July 05, 2016


It's out!

The Nettle Tree – Jun 12 2016

by Kenneth Weene (Editor), Bye Clifford Clayton (Editor)

Strangely Different Stories ... The Nettle Tree, edited by Kenneth Weene and Clayton Bye, is a collection of genre stretching and busting stories by some of the most talented writers we have. Their challenge was to write strangely different western stories in a format of 3,000 words or less and to take you to places traditional westerns have never taken you. We think they have succeeded admirably. And with powerhouse writers, some known and others whom readers will find delightful discoveries, you will not be disappointed.

Available in e-book and trade paperback.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Coming Soon...

I have been sawing away at a tremendously huge poetry collection for the last couple of years, sending out the odd one but mostly just writing and writing and editing some more. All very different from the story writing that used to be my focus. However, I did pop out one story recently in response to a call for submissions, and had "Fog" accepted for the upcoming anthology The Nettle Tree, a collection of strangely different westerns. I have also had several poems accepted for the upcoming Your Death Full of Flowers, and yes, flowers are pretty much the main focus, but in myth and spirit settings. Both of these are poised to be published in the fall.

Also in the fall, VCon 41. Looking forward as usual to the fun and frolic.

Theme: Muppets, Puppets and Marionettes Friday, September 30 – Sunday October 2, 2016.
At the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.

Here's a wee spot from Co-Op Radio about VCon 41.

See you there!

Image: By Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

"This is for Mrs Zaberewsky" in Issue #1 of Polar Borealis

R. Graeme Cameron, known and loved by SF fen the world over (especially on the Wet Coast), has launched a new semi-prozine called Polar Borealis, in which he hopes to feature beginning writers, with a few oldtimers like myself to help out.

To my delight, my niece Flora Jo Zenthoefer has the lead story in the zine--"Paperwork for Mazes". My own silly story, "This is for Mrs Zaberewsky", falls somewhere around page 38.

Thanks to Graeme for his energy and encouragement for young writers--Graeme has been running the VCon Writers Workshops for some years now, among his many other fannish offerings.

Download a free copy of Polar Borealis and get reading!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My Schedule at VCon 40--Join Me?

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Casey June Wolf

Vancouver, BC
Sunday, October 4



Saturday, September 19, 2015

VCon Rollin' On In One More TimeyWhimey

Nearly there! The yearly con approaches.

Another Fine Day in the Scriptorium
As for VCon! Time Travel is the theme. I'll have niblings Flora and Jules in tow, as well as their pa, and will be up to the usual at the Writers Workshops (which Flora is attending for the second year), Turkey Readings, and some more serious readings, as well.

See you there!

VCON 40 Guests of Honour 

Author GoH
(The Forever War, The Accidental Time Machine)

Game Design GoH
(The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting and Novels)

Artist GoH
(Illustrator - Star Trek & others)

Editor GoH
The Dragon and the Stars, Carbide Tipped Pens)

Fan GoH

Master of Ceremonies
(Callahan's / Lady Sally Series, Stardance Trilogy)

VCON 40 Theme:

Time Travel

Come join us for three days of fannish fun and multi-track programming including:
Art Show & Auction • Vendors Hall • Author Readings • 24-Hour Games Rooms
Multi-Author Book Launch • Writers Workshops • Demos • Academie Duello
Artists Alley • Frankenstuffies • Fan Groups • Costume Contest • Panels
Hospitality Suite • Dance • Elrons • Turkey Readings • Workshops

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alteration to Schedule, Surrey Muse: Val's Poems Read Early

night walk by elizabeth mcclung of SCREW BRONZE

Doesn't sound like much of a news flash but if you were thinking of not going on Friday because you are not able to stay up (or out) late in the evening, this could make the difference in whether you go.

It's been decided to read Val's poems at the beginning of the evening rather than reserving them for the end, when the Open Mic usually occurs. So the info again is:

There will be a Tribute Gathering for Valerie with various performers at City Centre Library in Surrey, room 418, behind the Surrey Central SkyTrain station, on Friday, 24 October from 5:30-8:30 PM.

Thanks, Surrey Muse!