"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Thursday, July 19, 2012


 "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've just officially started writing Dogs in Heat again, and plan to keep at it till it's finished. I've got a 90-page skeleton of the story already completed. I've created a bit of a safe haven with my Saint John novels and it's time to take a chance and try something new. It's a wild ride with Satan, Ernest Hemingway, and Vincent van Gogh, and it's either going to be the best thing I ever write, or the worst. Either way, it's a fun new direction that scares and excites me, so that can only be a good thing.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

I've recently been added to the New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia. The piece was written by Michael VanTassell. Check out the link below:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Moon is Real

After a year of rewriting I'm happy to say that I'm now finished my fifth novel, The Moon is Real. I've printed a copy of the manuscript and will give it one final reading to fix any minor errors. It sits at just 47,000 words -- my shortest work since The Making of Harry Cossaboom, but I think it's the best I've done. (But isn't every new book supposed to feel that way?) The story revisits The Dirty Milkman's Charlie and Prin, A Place of Pretty Flowers' Jeremy Wiggins and Jimmy S., and for those who paid extra close attention to The Goon, the once-mentioned tollbooth operator, Walter Stephens.  

Monday, July 2, 2012