In October 2015 I published a novel, Alone: A Winter in the Woods (Hidden Brook Press) and you can read about it and how it came to be written on the Books page. On the following page you will find current reviews.
Blue Denim Press, after the success of Hill Spirits (2012), released a second anthology Hill Spirits II, edited by Gwynn Scheltema, Erika Rummel, Susan Statham and me. The anthology showcases some of the remarkable writers who live in this area and are members of the Spirit of the Hills Writers’ Group, a part of Spirit of the Hills Arts Association and was released in 2015. Hill Spirits III, eds. Reid, F.S., Scheltema, G. and Statham, S. was released at the Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts in November 2017 and a fourth volume, Hill Spirits IV, was published at a second festival in November 2019.
To maintain a sense of community among our Spirit of the Hills writers’ group, in 2020, I and Kim Aubrey initiated and edited a blog on the Northumberland Festival o f the Arts (festivalofthearts.ca) site to provide a way to share our work in difficult times. In 2021 Blue Denim Press published Our Pandemic Times which contained many pieces from the blog as well as longer stories submitted specifically to this anthology.
Finally a little about Word on the Hills, a continuing series on Northumberland 89.7 FM. This half hour show introduces listeners to authors, editors and publishers who are based in this region. We then invite them to read from their works. Gwynn Scheltema, Chris Cameron and I co-host. The programme is now in its ninth year and was first broadcast on Northumberland 89.7 FM in November 2013. Since March 2020 these shows have been recorded for broadcast by Zoom. We have a list of interesting interviewees lined up for the months to come. The show currently airs on Sundays at 1:00 pm, is streamed at northumberland987.ca and can be accessed at any time and from anywhere on our website http://wordonthehills.com/