The book

Incidental Music is my first novel, published in November 2012. It’s available wherever you buy books, in print and digital format.

Incidental Music - the book cover
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This page contains some of the book-related commentary, reviews and information about past book events.


An interview on the 49th Shelf with Julie Wilson / Book Madam here.

A review in Spacing Magazine , Summer 2013, written by Claire Battershill Page 1 and Page 2

Herizons, Winter 2014 review is available in print

The Buried in Print review

Opera Obsession‘s review

Barcza Blog reviews the book, urges straight men to learn more about female desire

An interview in Xtra! here

John Gilks reviews the book and has some kind words

Corriere Canadese/Tandem, now alas defunct, published an interview before the launch.

Steel Bananas sends some advance love.

– My book trailer made the Best Of list over on the 49th Shelf

– Some book chatter over on Canadian Opera Company’s COC podcast.

– The co-organizer of the book launch, the This Is Not a Reading Series, made a teaser in advance of the event:

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Lambda Literary Foundation award nomination for Debut Fiction, 2013. Deets

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Music and the Novel–How to Write About Sound. A Reading & a Presentation. Toronto Public Library, High Park, October 23 2013 at 7PM. DETAILS

Brockton Writers Reading Series Reading: July 10 2013. A run-down of the trouser role hits made especially for the occasion on the BWS blog.

London Pride 2013 – Literary Night, July 24: Part of a panel with AJ Quinn and Sara Peters, MC’d by Debra Low.

June 25 2013, 7PM Another Story Bookshop Panel discussion Writing Ourselves In: International Social Revolution and the Queer Experience in LiteratureDetails.

February 2013: The Ontario Librarians Association conference 2013 – sat at my distributor’s table, signed a few books, chatted with a whole lot of librarians. Details.

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THE LAUNCH AND AROUND THE LAUNCHThis is not a reading series, November 2012

Opera bloggers writing about the launch on November 27 2012 and about the book:
Leslie Barcza’s account
John Gilks’ account
Regie or Not Regie? gives the book (and my Otter shenanigans) a great plug

An improvised photo gallery — the launch

short video from the same event

A few good photos by Era Toronto that include soprano Erin Bardua and mezzo Margaret Bardos

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