Holiday Deals and Natural Disasters

Hell and Gone has been out for a month, and despite all sorts of supply chain issues, debuted on the BC Bestseller list. The critical response has been enthusiastic. 

If you’re in Canada you can get Hell and Gone from Chapters, from Amazon, or from your local bookstore.
And if you’re in the States, please pre-order now for March, at Amazon, or at your local bookstore.


When you read it, do me a solid and leave a rating or review on Amazon, Goodreads, Chapters, etc. It really helps authors. 

If you need a signed copy and you live in the Lower Mainland, or if you’d like a signed card mailed out to a relative for Christmas, email me and I’ll do what I can.


The “atmospheric river” destroyed a lot of the highway network between the Lower Mainland and the Interior of B.C., and flooded the Fraser Valley. A few people asked if Carly and I are okay. We are…

My brother was one of the people evacuated due to mudslides, and he spent several days in a rescue camp in Hope. He’s fine now. Not everybody was. And with transportation destroyed and much of the province’s farmland under water, it will be a weird, different, and possibly difficult Christmas. 


Mystery Writing Mastery is on sale until the end of the year. $150 until January 1st.

In early December I’m going to do two “Office Hours” sessions, free for anyone enrolled in Mystery Writing Mastery or The Noir Short Story. Q and A, problem solving, comments and features you’d like to see…you can even share your work, if you’d like. Should be fun! 

If you're a writer looking for a manuscript critique, contact me soon. My rate is going up in '22.


I just finished Michael LaPointe’s The Creep, a terrific ‘literary thriller’ with some very smart things to say about how journalism has ‘crept’ into ideology and entertainment. Currently reading Muriel Spark’s The Ballad of Peckham Rye, a literary novel with an Ian Rankin blurb on the cover. Very cool. And Alma Katsu’s The Hunger was a solid horror novel about the Donner Party (talk about supply chain issues...)

I don’t know if it’s the best movie I’ve seen this year, but Old Henry was a great little western, with good performances from Tim Blake Nelson and Stephen Dorff. It reminded me a little of Unforgiven, which I just got to see in the theatre for the first time, and damn is it a beautiful film. 

Thanks for reading.


Hell and Gone: A Wakeland Novel Out Now

"Wakeland is to Vancouver what Scudder is to New York, and Hell and Gone cements Wiebe's place alongside Penny, Barclay, and Atwood."
  Reed Farrel Coleman, NY Times Bestselling author of Sleepless City

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