Chi Series Toronto Presents: David Baillie, Kate Blair, A.M. Dellamonica, Mags Storey; Plus Music From Kari Maaren!

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Chi Series Toronto Presents: David Baillie, Kate Blair, A.M. Dellamonica, Mags Storey; Plus Music From Kari Maaren!
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DAVID BAILLIE was born, raised, and educated in Hamilton, Ontario. He emigrated from Canada to the United States in 1996, and for the last eighteen years has been teaching modern and postmodern art and literature at a New England college preparatory school. WHAT WE SALVAGE is Baillie’s debut novel, a work that draws upon his own experiences in the post-boot culture music scene of the late ’80s-early ’90s. He currently lives in central Massachusetts with his two sons, his artist / educator wife Darcy, and her two daughters.

Born on a tiny island stuck to the south of England, KATE BLAIR has worked as a museum curator, a cook on a ship on the Great Barrier Reef and as a clown. She now lives in Toronto and is a young adult author and a speculative fiction geek. TRANSFERRAL is her first novel, published by DCB/ Cormorant. It's a YA speculative fiction about an alternate-present day London, where criminals are punished by having the diseases of the innocent transferred to them.

A.M. DELLAMONICA's first novel, INDIGO SPRINGS, won the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her fourth, A DAUGHTER OF NO NATION, is the sequel of Lambda Award finalist CHILD OF A HIDDEN SEA. She is the author of over thirty-five short stories in a variety of genres; these can be found on, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed and in numerous print magazines and anthologies, most recently the barely legal ChiZine James Bond anthology LICENCE EXPIRED. She is married to the luminous Nebula nominee Kelly Robson and hopes to have many opportunities to be arm-candy for Kelly this year and in the future. She also teaches writing in person at UTSC and online through the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. Her website is at

MAGS STOREY is an award-winning novelist and journalist. DEAD GIRLS DON'T (ChiZine) is her first young adult novel. She used to travel the world. Now she lives in the GTA. She’s occasionally mistaken for a zombie. But hey, this is Toronto

KARI MAAREN has produced two CDs: "Beowulf Pulled my Arm Off" and "Everybody Hates Elves." She is also hard at work on "Horror! The Musical." Kari has won an Aurora award for her music, and was also nominated for one for her West of Bathurst comic. You can find her on YouTube here:
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By: The Chiaroscuro Reading Series