Name a ship in my next book!

I am utter rubbish at naming things in my worlds. So, to celebrate all the awards announcements lately and to make sure the names in my next book don’t suck too horribly: A CONTEST!

In the comment area over here, give me your best idea for a poncy, stuffy, rigorously captained Navy Ship, circa 1890-1910.

You have until Friday May 11th to make your suggestions, and then we will vote on our favourites. The poll will close on May 14th, in the morning.

The winning name will appear in my next steampunk novel, and the person who suggested it will be named in the Thank Yous.



JM FreyName a ship in my next book!
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Anime North Schedule

Anime North: Canada’s premier fan run Anime convention!

Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!

This year, Anime North will be the weekend of May 25 – 27, 2012 at the Toronto Congress Centre and Doubletree International Plaza Hotel. Stay tuned for further updates as we start to ramp up for this year’s convention. We look forward to seeing you all there!

I’ll be appearing as a guest at Anime North on SATURDAY MAY 26th ONLY. My schedule is here:

Writing Young Adult – Saturday at 1200 in Hamilton (DoubleTree)
World-building! – Saturday at 1300 in Windsor (DoubleTree)
Writing Strong Women – Saturday at 1600 in Windsor (DoubleTree)
AUTOGRAPHS – Saturday 1400 in the Dealer’s Room at the Author Autograph table.

Copies of my novel of Triptych will be for sale at the convention. Special advanced copies of The Dark Side of the Glass will also be available for sale!

JM FreyAnime North Schedule
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APPEARANCE: Lambda Literary Award Nominees Reading

Where: Slack’s on Church

When: Tuesday, 15 May 2012; 19:00 until 22:00


What: Let’s get loud & proud about the Toronto-based Lambda Literary Award nominees: Farzana Doctor, Kristyn Dunnion, JM Frey & Karleen Pendleton Jiménez! Come out to hear these amazing writers read (see bios below) and celebrate their nominations. Hosted By Heather J Wood & Jim Nason.

The Awards: For more about the awards check out this link.

The Authors:


Farzana Doctor’s first novel, Stealing Nasreen, received critical acclaim and earned a devoted readership upon its release in 2007. Her second book, Six Metres of Pavement (Dundurn 2011), was praised by Publishers Weekly praised as “..a paean to second chances” and was named one of Now Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2011. It also won the Rainbow Award for Best Contemporary Lesbian General Fiction, and had been short-listed for a Lambda Award general Lesbian Fiction category. Farzana was named as one of CBC Books’ “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now” and was the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Grant (2011). She is a co-curator of the Brockton Writers Series.

Kristyn Dunnion is a Lady punk. Her collection of linked stories, The Dirt Chronicles, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2011 and is shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Awards, general Lesbian Fiction category. Kristyn’s noteworthy novels include MISSING MATTHEW, a quirky mystery for young rebels, MOSH PIT, a queer punk love tragedy, and BIG BIG SKY, an anarcho-queer speculative fiction – all published by Red Deer Press. Her stories are widely anthologized, including in SubTerrain Magazine, Fist of the SpiderWoman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire, With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn, and Peripheries: Erotic Lesbian Futures. Kristyn is a performance artist and bassist. She likes big boots, shaved heads, and loud music.

J. M. Frey is the author of TRIPTYCH (Dragon Moon Press), and “The Once and Now-ish King” in WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME (Dragon Moon Press, August 2011), THE DARK SIDE OF THE GLASS (Double Dragon Publishing, June 2012), and “Whose Doctor?” in DOCTOR WHO IN TIME AND SPACE (McFarland Press, Fall 2012). She holds a BA in Dramatic Literature, where she studied playwriting and traditional Japanese theatre forms, and a Masters of Communications and Culture, where she focused on fanthropology. She is active in the Toronto geek community, presenting at awards ceremonies, appearing on TV, radio, podcasts, live panels and documentaries to discuss all things fandom through the lens of Academia, and has lectured at the Pop Culture Association of America’s Annual Conference (San Francisco), at the University of Cardiff’s ‘Whoniversal Appeal’ Conference, and the Technology and Pedagogy Conference at York University. Frey’s pie-in-the-sky dream is to one day sing a duet with John Barrowman. Triptych is nominated in two Lambda Literary Award categories.


Karleen Pendleton Jiménez is the author of How to Get a Girl Pregnant, a finalist for a 2012 Lambda Literary Award in the category Lesbian Memoir. Her children’s book Are You a Boy or a Girl? was also a Lambda Literary finalist in 2001, and her award-winning film Tomboy has been screened around the world.

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Ad Astra 2012 Panel Schedule

J.M. Frey’s Ad Astra 2012 Panel Schedule

There will also be a reading at some point. Check the programme at the con for the time, day, and location. Anything you’d like to request I read? Leave me a comment below!

Day Time Panel Room
Friday 9pm The Intersection between Academic and the Creative in Spec. Fic Floor 2, Salon 2
Saturday 11am Gender Bender in the TARDIS Beaufort East
Saturday 12pm NOW WHAT? Getting an Agent, Querying, etc. Floor 2, Salon 2
Saturday 8pm Book Launch – DEFYING GRAVITY & DESTINY’s FALL Room 1401
Sunday 12pm Steampunk Lit Beaufort East
JM FreyAd Astra 2012 Panel Schedule
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Book Launch Invitation – “Destiny’s Fall” and “Fighting Gravity”

Please join DRAGON MOON PRESS in celebrating two new novels!  The launch party will APRIL 14th, 8:30pm be at Ad Astra 2012.

Fighting Gravity
by Leah Petersen

When Jacob Dawes is Selected for the Imperial Intellectual Complex as a child, he’s catapulted from the poverty-stricken slums of his birth into a world where his status as an unclass is something no one can forget, or forgive. His growing scientific renown draws the attention of the emperor, a young man Jacob’s own age, and they find themselves drawn to each other in an unlikely, and ill-advised relationship. Jacob may have won the emperor’s heart, but it’s no protection when he’s accused of treason. And fighting his own execution would mean betraying the man he loves.

Destiny’s Fall
by Marie Bilodeau
(Sequel to the award winning Destiny’s Blood)

A broken tradition. A hunted child. A rebellion that threatens to topple the very fabric of the universe.

When Layela Delamores gives birth to her first child, the ether immediately rejects what should be its only heir. A wave of destruction sweeps the ether races and sparks Solaria’s ire and rebellion on Mirial. A new heir rises to take the throne of Mirial, one who wields tainted ether.

Unable to access the flow of ether, Layela is left with little choice but to flee Mirial, seeking answers that may no longer exist, prepared to sacrifice everything to free herself and her daughter from the clutches of the First Star.

Can’t make it to the party? Preorder the books here.


JM FreyBook Launch Invitation – “Destiny’s Fall” and “Fighting Gravity”
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