Short Stories Short Listed!

My stories “Eggsistential Crisis” and “Nether Lands” have been shortlisted in the Short Story category of the Word Awards from the Word Guild. Click here to see the whole short list. Winners will be announced Sept. 17. 🤞🏼

Faith Today: Small Press Roundup

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Moonshine Promises was recently featured in Faith Today’s small press roundup. Check out the blurb and my fellow authors’ work here. Happy to be rounded-up with them!

Christian Courier Review

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Thanks to Joanne Spoelstra for this five-star review of Moonshine Promises! You can read the review here on the Christian Courier website.

First Published Review

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Moonshine Promises has received its first published review. Sonya VanderVeen Feddema offered this glowing review in the Banner on January 28th, 2022. Check it out if you’re still on the fence about buying your copy of Moonshine Promises!

The Brass Spittoon Interview

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Peddling Moonshine

If you’re curious about where Moonshine Promises came from — as well as how a lifelong member of the Introverts Club has weathered book promotion — check out “Peddling Moonshine,” an article just published in the fall edition of The Angle, the newsletter of The Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English.

You can view the full newsletter here; “Peddling Moonshine” is on pages 24–26.

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Art waves Interview

I recently had the opportunity to share more about Moonshine Promises and the genesis of this collection of stories on the Art Waves radio show (part of The Hawk 101.5 FM programming). The interview aired on Sunday evening, August 22nd, but you can listen to the archive now using this link.

Moonshine Promises in “The Sachem” Newspaper

John Van Rys holding Moonshine Promises in the foggy front yard of his rural Ontario hobby farm. Photo by April Van Rys
An author in his natural habitat. Photo by my ever-patient wife April Van Rys.

I am excited to share some local coverage about Moonshine Promises from the Haldimand area newspaper, The Sachem. Please use this link to read the article “Dunnville Man Releases First Fiction Book” written by Tamara Botting.

Remember, you can order your own copy of Moonshine Promises using the links provided here.