Archive for August, 2011

Toronto Launch Party for The Dirt Chronicles

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Dear Everybody:

Please consider this a personal invitation to come celebrate the launch and arrival of my new book, The Dirt Chronicles! We’ll be hanging out at my fave local bookshop, Another Story (315 Roncesvalles) on Thursday September 29th at 7 pm. Vegan snacks and big love, all free, all rad.  Pints to follow at the Intersteer!

Also to you and yours in other cities, save the dates:

Ottawa - Mon Oct 3rd at Mother Tongue, with Jim Nason and Rob Benvie (1067 Bank Street)

Montreal - Wed Oct 5th at Concordia’s Coop Bookstore, with Heather J. Wood (2150 Bishop)

Winnipeg - Thursday Oct 6th at McNally Robinson in the Atrium, with Jim Nason, Jacob Scheirer, Phoebe Tsang (1120 Grant Avenue)

Sneak Preview from The Dirt Chronicles - Not on the shelf yet!

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Dear Readers:

Please have a peek at Toddlers and Tiaras, a story from my forthcoming collection, The Dirt Chronicles.

I hope you like it. There’s more where that came from.


Miss Kristyn

Shout out to Beloved Canadian Authors and the People’s Choice contest

Monday, August 15th, 2011

You only have 13 more days to nominate a book for the CBC sponsored People’s Choice award! The book with the most nominations will join the jurored long list of titles for the Scotiabank’s Giller Prize.

Surely you know the fine work of glitterati power houses including Lynn Crosbie, Farzana Doctor, Lori Lansens, Shani Mootoo, Zoe Whittall, Nalo Hopkinson, Mariko Tamaki, Emily Pohl-Weary, Anna Kerz and Hiromi Goto! These are a few of the amazing Canadian storytellers who have titles eligible for nomination.

The Dirt Chronicles is also eligible for nomination. Yay!

Visit the following link to make your nomination before the deadline on August 28th. When you do so, you will find that you are suddenly included in exciting draws for cool prizes. True!

The Dirt Chronicles - coming to an awesome bookstore near you soon!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

the-dirt-chronicles.jpgArsenal Pulp Press is about to release my newest book - a collection of linked short stories called The Dirt Chronicles. Yes Sir, this is an hommage to queer punk radicals and rebels of all persuasions!

Here’s what Zoe Whittall has to say about it in Fashion Magazine (Sept 2011):

“Known for her visceral, no-holds-barred young-adult and speculative fiction, Dunnion’s first literary fiction book for adults is just as fierce and fascinating. These fast-moving linked stories take us deep into the lives of urban outlaws and loveable misfits. A meek office worker abandons his sedate life for an obsession with an enigmatic bike courier; a man wakes up in Toronto’s notorious Don Jail, charged with the murder of his best friend; teen runaways vow revenge; and everybody tries to avoid the King, a homicidal cop bent on destroying the underclasses Dunnion portrays so brilliantly.”

Order a copy from your local independent bookstore or online at

Or borrow it from your local public library, because they effing rock!

$17.95 in Canada and the US  ISBN 978-1-55152-426-9

Celebrate with me at one of several launch parties/readings in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Winnipeg!

Stay tuned for more book party information ……..