Welcome to my official author website, Archaeologies of the Weird. My fiction and poetry has appeared on 600 Second Saga, Steps Magazine, the Veg, and the Dawson College SPACE website. I have also published nonfiction with Cult Montreal, The Bull Calf Review, Scrivener Creative Review, and The Senior Times. As a proofreader and editor, I handle a range of different clients in the genres of both nonfiction and fiction, offering competitive rates.
With Archaeologies of the Weird, I turned my older blog, The Vinciolo Journal, in a slightly new direction. A rebranding was long overdue and you can see the results before you : a cleaner look and a new commitment to quality content. After my mandate as Managing Editor of Scrivener Creative Review wrapped up, I decided it was time to begin working on my blog again. You can still access all of the old blog’s content.
I began Archaeologies of the Weird with a series of weekly reflections on the early stories in Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s anthology The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories. My original goal was to review all 110 stories, covering more than a hundred years of weird fiction writing, but this turned out to be too ambitious. I hope to update this regularly on a miscellany of different topics.
One of the things that I hope to do more with Archaeologies of the Weird is explore the genre of archaeological adventures/thrillers, particularly when it has a weird fiction twist. I will post reviews and think pieces about everything from H. Rider Haggard’s She to the Uncharted games and the Jade Ilhara series of YA novels. Meanwhile, I will be working on my own in-progress archaeological thriller novel, which I hope will benefit from the insights I garner from writing about what’s already out there.