Sam Wiebe



Seattle Mystery Bookshop Event

March 30, 2017

Saturday May 20th at noon I'll be signing copies of Invisible Dead at Seattle Mystery Bookshop. Looking forward to it! 

You can pre-order at at

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Spring 2017 Events

January 31, 2017

I'll be doing a few events in the Winter/Spring 2017. Here are the details: 

Feb 22: Real Vancouver Writers, Grunt Gallery, 350 E 2nd Ave #116, Vancouver. Doors at 7, readings start at 7:30.
I'll be reading with Adele Barclay, Danila Botha, Jonina Kirton, David Ly, and Cole Nowicki. Hosted by Dina Del Bucchia and Sean Cranbury.

Apr 20: Arthur Ellis event, VPL Central. I'll be moderating t…

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Heel Turn

January 12, 2017
My story "Heel Turn," about pro wrestling and racism (and boy do those things overlap), is in the latest issue of The Matador Review. Crude language abounds.

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Happy New Year...

December 31, 2016

My residency with the VPL was one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. The events were well-attended and seemed to help aspiring writers, which means a lot to me--my goal when I started was to put on events I'd want to attend. I think it was successful. Most of that success can be attributed to the library staff, and the writers and artists who gave their time. Thank you!

The Globe …

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Cut You Down, Writers Fest, and November Events

November 1, 2016

The second Wakeland novel has a name, cover and publication date. CUT YOU DOWN will come out June 6th 2017 in Canada and the US. INVISIBLE DEAD will be released in America on May 2nd, 2017. I'm incredibly excited about this!


The Vancouver Writers Fest wrapped up last weekend. I was on a panel with Michael Koryta and Peter Robinson, moderated by Lonnie Propas. The first event I ever saw at the…

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US Publisher for Invisible Dead and other News

October 19, 2016

The first month of being the VPL Writer in Residence has been amazing. The opening event was terrific, with some people calling it the best event the VPL has ever offered (note: I am one of the people saying that, and not for any involvement of myself. The panelists were incredible.) The workshops so far have been fun and interesting, and I'm amazed at the creativity of the community. Tonight's sc…

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Writer in Residence

September 2, 2016

I'm proud to announce that I'm the Vancouver Public Library's 2016 Writer in Residence!

This fall I'll be running workshops, offering consultations, and moderating some terrific panels. All the events are online at , and the official announcement is here:



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Up and Down

August 29, 2016

The one thing every writer collects is grudges.


Even the most successful writers I know have an accountant’s mind for awards not won, sales not made, reviewers who just didn’t get it, publicists who missed major opportunities...the list goes on.


It’s part egotism and part anxiety, and part the nature of artistic endeavor. My dad’s a jazz musician, and he put it really well: one day y…

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Reviews and Interviews

August 1, 2016

The response to Invisible Dead so far has been amazing. I wanted to share two things that I thought were especially cool.

Naben Ruthnum interviewed me for Hazlitt. In his review of the novel he compares it to the work of Richard Price and David Simon, which doesn't happen every day. I'm really proud of how this turned out.

And from Margaret Cannon's review of Invisible Dead in the Globe and…

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August Events and Book Tour

August 1, 2016

What a month. July saw me tour Invisible Dead from Vancouver to Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, was exhausting, but a lot of fun. Thanks to all the writers, book store owners, and everyone else who helped facilitate this trip.

Here's my schedule of events for August, most in Vancouver or its surrounding area:

August 1st: CBC Radio interview, the Stephen Quinn Show
August 2…

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Book Launch, Upcoming Tour

June 23, 2016

To everyone who came to the book launch at Pulp Fiction--thank you! I had a terrific time connecting and re-connecting with people...and the after-launch drinks at Main Street Brewing and The Whip were pretty great, too.

Invisible Dead has been out for about a week now. The reviews have been pretty stellar--check out the write-up in the Vancouver Sun, and on the Dead End Follies Blog

In J…

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Two Weeks and Counting

June 1, 2016

INVISIBLE DEAD comes out June 14th, two weeks from today. The book launch is at Pulp Fiction Books on Main Street, in Vancouver. Here's the link to the Facebook event.

Hope to see you there! 


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New Events Added; Authors for Indies and Noir at the Bar

May 1, 2016

Authors for Indies was yesterday. I was at three stores--Black Bond Books in Central City, Dead Write/White Dwarf in the West End, and Pulp Fiction on Main. Busy day, but great to connect with so many booksellers. Janie Chang organizes AFI, and has made it into a rewarding ceebration of independent bookstores.

This Wednesday is Noir at the Bar Vancouver, which will be at the Shebeen Whisk(e)y …

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2016 Spring/Summer Events

March 25, 2016

My new book INVISIBLE DEAD comes out this June, and I'll be doing a ton of events around Vancouver, as well as road trips to Kelowna and Nelson, to Seattle, and (I'm hoping), the rest of Canada. Here's what I've lined up so far:

April 9th: Booked for Crime -  Capilano Library, with Dietrich Kalteis, Owen Laukkanen, and Jackie Bateman

April 30th: Authors For Indies -I'll be at Black Bond…

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Couple of Brief Announcements

November 3, 2015

I'm taking over blogging duty for Robin Spano on 7 Criminal Minds, a wonderful blog run by a great group of writers. My first post is up already, on motivation.

Tomorrow night is Noir at the Bar Vancouver, the event I look forward to the most. It's at the Shebeen Whisky Room in Gastown, and starts at seven. Then the day after is a library event with Dietrich Kalteis and ER Brown

My other…

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