Friday, April 20, 2018

A Canadian Bestiary, Second Edition: Revised and Expanded

The second edition of my book "A Canadian Bestiary" is now available on Amazon.

When it comes to folklore and mythology, what springs to mind are places like Greece, Romania, England and other European countries, with their stories and images of Gorgons and Cyclopes, Vampires, Dragons and Faeries... But what about Canada?

Canada has a deep and varied folkloric heritage based upon the legends, myths and stories of the numerous Native nations who lived in Canada first, that were built upon by each successive wave of immigrants from all over the world. The French brought tales of flying canoes, the Devil, and little goblins who took horses out for joyrides; the Germans gave us conjure doctors; the Italians the weather controlling folletti; the Russians the household sprites called domivye... 

For more than twenty years, amateur folklorist Todd H. C. Fischer has researched hundreds of creatures, monsters, strange locales, heroes and spirits from all across Canada. That research gave rise to the first edition of his Canadian Bestiary. Now he returns with this revised and expanded second edition, featuring dozens of new entries, an introduction by Canada’s “Mr. Mystery” John Robert Colombo, indices and over fifty photographs and illustrations. This comprehensive volume is a great springboard into the worlds of both folklore and cryptozoology and is a valuable addition to collections on either subject.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Writing Update

Final edits on "Rings" and the second edition of "A Canadian Bestiary" will hopefully be done next week.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

2018 Writers' Trust Fellowship

Hey folks, I have a request.

If you think my writing has merit, if it has ever moved you entertained you, educated you, or just helped you pass a pleasant few hours, please consider taking a moment to nominate me for the 2018 Writers' Trust Fellowship.

I am a poet and a writer of fiction and non-fiction. My non-fiction work includes Ossa Poetices (a cyclopedia of medieval poetics) and A Canadian Bestiary(a collection of creatures from Canadian folklore). I have written several collections of short stories and poetry.

I have also had poems or stories appear in (or are slated to appear in) journals such as The Compleat Anachronist (a medievalist journal); magazines such as Scryptic Magazine, Helios Quarterly, NonBinary Review, and The Healing Muse; and anthologies such as Untimely Frost (Lycan Valley Press), and Corporate Cthulhu (Pickman’s Press).

I am currently working on the second edition of A Canadian Bestiary and a semi-autobiographical short novel.

You can read more about me and my work on my website:

The deadline is March 12, 2018.

Click on the link below to send in your nomination. Thank you all!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Corporate Cthulhu Review

The first review for Corporate Cthulhu (Pickman's Press) has surfaced. My story "Casual Friday" got a call-out as enjoyable.

Read the review here.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Yet another literary blog!

This one is home to Todd H. C. Fischer, an artist, writer, photographer, gamer and designer who is available to help you with your endeavours!

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