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Writer. Musician. Cultural Itinerant.
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Rick Overwater is a longtime Calgary-based writer and musician. He likes guitars and short sentences.

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    My cohosts for a panel on privacy and science fiction (L to R) at When Words Collide 2016: Michael Martineck, Rissa Johnson, Donna McMahon, and me. Don’t just think about gadgets and big brother, think about things that intersect with people such as Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Privacy act. Research the nuances. Start there for a good story.

    08/23/16

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    Here’s the cover for Burnt, an anthology my latest short story, The Dim Beneath the Lights, will appear in. It comes out this fall, I’ll be bombarding you all with info on how to get it soon!

    07/08/16

New short story available, misc. news

When Words Collide 2016 was my fave conference so far. I had a productive pitch session with a publisher, met some fantastic people, attended some great seminars and got excellent advice from veterans like Hayden Trenholm and Eve Silver. I also managed to sneak in a few drinks… A major highlight was the launch of the new anthology Enigma Front: Burnt, which contains my new short story...

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New stories in the works

I’ve been a busy boy over the last year. Among other things, I finished Booming Ground, a six-month writing membership through the University of British Coumbia under the tutelage of author Geoff Cole. Man he whipped me into shape. It was one of the most productive things I’ve ever done as a writer (besides use the craft to pay bills). My new weird west/sci-fi fantasy story The Dim Ben...

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New short fiction, upcoming scriptwriting panel!

August/September (2015) News about the new short story anthology I appear in, a reading at its launch party, and my upcoming When Words Collide comic scriptwriting panel with James Davidge and GMB Chomichuck. I’m most pleased that Coffin Hop Press has published a new short story by yer ‘ol pal Rick. My new noir (ish) piece, a violent, drug-fuelled  bit of depravity titled Butch’s...

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