What is your latest release and what genre is it? A novel called Every Blade of Grass. I like to call it an eco-romance, since there’s romance in it as well as environmental thoughts.
Quick description: James Wheeler and Martha Geddes meet at an environmental conference in Iceland and discover a mutual love for strange and wondrous facts about nature. For years they share their discoveries by letter, never meeting but drawing closer through words. When tragedy strikes, words at a distant may not be enough to help a friend back from the darkness.
Thomas Wharton is the author of the award-winning novels Icefields, Salamander, and the YA fantasy trilogy The Perilous Realm. His short fiction collection The Logogryph was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Prize. He lives in Edmonton and teaches writing at the University of Alberta. His forthcoming novel, Every Blade of Grass, is an eco-romance told in letters.
What are you working on now?
Editing some of my fantasical and magic realist short stories, in preparation for putting together a new collection.
Thomas’s reading recommendation:
Stories for the Nighttime, and Some for the Day, by Ben Loory