Arsenal Pulp Press is about to release my newest book – a collection of linked short stories called The Dirt Chronicles. Yes Sir, this is an hommage to queer punk radicals and rebels of all persuasions!

Here’s what Zoe Whittall has to say about it in Fashion Magazine (Sept 2011):

“Known for her visceral, no-holds-barred young-adult and speculative fiction, Dunnion’s first literary fiction book for adults is just as fierce and fascinating. These fast-moving linked stories take us deep into the lives of urban outlaws and loveable misfits. A meek office worker abandons his sedate life for an obsession with an enigmatic bike courier; a man wakes up in Toronto’s notorious Don Jail, charged with the murder of his best friend; teen runaways vow revenge; and everybody tries to avoid the King, a homicidal cop bent on destroying the underclasses Dunnion portrays so brilliantly.”

Order a copy from your local independent bookstore or online at

Or borrow it from your local public library, because they effing rock!

$17.95 in Canada and the US  ISBN 978-1-55152-426-9

Celebrate with me at one of several launch parties/readings in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Winnipeg!

Stay tuned for more book party information ……..


Kristyn Dunnion is an author, arts mentor and mystic. A self-anointed Can Lit Doula, she births your stuck manuscript to its astounding next draft with skill and compassion.