April 21, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Patti M. Hall's Touching Memoir 'Loving Large'
When her son was diagnosed with gigantism after the discovery of a tumour, author Patti M. Hall's life flipped upside down. Career and relationship goals were pushed to the sidelines, with every ounce ...
April 15, 2020
It's A Long Story: Sharon Johnston on Family Connections, Confronting the Past, and Writing Her New Novel
Patchwork Society (Dundurn), the newest novel by author Sharon Johnston and the second in her Bread and Roses trilogy, takes place against the backdrop of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario during the Depression ...
March 15, 2020
I can be nerdy, at times. I love exploring libraries and getting lost in the archives, as one might expect of someone who’s written two historical novels. My first novel, After the Bloom, focuses on ...
March 01, 2020
Writing, for me, often begins with an image. By this, I mean not an imaginary image that appears in the mind’s eye, but rather an actual photograph I stumble across in my daily life. A certain picture ...
October 21, 2019
Domestic Noir: Where the Bestselling Genre Originated + a New Book Trailer for Erin Ruddy's Tell Me My Name
Domestic noir (also known as domestic suspense or domestic thriller), is a genre that has exploded in popularity over the past decade, with books like Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, A.S.A. Harrison's The ...
September 04, 2019
Contest! Enter to Win Inspiring Stories of Resilience and Hope from The Word on the Street!
It's September and that means all the most exciting parts of the book season are just around the corner! Literary prizes, new fall books, and some of our favourite festivals and events. One of the highlights ...
February 13, 2019
"I Put My Faith in Those Three Main Characters" Oakland Ross on His Intriguing New Novel Swimming with Horses
Sometimes the people who leave the biggest impression on you are the most surprising. In Oakland Ross's Swimming with Horses (Dundurn Press), Sam Mitchell is an average teen when he meets Hilary Anson, ...
February 12, 2019
Amanda Laird on Breaking Menstruation Stigma & Myth in Heavy Flow
Despite the fact that a billions of people experience, have experienced, or do experience mensuration, a normal biological process, it remains a subject shrouded in embarrassment, misinformation, and ...
February 01, 2019
Doctor Gretchen Roedde on Her Journey to Expand Healthcare in Remote Ontario Communities
Remote communities in Canada often suffer from a lack medical resources, making illness and injury even more complicated and difficult than it would otherwise be. It's an issue that became a driving force ...
January 23, 2019
Jenny Yuen, author of Polyamorous: Living and Loving More, on the Best & Toughest Parts of Publishing a Book
What does love look like? Most people would readily admit there many different ways to be happy in a romantic relationship, but when it comes to adding more people into that relationship, opinions diverge ...