October 20, 2021
Harold R. Johnson on Blending Swedish and Cree Influences in His Innovative New Fantasy Adventure
Armed aliens searching for heaven; mysterious storytellers; otherworldly medicine women and sacred trees; and, of course, dragons. It sounds like a list that could never be contained in a single book, ...
September 30, 2021
"Stories Find Those Who Believe in Them" Welcoming Our October Writer-in-Residence, Acclaimed Novelist Yejide Kilanko
Yejide Kilanko's new novel A Good Name (Guernica Editions) tells the complex story of a tumultuous marriage. Frustrated after twelve unfulfilling years in America, Eziafa returns home to Nigeria to ...
September 22, 2021
"I Learned How to be Human from Writing This Novel" Nic Brewer on Her Unforgettable and Fantastical Debut Novel, Suture
Nic Brewer's hotly anticipated debut novel, Suture (Book*hug Press), asks pointed questions about the cost of art—on artists, on their loved ones, and more—through fantastical storytelling that pushes ...
September 01, 2021
Acclaimed Novelist Michelle Berry on an Inspiring Butter Dish, Playing Favourites, and Borrowing a Title from Auden
For those alive at the time, 9/11 became a line in the sand; there was before, and there was after. No one knew when they woke up September 11, 2001 that the world was going to change. That includes the ...
July 21, 2021
Aimee Wall's Stunning Debut Novel Follows the Legendary Underground Abortion Network, "Jane"
Once upon a time, not so long ago, Jane was more than a name. It was an organization, an underground, a password. It was the anonymous name for all the women involved in the underground abortion movement, ...
June 29, 2021
"It’s a Real-Life, Present Day Dystopia" Ed O'Loughlin on His Chilling New Fin Tech-Inspired Thriller
In his fourth novel, This Eden, Irish Canadian writer Ed O'Loughlin goes big: a tech-driven thriller with global stakes, This Eden is wonderfully creepy and just a little too believable for comfort. ...
June 01, 2021
Ian Hamilton on Digging Deep into Family Stories & Secrets for His Compelling New Novel, Bonnie Jack
Ian Hamilton, known for his two beloved series, the Ava Lee mysteries and their companion Uncle Chow Tung books, is branching out to new territory with a stand-alone novel that delves deep into a family's ...
April 29, 2021
May 2021 Writer-in-Residence Wendy Orr Explores Love & Disability in Ancient Greece in Her Captivating New Novel
Children's author Wendy Orr knows how to capture the imagination of young readers in her many acclaimed books (including fan favourite Nim's Island, which was even adapted as a blockbuster film). ...
April 14, 2021
Ross Breithaupt on Weaving Together Music, Mourning, and the Gritty Reality of Tree Planting in His Moving First Novel
Anyone who's ever tried their hand at tree-planting in Canada knows it's an intense undertaking. For 20-year old Rory Fleck, the intensity is just what he's looking for—a place to forget himself and ...
April 01, 2021
Novelist John Jantunen on Opening Scenes, Naming Murderers After Friends, & the Strange Time He Met His Protagonist in Northern Ontario
In the not too distant future, a prison filled with hardened inmates is suddenly plunged into darkness. The power has mysteriously gone out, and it's not coming back. The guards flee the prison, leaving ...