August 29, 2022
"I Learned Something Every Day" Sheridan Rondeau Shares Her Journey of Caring for Her Husband Through Alzheimer’s
Caring for a loved one suffering with dementia is an incredibly complex journey both both the carer and the loved one – emotionally, socially, and logistically. Navigating both an irreversibly changed ...
August 24, 2022
"I Want Children To Be Proud of Who They Are" Kuljinder Kaur Brar on Her Debut Picture Book
What's in a name? A lot, especially if people don't get it right. When Saajin starts his first day of school in Kuljinder Kaur Brar's My Name Is Saajin Singh (Annick Press, illustrated by Samrath ...
August 17, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Grace Vanderzande's Story of Life and Love as an Ontario Farmer
Grace Vanderzande didn't set out to be a farmer or a writer, but falling in love led her to become both. When she met her husband and he shared his dream of owning and farming land in eastern Ontario, ...
June 30, 2022
"Would It Be That Easy to Find a Bomb?" Read an Excerpt from Catherine Graham's Ireland-Set Novel, The Most Cunning Heart
Catherine Graham is known as a decorated writing instructor and poet (indeed, her most recent collection, Æther: An Out-of-Body Lyric, was just nominated for the Trillium Book Award and recently won ...
June 15, 2022
For Father's Day, Read an Excerpt from Dad Bod: Portraits of Pop Culture Papas by Cian Cruise
From Mommy Dearest and Psycho to Sally Field's saintly mother in Forrest Gump and Terminator's Sarah Connor, moms and their impact hold a lot of storytelling significance in our culture. But what ...
April 19, 2022
"Only a Grandma Could" Shenaaz Nanji on Joyfully Celebrating Identity & Culture Against Bullying & Prejudice
Everyone can remember the dread of walking in to a new situation as a kid – especially if you're the only one who's new. For Alina, in Shenaaz Nanji's newest book Alina in a Pinch, moving to a new ...
February 28, 2022
"She Saved Our Lives, But it Cost Her a Great Deal" March Writer-in-Residence Amanda West Lewis on the Story Behind Her New YA Novel
It's a daunting task to take on capturing New York City in the 60s, but Amanda West Lewis is more than up to the job in her tough, compelling, autobiographically inspired young adult novel These Are ...
February 22, 2022
Monique Polak on Helping Kids Find Themselves While Exploring Parental Alienation in Her New Middle Grade Book
Everything in Justine's world has changed since her parents got divorced. She and her little sister Bea travel across Montreal from one house to the other, living two lives. But when Justine's mother ...
November 29, 2021
Priti Birla Maheshwari on Her Debut Picture Book & Finding the Joy in Small Moments
With the holidays approaching, we're reminded how intrinsic the connections between food, culture, and family can be. The feelings evoked by the aroma and taste that comes with certain dishes are some ...
October 15, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Richard Scarsbrook's The Troupers, the Story of a Strange & Fascinating Family
We're wrapping up our spotlight on excerpts this week with a glimpse into acclaimed author Richard Scarsbrook's new novel The Troupers, in which the Trouper quintuplets are raised by their overbearing ...