May 24, 2022
"You Will Start Writing Again When You're Ready" Dan K. Woo Shares His Inspiring Writing Journey
If Amazon has changed modern life in the West, Taobao, China's massive online marketplace (which is owned by e-commerce giant the Alibaba Group), may have changed the Chinese experience even more. So ...
September 16, 2021
Helen Walsh, Author of Film Festival-Set Mystery Pull Focus, Shares Essential Writing & Publishing Tips & Advice
With TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival) just having started up for last week, it seems like perfect timing for Helen Walsh's Pull Focus (ECW Press), a brainy and dark mystery novel set against ...
August 03, 2021
"Be Patient...and Develop a Thick Skin" Deborah Kerbel on Literary Events, Breaking into Picture Books, & Cover Reveals
In 1923, 32-year old Frederick Banting received the Nobel Prize for Medicine, remaining to this day the youngest Nobel laureate in his category. His contribution, now one of the most well-known medical ...
May 25, 2021
"I Felt Like I Had Found a Place" Poet Vanessa Shields on the High Highs and Low Lows of a Life Spent Writing & Publishing
Every family story contains at least one unforgettable character. A person who inspires those who come after with his or her strength, struggles, and legacy. For poet Vanessa Shields, it was her grandmother, ...
April 15, 2021
"I Continued To Write It Anyway" Jen Sookfong Lee Shares Her Best Advice, Memories, & Tips from Her Iconic Writing and Publishing Journey
Jen Sookfong Lee has been leaving readers awed and moved for years with her powerful and award-nominated novels, nonfiction, and children's books. She also knows a thing or two about publishing, working ...
May 27, 2020
Brad Casey on Honouring Your Space, Writing From the Heart, and Handling Rejection
The linked short stories that comprise Toronto author Brad Casey's debut collection The Handsome Man (Book*hug) follow a young man as he travels through North America and Europe, falling in with a series ...
November 07, 2019
Where Are You Now? Author Tyler Clark Burke on Working in Publishing and How to Write a Great Book for Kids
"Where does it go?" is one of the most common questions parents are asked by their little ones. Early on, children are fascinated by the disappearance of natural things in their world. Snow covers everything, ...
March 01, 2019
"Your Work Will Guide You" March writer-in-residence Shazia Hafiz Ramji Takes Us Behind the Scenes of the Publishing Process
One of 2018's most notable poetry debuts, Shazia Hafiz Ramji's Port of Being (Invisible Publishing) is current, smart, and fresh, pulling vocabulary and tensions from urban environments, social media, ...
February 19, 2019
Behind the Scenes with Hannah Moscovitch: The Acclaimed Playwright on Bad Reviews, MFAs, & Awards
Over the past 15 years, the name Hannah Moscovitch has become synonymous the best, brightest, and boldest of young Canadian theatre. Her work has been produced around the world, with prizes adding up ...
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 ...