June 20, 2022
Erika Rummel on Her Austen-Inspired New Time Slip Novel That Moves from London to LA
To say that there are a lot of time travel stories is an understatement, but one thing is often starkly missing from those tech- and adventure-focused tales: the social and emotional experience of what ...
October 12, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Lesley Krueger's New Novel of Love & Time Travel, Time Squared
When you fall in love, it can almost feel like you've somehow known the person forever. But for Robin and Eleanor in Lesley Krueger's Time Squared (ECW Press), that's more than just a feeling or a ...
May 20, 2021
Toilets and the Research Iceberg : Bringing History to Life
The best and worst part of writing historical fiction is research. The best and worst part of research is that chasing every bright and shiny object – oops, I mean fact – can be so addictive that ...
March 24, 2021
"The Setting Chose Me" Lynne Golding on Her Final Love Letter to Both Brampton History & Her Family's Vibrant Stories
After spending three full books with her characters, it is a bittersweet triumph for Lynne Golding to see them off in the final instalment of her Beneath the Alders trilogy: The Mending (Blue Moon Publishers) ...
March 22, 2021
Lynne Golding Goes Behind the Scenes of Her Trilogy of Brampton Historical Novels
Lynne Golding's historical trilogy, the Beneath the Alders series, delves into Brampton history as a lens to tell universal stories while still paying homage to the small town roots of what has become ...
December 03, 2020
Travel Back to Toronto in 1949 with an Excerpt from Caro Soles' Dancing with Chairs in the Music House
In Caro Soles's Dancing with Chairs in the Music House (Inanna Publications), a family's life in late 1940s Toronto takes a tragic turn. Ten-year-old Vanessa lives in a rooming house on Jarvis Street ...
April 22, 2020
It's a Long Story: Brian Van Norman on His New Novel and Class Struggle's Past and Present
While the characters of author Brian Van Norman's new historical fiction novel Against the Machine: Luddites (Guernica Editions) exist within the hardscrabble manufacturing towns of 19th century Britain, ...
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 ...
February 04, 2020
"I Would Watch Icebergs Calf and Moan, Float by as If Apparitions" Read an Excerpt from Laisha Rosnau's Little Fortress
Based upon real events, award-winning author Laisha Rosnau's newest novel Little Fortress (Wolsak & Wynn) follows the journey of the Caetanis, an aristocratic Italian family who fled the rise of fascism ...
October 24, 2019
"I Knew it was One of those Moments Everyone of the Time Would Recollect" Lynne Golding on Her Wartime Novel The Beleaguered
In August 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany and the First World War began. That fateful day also kicks off The Beleaguered (Blue Moon Publishers) by Lynne Golding, the second book in Golding's ...