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Ella Harvey reveals A Time of Light and Shadow, a travel memoir.

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  Welcome Ella Harvey, a fellow member of The Writers' Union of Canada! Her amazing new book comes out September 2022, but you can check out her first book, Encounters on the Front Line!                       Ella Harvey is a retired nurse with a B.Sc in Nursing from the University of Victoria. Her diverse career and adventurous spirit have taken her to remote regions of the world, with experiences in Asia and Africa marking her world view. She has lived on five continents and worked on four. Ella presently lives in beautiful Victoria on the west coast of Canada, yet is frequently found dreaming of elsewhere. Links: My website www.ellaharvey.ca FB   https://www.facebook.com/Ella-Harvey-Author Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ella-harvey Publisher: www.rmbooks.com Amazon author page for Encounters on the Front Line (first book) https://www.amazon.ca/Encounters-Front-Line-Cambodia-Memoir/dp/1927559669 How many hours a day do you write? My writing habits are irr

Round Robin Blog Fest June 2022

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Welcome back to another Round Robin Blog Fest! These are always so much fun and interesting to learn more about our authors and their work. This month’s topic is fully loaded! We had a lot to choose from:   Have you ever included current social, political, or environmental problems in any of your stories or thought about doing so? Why or why not? Such as: Do you ever include politics in your stories (why and how?) Do you ever address topics like discrimination or race relations? After your characters with or against law enforcement and do you include the current climate of anti-law enforcement in your writing have you incorporated gay/lesbian characters?  how does the current economic climate feature in your books? Have you ever included current wars in your books? Has terrorism ever appeared in any of your stories? Do any of your characters address going green/global warming?   So interesting that’s the topic that came up th

GROLAR, A Novel of Horror in Nature Like No Other by Author and Musician Thorsten Nesch

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  GROLAR Half Grizzly Half Polar Bear   A Novel of Horror in Nature Like No Other By Critically Acclaimed Author and Musician Thorsten Nesch The book is available worldwide in digital across all platforms and as an audio book on Audible!   Grolar: half grizzly bear, half polar bear Jon lost his job in Vancouver and finds work at a small gold mining camp. His wife and his young son join him. When the toddler shows them what he had found near the tree line, they know, there is something dark waiting for them. Amazon.ca:   Grolar: Half Grizzly Half Polar Bear eBook : Nesch, Thorsten, Hilden, Barbara: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store Amazon.com:  Grolar: Half Grizzly Half Polar Bear: Nesch, Thorsten, Hilden, Barbara: 9781980305774: Books: Amazon.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Grolar-Audiobook/B07CZPTLM3 “For an author well known for his young adult books, this story is a sizzling adult mystery/horror admixed with interpersonal relationships, as in marital conflicts, that brin

Daughter of Hades by Mack Little Shortlisted for 2022 Hawthorne Prize!

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  Daughter Of Hades Telling the Complicated History of the Caribbean Through the Eyes Of Two Sets of Siblings   NOW SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 HAWTHORNE PRIZE!!!   Released and published by Inklings Publishing The book is available worldwide in e-format Mack Little’s sophomore novel traces the fascinating and often painful Caribbean history through the life experience of siblings as they try to escape their homes and strive for a better life. Amazon.com Link:   Amazon.com: Daughter of Hades: Book 1 of the Love & Peace Series: 9781944428686: Little, Mack: Books Amazon.ca: Daughter of Hades: Book 1 of the Love & Peace Series : Little, Mack: Amazon.ca: Books   Daughter of Hades first depicts the story of Dinny and Jimmie, twin brother and sister who have grown up as enslaved people on a plantation in Barbados. When Dinny’s life faces more threats as the master’s infatuation with her grows, the siblings make their way onto a pirate ship. Though safety will not come yet fo

Introducing Natasha Deen's new YA Novel The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad

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  The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad   The Newest YA Novel from Award-Winning #Own Voices Author  Natasha Deen   The book will be available by Hachette Books on June 7th across all platforms! From award-winning, #OwnVoices author Natasha Deen comes a new funny, honest, YA novel following one girl as she tries to win over her crush before she leaves for college.   Let’s be clear. No matter what her older brother, Robby, says, aspiring screenwriter Tuna Rashad is not “stupidstitious.” She is, however, cool with her Caribbean heritage, which means she is always on the lookout for messages from loved ones who have passed on. But ever since Robby became a widower, all he does is hang out at the house, mock Tuna for following in their ancestors’ traditions, and meddle in her life.  Tuna needs to break free from her brother’s loving but over-bearing ways and get him a life (or at least, get him out of hers!). Based on the signs, her ancestors are on board. They also seem to be on bo

It's a Book Launch for HOCKEY, eh? by Meagan Hesham

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  Circle June 20th in your calendar & come celebrate the launch of Meagan's memoir , Hockey, eh? Location:  The Bull Pub & Grill, 3313 Bloor Street West (1 block east of Islingon) If you plan to come to the launch, you can pre-order your copy now & pick it up right at the event  here:  https://www.meaganheshamwriter.com/hockey-eh.html

STAY, a middle-grade novel-in-verse by Katherine Lawrence now available from Shadowpaw Press

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  Award-winning middle-grade novel-in-verse by acclaimed Saskatoon poet Katherine Lawrence now available in new edition from Shadowpaw Press   Stay , an award-winning middle-grade novel-in-verse by acclaimed Saskatoon poet Katherine Lawrence, orphaned by the demise of Coteau Books in 2020, is now back in print in a new edition from Regina’s Shadowpaw Press.   Stay is being released under the company’s Reprise imprint, which focuses on producing new editions of notable, previously published work, won the 2017 Moonbeam Award for Children’s Poetry (Gold) and was a finalist for both the Poetry Award and the Children’s Literature Award in the 2018 Saskatchewan Book Awards. “I’m thrilled to know that Stay has been given a second life,” Lawrence said. “This story of a twelve-year-old girl who navigates a world made complex by family breakdown is one that kids everywhere can relate to.”  “I was captivated by Stay the moment I read it,” said Edward Willett, editor and publisher o