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IN THE BODY and in demand: Baggio confirms November readings

Allison Baggio and her story collection, In the Body (ECW Press 2012), called “audacious” by the Toronto Star, are hitting the road this November. These readings take Baggio throughout Southern Ontario, and follow her recent appearances at Word on the Street and on the … Continue reading

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New fiction by critically acclaimed writer Martin Mordecai!

For adult fans of Martin Mordecai‘s critically acclaimed middle-grade novel, Blue Mountain Trouble (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic 2009), here’s great news: Mordecai’s hauntingly beautiful short story “Tree” has just been published in issue 13 of the Maple Tree Literary Supplement.  “Tree,” which tenderly … Continue reading

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Double exposure for Gretchen Roedde’s A DOCTOR’S QUEST

Dr. Gretchen Roedde, author of the bestselling A Doctor’s Quest (Dundurn 2012), is the subject of two recent profiles: one by the Toronto Star’s Catherine Porter, and another by Norm Tollinsky of the Northern Ontario Medical Journal. Highlighting Dr. Roedde’s work … Continue reading

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Baggio’s short fiction is long on appeal: Toronto Star

The 49th Shelf named Allison Baggio‘s In the Body (ECW Press 2012) one of the fall’s most-anticipated books, and for the Toronto Star, the collection did not disappoint! On Friday the Star reviewer called the debut collection, Baggio’s follow-up to her novel Girl in Shades, “one of … Continue reading

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Richard Scarsbrook to celebrate Canadian writing at BookFest Windsor

Award-winning writer Richard Scarsbrook returns to BookFest Windsor this weekend to help the Southwestern Ontario city celebrate the variety of writing the region, and Canada as a whole, has to offer. Scarsbrook’s BookFest duties include moderating readings by winners of BookFest’s student poetry … Continue reading

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A doctor continues her quest: Gretchen Roedde launches book on maternal health

It looks like congratulations are just what the doctor ordered! After a well-attended launch featuring a reading by Dr. Gretchen Roedde, a speech by Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus, and music by Dave Patterson, Dr. Roedde’s A Doctor’s Quest (Dundurn 2012) is in reprint! Highlights of … Continue reading

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SUBVERSIVE SONNETS meets Waterloo: Pamela Mordecai to read at third fall event

Great news for Southwestern Ontario’s poetry-lovers! There’s now a third launch for Pamela Mordecai‘s Subversive Sonnets (TSAR Publications 2012), and this one’s close to home. Sponsored by the bookstore at Wilfrid Laurier University, Pam’s Waterloo reading is sure to be … Continue reading

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Gretchen Roedde starts her rounds with A DOCTOR’S QUEST

Dr. Gretchen Roedde began September with a bang: her book, A Doctor’s Quest: The Struggle for Mother-and-Child Health Around the Globe (Dundurn Press 2012), debuted on the Globe & Mail bestsellers list (print edition) a whole week before the book’s official publication date! And it’s on this … Continue reading

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The Fullness of Fall: HSWLA titles among season’s most-anticipated books

If the book business is an orchard, it’s densest and most varied as leaves begin to turn and stone fruits give way to apples and pears. But with so many new, appealing options, it’s hard to know which to pick and sample first. Happily, book media publish most-anticipated lists that are guaranteed … Continue reading

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When Words Collide, the publishing community comes together

This past weekend, the second annual When Words Collide conference brought together writers and readers of mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and horror to celebrate all that Canadian genre fiction has to offer. Our very own Alison Lohans was on hand to … Continue reading

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