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RACHEL’S SECRET, the book tour

Who says the book tour is a thing of the past? Shelly Sanders, author of the critically lauded Rachel’s Secret (Second Story Press, 2012), is currently making the promotional rounds at Toronto-area schools and libraries. Upcoming stops include: Friday, May 4 … Continue reading

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Maisonneuve celebrates tenth birthday with a reading by Anna Leventhal

The always wonderful Maisonneuve magazine is celebrating ten years of publishing quality content, and they’ve invited contributor Anna Leventhal to join them. On Thursday, May 3rd, Anna–who’s published both fiction and interviews with the magazine–will read at Maisonneuve‘s Montreal birthday party with … Continue reading

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YA author Scarsbrook crosses over

Noted young adult author Richard Scarsbrook is making a name for himself with readers of adult fiction. The White Pine Award-winner has just been named to the long list for the Vanderbilt-Exile $5,000 Short Fiction Award for “The Statistician,” a short-story adaptation of … Continue reading

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Shelly Sanders’ RACHEL’S SECRET receives 4 of 4 stars from CM Magazine

While its official publication date is still a few weeks off, Shelly Sanders‘ Rachel’s Secret is already receiving rave reviews. Especially notable is this one from the University of Manitoba’s CM Magazine, in which the book is “highly recommended” and … Continue reading

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MENNONITES DON’T DANCE selected for Hamilton Reads

What better way to encourage Hamilton, Ontario residents to participate in this year’s GritLit literary festival than a city-wide version of the CBC literary competition, Canada Reads? And what better books to read than those shortlisted for the 2012 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, including Darcie Friesen … Continue reading

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Young adult readers become journalists for meeting with Richard Scarsbrook

Here’s a treat! Two young fans got the chance to meet Richard Scarsbrook, author of the White Pine Award-winning The Monkeyface Chronicles, at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference earlier this year, and this is what ensued:

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Darcie Friesen Hossack’s university lecture available online

As previously announced, Darcie Friesen Hossack, author of the multi-award nominated Mennonites Don’t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010), was recently a guest of the University of Waterloo’s Conrad Grebel University College. Darcie was invited to take part in the college’s 2012 Mennonite … Continue reading

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Steven Skurka’s “Closing Arguments” available as podcast

There’s great news for Steven Skurka fans who live outside NewsTalk 1010′s listening area: Steven’s new radio show, “Closing Arguments,” is available as a podcast! During the first episode of the show, which debuted yesterday afternoon, the Tilted author hosted noted … Continue reading

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Richard Scarsbrook to host 2012 White Pine Awards

His 2011 White Pine Award-win for The Monkeyface Chronicles (Thistledown Press 2010) is keeping author Richard Scarsbrook happily busy even a year later. He’s currently gearing up to host–with his characteristic energy and humour, no doubt–the 2012 White Pine Awards … Continue reading

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Alison Lohans’ PICTURING ALYSSA a double-nominee!

Alison Lohans‘ young adult novel Picturing Alyssa (Dundurn Press 2011) has been shortlisted for two 2011 Saskatchewan Book Awards! Nominated for the Children’s Literature Award and the Regina Book Award, Picturing Alyssa follows young Alyssa Dixon as she steps back in time … Continue reading

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