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Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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Shelly Sanders’ RACHEL’S SECRET set to launch

Our calendars are marked for the launch of Shelly Sanders‘ debut young adult novel, Rachel’s Secret! Burlington, Ontario’s historic  A Different Drummer Books will host Second Story Press as it fetes Shelly and her book on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Published in … Continue reading

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MENNONITES DON’T DANCE nominated for OLA Evergreen Award

The HSW Literary Agency is thrilled to announce that Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s Commonwealth Prize- and Danuta Gleed Literary Award-nominated collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010), has been shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA’S) 2012 Evergreen Award! The Evergreen, which … Continue reading

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Steven Skurka to host own show for NewsTalk 1010

In addition to making appearances on CTV news programs, Tilted (Dundurn Press 2008, 2011) author Steven Skurka writes a weekly legal column, “Skurka’s Spin,” for CTV.ca. Now Torontonians can look also to NewsTalk 1010 when in need of Steven’s sound legal perspectives. Beginning … Continue reading

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Novella recognized by Miami University

Erika Rummel, honoured by Random House of Canada with a 2011 Student Award in Writing, has another accolade to add to her literary CV: a new novella, Unspeakable, was a runner up in the Miami University Press Novella Contest. Congratulations, … Continue reading

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Breakfast with legal expert Steven Skurka

Steven Skurka–trial lawyer, CTV News legal expert, and author of Tilted: The Trials of Conrad Black (2nd ed. Dundurn Press 2011)–is slated to appear at a breakfast hosted by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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