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Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Doctor is In: Dr. Gretchen Roedde announces June speaking engagements

Almost two years after publishing her exposé of maternal health care in the developing world, Dr. Gretchen Roedde continues to be an in-demand speaker with professional associations and non-governmental organizations alike. Up next for the Doctor’s Quest author? June engagements … Continue reading

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Perfect Pair: New Alison Lohans’ picture book a two-time nominee

Last fall, Alison Lohans quietly self-published the picture book Leaving Mr. Humphries. Now, the book is poised to receive a whole lot more attention: it’s been nominated for a 2014 High Plains Book Award in the children’s literature category. We … Continue reading

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Persons Unknown? Crime Writer Kristina Stanley Makes Her Name

The life of an author, quietly perfecting her craft, is often anonymous. But the efforts of crime writer Kristina Stanley are at last getting the attention they deserve: Stanley has three works up for separate crime writing awards! Descent, the … Continue reading

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Tamai Kobayashi slated for Brockton Writers Series

Toronto summers are full of book events that city literature lovers are loath to miss. The latest must-attend reading to add to the calendar is July’s edition of the Brockton Writers Series, headlined by Tamai Kobayashi, author of the acclaimed … Continue reading

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A Trip in Time: Julia Lin reads at UBC’s Alumni Weekend

The best fiction transports you to another time and place. Spanning from Japanese-occupied Taiwan to present-day Canada, the stories in Julia Lin‘s Miah do just that. Now readers can add to the experience by pairing the stories with a tour … Continue reading

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Celebrating Story: May is International Short Story Month

May is International Short Story Month, and for lovers of the form like us, that’s cause for celebrations! Celebrations like the standing room-only Toronto launch of one of the smartest collections of the season, Anna Leventhal‘s Sweet Affliction, or like … Continue reading

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