Twenty four years ago Mike Parker submitted his first manuscript, Guides of the Northwoods: Hunting & Fishing Tales from Nova Scotia, to Doubleday Canada Publishing Group. In a rejection letter dated August 30th, Editor Jill Lambert took the time to add, “P.S. I really did enjoy this manuscript; I thought it was well written and […]
This past July, Doreen Pendgracs launched Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate whereby the author invites readers to join her on a sensuous, taste-tempting journey of chocolate discovery. Aside from getting insider information about chocolate from various countries in Europe, Doreen explores topics such as how and where cacao becomes chocolate; various personalities […]
Happy to let readers know that this bi-weekly series resumes tomorrow. First guest is Doreen Pendgracs who will be talking about her new book, “Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate.” Her book is delicious … and her interview promises to be yummy as well.
Wendy Kitts is a freelance writer who’s penned stories for magazines and been a regular reviewer of middle school and young adult literature for several years. As you’ll discover in this interview, she’s learned a lot about going out on a limb and saying “yes” to the Universe. Wendy lives in Moncton, NB. She’s also […]
Finally, Author! Author! is back on track and I’m pleased to introduce Barbara Florio Graham, the managing editor of a dynamite book titled Prose to Go: Tales from a Private List. The book contains 34 first-person stories from 18 contributors in 14 locations across Canada, from the NWT to PEI. The contributors are all professional […]
Johanna Bertin is a licensed medical social worker in Fredericton, NB who would love to spend more time writing but isn’t ready to give up her love affair with her day job. She’s working on a way to incorporate the love of one into the other, but in the meantime has written five books. Her […]
This is a bit of a departure. Below you will read The End of My Sunday Column by Silver Donald Cameron. It is sobering. “Silver Don” is one of Canada’s most respected journalists; he’s penned 16 books including two novels; won innumerable awards; owns/hosts The Green Interview; and for 13 years had a column in […]
Deborah Carr has been a freelance writer for over a decade, with articles published in newspapers, magazines and other special publications. Her genre is creative non-fiction, her passion is Atlantic Canada, and her specialties lie in nature, conservation and people profiles. Often, her own photography accompanies her articles. Her freelance website is www.deborahcarr.ca; her writing […]
An award‑winning environment, science & travel writer and photographer, Hans Tammemagi has written seven books and his articles appear in newspapers and magazines across North America. He also writes a monthly ecotourism feature for Singapore Airline’s in-flight magazine. Hans is an adjunct professor in environment at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His book, Winning […]
Heather Wright is an experienced freelance writer and educator currently teaching communications at Conestoga College. http://wrightwriter.com Written writer-to-writer, Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens is a young writer’s road map to the skills needed to write short stories and novels. This compact guide provides young writers with story generating ideas, revision hints, tips for […]
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