FRIDAY: Contributor News, Launches and Events

This will be our last post until Tuesday, Sept. 8. Have a lovely summer holiday.

In the interim, here’s what our contributors have been up to — and boy, have they been busy. Congrats to all!

From Larry Brown:
I have two stories in the new issue of Sand Journal, which is the 10th year anniversary issue of the Berlin-based magazine.  “Sandbar” is a new story and “Triangle” is a reprint, having appeared in an earlier issue of Sand.

From Nancy Kay Clark:
I have two stories forthcoming this summer. One in Polar Borealis and the other in Utopia Science Fiction Magazine. 

From Purabi Das:
I would like to share a piece of good news. I was recently invited by the Canadian Authors Association to be a guest on its podcast. You can listen here.

From Dorothy Donor-Coles:
I just published my book Making Waves and Other Stories (Shusia Publishing).  It is now available in print format at Georgian Bay Books, downtown Midland, Ontario and as an E-BOOK on line. 

From F. J. Doucet:
I have poetry in the most recent issue of Devour: Art hand Lit Canada, and forthcoming in the next issue of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine. Furthermore, the Retellings of the Inland Seas sci-fi anthology (including my own story “The Fury of Mars”) has now launched and is available in print and ebook from Amazon and Indigo, and directly from Candlemark and Gleam press. 

From Doug Hawley:
“Funerunreal”, my story about fake news, will appear in the new journal Daily Drunk in June. My stories “Woke Up”, “Beauty” and “Intimate” were recently published in Down In The Dirty.

From Julie Johnson:
Hello! I have self-published my two novels. In Hill of Greens diverse people join together to create an environmental art activism group in order to tackle climate change. What could possibly go wrong? In The Daisy Chain follows a group of people building a community at The Daisy Chain vegan restaurant through social media activism. It isn’t as easy as it seems.

From Michael Joll:
Just to let you know that my first full length novel, A Time To Love And A Time To Die, set mostly in England and Flanders during the First World War, is now out and available on Amazon.ca. The price is about $14 Canadian.

From Alec Lavictoire:
I wanted to let you know that my first novel, The Black Cup, has been published and is now available. The Black Cup is YA fairy tale whose appeal lies in its ability to draw in younger readers through its use of mystery and adventure while also dealing with darker themes and metaphors that older readers appreciate as well.

From Gail M. Murray:
My travel story  Gardens of Spain will be published as a feature in August/September Issue of Our Canada. Her memoir piece, Summer Place, appears in Renaissance — Summer 2020 edition.

From Linda O’Connor:
I’m excited to share the recent release of the first and second books in my new series, Dr. Brogan Corkie Matchmaking Doctor — sweet medical romantic comedies.

In Don’t Drop the Baby, Ross Skye, owner of BabyCare, a high-end line of baby merchandise, is injured in an accident, and Brogan uses her cooking, medical — and matchmaking — skills to help him out. Buy link:

In Don’t Forget the Dog, Blaine McKinnon, owner and executive chef of an upscale restaurant in Mapleton, has an adorable Old English sheepdog named Tacos. Brogan is roped into dog-sitting Tacos at Blaine’s house. The upside is the spectacular kitchen at her disposal. Dr. Sabrina Langfield, a newly minted doctor, is in a bind when her mom, Rue, falls and fractures her wrist. Brogan offers to help and does double-duty looking after Tacos and Rue. Complications ensue.

From Harry Posner:
Blue is Bigger Than Brown, my collection of energized and provocative spoken word poetry is now available at www.posnerbooks.com. I have also just released my first audio book, the outrageous Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips, the Ken Klonsky Award winning novella (print edition published by Quattro Books and available on many online platforms). The audio book is available free with a donation of $25 or more to The Sill podcast (www.thesillpodcast.com/donate), which Harry co-hosts.

From Jennifer M. Smith:
I would love it if you’d post news of my soon-to-be released book Green Ghost, Blue Ocean on your homepage over the summer.It was supposed to be released on April 30th, but the pandemic delayed everything because the printer (in Quebec) was closed down for weeks. It is now finally at the printer and is expected to be out toward the end of June/early-mid July.  I’ve been told it will be mentioned in a “Summer Reads” article in the Globe and Mail on June 27th. It is available by ordering it through your favourite indie bookstore (i.e. Different Drummer – Burlington, A Novel Spot — Etobicoke, The Nautical Mind — Toronto) or your favourite online store. It is published by Pottersfield Press and will be distributed by Nimbus.

In other news, my short story “The Jackknife” which you published in CommuterLit on May 30, 2018 won third prize for non-fiction in the RCLAS 2020 Write On! contest. It is an annual contest and one of the few that accepts previously published work.