Sharon Frayne is the YA winner in the recently held annual Muskoka [Ontario] Novel Marathon, with her novel The Sound of a Rainbow. The marathon raises funds for the Simcoe-Moskoka YMCA Adult Literacy Program. Winning entries are sent to publishers for consideration.
F. J. Doucet has won second place in the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s annual contest, long-form section. As well his work has recently appeared the print journal Yolk, out of Montreal; and in Literary Mama, Blog Section.
Harry Posner‘s award winning novella Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips is now available as an audiobook from www.posnerbooks.com.
Kay Smith-Blum’s essay, “Targets,” has been nominated by the Heavy Feather Review for Sundress Publications 2020 Best of the Net anthology. Smith-Blum’s humorous essays can also be found at Bewildering Stories, Quail Bell Magazine and Down in the Dirt magazine.
Doug Hawley‘s recent publications include: “Son Of Simon” (Bad pun / riff on “Son of Sam”) Terror House; “Adair” (modern Samhain in Ireland) Terror House; “Space Force And Corona” (meeting with a stable genius) Eskimo Pie; “Together Again” (ghost story?) Dark Dossier; and “One or more Halloween”.
Janet Garber’s story, “Family Values” appeared in Boomer Cafe, her poem, “Trees in a Hurricane,” was in Tiny Seed Journal, and her personal essay, Baby Love, was published by Mom Egg Review.
Alec Lavictoire’s debut novel The Black Cup was published on May 29th and is available everywhere. Check out my website at Alec Lavictoire | Author
Cameron Eickmeyer has optioned my first screenplay tentatively titled “Spare the Rod” with Dragonfly Bay Films.
From Michael Joll:
“My novel, A Time To Love And A Time To Die, an Anglo-American love affair the gets derailed in more ways than one by the First World War, is now out and available on Amazon. It took 15 years and about as many incarnations to write before I was as satisfied with it as any author can be. Now it is done and I have moved on to the sequel.”
From Allan Hudson:
“I published a novel in August — an historical fiction: The Alexanders Vol. 1 1911 – 1920″ .
From Gail Murray:
Ontario Poetry Society is publishing an anthology (contest) on Pandemic Themed poetry. The submission deadline is Nov. 30, 2020.
Harry Posner‘s newest collection of spoken word poetry, Blue is Bigger Than Brown is now available at www.posnerbooks.com.
Phyllis Humby recently launched her memoir Hazards of the Trade: A boutique owner’s intimate reveal of the 80s and 90s lingerie boom (Crossfield Publishing). It’s a personal disclosure of nearly 20 years of humorous and sad reflections from the naïve start up of a small-town lingerie boutique to the ultimate farewell. Listen to her read a chapter.
Phyllis Humby, Frank T. Sikora, Michael Joll and Nancy Kay Clark are among those who collaborated on a publication of a new short story anthology called Our Plan to Save the World. Read about the anthology on Phyllis’ blog.
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