December 2017

Inside Dundurn with Margaret

Posted on December 21 by Kyle in News

If you’re looking for someone who enjoys talking books, you’re going to want to meet Margaret, our director of sales and marketing. She’s responsible for the company’s overall sales performance and marketing efforts, as well as overseeing a team of nine other people. Of everyone on the marketing team, she’s been at Dundurn the longest, starting in August 2007.

And that’s just her recent experience; she’s been in the book business for a long time, over 20 years so far.

"The Showrunner has all the drama of All About Eve and the attention to detail of The Devil Wears Prada. Moritsugu nails the California sun-drenched anorexic ethos. She rivals Nathanael West’s fabulous descriptions of Hollywood where the hopefuls become twisted by their own ambitions."

Catherine Gildiner, bestselling author of Too Close to the Falls and Coming Ashore

Picture this: you just separated from the other parent of your children. The foundation of your life has crumbled, and you face a lifetime still connected to the person associated with the most intense sadness, hurt, and anger you have ever felt. That’s how co-parenting starts for many. That’s how it started for me.

Creating a new life which supported my children and me while surviving tidal waves of emotion was hard and lonely.

An Intern’s Quickly Growing Reading List

Posted on December 7 by Kyle

This likely won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but people in publishing love books. Being around books all the time makes cutting down on your to-read list really difficult. Since starting at Dundurn in September, I’ve spotted countless books on our shelves and website that have peaked my attention, making my mental reading list roughly twice its regular size.

Here are just a few of Dundurn’s books that I’ve added to that quickly growing list (and for the record, yes, a few of these are definitely being judged by their beautiful covers, at least at first glance):

Accountability Rising

Posted on December 5 by Art Horn in Non-fiction

Over the sound of his straining engine, a pilot really did shout that I should throw my two boxes of personal items out the small side door of his two-seater aircraft. The idea was that we were going to crash because the plane was too heavy and there was nothing but forest beneath us. Even during takeoff he voiced his concern about the weight of my baggage, but once we were airborne there was no longer a question. Perhaps we shouldn’t have taken off in the first place.

The 4 Year Olympian Book Trailer!

Posted on December 1 by Kyle in News, Non-fiction

Improbable, heart-wrenching, and uplifting, Jeremiah Brown’s journey from novice rower to Olympic silver medallist in under four years is a story about chasing a goal with everything you’ve got.

After nearly being jailed at age seventeen and becoming a father at nineteen, Jeremiah Brown manages to grow up into a responsible young adult. But while juggling the demands of a long-term relationship, fatherhood, mortgage payments, and a nine-to-five banking career, he feels something is missing. A new goal captures his imagination: what would it take to become an Olympian?