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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

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?

My memories of Winnipeg are always centred on its rivers. The mighty Assiniboine and Red Rivers shake hands in the City's downtown core. All around this famous junction are a storied blend of old and new buildings. A Union Station--smaller but every bit as regal as Toronto's railway masterpiece, the venerable Fort Garry Hotel, a state-of-the-art hockey arena for the City's NHL Jets plunked right where Timothy Eaton retail monolith used to stand. There is much to discovery in this jewel of the prairies--not the least of which is the famous Thin Air International Writers Festival.

#InsideDundurn with Sheila

Posted on July 19 by Kyle in News

Are you ready for a history lesson in Canadian publishing? Today we’re talking to someone who’s been in the business for a very long time, Dundurn’s manager of contracts and administrative services, Kirk Howard’s executive assistant, and our colourful resident fashionista, Sheila Douglas.

“I’ve been working for 44 years,” Sheila says, “And exactly half of that I’ve spent in publishing.”

“You boys have told a good one!” Such was the sentiment that greeted Andrew Traficante and I when we made our way to Newfoundland in support of our recently published book, A Boy from Botwood. With kind assistance from Dundurn’s Michelle Melski, our schedule permitted us to catch up with Frank Gogos, the remarkable, engaging Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum curator and author, in St. John’s and meet some terrific regional booksellers (such as the Downhome Shoppe, pictured here) who are carrying our work.

There are moments that can be called classic Orillia, and the reasons why I will always love the place.

Its leaders and ordinary citizens have always striven to make their hometown unique, and that’s led to inventions and movements ahead of their time.

But that same spirit has led to some amusing battles and derailed the ordinary achievements that other cities accomplish with less effort.

In the second edition of The Orillia Spirit: An Illustrated History, the classic Orillia moment comes with the battle to build a long-sought recreation centre.

Hello from Crime Writers of Canada

Posted on July 10 by Kyle in News

Thanks to Dundurn for giving Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) this chance to connect, especially this year when Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday, CWC will celebrate its 35th anniversary, and Bouchercon will be held in Canada too. It sounds as though it’s going to be a very Canadian year! On behalf of our more than 300 members I’d like to let you know you’ll be extremely welcome if you choose to visit us this year – at our website, by reading our work, or in person.

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