Dundurn Titles are sailing in With Starred Reviews!

Dundurn Titles are sailing in With Starred Reviews!

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No point in anchoring the media coverage, its full sails ahead— the new world, here we come, we’re looking at you ebooks.  

In this Sunday’s paper, look out for a double-page excerpt feature of Metal on Ice by Sean Kelly in the Toronto Star.

Under the Blue Beret by Terry “Stoney” Burke gets an excerpt in the National Post article “Welcome to Cyprus”.

Priscila Uppal is illustrated for our reading eyes in the National Post article “Summer Fiction: They Arrived in the Fall”. The piece is short story collaboration with Joseph Boyden, Anne Michaels, Stacey May Fowles, Catherine Bush, Craig Davidson, Michael Winter, Cary Fagan, Wayne Johnston, Kelley Armstrong, and Lawrence Hill.

Projection by Priscila Uppal is set to release in mid September.

What Every Parent Should Know about School by Michael Reist has many upcoming scheduled features in the Canadian Press, on CBC Radio: Ontario Today and TVOntario,TVOParents online.

There was storm of media converge brewing for The Redemption of Oscar Wolf by James Bartleman. The media coverage was sticking down like lighting…the happy kind of lightning; the one where you just miss getting hit and can talk about how cool it looked.

London Free Press gave The Redemption of Oscar Wolf  a stellar review saying, “Bartleman’s play to stereotype, a deliberate device, is balanced both by empathy and by his own experience as a member of the Chippe was of Rama First Nation”.

The Waterloo Record  praised The Redemption of Oscar Wolf because” Bartleman acknowledged a dark shadow in Canada's history and brings it to life through the genuine character of Oscar Wolf, a man for whom the reader cheers throughout the story”

Guelph Mercury  also featured a syndicated review of The Redemption of Oscar Wolf by James Bartleman.

The Windsor Star covered Michael Januska Indigo signing of his new release Riverside Drive.

Great White Fleet by John Henry was featured in Toronto Sun’s Mike Filey’s “The Way We Were” column.

Powerships Magazine (Steamship Historical Society of America) gave Great White Fleet by John Henry a great review in the summer 2013 issue. “The book is a fitting and highly recommended addition to the Great White Fleet that once graced North America’s inland waterways. “

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent by Nathan Tidridge was reviewed in the July/August issue of the Literary Review of Canada. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent  was acclaimed for “Tidridge’s clear, concise writing style and stellar research skills reveal an individual who was actively engaged in Confederation rather than a silent participant.”

The Blue Guitar by Ann Ireland receives another review, and this time from Literary Review of Canada.  Ann Ireland was noted her attention to detail.

“As Part of her research, Ireland must have spent time backstage attending one of these weeklong tournaments, because her sensitivity to the workings of the mind in performance and the eccentricities of pre-concert rituals is remarkably accurate.”

Harry Flammable by Frank O’Keeffe was reviewed by Canadian Children’s Book News in there Recommended Books section for the summer 2013 issue. Harry Flammable was appealing in all the right ways.

“In a YA field that is crowded with dystopias, disaster and death, Harry Flammable stands out as a completely unique and funny novel that will appeal to both avid and reluctant male readers.”

Barrett Fuller’s Secret by Scott Carter was reviewed by On Fiction Writing and was noted for her risk taking and engaging writing style.

“. . . Carter doesn’t shy away from making this character unlikeable, but most impressive is that I was engaged and guessing until the “big reveal” of the blackmailer. Also impressive is how Carter wrings every ounce of gut-wrenching tension and heartbreak from the reveal that could possibly be wrung without making it feel hokey.”

 Do you feel that fresh breeze of media converge blowing through your hair or scalp (don’t want to discriminate against the bold), is sure does smell like clear skies ahead.

*Blog Post written by Anoja Muthucumaru*

James Bartleman

Posted by AliciaE on December 6, 2014
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James Bartleman

James Bartleman is the former lieutenant governor of Ontario and the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the Rivers Flow and The Redemption of Oscar Wolf. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, he is also a retired ambassador, an officer of the Order of Canada, and winner of the Aboriginal Achievement Award. He lives in Perth, Ontario.

Scott Carter

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Scott Carter

Scott Carter is an author and screenwriter. His first short film debuted at the Exploding Cinema Film Festival in Los Angeles. Since then his films have played in festivals across North America and his script The Unspoken Promise was written for Bravo! Television. His first novel was the critically acclaimed Blind Luck. Carter is a Toronto native who still lives in the city.

John Henry

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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John Henry

John Henry has been a journalist in New York for more than four decades. He covered business for the Associated Press, Newsday and the New York Daily News and has written numerous articles as a freelance for publications in Canada and the United States. He has also been published in the quarterly journals of the Steamship Historical Society of America and the Great Lakes Historical Society. He lives in New York City.

Ann Ireland

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014

Ann Ireland

Ann Ireland was the author of A Certain Mr. Takahashi (winner of the Seal First Novel Award), and Exile (shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize). The first edition of her novel The Instructor was a finalist for the Ontario Trillium Award.

Michael Januska

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Michael Januska

Michael Januska has worked with books his whole life, both as a bookseller and for several publishing companies. Stories from Januska’s Prohibition-era Border City Blues novels have won two consecutive Scene of the Crime short story prizes. He is also the author of Grey Cup Century. He lives in Toronto.

Sean Kelly

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly is the billboard-charting guitarist of his own band, Crash Kelly. He has released several classical guitar albums, and tours as lead guitarist for Grammy Award-winning superstar Nelly Furtado. Kelly has also performed with Helix, Carl Dixon, Gilby Clarke, and Carole Pope, among many others. He lives in Toronto.

Michael Reist

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Michael Reist

Michael Reist is an internationally recognized advocate for men and boys. As a mentor to hundreds of men and boys over the past two decades, he is aware of the deep questions and issues facing men today. He is the author of several books, including Raising Boys in a New Kind of World and Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys. Michael lives in Caledon East, Ontario.

Nathan Tidridge

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Nathan Tidridge

Nathan Tidridge was presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Prince of Wales in 2012. A high-school history teacher, he won the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher of the Year, 2008). Nathan is the author of Beyond Mainland, Canada’s Constitutional Monarchy, and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. He lives in Waterdown, Ontario.

Priscila Uppal

Posted by AliciaE on October 30, 2014
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Priscila Uppal

Priscila Uppal was an internationally acclaimed poet, prose writer, and playwright. A York University professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she was the author of Ontological Necessities and Cover Before Striking. Her memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize and a Governor General’s Award.