Fiction

Category: Fiction

Interview with Scott Carter, author of Barrett Fuller's Secret thumbnail

Today on the blog we're talking to Scott Carter, author of Barrett Fuller's Secret!

Caitlyn: Tell us about your book.

Scott: Barrett Fuller is a best-selling children’s author, who writes under a pseudonym because he is a pig of a man.  His life changes when he receives a letter demanding that he live up to the morals he espouses in his books or be outed as the morally corrupt man behind the pseudonym.

The Story of Red Wolf

Posted on February 20 by Jennifer Dance

My husband and I migrated to Canada in 1979. We were a young bi-racial couple, searching for a place where our children could achieve their full potential regardless of skin colour. But my husband died shortly after arriving in Canada, and suddenly I was alone in a new country with two pre-schoolers and a third child on the way. It was then that I learned about the Indian Residential School System, and the Indian Act that enabled it.

Life Like Characters

Posted on February 19 by Kristin Butcher

My favourite novels are those with complex characters who come alive and make me love them, despise them, fear them, or feel sorry for them. They are so compelling that I am left thinking about them long after I've closed the book. So, it's only natural that I strive to create exactly those types of characters in the books I write. In my recent novel, Truths I Learned from Sam, I really feel I have achieved that. It's been a year and a half since I finished writing the book, but I still find myself thinking about Dani and Sam.

Interview with Philippa Dowding, author of The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden thumbnail

Today Philippa Dowding, author of The Lost Gargoyle series, sits down with me to talk about her new book The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden.

Caitlyn: Tell us about your book.

Today's blog post is from Allister Thompson, editor of Christopher Ward's new book Dead Brilliant.

 

Author Christopher Ward, as one of the original VJs on MuchMusic in the eighties, was part of the youth of a very large part of Canada’s population. In fact, and I’m not buttering him up here, he was my favourite. He hosted the Fromage show that collected the most heinous videos of the year and seemed to have a pretty cynical, measured take on the whole pop culture thing. As a noted cynic myself, I found his attitude refreshing.

The idea for "Dead Brilliant" came from living in Los Angeles for over ten years and witnessing how quickly the raw fumes of ambition became the sad stench of desperation. As a sometime participant in and full-time observer of the fame game, I vacillated between fascination and horror at the  players antics.

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