Category Archives: Books

Cookbook review: Istanbul and Beyond

Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey Robin Eckhardt, with photography by David Hagerman Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35 (352p) ISBN: 978-0-544-44431-7 *Note and disclaimer: When I originally posted this review, I somehow managed to leave the disclaimer out when I … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Happened Here by Bonnie ZoBell

What Happened Here Bonnie ZoBell May 3, 2014 Press 53 ISBN: 978-1-941209-00-4 174 pages US $17.95 Bonnie ZoBell’s debut collection, What Happened Here, is a linked set of ten short stories and a novella. They share a neighbourhood, a history, and … Continue reading

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The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Thanks, QWF Writes, for nominating me for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. QWF Writes is the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s monthly online column. The QWF does a lot of great work promoting writing in the community. Have a look at their post … Continue reading

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New Monster Story in A New Anthology of Monsters

It’s here! European Monsters  is now published and available as a paperback coffee table book. This is the first of a planned series of Fox Spirit Books of Monsters. When I received an invitation to contribute a monster story for a this … Continue reading

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Foreign and Far Away: now available as an ebook

Just a quick post to announce that Writers Abroad‘s fourth anthology, Foreign and Far Away, is now available as an ebook from Amazon. Every year, Writers Abroad publishes an anthology and donates all proceeds to a charity. My contribution, Floating … Continue reading

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Two Mini Book Reviews: Great CNF published in 2013

Must be something in the air. In the last few days, several people have asked for suggestions for good nonfiction books. Here are my two favourites from 2013. Everything Rustles (Anvil, 2013), by Jane Silcott  This book was announced yesterday … Continue reading

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It’s Here! Writers Abroad’s latest anthology: Foreign and Far Away

Every year, the online writing group Writers Abroad has published an anthology and donated all proceeds to charity. The selection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry in each volume comes from expat and former expat writers living in every corner and curve of the world. This year’s anthology, … Continue reading

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Impossible Spaces: Cover Reveal

Mark the date! July 19th! That’s the release date for the Impossible Spaces anthology. A big thank you to editor Hannah Kate for giving my story Mindswitch  a home behind this gorgeous cover, and for her hard work and attention to all … Continue reading

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Kim Thúy Charms a Crowd in Pointe Claire.

. Just came back from a lovely literary evening listening to Kim Thúy speak about everything for her first book,  Ru, to the Princess of Monaco to the excitement of winning prizes she didn’t even know existed. I scribbled down notes … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing: Breakfast under the Bodhi Tree

The Next Big Thing is a blogging meme conceived by She Writes. NBG gives authors an opportunity to discuss their next book, whether it has been accepted for publication, will be self-published, or is still a work in progress. My thanks … Continue reading

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