Author Archives: invisibot

Trillium Book Awards 30th Anniversary

Join the OMDC to celebrate the upcoming 30th Anniversary of the Trillium Book Award Author Reading by Previous Winners and 2016 Finalists, including Invisible’s own Andrew Forbes Thursday, March 9, 2017 Doors open 6:30 p.m.; Readings begin at 7:00 p.m. Bagnani Hall, Catharine Parr Traill College Trent University, 310 London Street Peterborough, ON K9H 2Z4 […]

CBC Books recommends Small Claims

Good news for those of you looking for good books to read: Andrew Kaufman’s Small Claims is in good company on the CBC Books Spring Book Preview 2017! Small Claims is available in May 2017. Other books on that list that caught our eye: Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette […]

Free ‘GHOST’ Story

PDFs are kinda like the ghosts of books: they don’t exist in the real world and live in the technological ether. So in celebration of Halloween 2016, here’s a not-so-spooky but still on-point story from a not-so-spooky boo(k): behold, a free PDF of “The Occult” from Teri Vlassopoulos’s Bats or Swallows:   Happy Halloween from […]

Free Downloadable Baseball Scorecard

One of our favourite things about The Utility of Boredom — aside from the excellent writing, naturally — is the tear-away scorecard in the back of the print edition. So we’re making it available to you for free! Get it here. And cross your fingers for a big win this afternoon by the Jays!

Invisible at Canzine

Hey-yo! We’ll be at Canzine 2016 in Toronto on Saturday, October 29, along with our step-sibling The Emergency Response Unit. This’ll be your first crack at picking up our new fall titles: I AM A TRUCK, EVERYTHING LIFE HAS TO OFFER, THE LAST WHITE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE ROW OF WHITE HOUSES, and […]

Happy Pub Day, TLWH & TEVP!

Happy book birthday to Michael Casteels’s THE LAST WHITE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE ROW OF WHITE HOUSES and the tenth anniversary edition of Zoe Whittall’s THE EMILY VALENTINE POEMS! Eat a cinnamon bun or two (this one by the delicious Miss Lily’s Cafe) to celebrate with us!

The Progeria Connection

One of the characters in Brent van Staalduinen’s novel SAINTS, UNEXPECTED has progeria, a rare disease that drastically affects the body’s aging process. For another take on progeria (and a really cool writer’s career), check out this super-excellent episode of the Longform podcast, which features an interview with Robin Marantz Henig. She’s the author of […]