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Author Archives: Tamara Jong

The Colour of an Apple

I don’t remember a lot about the day of my husband’s emergency brain surgery. Less than 24 hours after being admitted to the hospital for a headache and extreme dizziness, he was in the operating room.   After the surgery, I remember the humming, beeping, and clicking of machines keeping him alive. The corners of […]

More than Five Questions with Shazia Hafiz Ramji

Shazia Hafiz Ramji talks about childhood inspirations from R.L. Stine, encyclopedias, and Wordsworth, what it took to finish Port of Being and an accompanying playlist (Book to be released October 15th with Invisible Publishing) and how Tarot helps her write fiction. Tamara Jong: Hey Shazia, congrats on recently getting an honorable mention for your story “Pilgrims” […]

There’s Something About FOLD

My first introduction to author Jael Richardson, founder and artistic director of The Festival of Literary Diversity was after she was invited to speak while I was taking a nonfiction class with writer Ayelet Tsabari. Jael wrote the memoir The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, A Father’s Life. It’s about her journey to find her […]

Writing While Angry

It began with the unwanted sexual advances of an older man I trusted in the summer leading up to the 2016 election. It was hot in my apartment when it started, and I had a yeast infection. A lot happened in the year that followed: a loved one was the victim of a violent crime, […]

Five questions with writer H.B. Hogan

H.B. Hogan’s new book This Keeps Happening is coming out November 15th, 2018 (you can pre-order now) with Invisible Publishing. H.B. talks about a time when she was more interesting, swooning in front of Virginia Woolf’s house and the mood inspiring playlist to This Keeps Happening. Tamara Jong: Congrats on your new collection of short stories […]

Five questions with writer Tyler Hellard

It’s NHL playoff time, so we caught up with writer Tyler Hellard to chat about his new novel, Searching for Terry Punchout (to be released October 15th, 2018) coming out with Invisible Publishing. Tyler talks about why an awful read inspired his book, what hockey great he’d love to see reading it and why his […]

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Review: Book Vs Movie

When A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle was published in January 1962, it had been rejected twenty-six times by publishers. She tried to sell the book for 2 ½ years. Publishers weren’t sure what genre A Wrinkle in Time was or whether it was written for children or adults. Today it is classified as […]

Interview with Leigh Nash, publisher of Invisible Publishing

Invisible Publishing is a not-for-profit publisher based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Picton, Ontario. The press began in 2007 with Robbie MacGregor, Nic Boshart, and Megan Fildes and they wanted to publish cool, contemporary Canadian books that were cheap and looked awesome. The mandate has not appeared to change from its inception to now. In […]

Reading Differently

Growing up in Laval, Quebec, the local kids in my neighborhood were English, French, Jewish, and Greek. My father was Chinese, and my mother was white. We were the only mixed-race kids we knew. There weren’t many families that looked like us. My mother read a lot. She read the Bible and had a love […]

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