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Author Archives: Julie

Santa Clause Versus The Smoke Monster

I hope the next me remembers the current me with reverence, waking up at age thirty-five and donning my dead man’s clothes with at least a bit of sympathy. I hope the next me is more Santa Claus than smoke monster. From Be Scared of Everything, by Peter Counter In time for the holidays and… Continue Reading Santa Clause Versus The Smoke Monster

The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Support a Local Author

From now till December 31, when you buy two Invisible Publishing books from your favourite indie booksellers, we’ll send you a free, limited-edition SURPRISE in the mail! It’s all part of The No-Sale Sale and our invitation to you to buy local! All details here. Want to support a local author? Here are some suggestions!… Continue Reading The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Support a Local Author

The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Shop by Theme

Shop our books by theme

From now till December 31, when you buy two Invisible Publishing books from your favourite indie booksellers, we’ll send you a free, limited-edition SURPRISE in the mail! It’s all part of The No-Sale Sale and our invitation to you to buy local! All details here. We promised suggestions, and here we go! Next up: shop… Continue Reading The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Shop by Theme

Corporate Personhood, Alien, and Chest-bursting Dreams

Blog post title text, "Corporate Personhood," along with the cover image of Be Scared of Everything, by Peter Counter

This has been a seriously joyful season for the launch of Peter Counter’s essay collection, Be Scared of Everything. The Globe and Mail recently included it in their selection of pop culture titles to gift this season, alongside Bernard De Koven (The Infinite Playground), Lindy West (Shit, Actually), Melissa Maerz (Alright, Alright, Alright), Claire McNear… Continue Reading Corporate Personhood, Alien, and Chest-bursting Dreams

The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Shop by Author

Shop our books by author

From now till December 31, when you buy two Invisible Publishing books from your favourite indie booksellers, we’ll send you a free, limited-edition SURPRISE in the mail! It’s all part of The No-Sale Sale and our invitation to you to buy local! All details here. We promised suggestions, and here we go! First up: shop… Continue Reading The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Shop by Author

Excerpt: Interviews with My Family Ouija Board

Text reads: Read an Excerpt from Be Scared of Everything, a collection of horror essays by Peter County, against an orange background, plus the blue book cover.

The essays in Peter Counter’s Be Scared of Everything blend non-fiction, narrative memoir, and criticism about the horror genre, built on the premise that there is great personal value in the contemplation of entertainment and literature, especially the spooky stuff. We hope you come to find value in the macabre. In Peter’s words, this book… Continue Reading Excerpt: Interviews with My Family Ouija Board

Read an excerpt from Daniil and Vanya

Scrapbook-style image of the cover for the novel Daniil and Vanya to introduce a free excerpt.

In October 2020, we published the English translation of Daniil and Vanya, by Marie-Hélène Larochelle, translated by Michelle Winters (finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for I Am a Truck). Emma and Gregory travel to Russia to adopt a pair of twin boys. As the children become teenagers, they display a worrying lack of empathy,… Continue Reading Read an excerpt from Daniil and Vanya

Flash Sale: Searching for Terry Punchout

Cover of book titled Searching for Terry Punchout by Tyler Hellard against a blue background overlaid by a book club stamp

Tyler Hellard was interviewed for The Athletic about his award-nominated hockey novel, Searching for Terry Punchout. Read the interview here (with subscription). We’ve included a short excerpt below. Grab your own copy of Searching for Terry Punchout during our Flash Sale! We’re selling the book from our website for just $10 (and the ebook for… Continue Reading Flash Sale: Searching for Terry Punchout

Controller B & Typewriter Funk

Hey! How are you keeping? We support you doing whatever you need in order to rest, repair and renew during this trying time. It’s National Poetry Month, and we’re amazed by the projects and performances some of Invisible’s poets (and friends of) are undertaking to support their books. Below are just a few! The first… Continue Reading Controller B & Typewriter Funk

“Keep singing, keep playing, keep dancing. Keep writing.”

Blog post graphic introducing a musical playlist curated by Swimmers in Winter author Faye Guenther.

Hi reader, How are you doing in these strange times? Where I live, it’s week three of a declared state of emergency, in the middle of this global pandemic (COVID-19). Wherever you are, I hope you’re doing okay, and finding ways to keep your spirit up and your heart full and your body moving. Music’s… Continue Reading “Keep singing, keep playing, keep dancing. Keep writing.”