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Author Archives: Tamara Jong

How Should a Person Remember?

Here is something only my mom and I know: She always liked to hear me sing along to the radio. I was a surly, unresponsive teenager and I might go days without saying three words in a row to my mother. I didn’t have a good singing voice so I can only guess she liked… Continue Reading How Should a Person Remember?

‘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… Continue Reading ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Review: Book Vs Movie

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… Continue Reading Interview with Leigh Nash, publisher of Invisible Publishing

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… Continue Reading Reading Differently

A Landscape for an Anxious Mind

In three weeks I am losing my job. I only found out in January. My director reassures me that it is a budgetary thing and that it has nothing to do with how much my work is “valued.” She says that there is no way around it, so she is terminating my contract. Since January,… Continue Reading A Landscape for an Anxious Mind