Category Archives: Books

For Spooky Season, Nolan Natasha reads “Arachnophobia” from I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me?

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring readings from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Here, Nolan Natasha reads “Arachnophobia” from his poetry collection I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me? (Invisible Publishing, 2019). “Nolan Natasha’s collection maps the large cultural shift we’re all feeling about […]

A Spooky Q&A, with Peter Counter (Be Scared of Everything)

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring interviews from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Peter Counter is the author of the essay collection Be Scared of Everything: Horror Essays (Invisible Publishing, 2020), which combines pop culture criticism and narrative memoir, with exacting wit, heart, and humour. “Counter’s brilliant […]

For Spooky Season, Peter Counter reads “On the Horror of Comedy” from Be Scared of Everything

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring readings from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Here, Peter Counter reads the essay “On the Horror of Comedy”, about the television sitcom Frasier, from his collection Be Scared of Everything: Horror Essays (Invisible Publishing, 2020). “Why are we scared? […]

A Spooky Q&A, with Sydney Hegele (The Pump)

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring interviews from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Sydney Hegele’s debut The Pump (Invisible Publishing, 2021) was a finalist for the 2022 Trillium Book Award and winner of a 2022 ReLit Award. “What a strange surprising delight this collection was… […]

A Spooky Q&A, with Samantha Garner (The Quiet is Loud)

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring interviews from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Samantha Garner’s debut The Quiet is Loud (Invisible Publishing, 2021) was a finalist for the 2022 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. “The Quiet is Loud is a novel about the mystical and supernatural, a […]

A Spooky Q&A, with Erica McKeen (Tear)

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring interviews from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Erica McKeen’s Tear has been a spooky season fave with booksellers across the country! “Tear is a melodious novel reckoning with adolescence, the complexities of home and the body. Mckeen’s protagonist, Frances James, […]

A Spooky Q&A, with Francine Cunningham (God Isn’t Here Today)

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring interviews from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Francine Cunningham chats about the experience of writing her debut short story collection, God Isn’t Here Today. “Cunningham is uniquely funny even through homophobia, whorephobia, death and aching loneliness… Opening this collection […]

For Spooky Season, Francine Cunningham reads from God Isn’t Here Today

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring readings from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Here, Francine Cunningham reads the short story “Spectre Sex” from her collection God Isn’t Here Today (Invisible Publishing, 2022). This story was inspired by accounts of people having intimate encounters with ghosts. […]

For Spooky Season, Erica McKeen reads from Tear

It’s Spooky Season and we’re featuring readings from some of our authors whose books explore the horrors and vulnerabilities of a life lived. Here, Erica McKeen reads from her novel Tear (Invisible Publishing, 2022). “Memory, experience, and imagination collapse into a dizzying narrative of grief, isolation, and illness, spanning years of a young student’s life, reaching to […]