This read’s on us: here’s a story from H.B. Hogan’s forthcoming collection of short fiction, This Keeps Happening, to get you through your first back-to-school/work/etc. commute. Enjoy! THE BABYSITTER Ruth, ten, sat at the kitchen table, chewing on her straw and avoiding Mandy’s eyes. Mandy was her fourteen-year-old neighbour, which made her practically an adult… Continue Reading Preview: The Babysitter by H.B. Hogan
Books to inspire you to gather up some good times in the kitchen, with family, friends and little ones! A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World by Susan Musgrave (Whitecap Books): Filled with recipes, pictures and the “kind of stories that one friend would regale another with… Continue Reading 4 Books for Foodies
Alicia Elliott (photo credit: Ayelet Tsabari) On the latest interview for #Invisibooks, we caught up with the fantastic Alicia Elliott to hear her thoughts on encouraging emerging writers, the power of seeing yourself in a story, how her new book came about, and why she’s such a wrestling fan. Tamara Jong: Hey Alicia, huge congrats… Continue Reading More than Five Questions with Writer Alicia Elliott
Jael Richardson (photo credit: Arden Wray) Jael chats with #Invisibooks about CanLit, why the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) feels like fun and not work, her call to writing, tips on how to be an ally and her forthcoming new book Gutter Child (woohoo!). Tamara Jong: Jael, It’s just past year three of FOLD. You… Continue Reading Five Questions with Writer Jael Richardson
We’re cross-posting this from our pals over at the Sarah Selecky Writing School because we’re SO PLEASED to be publishing the finalists from their Little Bird writing contest! Be sure to read their full release, and pick up a print or digital copy of Little Bird Stories, Volume 8: In print from us (or from… Continue Reading Announcing Little Bird Stories Vol. 8!
H. B. Hogan’s story “The Princess is Dead” first appeared in Taddle Creek‘s summer 2008 issue. Now you can listen to it here, and get very very stoked to read it in its final form this November, when we publish her debut story collection This Keeps Happening.
“Whatever their form—tiny or massive, domed or open, concrete or wood or brick, or bleachers made from aluminum—ballparks are host to something so spiritually, aesthetically, emotionally, and intellectually stimulating as to elevate them, whatever their architectural shortcomings.”Andrew Forbes Amen. It’s a lazy summer day and ball is done for the Jays and me. I only… Continue Reading The Utility of Boredom by Andrew Forbes Book Review
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”… Continue Reading More than Five Questions with Shazia Hafiz Ramji
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… Continue Reading There’s Something About FOLD
As we come to terms with the loss of Goodreads Giveaway in Canada (RIP), we’re trying something new: all of you eager beavers can now request to read ONE of our very excellent fall titles over on NetGalley. Searching for Terry Punchout is probably the funniest book we’ve read here since Death and the Intern.… Continue Reading We’re on NetGalley