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Jack Hodgins - New Novel The Master of Happy Endings

Jack Hodgins – New Novel The Master of Happy Endings

Here’s a few photographs I took of Jack Hodgins last week for an interview that ran in the Oak Bay News. I hadn’t seen Jack in a couple of years so it was great to have a few minutes to chat. His latest novel The Master Of Happy Endings is  just out.

Sidney Reading Series - Susan Musgrave & Mary Novik

Sidney Reading Series – Susan Musgrave & Mary Novik

Out to Sidney on a wet Friday night to take in one of the Sidney Reading Series events at the Red Brick Cafe on Beacon Avenue.  Writer MAC Farrant hosted the event with readings from Vancouver novelist Mary Novik and Susan Musgrave, best known as a poet but who is also a novelist, essayist and [...]

New Books from Nightwood Editions - Bachinsky, Binks, Bowling, Rosnau and Scofield

New Books from Nightwood Editions – Bachinsky, Binks, Bowling, Rosnau and Scofield

The ever helpful Rachel at Nightwood Editions had sent me a number of their latest books and I thought it was about time I brought them to your attention. Four poetry volumes and one novel for you to check out. Great also to read on their site the news (that I had completely missed) that [...]

First Novel In Progress - Catherine 'Cat' George - One Year, One Book

First Novel In Progress – Catherine ‘Cat’ George – One Year, One Book

Cat George finished her last shift as a journalist on Friday March 13 and tomorrow, Monday March 15,  she starts work on her first novel. LP:  You’re writing a first book and at the same time a blog about that experience. Doesn’t that put a lot of pressure on you as a writer? CG: Yes, [...]

Ann Eriksson - In The Hands Of Anubis - Book Launch

Ann Eriksson – In The Hands Of Anubis – Book Launch

Writer Ann Eriksson launched her second novel In The Hands Of Anubis, published by Brindle and Glass, at a special event where the author gave three readings from the book while surrounded by a show of paintings by artists Lesley Pechter, Louisa Elkins and Susan Geddes.

Ilana Stanger-Ross - Sima's Undergarments For Women - Book Launch

Ilana Stanger-Ross – Sima’s Undergarments For Women – Book Launch

Ilana Stanger-Ross launched her first novel Sima’s Undergarments For Women, published by Penguin, at Dale’s Gallery on Fisgard Street in Victoria’s Chnatown. Book sales were so brisk that Cadboro Bay Books ran out of copies at the launch. Ilana Stanger-Ross reads Large crowd at Dale’s Gallery. Cadboro Bay Book Company’s Amber Rider introduces Ilana Stanger-Ross. [...]

Nicole Markotic - Interview

Nicole Markotic – Interview

LP: You have a novel coming out shortly? What can you tell us about it? NM: OK, I’m not the greatest at speaking about my own books, but I’ll give this a whirl… Here’s what we came up with for the back blurb: Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot is a narrative of longing [...]

Theresa Kishkan - Red Laredo Boots and Phantom Limb - Interview

Theresa Kishkan – Red Laredo Boots and Phantom Limb – Interview

LP: You’ve had two books of essays published Red Laredo Boots ( New Star Books ) and Phantom Limb ( Thistledown Press ). What is it about the essay form that interests you as a writer? tk: I have a curious and undisciplined mind. I’m interested in the details of a place, a time, the [...]

The Great BC Novel or Novella Search

Do you have the great British Columbia novel or novella stored away on your hard drive. Mother Tongue Publishing is looking for submissions. It’ll cost you $35.00 and you do have to be a resident of the province. Short List judges are Kathy Page and Karen  X. Tulchinksy ( I’ve always thought it must be [...]

Jim Christy - Nine O'Clock Gun - Reading

Jim Christy – Nine O’Clock Gun – Reading

Jim Christy launched his new novel Nine O’Clock Gun, published by Ekstasis Editions as part of their Ekstasis Noir lineup, at Victoria’s James Joyce Bistro. The book is the fourth and final novel to feature private eye Gene Castle. Christy, a poet, novelist and essayist, is also a musician and is off to Australia for [...]