Fiction

Category: Fiction

Interview with Philippa Dowding, author of The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden thumbnail

Today Philippa Dowding, author of The Lost Gargoyle series, sits down with me to talk about her new book The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden.

Caitlyn: Tell us about your book.

Today's blog post is from Allister Thompson, editor of Christopher Ward's new book Dead Brilliant.

 

Author Christopher Ward, as one of the original VJs on MuchMusic in the eighties, was part of the youth of a very large part of Canada’s population. In fact, and I’m not buttering him up here, he was my favourite. He hosted the Fromage show that collected the most heinous videos of the year and seemed to have a pretty cynical, measured take on the whole pop culture thing. As a noted cynic myself, I found his attitude refreshing.

The idea for "Dead Brilliant" came from living in Los Angeles for over ten years and witnessing how quickly the raw fumes of ambition became the sad stench of desperation. As a sometime participant in and full-time observer of the fame game, I vacillated between fascination and horror at the  players antics.

*Today's Post is from the Editor of Barrett Fuller's Secret, Allister Thompson*

 

Scott Carter’s novel is his second trip to the murky underworld of the male psyche, the first being Blind Luck, which dealt with illicit, dangerous gambling and ruminations on the nature of fate.

Super Hero Journalists

Posted on August 20 by Rick Revelle

I grew up reading newspapers. I loved opening a freshly delivered daily paper, it was like opening a birthday or Christmas present. The sense of expectation though for a newspaper was that every page held a surprise or a mystery either solved or insinuated.

    As a youngster fifty years ago I delivered the Kingston Whig Standard in my small home town of Wilton, Ontario. Thirty-four newspapers delivered over a three to four mile route. Walking in the winter and riding my bike the other three seasons. All for two cents a paper.

No point in anchoring the media coverage, its full sails ahead— the new world, here we come, we’re looking at you ebooks.  

In this Sunday’s paper, look out for a double-page excerpt feature of Metal on Ice by Sean Kelly in the Toronto Star.

Under the Blue Beret by Terry “Stoney” Burke gets an excerpt in the National Post article “Welcome to Cyprus”.

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