Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Latest news from our members

Podcast: "Listen to This" : Marie Ellis read an excerpt from Eileen Kernaghan's  YA fantasy Wild Talent.Also on YouTube: Casey Wolf reads from Eileen's novel Winter on the Plain of Ghosts.

Now available on kindle: "Redemption Kid" by James Lewis  is a short story about a teenager who gets involved with drugs and along the way loses a good part of his humanity. But Redemption Kid is a story about hope not despair. The kid really wants to get back what he has lost. Of course a sacrifice must be made.
With "Redemption Kid" James has added another short story, "The World’s Best Hangover Cure" about a young working man who happens to be friends with a witch. He seeks out her help with a problem he’s having and gets more than he bargained for. Buy it here.

The LiteraryFiction magazine Bellaonline has published "Ginger Rogers Played Tennis in North Vancouver".
Paul and Anne Marie's neighbor, Peggy, seems a melancholy soul until a trip south revives her interest in tennis. After her return, Paul finds himself becoming her partner in a social pas de deux - a sort of Ginger and Fred number - in this original story by John Joyce. As well, the LiteraryFiction magazine Wild Violet has published John's article "Perceptions of New York".

Announcing Mild Muses by John Joyce. How can there be humour in a medical waiting room or even visiting a physiotherapy clinic? Mild Muses does find the funny side. Also the royal game of tennis is taken to task. What about a national sales meeting? Can it be funny with out anyone realizing? Read Mild Muses for the answer. Now at Amazon.com  Smashwords Sony ebookstore

Mary E. Choo's poem, "Witch Sticks," appears in the Volume 47, Week 12 (June 20 – 26, 2011) mega-issue of ChiZine ; the installment is part of the overall mega-issue that runs from April through June, 2011 and features new work from contributors every week. 

Julie Ferguson has announced the publication of the third edition of her indispensable  writers' guide  Book Magic in US, UK, and Germany. Take a look at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055T4AOS

 Eileen Kernaghan is interviewed on small press vs big press on Krista D. Ball's "Writer in Residence" blog.
An article by Greg Bauder, "Mentally ill need more than DTES housing", appears in today's edition of the Vancouver Province.

 TOPS has accepted Irene Livingston's poem "Spring Comes" for this year's Verse Afire anthology.

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