Ingrid Ruthig has been on the road promoting her latest book, This Being, a collection of poems published earlier this year by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. After a successful spring run of readings and interviews in Ontario, and inclusion in New York City’s Poets House Showcase 2016, she recently launched the book on the East Coast. Ingrid is guest author on an upcoming installment of “Telling Stories with Jules Carlysle” on Rogers TV, and on September 27th will be interviewed at her alma mater on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto. THIS BEING is available through all the usual book channels and, in Durham Region, you’ll find copies at Blue Heron Books and Chapters Oshawa. For more information, events, and news, visit ingridruthig.com.
- Pitched to Bookends, and they requested a full manuscript.
Heather O’Connor and Ruth Walker
- Have been invited to read and present at the Dromoland Indie Books. Literary Festival August 27th and 28th in Little Britain.
- Submitted to Eric Hoffler and New Apple.
- After taking Dorothea Helm and Ruth Walker’s Write to Win Workshop, Lisa applied to two contests. Chicken Soup for the Soul and an International Poetry Contest.
- Entered Slam competition.
- Entered Word Weaver writing prompt contest “Sky”
- Submitted a picture book that explores friendship and inclusion to Orca Books.
Larry’s first jump into the literary deep end is complete.
His non-fiction book, TAKEN HOSTAGE STORIES AND STRATEGIES: WHAT FAMILIES, EMPLOYERS AND GOVERNMENTS SHOULD DO, was edited by Sherry Hinman, self-published and is available on-line through all major sites.
As travel security, terrorism and hostage taking become all too frequent, Larry’s book is an education and a must read for domestic and international travelers, NGOs and anyone in harm’s way.
- Won the February Story Starters contest at the Ontario Writers’ Conference
- Submitted a short story to Liquorian magazine and is currently working with an editor on a rewrite
- Won the January Story Starters contest at the Ontario Writers’ Conference
- Made The Ontario Writers’ Conference short list for January, but lost to Dale Long
Tobin Elliott & Dale Long
- Participated in the Twitter #PitDark pitch, and within minutes the Bent agency requested their query and ten pages
- Had book launches in Uxbridge, Toronto (x2) and participated in Authors for Indies
- Piquant Productions built the website brightweavings.ca for Guy Gavriel Fay
- Pitched at Ontario Writers’ Conference and Sue Miller wants to read the complete Manuscript.
- Rejected by an agent, however that agent referred her to another agent who does mystery
Tamara Petra Cormack
- Entered Voices of Motherhood 2016 by YMC.ca
Submitted her 1st short story to The Toronto Start Short Story Competition
Submitted a short story to the Rights Factory’s Don’t Talk To Me About Love Contest
Submitted an entry to Harlequin’s Skip the Slushpile
His short story ‘The Lost Canoe’ received an Award of Excellence from the Poetry Institute of Canada
Had a short story published on The Little I See Project
Submitted to GEIST postcard contest
Submitted to Writers’ Union Emerging Writers Contest
Submitted to WCDR Grants and Scholarhips
Kudos go out to Margaret Hefferman (aka Maighread MacKay) for having her story “Being Santa” accepted by Chicken Soup for the Soul. It is to be published in their 2015 edition, Merry Christmas released October 20, 2015. She thanks Gwen Scheltma for her editing and advice on the piece.
Keep your eyes peeled for the release of the second book in Rachael Stapleton’s Temple of Indra Series, available for pre-order February 14th. Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire from Solstice Publishing is a mystery/time travel romance.
View the book trailer on YouTube.
More details at www.rachaelstapleton.com.
Please follow her blog http://rachaelstapleton.blogspot.ca/ and like her Facebook Author Page for news, contests & giveaways.
Dawn Riddoch’s article, “Grow Locally at Durham College” about Durham College and celebrity Chef Jamie Kennedy’s recent visit to the college’s Centre for Food was published in Move Magazine’s inaugural issue.