Donna Farley appears in an online podcast talking about Saint Cuthbert, the subject of her two upcoming books from Conciliar Press, The Ravens of Farne, a picture book, and Bearing the Saint, a YA novel.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Simon Rose will be leading workshops on Writing and Publishing Your Children's Novel in Calgary March 16 and 18:
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 7 pm to 9 pm Inspiration, Imagination and Invention
We examine the writing process from initial concept through to the finished manuscript, including how to turn ideas into stories, the creation of outlines, story structure, character development, the role of research and the importance of editing and revision. Cost: $50.00
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 7 pm to 9 pm Marketing and Promotion
This workshop explores websites for authors and writers, online marketing, media relations, book launches and bookstore signings, promotional events, securing speaking engagements, as well examining ways to research and submit to publishing houses. Cost: $50.00
The workshops will be held at the Palliser Bayview Pumphill Community Association, 2323 Palliser Drive SW, Calgary.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (403) 285 9383.
Louise Bohmer's debut novel, The Black Act, is now available for pre-order from the publisher, Lachesis Publishing.
From the back cover:
The history of a curse is fraught with bloody battles, bitter hatred, and dark secrets.
Through five generations, ghosts of war haunt the Wise Women. When the Rebellion of Glenna ends, their curse sleeps bound in the Tunnels of the Dead, waiting for its chance to re-awaken the battle between the Wood People and Dalthwein Clans.
Claire, a distraught young Wise Woman born in the sacred valley of the fae, unwittingly helps it escape imprisonment. While her twin sister, Anna, receives psychic glimpses of ancient secrets she must unravel. With her scribe teacher, Rosalind, she also struggles to uncover the reasons behind Claireʼs strange behavior, ever escalating since the death of their Guild Mother, Grianne.
The Age of the Wise Women will cease, if the curse does not end with Anna and Claire. Perhaps inheriting the mistakes of their ancestors, and learning the truths of their identities, will bring great suffering for these witch twins?
We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:
- studies of individual works and authors;
- comparative studies;
- studies that place works in their literary and/or cultural contexts.
Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long, and geared toward a general as well as an academic audience. Please submit proposals (max. 2 pages) by email or hard copy to:
Dr. Allan Weiss
Department of English
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3H 3N4
Deadline: April 1, 2009