Monday, November 23, 2009

Brent Knowles places first in the Writers of the Future Contest

Brent Knowles has placed first in the Writers of the Future Contest (3rd Quarter 2009).

Two stories of his have also been published recently -- "From the Sea" in On Spec #78 and "The Tale of Lady Spite" in Tales of the Talisman.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show publishes Geoffrey W. Cole

Geoffrey W. Cole's short story "Lo'ihi Rising" appears in Issue #15 of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. Click the link to read a preview of the story and buy Issue #15 for ony $2.50 to read the whole story.

For a deeper look at how this story came about, check out Geoff's essay: "A Yeast-Free Recipe to Make Lo'ihi Rise".

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Druids signing at EIA a success

Strange brew. I never blogged like this before. So, news: Last Monday I spent most of the day enjoying the fine support of Indigo Books and the Edmonton International Airport at a book signing. It went superbly well, and met a lot of very nice people! Thanks E-team.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My SF book finalist at the GG!

Les vents de Tammerlan, the second tome of my Chaaas’ cycle, is now a finalist of the General Governor’s literary Awards in the children’s literature category.

“This captivating novel by Michèle Laframboise strays from the well-worn paths of science fiction. While conserving the essential elements of the genre, the author’s subtle, at times poetic, prose creates moving and colourful images and gives life to complex, lovable characters. “

It is a small victory for my story and my paper children, and a larger victory for science-fiction, now recognized as a full flavour of the literary ice cream!

(a nice article by the Mississauga News:'s%20on/article/161156--laframboise-awaits-word-on-governor-general-s-award )

Michèle, coming back from a Saskatchewan Tour for the Canadian children's books week. (Tournée Lire à tous vents)

Claire Eamer on book tour in Ontario

Claire Eamer is currently touring schools and libraries in the Toronto-London-Guelph area as part of TD Canadian Children's Book Week. She'll be delivering presentations and readings based on her kids' science books, Spiked Scorpions & Walking Whales and Super Crocs & Monster Wings, as well as her history book for kids, Traitors' Gate and Other Doorways to the Past, all published by Annick Press. TD Canadian Children's Book Week runs until November 21, 2009.

Blog Review and Promotional Tour for Lorina Stephens

Lorina Stephens' latest novel, From Mountains of Ice, a cultural fantasy, was recently reviewed at Wicked Little Pixie, an online reviewer of paranormal romance and cultural fantasy. Full review available here.

Lorina's fall promotional tour continues through December at the following locations in Ontario:
November 28: Coles, 150 First Street, Orangeville, L9W 3T7, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
December 5: Chapters, Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road, Guelph, N1G 2X6, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
December 11: Smith Books, Heritage Place, 1350 - 16th Street East, Owen Sound N4K 5N3, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

From Mountains of Ice is available in print and eBook through online retailers worldwide, through the Espresso channel at available locations, as well as select booksellers in Ontario and the publisher, Five Rivers.
For more information about Lorina Stephens visit Five Rivers' website.