Category Archives: Author event

95. The Party (Robyn Harding)

Robyn Harding described the Saunders as a perfect family, trying to keep up appearances and enjoy their wealthy lifestyle… until the party.  This novel describes a parents nightmare, a sweet 16 party gone bad.  Drinking, drugs and boys complicated a sleepover … Continue reading

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Jane Urquhart (Hamilton Public Library Evening for Book Lovers)

“Had it not been for libraries, I would not be a writer” It was a pleasure to attend the 3rd Annual Evening for Book Lovers at the Hamilton Public Library on Friday.  A capacity crowd heard book recommendations from devoted … Continue reading

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Katherena Vermette (FOLD Festival)

The Break was the one book that I think all Canadians should read (yet unfortunately, the sheer power of this book led it to being voted off first in the 2017 Canada Reads Debates).  It is not only artfully written … Continue reading

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Jamie Tennant: Author Event

Different Drummer books in collaboration with East Plains Church, in Burlington, hosted a trio of authors on Tuesday evening.  Many eager readers enjoyed the presentations of three authors with diverse books.  Jamie Tennant, author of The Captain of Kinnoull Hill, … Continue reading

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Heather O’Neill: Hotel Dallavalle Author Series

“No child is a tale of abuse, they still have all this magic inside them” Niagara-on-the-Lake was a beautiful setting to meet Heather O’Neill at the Hotel Dallavalle Author Series.  Heather is the author of Lullabies for Little Criminals which was … Continue reading

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Guest Post with Lisa Hood: Will Ferguson

Thanks to Lisa Hood for taking the time to write a guest post about her experience meeting Will Ferguson.  Lisa is a busy mom to the adorable Patrick, works full time and still finds time for volunteering…. and some reading!  I first … Continue reading

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Craig Davidson: One Book One Brant

Cataract City was highlighted at the 12th annual One Book One Brant last Sunday.  This terrific event, hosted by the County of Brant Library, brought out eager readers from across Brantford and Brant County to listen to Craig Davidson talk … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Barbara McEwan with Madeline Ashby

Thank you to Barbara McEwan, a Calgary mom who balances a husband and 4-year old son with her job as an environmental scientist but still finds time to read!  I have ‘met’ Barbara through the CanadianContent Goodreads group and enjoy discussing CanLit with … Continue reading

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23. The Translation of Love (Lynne Kutsukake)

In preparation for the final Grimsby Author Series event of the 2016-17 season, I immersed myself in The Translation of Love during a long trip home from vacation in Myrtle Beach.  It is a beautiful novel set in Japan during the American post-WW2 occupation.  Despite the … Continue reading

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Charlie Lovett: The Moveable Feast Event

“The epigram sums up what the book is about, to save and preserve the past” The weather was a bit cool but we enjoyed the Southern hospitality during our March Break trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The kids still had fun … Continue reading

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