Writing a Ukrainian saga at this time

“Diana Stevan (left) tells how the onset of the war waged in Ukraine by Russia coincided with the completion of her Ukrainian family saga and brought her closer to her ancestors.FULL STORY




Horror and rage

Channeling the gothic horror stories of Mary Shelley, the Bronte sisters, Henry James and others, Erica McKeen has released her… FULL STORY

Seeing the forest

A few years back, suffering from burn-out and too many hours hunched over a desk, over-achieving editor Amanda Lewis pledged… FULL STORY

Mini-comic king

Colin Upton, a veteran of the Vancouver comics and Lowbrow art scenes for more than 30 years, will release in… FULL STORY

Competing cultures

Completing her Creative Writing MFA while working as a communications manager at UBC’s Faculty of Arts, Emi Sasagawa is set… FULL STORY

West Coast design

During the Covid 19 pandemic, “our yards became our parks and our living rooms became our art galleries,” writes Julia… FULL STORY

Benson and Bennie

It has been a dozen years since Kevin Chong wrote his last novel, Beauty Plus Pity (Arsenal Pulp, 2011) about… FULL STORY

Not hockey

Angie Abdou wrote about her experiences as a hockey mom, frankly describing her young son’s sporting experiences on and off… FULL STORY

Damon and the crow

In her YA graphic novel, Visions of the Crow (Highwater Press $23.95), volume one in the series Dreams, Wanda John-Kehewin… FULL STORY

Alienated teens

Gurjinder Basran takes on the perils of social media in her third novel, Help! I’m Alive (ECW $22.95). When video… FULL STORY

An island tragedy

Born and raised in Barbados, Jasmine Sealy is now based in Vancouver where she has written her debut novel, The… FULL STORY

The mighty Métis

Métis activists and authors, George and Terry Goulet (at right) have published their fourth book about Métis people, Along the Métis… FULL STORY

Book reading events

Cathalynn Labonté-Smith, author of Rescue Me: Behind the Scenes of Search and Rescue (Caitlin $26) will be reading from the… FULL STORY

War, justice and revenge

The Memory Seeker (Black Rose $22.95) to be released in February, 2023 is Ronald Niezen’s first novel. When Dutch-Canadian Peter… FULL STORY

Wag’s journey

Randy “Wag” Wagner was looking forward to a new career as a soon-to-be Boston Pizza franchise owner, when he ran… FULL STORY

Search and Rescue

Whether adventuring in deserts or woods, mountains or swamps—whatever the locale—there’s likely a Search and Rescue team nearby, ready to… FULL STORY

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