Earthquake mayhem

“Frances Peck (l.) spent 7 years on her novel about the impact of an earthquake, “The Broken Places” due out in April. Here she talks about the research done and the characters she created to tell the story.” FULL STORY




Mute Swan

Lesley-Anne Evans has published Mute Swan: Poems for Maria Queen of the World (The St. Thomas Poetry Series $20) that… FULL STORY

Metaphysical love

Janis Harper has published her third title, Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story (Sacred Stories Publishing $20.99) about… FULL STORY

Illness & recovery

Janis Harper, co-founder of The Republic of East Vancouver newspaper, edited a collection of personal essays guaranteed to make baby-boomers… FULL STORY

End of life

Dr. Stefanie Green wrote the memoir This is Assisted Dying: A Doctor’s Story of Empowering Patients at the End of… FULL STORY

Emma the sailor girl

Trevor Atkins author photo

Trevor Atkins’ debut historical novel for middle-grade readers, The Day the Pirates Went Mad (Silverpath Publishing $14.95), follows the adventures… FULL STORY

A better life

Michael Harris Photo by Hudson Hayden

Consumer culture and endless economic growth have been prevailing paradigms for centuries. That must change if the current climate crisis… FULL STORY

Saving rivers

River conservationist and founder of both B.C. and World Rivers Day, Mark Angelo of Burnaby has published his first illustrated… FULL STORY

London noir

Author, actor and now Vancouver Public Library’s Fall 2021 writer in residence, C.C. Humphreys has published One London Day (Library… FULL STORY

Queer gothic

Backed by some pretty serious academic credentials (Canada Research Chair in Philosophy at UBC, PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge and… FULL STORY

The silent woman

Shashi Bhat of New Westminster and editor-in-chief of EVENT magazine has published her second novel, The Most Precious Substance on… FULL STORY

W is for Wang

At 18, Isabella Wang was the youngest writer to be shortlisted twice for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest. Her… FULL STORY

Outrunning sadness

Rita Moir

The old adage is that in the “natural order” parents die before their children. Rita Moir explores her family history… FULL STORY

The gritty West End

Once home to Vancouver’s first upscale locale, by the early 1900s the West End had morphed into a middle-class residential… FULL STORY

The rat temple

In her latest kidlit title Valley of the Rats (Cormorant 13.95), for ages 9 to 12, Mahtab Narsimhan tells the… FULL STORY

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