‘Things I Will Tell You When I Am Dead’ employs a direct form of storytelling in order to bring to life a series of stories that are at once life affirming and starting in their testament to lives that attempt to follow simple paths add end up creating complex routes toward poignancy, affirmation, deception, and self-revelation.Read More
Like a semi-autobiographical novel in over forty chapters, the stories that make up ‘A Mad Bent Diva’ range from intimate portraits of a queer childhood, to lengthy narratives about a group of friends who engage in annual holidays at a favourite beach property where ‘bitchiness’ prevails, carnal knowledge raises its frequently campy head, and life affirming camaraderie reigns supreme.Read More
Crossing Borders brings you a splendid collection of poetry and micro-prose from an eclectic assembly of authors. Cross the sands of time and swim in the ocean of this impressive work. You will not be let down.Read More
Over the past four decades, the short stories of Norma West Linder have appeared in leading magazines, such as Chatelaine and Horizon, at home and internationally. Her fiction has been anthologized numerous times. In No Common Thread, Ms. Linder has selected 33 of her personal favourites from well over 100 published pieces.Read More
When a spaceship appeared over Manitoulin Island, Caleb Larkin and his step-sister Katie Lambert were the only two humans who saw it land. This magical event happened because Caleb dared Katie to leave their cottage and spend the night in a pup tent on the shores of Lake Mindemoya. He slipped out in the middle of the night in order to frighten her. Both of them were astonished to see a rainbow-coloured flying saucer hovering above them. When it landed, a strange figure approached, offering to take them for a ride. They’re too frightened to go. The weird creature tells them they’re welcome to change their minds. If they do, they should return to this spot when the moon is full. After thinking it over for a few days, they decided to be brave. A great surprise awaited them on Terra Turquoise.Read More
“We are reading our way out of sadness.” So writes Linda Rogers in her fine poem, “Paper Stairs.” And as our relationship with home and family is a complicated and varied one, Ursula Pflug’s Hidden Brook Press anthology They Have to Take You In, provides the reader with ample evidence of the profound complexity of blood and clan.Read More
Alone: a Winter in the Woods is written in the spirit and quality of Fredrick Philip Grove’s, Governor General Award winning novel, “Settlers of the Marsh”. Felicity Sidnell Reid brings young readers a spell-binding story of pioneer survival. They will be captivated by vivid descriptions of the northern landscape. This historically accurate story of endurance will be equally enjoyed by girls and boys of any age.Read More
Power and Possessions opens with an armed bank robbery by a crystal meth addict named Marlowe seeking to feed his addiction. How long will his robbery spree last?
At the centre of the novel is a romantic triangle between the three main characters: Julie, Frank and Bjorn. When the high stakes world of video games clashes with the world of high art in the city of Toronto, secrets, lies and passions explode onto the scene. Stolen paintings, a skull, and an important archaeological find all come into play.
Jim Christy’s newest collection of short stories, Bad Day for Ralphie, published by Hidden Brook Press, is sometimes idiosyncratic and quirky, often funky and strange but always poignant and emotionally provocative. Even though they often have a funny twist they are none the less moving and will appeal to just about everyone. Jim Christy has been described as a master story teller. This collection proves the point.Read More
General reader / family fun. The Family Reunion is a collection of vignettes and character sketches, that are woven together around a family reunion. Put your feet up and be ready to chuckle – A light read for the whole family.Read More
Sid’s a war-hero and a bum, Gloria’s a beautiful luckless lover, Andrew’s a writer whose favourite haunt is the cemetery, and Julia is a priest with a dying congregation in a booming suburb. What have they in common? They are the Fringe Dwellers – people who once led normal lives until a sudden twist in the road sent them out onto the fringes of society. From the fringe they claw back meaning and redemption for their altered lives.Read More
M.E. Csamer – Prose– ISBN – 978-1-894553-87-2– $15.95 Description: A Month Without Snow comprises a novella and a one act play. In the novella, six people choose to live together for one month in an isolated farmhouse. Their time is documented on tape, in notes and through internal monologues. They are here for a reason, but what is it? Never Cry, Woolf,...Read More
A love story of inner conflict for a TV reporter painted around the corporate landscape of the communication media. A former cop, now private detective, weaves through the story testing the bounds of a relationship. Characters find who they really are despite themselves.Read More
A tale of love, loss and lust in a fundamentalist society formed in the aftermath of a giant flood that destroyed most of the earth in 2012.Read More
Grandfather, Father and Me:
Memories, Poetry, and Good Food
is a perfect gift for any father or grandfather, in fact any family member.
It is a moving collection of short stories, poems and recipes about
grandfathers and fathers and men of influence. It is truly a loving tribute.
Read this warm and inviting book aloud at the dining room table with the whole family.
It will make young and old laugh and cry.
It will make a fine gift that will give joy for years to come.
It is a loving tribute to our Grandfathers and fathers for their fostering, nurturing, cherishing, for their encouragement.Read More
Grandmother, Mother and Me
Memories, Poetry, and Good Food
is a perfect gift for any mother or grandmother. It is a touching collection of short stories, poems and recipes about grandmothers and mothers. It is truly a loving tribute.
Read this warm and inviting book aloud at the dining room table with the whole family. It will make young and old laugh and cry.
It will make a fine Christmas gift that will give joy
for years to come.Read More
Celebrating Christmas with… Memories, Poetry, and Good Food is a tradition-filled book of memories in prose, poetry and recipes.
Read this book aloud at the dining room table with the whole family. It will make young and old laugh and cry.
It will make a fine Christmas gift that will give joy for years to come.Read More
Bottle and Glass is a story of survival and escape told from the barstools of two dozen boisterous Kingston taverns at the close of the War of 1812.Read More
** Long-listed for the 2012 ReLit Award for Fiction.**
The Last Stoic is a story of appetite and fear, both modern and ancient. Half of the story’s narrative occurs in the time and place of the ancient Roman Empire; the other half occurs in the present-day United States. The parallels between the two eras are so strong that the narrative continues uninterrupted as the setting shifts from historic Rome to modern America, alternating from chapter to chapter.Read More