Books & Lit
This happens to be Hetherington’s hometown Comiccon. The Ottawa-based writer has received awards and high recognition for her comic books, science fiction, and screenplays.
“Grace and the Secret Vault” is a lively read, historical tale with a clear resonance for the contemporary reader, especially for the young person who might want to grow up to change the world.
Scaachi Koul will be at Writersfest 2017 to talk about her new book, a collection of essays titled One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter. The essays cover everything from social anxiety to family squabbles, body shaming and racism.
The Ottawa International Writers Festival runs from April 22 to May 2 with most events taking place at Christ Church Cathedral (414 Sparks St).
Laurie Stewart: “Michel Weatherall’s characters seem to take on far more life and realism in this book. “
On this week’s episode, we kick off the show with local band Bull Domino, and then discover the Lovecraftian World of local horror author Michel Weatherall.
Bret “The Hitman” Hart comes from a deep line of pro wrestlers. He will be in Ottawa on Sunday February 12 for a live talk and Q&A session.
Write On Ottawa: Localish writer Paul Carlucci reflects on memories, settings and characters in new collection
Paul Carlucci is a lad from the Valley, once a journalist, now a fiction writer but always a traveler of the world and worlds.
Not everyone who plays with fire gets burned, but in Nathan Burgoine’s Triad Blood, Curtis, a young wizard, is getting tired of things around him combusting.
Prolific author, performer, spoken word artist, social worker, Kai Cheng Thom is coming to Ottawa in support of her latest book and first novel.
Fans of Sherlock Holmes mysteries may want to check out Ottawa-based writer Eric Desmarais’ new novel A Study in Aether from Renaissance Book Press, for a new modern day twist on the classic mystery series.
Which books did we check out of the Ottawa Public Library the most this year?
For anyone looking for a little action and intrigue to offset the cheer of the holiday season, Sins of the Angels is a great read to escape with.
Here are my picks for what I enjoyed the most from teen and adult books for 2016. It was quite a struggle whittling it down to these twenty-eight books from the over 400 I read so far this year, but these were some of the more entertaining ones I found.
Here are some of the best teen books I read, plus some of the graphic novels I came across that stood out. Next up will be the adult books, which just goes to show, it was a great year for good reads.