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Write On Ottawa: The Artist and the Assassin reflects the dramatic life and death of Caravaggio

Ottawa author Mark Frutkin was drawn to write about the Baroque Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) because he was intrigued with the parallels between the artist’s artwork and life. “It was definitely this dark and light aspect that fascinated me,” explains Frutkin. “Caravaggio’s character was so reflected in his artwork. He was brilliant and creative. But […]

Write On Ottawa: Finding lost history in Ottawa Rewind 2 by Andrew King

The latest book from artist, animator, and history-sleuth-turned-author Andrew King chronicles an eclectic cross-section of local “lost” history—from the first brewery to the last Zellers to 17th-century sailing vessels to the RMS Titanic’s affiliation with the Fairmont Château Laurier—all in an effort to preserve and reinvigorate interest in Ottawa’s past.

Write On Ottawa: Julie S. Lalonde’s new book Resilience is Futile

For over 10 years, public educator and women’s rights advocate Julie S. Lalonde was stalked by her abusive ex-boyfriend, despite her attempts to move, engage the police and the legal system, and implement numerous security measures. Now she faces a new challenge: trying to launch a book in the middle of a pandemic.

Write On Ottawa: Feel Like It by Kelly Doell

The fitness world can be surprisingly unhealthy, sending messages that can be body-shaming, fatphobic, or ableist, or simply unhelpful in motivating you to get active in a sustainable way. Ottawa author and fitness motivation expert Kelly Doell’s recently published book Feel Like It is not one of those. Instead, Doell takes a healthy approach to […]

Write On Ottawa: Barbara Fradkin takes mystery into the wilderness in Fire in the Stars

As the first installment of a brand new mystery series from Ottawa author Barbara Fradkin, Fire in the Stars is a thrilling mix of a puzzling crime story and a tale of outdoor adventure and survival in the Newfoundland wilderness, complete with enough twists and turns to successfully keep you guessing how everything will be solved until the very end.