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 […]
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Joyce MacPhee: “The humour that runs throughout this novel helps make it a charming read.”
G7 Comics was created by three friends with a desire to create a purpose behind their storytelling.
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.
Alone in the Night is the next entry in Laurie Stewart’s A Test of Loyalty series, told through the alternating perspectives of three Mechanicsville teens.
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.
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.
Once In A Blue Kentucky Moon delivers a fast-paced contemporary romance with just a hint of an edge.
The first time I read Stewart Dudley’s novel The Cutting Room, it frustrated me. The plot seemed to be deliberately slow, with information doled out in tiny bits as though the author was trying not to satisfy the reader too much. I put it down after finishing and felt a bit cranky with it. But […]
Review by Laurie Stewart. Fans of HP Lovecraft will love Michel Weatherall‘s The Symbiot, book one in a series. A new breed of terror in the night, intelligent prose, sympathetic characters, and time travel… well, sort of. A mysterious new theory of music sets in motion of a chain of events that could end the world. […]
When Ottawa-based writer Stacey D. Atkinson first met Dr. Patricia Davis, a retired psychologist who once worked in Northern Labrador as a midwife, Atkinson had the option of writing Letters from Labrador as a conventional memoir recounting Patsy’s adventures in the north in a straightforward manner. However, Atkinson has taken an interesting approach, using Patsy’s […]
Review by Laurie Stewart Finally! A book on writer’s block that deals with more than just fear of the blank page. A book that says there is more than one way to be blocked and unable to write. Or that it might be a specific part of the book you’re having trouble with, not just […]
Review by Susan Taylor Meehan: find her on LinkedIn and, occasionally, Twitter – or check out her website for information on her latest projects. Robin Riopelle‘s Deadroads is a gripping murder mystery wrapped in a tale of family breakup, individual tragedy and eventual redemption. The story opens in New Orleans, where the Sarrazin children – Sol, Baz […]
Filled with a sense of national pride and duty, when the war effort for WWI calls for nurses to work on the front lines, Maggie O’Conner answers. However, as she watches the war exact it’s price from friends, family, and John Hardie, the socialist recruit she falls in love with, she comes to realize that […]