It's one of our favourite times of the year: the GGLAs were announced, Halloween candy is 50% off, and our schedules are packed with reading events. Read on to see which authors and books we featured on the blog, and what the internet has given us this week.
~ David Huebert shares memories of his childhood in Halifax, the setting in his debut short story collection
Peninsula Sinking (Biblioasis): "Missing the Atlantic ocean—pining for the sound and smell of it, longing for its great pulsing shadow—has made me a different writer of the ocean than I would have been if I’d stayed beside it."
~ Jon R. Flieger tells us about the time he visited a funeral home, then "came home and wrote a piece called 'Transfer' which would eventually become the first section of
You are Among Monsters."
~ Designer Michel Vrana was given a manuscript to Peter Darbyshire's Has the World Ended Yet? with art directions to design a cover "influenced by Weird Tales and having that fun, pulp feel."
Read his process in designing the final cover.
~ We think John Mavin's debut short story collection Rage(Thistledown Press) is, well, all the rage. Others agree: "Mavin's stories yank us into the sound bytes of the day-to-day digital narrative we collectively skim. Deftly turning them inside out, he lingers there—draws us into their pathos, their aching beauty." - Author Betsy Warland
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