Two Great Events This Past Weekend

Authors Alicia Hendley and Lorina Stephens had two great events over this past weekend. On Saturday, February 26, Alicia appeared at Chapters in Ancaster, Ontario. Book lovers and fans gave Alicia a warm reception, and A Subtle Thing very nearly sold out. Alicia continues her 2011 book tour next month at the University of Waterloo bookstore on March 10, and then at Chapters, Stone Road Mall in Guelph on March 26. Check out Five Rivers’…

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

A purely personal post this afternoon, with a bit of a revelation: I entered the Amazon Breathrough Novel Award (ABNA). My entry is the first novel I published, Shadow Song. It’s an historical fantasy, based upon an actual tragedy that occurred in the early 1830s in the village of Hornings Mills, Ontario. For the most part, Shadow Song has received four and five star reader reviews, as well as a few starred reviews from blog reviewers….

Alicia Hendley Appears in Ancaster

Continuing her winter book tour, Alicia Hendley appears at Chapters, in Ancaster, Ontario, on Saturday, February 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. She will be signing copies of A Subtle Thing. Upcoming engagments include: Thursday, March 10, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., discussion and signing at the University of Waterloo Bookstore. Saturday, March 26, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., signing at Chapters, Stone Road Mall, Guelph, ON. Saturday, April 16, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., signing at Chapters,…

A Subtle thing Reviewed at The Canadian Book Review

Reprinted with permission, a fabulous review from The Canadian Book Review. One great thing about being active on social media and discussing books is that you discover authors and publishers that you never would have without it. Recently I was contacted by Five Rivers and given the opportunity to review a couple of their titles. When I was browsing through their catalog I came across a book that I knew I just had to read,…

Time to Trim the Long Tail of Publishing?

There are those who will read this blog post and tut-tut behind their hands. Some will consider the views expressed here as neophyte, uninformed, someone who plainly doesn’t understand how things work in the publishing industry. We’ve always had the long tail, the convoluted, ritualistic, bureaucratic process by which an author’s books are brought to market. This is the way it’s done. We shouldn’t change it. But perhaps we should change it. Leigh Anne Williams…