M.A.C. Farrant

M.A.C. Farrant has written over a dozen books of fiction, non-fiction and memoir. Her play, My Turquoise Years, will premiere with the Arts Club Theatre, Granville Island stage, Vancouver, B.C. April 4 – May 4, 2013. Farrant’s contribution to the Dr. Johnson Caper gives a glimpse at once affecting and hard-edged into the realities of the writing life. In introducing …

Marina Endicott

Novelist Marina Endicott has also been an actor, director, playwright and editor. Her most recent novel, The Little Shadows — finalist for the Governor General’s Award, long-listed for the Giller Prize, and one of the Globe and Mail’s 100 best books of 2011 — will be published in the U.K. and Australia in 2012. Her earlier novel Good to a …

Kevin Chong

Kevin Chong is the Internationally published author of four books, most recently Beauty Plus Pity and a forthcoming memoir on horse racing. He lives in Vancouver British Columbia. About his contribution below (excised from his just-published novel) Chong says: Beauty Plus Pity is about the relationship that forms between Malcolm, a man in his twenties, and his newly discovered teenaged …

Caroline Adderson

carolineadderson.com Caroline Adderson is the author of two internationally published novels, two collections of short stories, and three books for young readers. Her work has received numerous prize nominations including the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. A two-time Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and three-time CBC Literary …

Angie Abdou

www.abdou.ca/ Angie’s books include the short story collection Anything Boys Can Do and two novels, The Bone Cage, a CBC Canada Reads 2011 finalist and 2011-2012 MacEwan Book of the Year, and her new, critically acclaimed, The Canterbury Trail Her piece below features a character from that novel, which follows a tragic-comic trek of a group of snow pilgrims up …

Praline Toscani

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, Praline Toscani Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel called “The Whirling Girl” made up by that writer  Grazie to all those who have written to say they have lost this recipe for Le Parline Toscani and would like to see …

Buy My Books – Allegra Series

To buy my books, visit Hooked on Books in Penticton, a little independent bookstore that has become the hub of our South Okanagan writing and reading community. Or visit your local bookstore, where if they are not actually on the shelves they can be ordered. Also, Amazon (Canada), Amazon (USA)Chapters/Indigo (Canada) Late Flash: The Allegra Series, The Whirling Girl and A Message for Mr. …

Marzapane Italiana

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, MARZAPANE ITALIANA Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel called “The Whirling Girl” made up by that writer   My Christmas Marzipan IF YOU BELIEVE that writer, you will think my life began on the day that the beautiful …

Melon with Sweet Wine

TUSCAN RECIPES … today, MELON with SWEET WINE Nonna Margherita Dottorelli in her kitchen, 1905 Some excellent Tuscan recipes from her granddaughter Marta, who refuses to be just a character in a novel called The Whirling Girl, made up by that writer NOW WE HAVE BROUGHT IN our grapes and made our winter wine.        Every year, we have …

Buy My Books – Mr Lazarus

To buy my books, visit Hooked on Books in Penticton, a little independent bookstore that has become the hub of our South Okanagan writing and reading community. Also, Amazon (Canada), Amazon (USA) Chapters/Indigo (Canada)