Author Spotlight: Amy Spurway

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:12am

Originally from Cape Breton and now based in Dartmouth, Amy Spurway is a writer, performer, and editor. She has worked with CBC Radio and published in Today’s Parent, the Toronto Star, and other venues. This spring, her debut novel, Crow, was published by Goose Lane Editions. In what follows, Spurway talks about publishing her first book, what she likes about living and writing in her part of Nova Scotia, her new projects, and more.

Author Spotlight: Sandra Phinney

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:57am

Sandra Phinney is a professional freelance writer who has been writing and publishing for twenty years. Her articles have appeared in over 70 print and online magazines, and she is also the author of four books and teaches workshops on narrative, travel, and memoir writing. Phinney lives on the edge of the Tusket River in Yarmouth County. In what follows, she tells us about how she started out as a freelancer, planning your work as a writer, and more.

Author Spotlight: Margo Wheaton

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:41am

Poet Margo Wheaton’s debut collection, The Unlit Path Behind the House (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016), won the Canadian Authors Association’s Fred Kerner Award and was selected as a finalist for the J.M. Abraham Poetry Award, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, a ReLit Award, and other literary honours. In what follows, Wheaton talks to us about writer’s block, her new writing projects, what she likes about writing in the Maritimes, and more.

Author Spotlight: Alison Delory

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:11am

Based in Halifax, Alison Delory is a writer, editor, and communications professional. Her writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Dalhousie Magazine, Halifax Magazine, and other publications. She is also the author of two children’s books, and her first novel for adults, Making it Home, will appear with Nimbus this June. In what follows, Delory shares the story of how she got started as a writer, details of her new projects, and more.

Author Spotlight: Julian Smith

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 1:10pm

Julian Smith is an award-winning speculative-fiction writer based in Yarmouth. His fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Lightspeed, Terraform, and other venues.

Author Spotlight: Ian Colford

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 9:39am

Based in Halifax, Ian Colford writes short fiction, novels, and literary criticism. His first book, the short fiction collection Evidence (Porcupine’s Quill, 2008), won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and was a finalist for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize, the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and the ReLit Award. Since then, he has gone on to publish two novels. His second book of short fiction will appear with Nimbus in 2019.

Author Spotlight: Stephanie Domet

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:20am

Stephanie Domet is the author of two novels, Homing (Invisible Publishing, 2007), which won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, and Fallsy Downsies  (Invisible Publishing, 2013), which won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award. She also writes non-fiction for publications across Canada, including The Coast, Quill & Quire, and The National Post.

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