Advice from K. M. Weiland

Helping Writers Become Authors We always hear about how important stakes are for increasing tension and interest in a story’s plot. But did you know the stakes can also be your secret trick for increasing your protagonist’s likability? The first reason is for this is that the higher the stakes, …

Chasing the Wendigo

***Just Released!*** Breaking News! The strange howl of a Wendigo heard in Ontario forest! Chasing the Wendigo is a gripping comedic mystery/adventure anthology containing three short anecdotal accounts by Justin Case of grand larceny, the search for lost treasure, kidnapping and unexplained disappearances. Jason and his intrepid fraternity of brothers …

The Wordsmith’s Forge

Welcome wordsmiths to our BRAND NEW author resource centre dedicated to serving the literary community. It is our sincere wish to engender the art of creating meaningful content. Do you possess skills in one or more of the following areas of expertise:PlanningWritingEditingDesigningPrintingMarketingPlease click the button below offer your service to our community. For …

When It’s Time for Leaving

by Ang Pompano Published by: Encircle Publications, LLC Editor:                  Cynthia Brackett-Vincent Book design:      Eddie Vincent Cover design:    Christopher Wait Cover images:   © Getty Images Al DeSantis is having a bad day, a really bad day. His girlfriend dumps him and then a drug dealer nick named, “Psycho” rams his car head …

In conversation with well known author, Ang Pompano

Thank you for joing us in The Drawing Room, Ang. Ang Pompano has been writing mystery for more than twenty years. His novel, WHEN IT’S TIME FOR LEAVING will be published in October 2019. His stories have been published in several anthologies, including the 2019 Malice Domestic Anthology MYSTERY MOST …

In conversation with award winning author, Keenan Powell

James:                  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Keenan:               Writing has always been a part of my life. I was an avid letter writer in high school. In college, I majored in broadcasting which necessitated a lot of writing. Then law school. I’ve been practicing law …

Hemlock Needle

by Keenan PowellPublished by Level Best Books Legal Procedural Novels, the crime as seen through the eyes of a lawyer, were not my genre of choice. I must confess that when I saw the date, time and place at the beginning of every chapter I thought, aha, just as I …

In conversation with Canadian Mystery Writer Brenda Chapman

James:                  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? What was your first formal (not necessarily professional) writing project? Brenda:                The idea to become a writer came gradually over time. While I took a year-long creative writing course in university, I never seriously considered writing as a …

Turning Secrets

by Brenda Chapman Published by Dundurn Publishers of Fine Books Cover Image by Shutterstock.com/JustBreak I must confess that Police Procedural Novels were not my genre of choice, emphasizing process over creating rich characters and developing a robust plot. However, after reading Brenda Chapman’s masterpiece; “Turning Secrets”, my misgivings have been …

HAPPY LABOUR DAY, 2019!

The holiday Canada gave the world Labour Day marks not just the triumph of worker’s spirit but an expression of human dignity and creative excellence. The first Canadian parade for workers’ rights was held in Toronto on April 15, 1872. One of the prime reasons for organizing the demonstration was to …