Library Presents: Author Terry Fallis

On Tuesday, April 30, the Lindsay branch of the Kawartha Lakes Public Library will present author Terry Fallis at 2 P.M. and again at 7 P.M.

For more information, call 705-887-6300 or 705-324-9411 ext 1265

cover-with-Canada-Reads-winner-badgeTerry Fallis is the author of The Best Laid Plans, and The High Road, satirical novels of Canadian politics. His debut novel (TBLP) was originally self-published in 2007 and won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Then McClelland & Stewart published TBLP in September 2008. He also won theGold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Regional Fiction – Canada East category. In 2010, the Waterloo Region chose The Best Laid Plans as the One Book, One Community selection. In February, 2011, The Best Laid Plans was crowned the winner of CBC Canada Reads as the “essential Canadian novel of the decade.” In November 2011, CBC-Television announced that The Best Laid Plans is indevelopment as a six-part TV miniseries.

McClelland & Stewart published the sequel to The Best Laid Plans, called The High Road, in September 2010. It was a finalist for the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, in April, 2011. McClelland & Stewart published Terry’s third novel, Up and Down, in September 2012, and it debuted on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list.

Local Authors Series — Virginia Winters

Winter virginia booksThursday, May 9 at 7 P.M. at the Lindsay Library meet Virginia Winters, author of genealogy mysteries featuring Canadian heroine, Doctor Anne McPhail.

Virginia Winters was born in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada and raised in the Ottawa Valley. After high school in Renfrew, another Valley town, she went down to Queens to study medicine, graduating in 1970. Fellowship in Pediatrics followed, with graduation in 1976. That year she and her husband, Internist George Winters, moved to Lindsay, Ontario with their two children, and have lived there ever since. Virginia’s interests, besides writing, are genealogy, gardening, photography, and studying languages (currently Spanish).

Murderous Roots. 2009.
The Facepainter Murders. 2011.
No Motive for Murder. 2012.

The Local Author Series is a series of presentations by the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library in which local authors have an opportunity to share their writing experiences and books with readers.

For more information or if you are interested in taking part in the Spring Local Author Series, please contact Diane Lansdell at 705-324-9411 xt 1265.

Workshop: How to Build Your Story — with Brian Henry – July 21 [Peterborough]

“How to Build Your Story”

 ~ Plotting novels and writing short stories ~

Sunday, July 21
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jackson Creek Residence, 481 Reid Street, Peterborough (Map here.)

This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel. You’ll also get the best tips
on writing short stories, where to get them published and how to win contests. Best yet,
you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing.

Fee: $32.74 + 13% hst = $37 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or $35.40 + 13% hst = $40 if you wait to pay at the door

To register, please make out a cheque to Brian Henry and mail it to:

Brian Henry, 110 Reiner Road, Toronto, ON M3H 2L6

Or if you do on-line banking, you can pay by e-transfer.

       To reserve a spot now, email


Brian Henry has been a book editor, writer, and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He teaches creative writing at Ryerson University. He also leads weekly creative writing courses inMississauga, Oakville andBurlington and conducts Saturday workshops throughout Ontario. His proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published.

Call for Submissions: Carina Press

The editors at Carina Press have posted their wish lists, and they’re pretty much looking for anything:

Of course, our standard disclaimer applies: PLEASE note that in the end, what we really want is a good story, so even if yours doesn’t fit the descriptions below, don’t hesitate to send it to us anyway! Sometimes we don’t know what we want until we get it in our inbox.

If you have a novel looking for a home, check their lists and submissions page.

*Don’t miss the #carinapitch opportunity Thursday, April 4, 2013.