Lucy E.M. Black is the author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket, a collection of short stories (Inanna Publications, 2017) and Eleanor Courtown, a work of historical fiction (Seraphim Editions, 2017). Her novel, Stella’s Carpet (Now or Never Publishing, 2021) is a study of intergenerational trauma. The Brickworks (Now or Never Publishing) will be released in Fall 2023. Her award-winning short stories have been published in Britain, Ireland, USA and Canada in literary journals and magazines including Cyphers Magazine, the Hawai’i Review, The Antigonish Review and others. She is a dynamic workshop presenter, experienced interviewer and freelance writer. She lives with her partner in the small lakeside town of Port Perry, Ontario, the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island, First Nations.
Of her first book of short stories (The Marzipan Fruit Basket), best-selling author Donna Morrissey says Lucy E.M. Black arrives into the world of Can Lit with this compilation of beautifully written short stories that speak to the heartfelt intimacies of both her characters and her readers.
“Stella’s Carpet is a treat – a multinational, multigenerational gem of a novel about family, loss and the ties that bind. Lucy Black writes with heart, verve… and oodles of talent.” —Brad Smith, award-winning author of Copperhead Road, The Return of Kid Cooper, The Goliath Run, Cactus Jack
Lucy writes and distributes a Monthly Newsletter, whichincludes book reviews, her book news, as well as promotes local arts events
She is a columnist for the Pineridge Arts Council, The Writing Room is the name of her column
She is a freelance writer for Silver Sage Magazine and other publications
Lucy has assumed the position of Creative Non-fiction Editor, The Artisanal Writer, an online journal discussing the craft of writing
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Lucy has served as Juror for The Writers’ Union of Canada writing contest multiple times, in addition to several local writing contests
She is an experienced workshop presenter on The Craft of Writing, Artifact-Based Writing, Creative Non-Fiction, Memoir
She regularly makes presentations to Book Clubs, Service Clubs and Libraries on the craft of writing.