Workshop: Work with Ann Douglas to Get That Book Out of Your Head

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Workshop: Ann Douglas presents “Get That Book Out of Your Head: A Workshop for Authors-to-Be” in Peterborough. Get that book out of your head and on its way to publication by working one-on-one with published author Ann Douglas via email, private message board, Skype, telephone, and/or in-person sessions (whichever options seem like the best fit for you). Workshop commitments are renewed on a month-to-month basis, with both the instructor and the student agreeing to a workplan for the upcoming month. No ongoing commitment required: enroll for one month, two months, three months (your choice). Workshop fee is $299 per month plus applicable taxes.


Kawartha Lakes Stories, volume 2: Winter

This second volume of Kawartha Lakes Stories takes readers on a journey through the darkest of seasons. A mix of genres– including historical, memoir, comedy, poetry and more– reveals Kawartha Lakes as its never been seen before.

– Shannon Peters Bain
– Vivienne Barker
– Russ Bentley
– Jean Booker
– Stefan Ellery
– Cathy Hamill-Hill
– Connie Neil
– Brenda O’Keefe
– Ann Rocchi
– Lori Rowsell
– Tiffany Short
– Karen Sproxton
– Janet Stobie
– Sara C. Walker



Kent Bookstore – Lindsay

The Book Lady – Fenelon Falls

GRR8 Finds – Fenelon Falls


Jasmine Fogwell

Jasmine Fogwell grew up in Norland, Ontario.

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While living in the old inn of Nemesté, James discovers that he and his parents are not the only ones calling the inn ‘home’. On the third floor lives a mysterious old lady named Rionzi DuCrét. Though Rionzi is feared by the villagers and confined to her rooms, she and James strike up an unlikely friendship and soon discover they have both befriended leafy, mushroom footed creatures in the woods called Fidoris.

James’s parents tell him he is too old to have imaginary friends like the Fidoris. And when 150 year old Rionzi DuCrét tells of her Fidori adventures, the people of Nemesté say she has gone insane. Will James and Rionzi be able to prove the Fidoris are real, even though their secret mission is threatened by suspicious villagers and their own doubts about the existence of the Fidoris begin to grow?

An Unlikely Friendship
The Purple Flower
The Journey to the Top of the Trees

Keith Weaver

Keith Weaver was born in Lindsay and raised in Coboconk, but now live in Toronto. His novel, Balsam Sirens, takes place at Balsam Lake.

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For Mark Whelan, Private Investigator, it all begins in a sombre but entirely unremarkable way: a visit to the morgue to provide moral support to a client as he formally identifies his brother. But Whelan’s interest is piqued by a link between the victim’s death and Whelan’s own youth and by signs that the death is the result of something darker than the “accident” being suggested by the police. The appearance of a mysterious message from the dead man, the discovery that his apartment had been burgled, and an attempt on Whelan’s life prove that something else, something very valuable, is in play. Then the bodies begin to pile up. Balsam Sirens tells the story of a private investigator who takes on a case that appears routine, but who is soon swept to the edge of a psychological abyss by the abduction of his wife. Whelan, a PI colleague, and an unlikely ally – a fearless bush pilot called Kate – drive the action forward to a gun battle and a surprising outcome.

An Uncompromising Place
Recipe Cops
Balsam Sirens