Matters of Time, an anthology

Time.

It affects our every decision. We set alarms, celebrate milestones, and perform daily routines.

Eighty-eight years and twenty-two birthdays, there’s a riddle. Five bucks to the person who can puzzle through that one.

We can change almost every aspect of our lives, but time. Its swiftly moving current propels us to an unknown end.

People who feel trapped will do just about anything to free themselves.

This multi-genre collection will thrill and entertain you with tales of characters making choices with their given minutes…until they run out of time.

Maybe you remember where you were when the clocks stopped and the nightmare began.

Contains stories with zombies, mermaids, magic, and enchantment.

With stories by Kawartha Lakes authors:

Altaire Gural

Sharon Overend

Lori Jean Rowsell

Sara C. Walker

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Doble, Mark

Mark Doble has a Bachelor of Music from McMaster University. He has written for fan magazines, websites and blogs about Canadian music. “Domenic Troiano – His Life and Music” is his first book.

Book:

“Domenic Troiano – His Life and Music”

https://www.thestar.com/local-kawartha-lakes/entertainment/books/2021/10/16/lindsay-author-s-debut-book-celebrates-canadian-guitar-legend.html

Kawartha Lakes Stories, volume 3: Autumn

The third volume of Kawartha Lakes Stories takes readers through the season of rot and ruin. It’s a season of change, when nature lets go, a season of abundance, when nature blankets her secrets in bold colours.

An all new anthology of stories set in Kawartha Lakes during the most colourful season. This anthology takes readers on a journey of unexpected and innovative views of the city of Kawartha Lakes using a mix of genres, ranging from sweet romance and contemporary fairy tale to soft horror and edgy humour. With settings including Bobcaygeon, Burnt River, Sturgeon Lake, and various locations between, Kawartha Lakes Stories are at once startling and familiar, as local writers explore some of our everyday places through a variety of voices and styles.

Contributors:

  • Shannon Bain
  • Jean Booker
  • Cassandra Dove
  • Cathy Hamill-Hill
  • Nina Munteanu
  • Ann Rocchi
  • Mil Sepic
  • Karen Sproxton
  • Lily Stroud
  • Stephen J. Thompson
  • Sara C. Walker
  • Joy Wilson

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The Advocate Podcast: Stories from Kawartha Lakes, episode 45

Kawartha Lakes This Week: “Kawartha Lakes and area authors share their views of time and place”

Hill, Lorne

 Lorne Hill has lived in Kawartha for 20 years, having summered here since 1958. He’s written 6 books; dozens of academic articles and reports to municipalities; won two small prizes at the Stephen Leacock festival for amateurs and is a member of the Lindsay Writers Group.

Background:

University of Toronto, History, Emeritus 
Professor and Chair of History Department at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education; Department Head, Clarkson Secondary School, Clarkson Ontario; Assistant Head, Monarch Park Secondary School, Toronto Ontario; Educational Reviewer for the Books In Canada magazine; Director, Orillia NDP; Vice-president of Kawartha City Library Board; President, Lake Dalrymple Association for Environmental Protection; President, Lake Dalrymple Ratepayers Association; Patron, American School for Classical Studies; Member, Canadian Mediterranean Institute; Researcher, Canada Studies Foundation; Vice-president, Burlington Photographic Society; Author, co-author, editor and publisher of books, articles and short stories

Publications:

 Book Reviews

1983 “CANADIANS WANTED: NO LIBERALS NEED APPLY’’ in The Reviewing Librarian, 8:3, March 

1980 “BUG OFF, MR.CHIPS’’ in Books in Canada, 9:5, May 

1979 “HOW TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH A FEDERAL FANTASY’’ in Books in Canada, 8:3, March 

1970 “THE WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE”, Beatrice Magder (Toronto: MacLean-Hunter) and “ECONOMIC NATIONALISM”, Barry Riddell (Toronto: MacLean- Hunter) in The Canadian Journal of History and Social Science, 5:2, March 

1967 “GREAT BRITAIN SINCE 1688”, K. B. Smellie (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan) in History Newsletter, Jan. 

Book Review Articles

1980 “CORE WARS; THE DESPERATE FIGHT FOR TERRITORIAL CONTROL IN OUR SCHOOLS’’ in Books in Canada, 9:7, Aug.-Sept. 

“CLIO IN THE CLASSROOM’’ in Books in Canada, 9:3, March 

1979 “PERIPHERAL TO THE CORES’’ in Books in Canada, 8:7, Aug./Sept. 

“OTHER ERAS, OTHER OPTIONS’’ in Books in Canada, 8:3, March 

1978 “SYLLABUS FOR SURVIVAL’’ in Books in Canada, 7:7, Sept. 

1975 “CLIO WITH HER GIRDLE ON’’ in Books in Canada, 4:9, Sept. 

Articles

2002 “HEALTH CARE IN ONTARIO: A BUMMER OF A HOSPITAL STAY”, The CANADIAN CENTRE FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES, September 

1992 “SABOTAGE — PART 2” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Fall 1992 

“A RESPONSE TO SETH KLINE” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Spring 

“SABOTAGE, SCAPEGOATS OR SUCKERS?” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Winter

1991“POLITICALLY CORRECT THOUGHT FOR HISTORY TEACHERS” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Spring 

“WHO AM I?” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Fall 

“HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS” in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Fall 

1990 A RESPONSE TO “REFLECTIONS: A FIRST-YEAR TEACHER RECALLS THE YEAR’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Fall 

“THAT BABY IS UGLY’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Fall

1987 “ROOTS OF THE CLASSICAL AGE: SOME SCHOLARLY VIEWS ON CHANGE AND CONTINUITY IN THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREECE’’ in THE ANCIENT WORLD, Autumn 

“THE SKILL OF SEPARATING FACT FROM OPINION’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Autumn (See also ONTERIS) 

“HOW I FAILED THE TAXONOMY TEST’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Spring (See also ONTERIS) 

1985 “PRACTICE TEACHING DIARY’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, Winter 

1983 “HOW I SURVIVED ANOTHER PRACTICE- TEACHING SESSION’’ in TEACHER EDUCATION, 22, April OHASSTA Journal, 4:2, Winter 

“FEUT-TORONTO HISTORY HEADS’ SURVEY’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, 3:3, Spring (See also ONTERIS) 

1981 “TEACHING IN 1991’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, 2:4, Summer. Reprinted in FORUM and TEACHER EDUCATION 

1980 “DEVELOPING SKILLS AND CONCEPTS’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, 1:3, June 

“RE-COOKING THE CURRICULUM’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, 1:3, June 

“CLIO SPEAKS’’ in RAPPORT, OHASSTA Journal, 1:3, June 

1972 “THE ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT HEAD IN EVALUATION’’ in CORRIDOR, OISE, Northwestern News letter, 14 

Manual

1991 SECONDARY SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHING FOR COMPLETE, UTTER AND ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, revised, 450 pages 

1990 SECONDARY SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHING FOR COMPLETE, UTTER AND ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN

1993 SAFETY MANUAL. CENTRE FOR BIOMATERIALS. University of Toronto, publisher and designer

1990 “LORNE HILL’S PHOTO OF THE MONTH’’, ABBEY’S OWN NEWSPAPER. January, February, March 

NEWSLETTER

2008-2014 MAPLEGROVE WEST NEWSLETTER, quarterly

2004 LOCAL LITERARY LAPSES, The Mariposa Writers’ Group, quarterly

2003-4 “THE MIND’S EYE”, The Mariposa Writers’ Group, quarterly, 

1999 “ON THE ROCKS”. Lake Dalrymple Associations for Environmental Protection. author and editor. Vol. 5

1995-6 “ON THE ROCKS”, Lake Dalrymple Associations for Environmental Protection. author and editor. Vol. 4

1994 “ON THE ROCKS”, Lake Dalrymple Associations for Environmental Protection. Newsletter. Vol. 3, #1-3, Spring, Summer, Autumn. author and editor.

1993 “ON THE ROCKS”, Lake Dalrymple Associations for Environmental Protection. Newsletter. Vol. 2, #1, May, author and editor 

1992 “ON THE ROCKS”, Lake Dalrymple Associations Newsletter. Vol. 1, #1-2, July and September, author and originator

1991 “THE BEACHER: THE NEWSLETTER FROM LAKE DALRYMPLE” Vol. 1, numbers 1-6, author and originator 

“IT’S OUR LAKE AND OUR LIVES”, Lake Dalrymple Associations 

“SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT”, Lake Dalrymple 1980-1 

“COMMENTS FROM CLIO” History Department Newsletter Vol. 1, numbers 1-4. author and originator 

Briefs

2001 PRESENTATION TO THE ONTARIO MUNICIPAL BOARD re Need to Revise the Aggregate and Planning Acts. March. 40 pages

1996 PRESENTATION TO MINISTER OF EDUCATION, HONOURABLE JOHN SNOBELEN re Plan to Regulate Excavation of Carden Plain. February 2.

1995 APPLICATION FOR FUNDING ASSISTANCE TO THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE FUND on behalf of Lake Dalrymple Association. November 14. Approved December.

1993 “FUTURE DIRECTIONS: A BRIEF TO THE SIMCOE COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT FOR THE OFFICIAL COUNTY PLAN” on behalf of Lake Dalrymple Associations For Environmental Protection. January 31, 1993. (Also presented to Victoria County, Mara, Dalton, Orillia and Rama Townships and environmental groups from Georgian Bay to Coboconk as well as provincial and federal ministries.)

1992 APPLICATION FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE FUND on behalf of Lake Dalrymple Associations. Application accepted. Sept. 1992 

Publications: CO-AUTHOR 

Manual

1972 A GUIDE TO THE STORY OF WESTERN MAN, with Ricker, J. and Saywell, J., (Toronto: Clark Irwin). Revised and reissued as TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR THE EMERGENCE OF EUROPE AND EUROPE AND THE MODERN WORLD, 1977. 

Book 

1974 TWENTIETH CENTURY CANADA, with Conrad, M. and Ricker, J. (Toronto: Clark Irwin) 

EDITOR

1980 THE CONTEMPORARY CULTURES OF CANADA’S NATIVE PEOPLES, (Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons) a pamphlet 

CO-EDITOR

1980 MULTICULTURAL DOCUPAC, with Smith, G. (Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons) a kit 

1977 LET US LIVE: THE NATIVE PEOPLES OF CANADA, J. Embree, (Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons) a book

Books

1997 FACULTY FOLLIES: FEAR AND LOATHING AT A FACULTY OF EDUCATION (unpublished by order of the University of Toronto and Mr. Barry Prentice, lawyer)

2016-2021 A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES (unpublished)

2014- 2021 SINS OF THE MOTHERS: A MISSISSAUGA MEMOIR. (unpublished) 

A HISTORY OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN CANADA: THE AMERICAN TAKEOVER. (ABANDONNED)

Call for Submissions: Autumn

Kawartha Lakes is home to a lot of talented writers.

This anthology aims to showcase writing talent across genres. Often, genre literature is able to tell stories and present issues that might not otherwise be told. It is hoped that fictional stories from genres such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, action-adventure, romance, and mystery will help form and inform the culture of Kawartha Lakes. Using Kawartha Lakes as a setting will also give opportunity to engage a wider audience with this beautiful city.

Story setting must be within Kawartha Lakes. Stories should be works of fiction of about 3000 words. Shorter works will be accepted. Longer works will be considered (up to a maximum of 7000 words, but query before sending.) Stories must fit the theme: autumn in Kawartha Lakes.

Writers do not have to reside in Kawartha Lakes.

I am purchasing non-exclusive, first world anthology rights both electronic and print in English. Payment for stories is one-time $25 CAD on publication, plus contributor copy. (Selected stories will be edited, and writers will be expected to adhere to all deadlines.)

Excerpts from longer works will not be considered at this time. I want stories with beginnings, middles and endings, and characters I want to spend time with.

Open to ALL genres. Fiction preferred. Non-fiction will be considered, if it meets these guidelines.

Submissions deadline: July 31, 2021

To submit, send a brief cover letter in the body of the email with your submission attached as a Word document (.doc only) in standard manuscript format (12-point Times New Roman. See here for explanation of standard manuscript format.) Your cover letter should be short and include relevant experience and publishing credits, if you have them. (See here for examples of cover letters.)

Here are some examples of what I’m looking for, but the possibilities are endless:

  • a ghost story set in the Academy Theatre or the old Lindsay jail
  • a fairy encounter along the Omemee Hogsback/Esker
  • a werewolf story set in the woods near Bobcaygeon
  • an alien attack in Kirkfield
  • a feud between cottagers where the cottagers are witches
  • a murder mystery set at a local bed & breakfast

I want characters with agency and stories with conflict.

For more examples, check out Kawartha Lakes Stories and Kawartha Lakes Stories: Winter

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

Now available online: http://www.anndouglas.net/events/2019/10/1/online-course-community-how-to-trick-yourself-into-writing-a-book

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.

Source: http://www.kawarthanow.com/column.asp?colID=11#ixzz2OK4eYTI0

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.

Contributors:
– 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

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Kent Bookstore – Lindsay

The Book Lady – Fenelon Falls

GRR8 Finds – Fenelon Falls

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