Interview with Clint Cummings, Kawartha Lakes Stories contributor

KawarthaWhat is your story about?
“A Prom to Remember” is a story about the consequences of lust in a small town.

What inspired you to write this story?
I wanted to try something a bit different from my usual path and dabble my feet in the waters of Bodice Rippers.  As Lindsay literally has a river running through it, I could think of no other place to use as the set piece.

How long have you lived in Kawartha Lakes? What attracted you to the area?
We were transplanted from Toronto 4 years ago when we had enough of flooding.  We were looking for a great place to raise our kids and so far the town has delivered.

What do you like about living in Kawartha Lakes? What do you wish you could tell non-residents about Kawartha Lakes?
Our lifestyle here is busy but it does not feel overwhelming which is what we needed.  The city of Kawartha Lakes has everything you need when you really think about it plus if you need the big city fix, you can be there and back with ease.

What else do you write? Where can readers find more of your writing?
I keep moving my style around but inevitably, I end up writing about dragons again.  There is one story that just keeps lurking in the back of my mind so I have a feeling that trend will continue until I can find a way to release it.  I do dabble in sci-fi, mysteries, horror, poetry, action and the like.  A collection of these can be found in my first book, Jigsaw: Pieces from a Concussed Mind.  Jigsaw: Pieces from a Concussed Mind REDUX is available via Amazon.  My website is clintcummings.net and that will be the place to find all my updates.

Kawartha Lakes Stories: press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local author publishes anthology of Kawartha Lakes Stories by local writers

June 11, 2016

Kawartha Lakes, ON – Local author Sara C. Walker has edited and published an anthology of short stories that are set in areas around the city of Kawartha Lakes and written by authors residing in Kawartha Lakes.

The collection is comprised of tales from a variety of genres, including contemporary fiction, romance, fantasy, and horror, while also offering unique perspectives on the Kawartha Lakes experience.

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 from Bobcaygeon to Woodville 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.

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Copies will be available to purchase at the book launch, happening with the writers at Boiling Over Coffee Vault, Thursday, June 23 at 6:30pm. The book is priced at $10 and will also be available from Sara C. Walker at the community events listed below. In the meantime, if you’d like to request a copy, please email kawarthalakesauthors@gmail.com.

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Community Events

Find me at these community events to purchase a copy (and get it signed.)

Sunday July 10 – Classics on Kent

Thursday August 18, 7pm – Local Author Evening

Saturday & Sunday August 27 & 28 – Dromoland Indie Authors Festival

Kawartha Lakes Stories

image1An all new anthology of stories set in Kawartha Lakes as told by writers living in Kawartha Lakes.

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 from Bobcaygeon to Woodville 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.

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Purchase a copy:
Amazon: Kawartha Lakes Stories
Kent Bookstore in downtown Lindsay
Grr8 Finds Market in downtown Fenelon Falls
send an email to kawarthalakesauthors@gmail.com

or in person at one of these events:
– Classics on Kent
– Local Author Evening
– Indie Author Festival at Dromoland Orchard & Stables

PRESS

Kawartha Lakes This Week: http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6755780-new-anthology-showcases-kawartha-lakes-stories/