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Monday, August 19, 2019

Inspiring Book Launch for Gloria Levi

It was standing room only at the Gabriola Library on August 13, 2019 for the book launch of Gloria Levi's memoir, Kissing an Old Dream Goodbye. 

This poignant memoir deals with the struggles of a young couple as they try to integrate into the newly created State of Israel in the 1950s. It is multilayered account that pits her Zionist idealism against the realities and complex challenges that she and her husband encounter in this very particular time in the history of the Jewish State. It’s a fascinating, intimate story, beautifully told.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

NEW MEMOIR, JUST PUBLISHED

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDER in print or in your favourite digital format.

A poignant memoir of a young family's journey as they try to integrate into Israeli society in the 1950s.
“The story of a remarkable woman whose life intersected with a critical time in Jewish history. Levi captures the struggles of a young woman striving for personal identity and family balance, with the backdrop of a similarly young country striving to find its identity. She writes with insight, humour, honesty and passion, in a book you won’t be able to put down.” — Mark L. Winston,Professor and Senior Fellow at Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Friday, September 21, 2018

P.J. le Pooch Goes to the Knowlton Literary Festival!


P.J. le Pooch and his author, Morri Mostow, are excited to be participating in the Local Author's event that kicks off the 9th edition of the annual Knowlton Literary Festival in Brome Lake, Quebec, on October 11, 2018. 

Morri will be talking about her series for kids 8 - 12, set in a fictionalized Brome Lake, particularly the newest book in the series, P.J. le Pooch & the Haunted Innpublished in 2018. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

P.J. le Pooch # 2 Now Available to Order!

A GIRL & HER DOG ... THE MAGIC CONTINUES!

In this second instalment of the P.J. le Pooch series, it is now autumn in the charming Quebec village of Brine Lake, a season of mists and magic in which the mysterious Lola Lamour continues to cast her spell. P.J. le Pooch, now a trusted “store dog” at Coin Héritage, helps 12-year-old Millie McTwitter and her best friend, Cassandre Bédard, solve a crime and discover something surprising when a ghost at the inn asks for their help.


Order P.J. le Pooch & the Haunted Inn in your favourite format:

US Readers: trade paperback (5" x 8", 154 pages): $17.95 USD

CANADIAN READERS: Trade paperback (5" x 8", 154 pages): from Chapters-Indigo

ePub and other digital formats: $8.99 USD

ATTENTION GABRIOLA RESIDENTS/VISITORS:
The P.J. le Pooch series is available at Page's Resort and Marina Bookstore on the south end of Gabriola Island.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Sibling Rivalry and Favoritism

Sibling rivalry and favoritism is the subject of Janet Heller's children's book, The Passover Surprise (Fictive Press, 2015), as Heller explains in this personal and insightful video interview.

Friday, December 15, 2017

New Title, New Cover for Sci-Fi Thriller by Carol Matas

JUST RELEASEDA BRAND NEW EDITION OF CAROL MATAS' SCI-FI THRILLER FOR MIDDLE GRADES


Carol Matas' sci-fi thriller for middle grades is now available with new cover art and a new title that convey exactly what the book is about: cloning! 

Readers 10 and up will love this fast-paced, thought-provoking novel about the possibilities and perils of this leading edge technology. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Fitting Tribute to an Extraordinary Man: the Ralph Hancox Memorial Scholarship

Ralph Hancox,  1929—2017
Portrait by Patrick Fitzgerald

With the support of Simon Fraser University, the family of Ralph Hancox has established a Memorial Scholarship in Ralph Hancox's name. A scholarship fund for students in the Master of Publishing Program will be established to honour Ralph’s commitment to the publishing industry and his dedication to his students at Simon Fraser University’s Master in Publishing Program. The purpose of the scholarship will be to support a master’s student education recognizing that Ralph valued education, writing and a wondering mind and his students who demonstrated these qualities.
Ralph joined the SFU staff and worked as Adjunct Professor in the late 1990’s. He worked with Anne Cowan-Buitenaus and Rowland Lorimer in the newly established Master of Publishing Program. Ralph served as Adjunct Professor and Professional Fellow Emeritus at Simon Fraser University where he published a textbook on ‘Managing the Publishing Process’ for the Canadian Center for Studies in Publishing. There, he was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service for 10 years of teaching before he retired again at the age of 80, in 2009.

For more information or to contribute to the 
Ralph Hancox Memorial Scholarship, click here.

Ralph recently published three works of fiction with Fictive Press: his crime duology, Con Job and Scandal, and his novel of social commentary, The Ape & the Peacock.