Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Here's a sneak peek of the covers of Fictive Press's first two titles to be released in 2017.

With The Foundation of Ethics, Per Brask concludes his Andreas Simonsen trilogy, which Brask has translated from the original Danish. This work explores, in dialogue form, the ancient, all-important question initially debated by the Sophists, Socrates and Plato: Is there a solid foundation for the ethical concept of the good, and if so, what is it?

In October Ferries to Gabriola, "playwright Charlotte Cameron has taken Malcolm Lowry's unfinished novel, October Ferry to Gabriola (a barely fictional account of an episode in his life) as a starting base for an imaginative exploration of the place we all search for—a place for creativity and rebirth. Her brilliant dialogue, as in all good dramas, raises questions; questions about a possible redemption, and this never-ending quest of ours for Paradise." (Naomi Beth Wakan, Inaugural Poet Laureate of Nanaimo and author of On the Arts)

Monday, December 19, 2016

Two New "Shorties" by Doug Long

Coming soon, I hope, is Doug Long's second book of "shorties" (55-word stories). In return, I have promised to publish both his books in print as well as ebook format. For now, his first book of shorties—The Fool Who Invented Kissing—the first book ever published by Fictive Press, is still only available in ebook.

Doug is always writing shorties and these two are his newest, with thanks to a dear friend for the inspiration.

He's my perfect man: handsome, smart, funny, rich!
Our first date is on his private beach, complete with
dance band, buffet, open bar.
He invited my family and his, who chat amiably with a local rabbi.
We stand shaded 'neath a white, fringed canopy.
Do I like this first date?
I do ... yes ... I DO!
He's my perfect man: handsome, smart, funny, rich!
We fall in love so fast it scares us.
But love and life are full of risks, I tell myself.
I miss him dearly when he's on frequent business trips,
but never suspected a thing until his wife called to say
he'd died in a plane crash.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

P.J. le Pooch Launched at Gabriola Library Dec. 3

Author Morri Mostow
with artist Vicky Bowes

Gabriola artist Vicky Bowes received lots of well-deserved kudos from the folks attending the book launch of P.J. le Pooch & the Magic Sketchbook at the Gabriola Library, for her wonderful cover art.