Thursday, June 24, 2021

A 3-star review by CM Materials

 "Unique and engaging"


"An interesting and distinctive story that successfully brings the plight of the Cathars to life for a young audience."

"Recommended" by CM: Canadian Review of Materials.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Cloning Miranda goes to Korea!

A first foreign sale for a Fictive Press title!

A Korean edition of Cloning Miranda (Fictive Press, 2017) will soon be published by Sakyejul Publishing. Young Korean readers are in for a treat with this thought-provoking sci-fi novel for middle grades!

Congratulations to Carol Matas and her literary agent, Amy Tomkins, from Transatlantic Agency, on the sale of the Korean rights to this book.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Plaudits for Love and Courage in Troubled Times!

"What's your father's book about again?" Megan asks.

"It's about a crusade and inquisition in the South of France that happened hundreds of years ago. People called Cathars were stuffed into churches and burned alive because of their beliefs. I don't know why he is even interested in such horrible events. What happened way back then was awful, but it has nothing to do with today. It's totally irrelevant."

But of course Lesley, the narrator, is mistaken. The horrible events of long ago are relevant. In fact, long ago is still happening. Long ago is today...
Phyllis Reeve, Gabriola Island's book reviewer extraordinaire, describes with great eloquence what makes Charlotte Cameron's new YA novel so special. Click here to read the full review.

Print copies are now available on Gabriola Island at the bookstore of:
Also available in ebookKindle and print-on-demand.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Now available at Pages bookstore on Gabriola

A Coming-of-Age YA Novel

“Gripping and informative – a perfect combination.”

A tale that will not only thrill young readers but also reveal the strength of the human spirit.

What happened in the Age of the Troubadours becomes relevant to our own Troubled Times.

(Also available for order in ebookKindle and print-on-demand.)

Monday, December 14, 2020

Why Science Fiction is So Important

Carol Matas talks to Cantastic Authorpalooza about her long career writing #sciencefiction and why it so relevant to young people today.

Available in print, ebook or kindle.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A New Thriller by Carol Matas

Short and snappy.
A fast-paced thriller
with a paranormal twist. 
After the shocking murder of her husband, Ros and her baby relocate to her childhood home to live with her parents. Palm Springs, California—full of sunlight, small and safe—should be the perfect place to bring up a child. But things are not always as they appear.

Soon, an unexpected tragedy sets a dangerous series of events into motion. Someone, it seems, is out to get Ros. As she struggles to uncover the identity of her mysterious enemy, Ros finds herself looking for answers in the most unusual places. Could the attacks have something to do with her increasingly disturbing dreams? And how many people close to her need to get hurt before she figures it out?

$4.99 USD. Only in ebook:
Kindle format
ePub format
PDF format

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.

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 Inn, published in 2018.