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J.J. Dupuis is interviewed in The Toronto Star about The Quarantine Review, a new literary journal focusing on writing projects started during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The first issue comes out this June through your favourite ebook retailers:
Proceeds will go to the Red Door Family Shelter.
The wonderful Escape Plans (Invisible Publishing) now has an audiobook out, thanks to ECW Press. It’s a wonderful read, of love, family duty, and the costs of that duty, and the spaces in between. Teri Vlassapoulos’s prose is wonderfully poignant and less purple than her agent’s.
Anyway, buy it. Buy the book. Buy five, give it to your family. Convince them to never leave home, or at least never leave past a ten-kilometre radius of you.
Click on the cover for more information!
Michelle Bilodeau, co-author of HOLY (!) MATRIMONY, was on CTV’s The Social talking about celebrity-approved clean beauty products to add to your skincare routine!
Happy Friday! I’m thrilled to announce two deals:
- The Quiet is Loud by Samantha Garner: Freya Tanangco, whose adult life has been spent in hiding from the troubled literary legacy created by her author father, and from the scrutiny of a society which subjects those with enhanced mental abilities to scorn and violence; when her prophetic dreams take a dangerous turn, she finds herself increasingly forced to sacrifice her own anonymity—and the fragile safety that comes with it—in order to protect those around her. Sold to Bryan Ibeas @ Invisible Publishing, for Fall 2021 publication.
- Letters to Amelia, by Lindsay Zier-Vogel, in which Grace, a heartbroken 30-something library tech in Toronto, begins to piece her life back together by reading letters from and writing letters to Amelia Earhart, the famous pilot who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. When Grace’s life takes another turn, she becomes consumed by Amelia’s final flight and begins excavating the pilot’s life to makes sense of her own. Sold to Bookhug, for Fall 2022 publication.
I’ll be helping to handle translation and other rights for these titles.
It’s the time of year when most of us will be travelling and going on vacations (except me, I’m always working). So, here’s a handy guide from The New York Times on tipping while travelling, featuring etiquette expert Karen Cleveland (who also happens to be the co-author of the upcoming Holy (!) Matrimony)!