Always Brave, Sometimes Kind Shortlisted for Relit Award

Katie Bickell’s Always Brave, Sometimes Kind has been shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Awards. This is an excellent read according to my co-rep Bridget, it has really standout writing. Author lives in Alberta. Here are Bridget’s notes: Stirring linked short stories that capture present day realities in various settings around Alberta (Fort Mac, Edmonton, others). […]

Loving This Now: Son of the House

I am reading and loving just now: Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia. Dundurn bought it from Penguin South Africa. Wow, it is excellent! I am so sucked into this one—I can’t stop reading. This debut Nigerian novel won the Best International Fiction Book Award in 2019, and it’s finally being published .The book […]

The Local Author Advantage

How authors can work with local booksellers to help create a thriving community, share ideas, and sell some books too. By Bridget Clark As independent book reps, we spend most of our time talking to booksellers about what’s happening in their local communities. Time and time again we hear from them that having strong links […]