27.9.16

We Can(ada) Read: Alice from Alice's Book Vault discussing Kelley Armstrong!

We Can(ada) Read is by Canadianfor EVERYONE to learn more about some amazing Canadian authors! We have 16 Canadian bloggers highlighting 16 Canadian authors plus you can hear about what it's like to live in Canada and write CanLit from 8 Canadian authors, most of which are 2016 debuts! For a full schedule of events during We Can(ada) Read, please click HERE!



Growing up in Canada with her nose stuck in a book, Alice has always had a love for reading. With a love for fantasy and romance, she grabs anything she can get her hands on. When at home you can find her snuggled on the couch with a blanket and a good book. Alice will spend hours talking to you about Harry Potter, Kelley Armstrong, or her puppy, Luna.

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When I heard that Jamie was hosting We Can(ada) Read for the month of September, I jumped at the chance to flail and gush about my favourite Canadian author: Kelley Armstrong.

The first time I read a Kelley Armstrong novel was in 2008 when I picked up The Summoning. When I started reading this novel I honestly could not put it down. This was the first time in my memory when I wanted to read, no, needed to read so bad that I didn’t even want to stop reading while driving. It took all of my willpower to not pick up the book at red lights and continue reading until the light turned green. (Note to all readers: DO NOT READ WHILE DRIVING). I read until I finished this novel and then devoured everything else Kelley Armstrong had written at that point. She quickly became my favourite author as nothing I had read had let me down.


26.9.16

We Can(ada) Read: Interview with Megan Crewe!

We Can(ada) Read is by Canadianfor EVERYONE to learn more about some amazing Canadian authors! We have 16 Canadian bloggers highlighting 16 Canadian authors plus you can hear about what it's like to live in Canada and write CanLit from 8 Canadian authors, most of which are 2016 debuts! For a full schedule of events during We Can(ada) Read, please click HERE!


Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and son (and does on occasion say “eh”), she’s always planning some new trip around the world, and she’s spent the last six years studying kung fu, so you should probably be nice to her. She has been making up stories about magic and spirits and other what ifs since before she knew how to write words on paper. These days the stories are just a lot longer.

Megan's novels have been nominated for multiple awards and published more than ten different languages. They include the paranormal GIVE UP THE GHOST, post-apocalyptic the Fallen World series, the sci fi Earth & Sky trilogy, and the contemporary fantasy A MORTAL SONG.

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What is your favourite part about being a Canadian author?

Megan CreweI love that as a Canadian author, I’m a “local” author throughout the entire country, and I’m welcomed as such anywhere in the country I go. ☺ Booksellers, librarians, and teachers from coast to coast have been incredibly supportive of my books and career.


What do you think Canadian authors can exclusively bring to the table?

Megan CreweI think we can offer a North American perspective that comes from a different angle than a writer from the United States. We’re very close to the action of international politics and social issues, but a little on the sidelines, not exactly a major player. I feel that gives us both insight into what’s going on and enough distance to see things people who are in the thick of it might not. And that can lead to stories that tackle issues in a way other authors aren’t or won’t.

25.9.16

We Can(ada) Read: 2017 CanLit Releases! Part 2

We Can(ada) Read is by Canadianfor EVERYONE to learn more about some amazing Canadian authors! We have 16 Canadian bloggers highlighting 16 Canadian authors plus you can hear about what it's like to live in Canada and write CanLit from 8 Canadian authors, most of which are 2016 debutsFor a full schedule of events during We Can(ada) Readplease click HERE!
Today I'm telling you about the 2017 CanLit books from non-debut authors! This is part 1 of 2, so check back next Sunday for even more!

UTOPIA

Author: Cory Doctorow
Series: N/A
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: 2017

Summary:
A story about what happens when advancements in technology make peace and abundance for all a possibility, allowing humans to simply walk away from the systems of work and coercive authority that have run the world since agriculture began.

24.9.16

We Can(ada) Read: Serena & Sasha from The Writing Duo discussing Eve Silver!

We Can(ada) Read is by Canadianfor EVERYONE to learn more about some amazing Canadian authors! We have 16 Canadian bloggers highlighting 16 Canadian authors plus you can hear about what it's like to live in Canada and write CanLit from 8 Canadian authors, most of which are 2016 debuts! For a full schedule of events during We Can(ada) Read, please click HERE!



Sarena and Sasha Nanua are twin sisters living in Ontario, Canada. They love reading books in their spare time and enjoy science fiction and fantasy novels. They have been writing books since they were nine years old and are currently studying English and Professional Writing at the University of Toronto. The Gemstone is their first novel. Visit us at sarenasashabooks.com!
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Hi everyone! We’re both very excited to be here discussing an awesome author who you might know for her kickbutt YA series: The Game Trilogy (RUSH, PUSH, and CRASH!).
 

The first time I picked up an Eve Silver book, it was from the library. It was 2013, and I had just recently heard about a new buzzing YA series called The Game Trilogy. The book centres on a sort of virtual reality “game” with aliens, but the lines of the game and reality begin to blur … and Jackson, one of the main characters in this “game” is also hiding his own secrets.