Book: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

T.U. Dawood Looking for something fun and different to read this winter?  Want to immerse yourself in a classic novel, but something modern and trendy at the same time?  Check out Quirk Books’ latest winner, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Following the runaway success of  Pride & Prejudice & the Zombies: The Classic Regency […]

Write Under a Different Name?

Recently, James Chartrand came out of the closet.  Not to announce homosexuality, but to announce that she is in fact a she. Historically, many female writers have done just that – George Eliot, Georges Sands and even the Bronte sisters, who wrote under Acton, Curer and Ellis Bell.  But today?  Who would have thought? According to […]

Pride & Prejudice & The Zombies

T.U. Dawood Looking for some light mid-summer reading?  If so, pick up a copy of the charming Pride & Prejudice & the Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.  Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets the Augustan era. Now, plenty of people have remade, updated or spoofed Austen both in novels as well as films. […]

Luminato Book Event: Elyse Friedman and Pasha Malla

Cynthia Cheng Caroline Adderson, a Canadian writer, believes that short stories are harder to write than novels. Each word in a short story, she believes, has more meaning as you have fewer words to complete the story. Caroline was the moderator at the Luminato’s Festival of the Short Story event held at the Toronto Reference […]