Wednesday, May 30, 2007

NEW LOCATION: Sky Gilbert at Proud Voices, Proud Stories

Sky Gilbert will be reading from Brother Dumb at Proud Voices, Proud Stories, which is a new series that is being produced by Pride Toronto and The Word on the Street. The event will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 1:00 - 7:00pm in the Beer Store parking lot, across Church Street from the 519 Community Centre.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Upcoming Rifke events

Monday, July 9th
7:00pm
!ndigo Books and Music
Manulife Centre
Toronto

Rosalie Wise Sharp, author of Rifke: An Improbable Life will be in conversation with Heather Reisman, President and CEO of !ndigo Books, Music, and More.

Wednesday, November 7
1:30pm
Beth Tzedec Congregation
Max and Beatrice Wolfe Library
1700 Bathurst Street
Toronto

Rosalie Wise Sharp will speak about her experiences growing up Jewish in Toronto. For more information, please visit Beth Tzedec's website or email library@beth-tzedec.org.

Saturday, November 17
8:30pm
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Marriott Yorkville Hotel
90 Bloor Street East
Toronto

Rosalie Wise Sharp will be giving the opening address at the NCJWC's Triennial Convention (and 110th anniversary). For more information, please visit NCJWC's website.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Nikki Stafford in New York Post

Nikki Stafford, author of Finding Lost, was interviewed for an article published in today's New York Post. Stafford is the exclusive source for the piece, written by Don Kaplan. Kaplan notes that Stafford is the author of Finding Lost and quotes her extensively throughout the article.

Read the full article
here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Nikki Stafford interviews

Nikki Stafford, author of Finding Lost, will be a guest on "The Derek and Romaine Show" this evening at 6:30pm ET. "The Derek and Romaine Show" is an evening drive time talk show broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio (Out Q Channel 109).

Nikki will also be interviewed on "The Bear's Breakfast" on Thursday, May 24 at 8:00am ET. "The Bear's Breakfast" is broadcast in the Ottawa area on 106.9FM.

Also on May 24, Nikki will be interviewed on Shane Foxman's morning drive time program. The interview will take place at 7:00am PT. Shane Foxman's program is broadcast weekdays from 6:00 - 9:00am on 1410AM.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Steve Goodman article in Chicago Sun-Times

Today's Chicago Sun-Times included an article about Clay Eals and his new book, Steve Goodman: Facing the Music. Reporter Dave Hoekstra called the book, "the definitive biography of the beloved Chicago singer-songwriter . . . immaculately researched." Read the entire article here.

The Tablecloth Trick review on Lucid Culture

The Tablecloth Trick by Rick Crilly has been positively reviewed on Lucid Culture, an online arts and culture magazine. Reviewer Philippa Scowcroft writes, "This is a refreshingly crafted quick read. Though its form is unconventional, its author convinces you of its worth from the get-go. The content is heart-wrenching and funny, and it is delivered in a manner that, though not of standard fabrication, is charming and warm all the same." Read the entire review here.

Corey Redekop in Thompson Citizen

The May 2 edition of the Thompson Citizen included an article about Corey Redekop, author of Shelf Monkey. Corey has posted a scan of the article on his blog.

Black Sabbath: Doom Let Loose reviews

Black Sabbath: Doom Let Loose received a positive review in the May issue of Maximum Ink magazine. The review states, "this exhaustive book looks deep into the souls of the inventor of heavy metal . . . Popoff is not just a writer, but a die-hard metal fan and metal historian (yes, such an occupation now exists). His book goes deep, but never leaves the reader bored or overwhelmed. The excellent photos give reinforcement to the story Popoff reveals."

Universal Wheels
reviewed Black Sabbath in their May issue. Review Kevin Julie writes, "Popoff presents a thorough history of the band and the music. Also included are numerous rare live photos, tour and concert adverts and rare releases . . . Doom Let Loose is a must-read for new and old Sabbath fans."

Songs for the Dancing Chicken Georgia Straight review

Songs for the Dancing Chicken by Emily Schultz was positively reviewed in the May 17 issue of the Georgia Straight.

Reviewer Jacqueline Turner said, "Someone...wrote that the fan letter is the genre of these times and if thats so, Schultz takes that genre one huge step further. Her love of Herzog's work is evident, but her understanding is demonstrated with ecstatic hyper-lyrical language that knows beauty can be built but also abandoned." Read the entire review here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Scott Thomas CKWR interview

Scott Thomas, author of The Making of the Potterverse, will be interviewed this evening, May 16, by John Maciel on 98.5 CKWR FM's "KW Magazine". The live interview will take place at 6:30pm ET.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Obit review in Quill & Quire

Obit by Anne Emery was reviewed in the June 2007 issue of Quill & Quire. Revier Jeff George said, "Emery has concocted an interesting plot . . . Her depiction of the gregarious Burke clan rings true . . . it is a pleasure to spend time with them."

Obit & Flight Deck launch

Please join us for the launch of

Obit by Anne Emery

and

From the Flight Deck
by Doug Morris




Saturday, May 26
7:00 - 9:00pm


The Masthead Room

Ryan Duffy's
5640 Spring Garden Road
Halifax


The Book Room will be selling books.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Songs for the Dancing Chicken Toronto Star review

Songs for the Dancing Chicken by Emily Schultz was positively reviewed in the May 13 edition of the Toronto Star. Reviewer Barb Carey said the book's "images and turns of phrase are often striking. Schultz's best poems have claws, and they dig in." Read the full review here.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Making of the Potterverse mentioned in Wall Street Journal


The Making of the Potterverse
was included in a Wall Street Journal article about Harry Potter-related books. Read the full article here.


The
St. Paul Pioneer Press's Big Harry Deal Blog included a link to the Wall Street Journal article and called The Making of the Potterverse "a revealing timeline of the series." Read the entire blog entry here.

Steve Goodman article in West Seattle Herald

The May 5 edition of the West Seattle Herald included an article about Clay Eals and his new book, Steve Goodman: Facing the Music. Read the entire article here.

Emily Schultz reading at Nicholas Hoare

Emily Schultz will be participating in a George Brown College event at Nicholas Hoare on Wednesday, May 23. The other readers are Jay MillAr, Richard Scarsbrook, Scott Gardiner, and Caro Soles. Schultz will be reading from her novel, Joyland.

Wednesday, May 23
6:00pm
Nicholas Hoare Books
45 Front Street East
Toronto

Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone reviewed in Monday Magazine

Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone by Stewart T. Stanyard was positively reviewed in Monday Magazine. Reviewer Greg Pratt writes, "Stanyard has produced a well-written, gorgeous-looking and wildly entertaining read."

How to Swallow a Pig review in The Pacific Rim Review of Books

How to Swallow a Pig by Robert Priest was positively reviewed in the Spring 2007 issue of The Pacific Rim Review of Books. Reviewer Jamie Reid calls Robert Priest, "one of the most imaginatively inventive poets in the country" and says, "though he cunningly and entertainingly makes use of the techniques of mass pop art, his work at its best transcends them, and enters a world of a wider imagination, and a deeper socialy critical commentary."

What's Wrong With University reviewed in Winnipeg Free Press

What's Wrong With University: And How to Make It Work for You Anyway by Jeff Rybak was reviewed in the May 6, 2007 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press. Reviewer Graeme Voyer called the book, "a sobering look at Canadian post-secondary education." Read the full review here.

The Bond's Revenge review in The Canada Post

The Bond's Revenge by Alex Doulis was reviewed in the May 2007 issue of The Canada Post, a U.K. newspaper for Canadian ex-pats. They call The Bond's Revenge, "a good refresher lesson . . . and an entertaining read."

Wrestling Babylon review in Shelf Life

Wrestling Babylon by Irvin Muchnick was positively reviewed in the June 2007 issue of Shelf Life. They say, "Wrestling Babylon is informative for the wrestling lover, and packed with information about the wonderful world of wrestling!"

Monday, May 7, 2007

Steve Goodman article at East Valley Living.com

East Valley Living.com has posted an article about Steve Goodman: Facing the Music by Clay Eals. They call the book, "a comprehensive look at the captivating, Chicago-based troubadour." Read the full article here.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Love, Mommy on Yummy Mummy

Judy Siblin-Librach, author of Love, Mommy, has contributed an article to Erica Ehm's popular Web site, The Yummy Mummy Club. Read the article here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

All in This Together in Fort Worth Star-Telegram

All in This Together: The Unofficial Story of High School Musical was mentioned in an April 17 Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about High School Musical. Author Scott Thomas was interviewed for the article, which can be read here.

Rifke media

Rosalie Wise Sharp, author of Rifke: An Improbable Life, will be a guest on CBC Radio's "Metro Morning" on Friday, May 4 between 6:00 and 8:30am (ET).

On Monday, May 7, Sharp will be interviewed on "The John Moore Show" on CFRB Newstalk 1010AM at around 4:30pm (ET).

Steve Goodman upcoming media

Clay Eals, author of Steve Goodman: Facing the Music, will be a guest on the TV show "Chicago Tonight" on Thursday, May 17, between 7:00 and 7:30pm (CT). Eals will be interviewed live about the release of his book and the launch events at the Old Town School of Folk Music. "Chicago Tonight" is broadcast Monday - Thursday on WTTW-TV.

Clay Eals will a guest on "The Frank and Tracy Show" on Friday, May 18 at 9:00am. Eals will be interviewed live by hosts Frank Scott and Tracy Dillon about the release of Steve Goodman: Facing the Music. The Frank and Tracy show is a radio show heard weekdays from 6:00 - 10:00am (ET) on WHOG 95.7FM in Daytona Beach, Florida.

On Sunday, May 27, Clay Eals will appear as a guest on the radio program "Sunday Folks" to talk about his new book. Eals will be interviewed live by show host, Dru Druzianich, at 11:00am (PT). "Sunday Folks" is broadcast on KBCS, 91.3FM, Bellevue-Seattle, Washington.

Clay Eals will be interviewed on NBC5 in Chicago on Tuesday, May 15, at 4:30pm (CT). Eals will be in-studio for this live segment with host Bob Sirott. He will promote Steve Goodman: Facing the Music, and plug the launch and signings at Old Town School of Music.

On Sunday, May 20, Clay Eals, will be a guest on the radio program "The Sunday Papers" with host Rick Kogan. The interview will be broadcast live from 8:00 - 9:00am (CT). "The Sunday Papers" is broadcast in Chicago on 720 WGN-AM.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Rifke launch in Hello!

The May 7 issue of Hello! magazine features a number of photos from the launch party for Rifke: An Improbable Life by Rosalie Wise Sharp.

Brother Dumb review at UntilMonday.com

Brother Dumb by Sky Gilbert has received a glowing review from Stacey May Fowles on the Web site UntilMonday.com. Fowles calls Brother Dumb, "undeniably a 'best of 2007' pick . . . sheer brilliance — the kind of book a writer yearns a lifetime to create" and says the book, "should successfully solidify [Sky Gilbert] as a vital creative force not only in the queer scene, but in Canadian literature in general." Read the entire review here.