Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Planet S reviews Shelf Monkey

Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop was positively reviewed in the June 21 issue of Planet S, Saskatoon's news, arts, and entertainment magazine. Reviewer Kelly Brownlee called Shelf Monkey, "a crazed tale of justice for the literary world . . . it's a very fun ride." The entire review can be read here.

Momscape reviews Love, Mommy

Love, Mommy: Writing Love Letters to Your Baby by Judy Siblin-Librach has been positively reviewed on Momscape, a popular Mom blog. Reviewer Susie Cortright said, "Siblin-Librach's writing style is elegant, perfectly capturing the depth of emotion that all of us mothers feel at one point or another . . . Judy Siblin-Librach has written a beautiful and heartfelt book." The entire review can be read here.

Muchnick media

Irvin Muchnick, author of Wrestling Babylon will be a guest on the Fox News show, "The O'Reilly Factor" this evening. The interview will air tonight (June 27) at 8:00pm ET.

Last night (June 26), Muchnick was interviewed on
MSNBC's "Scarborough County" about the double murder-suicide involving pro wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife, and 7-year-old son. The interview can be found online here (go to the box "Killer wrestler?").

The Sun Times reviews Shelf Monkey

Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop was positively reviewed in the June 22 edition of The Sun Times (Owen Sound, ON). Reviewer Andrew Armitage called Shelf Monkey, "howlingly funny" and said, "if you love books and really need a good laugh in your life, track it down." Read the entire review here.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone reviewed in the Winston-Salem Journal

Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone by Stewart T. Stanyard was positively reviewed in the June 21 edition of the Winston-Salem Journal. Reviewer Tim Clodfelter stated, "The documents [in Dimensions] in particular are fascinating rarities, including network correspondence, contracts and casting call sheets -- things that diehard fans will find intriguing . . . There are plenty of intriguing anecdotes about Serling throughout the book." The entire review can be found online here.

Gordon j.h. Leenders at Plank Road Bookstore


On July 7, Gordon j.h. Leenders, author of the
To Be Continued series, will be doing a reading and signing in Caledonia.

Saturday, July 7
1:00pm

Plank Road Bookstore
62 Argyle Street North
Caledonia, Ontario

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the bookstore at 289-284-0351.

Obit reviewed in Globe and Mail

Obit by Anne Emery was reviewed in the June 23 edition of the Globe and Mail. Reviewer Margaret Cannon said, "it's good . . . the characters are intriguing and the plot works."

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Irvin Muchnick on CNBC

Irvin Muchnick, author of Wrestling Babylon, will be interviewed on CNBC's "On the Money" tonight. The interview will air at 7:41pm ET and will focus on wrestling promoter Vince McMahon's faked death.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Shelf Monkey review in Scene

Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop was positively reviewed in the June 7 edition of Scene magazine, a London, ON news, arts, and entertainment publication. Reviewer Ursula Molin said, "This book is an entertaining and mildly insightful look at the world of books and words . . . Funny and strange all at the same time, Shelf Monkey is an addictive read by a talented writer."

Friday, June 15, 2007

National Wrestling Alliance in New York Daily News

Today, New York Daily News wrestling columnist The Slammer devoted his column to National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling by Tim Hornbaker. The Slammer called the book, "well-researched" and recommended it as a Father's Day gift. Read the entire column here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Judy Siblin-Librach On the Line

Love, Mommy author Judy Siblin-Librach will appear on the CTS TV program "On the Line" on Wednesday, June 27, 2007.

Corey Redekop in Quill & Quire

The July/August 2007 issue of Quill & Quire includes this photo of Shelf Monkey author Corey Redekop and his new tattoo.

Judy Siblin-Librach on Fine Print

Judy Siblin-Librach, author of Love, Mommy, was interviewed for a 10-minute segment about her book that will air on "Fine Print". The segment will air repeatedly this week.

National Wrestling Alliance review on 411mania.com

National Wrestling Alliance by Tim Hornbaker was positively reviewed on 411mania.com. The review, posted on June 7, states that "Tim Hornbaker's in-depth new book finally gives the real story of the NWA . . . With its incredible detail and excellent writing, National Wrestling Alliance is one of the best wrestling books ever written . . . I highly recommend this book for any wrestling library." Read the full review here.

Shelf Monkey review on Bookgasm

Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop has been positively reviewed on Bookgasm, a popular literary blog. Reviewer Rod Lott writes, "There are entire scenes that are so funny, I wish I could reprint them in their entirety. This is not all the book has going for it, though, as Redekop displays a surprising literary depth in this brutally witty slice of wickedness . . . there's no mistaking SHELF MONKEY's subversive brilliance." Read the full review here.

Clay Eals on CKUT

Clay Eals, author of Steve Goodman: Facing the Music, will be interviewed by John Maciel on CKWR's "KW Magazine" on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:50pm. This live interview will be approximately 10 minutes long. CKWR is based in Waterloo, ON and is broadcast on 98.5FM.

Love, Mommy review on "Mama Drama"

Love, Mommy by Judy Siblin-Librach was positively reviewed on "Mama Drama", the parenting blog on the Austin American-Statesman website on June 8, 2007. Reviewer Nell Carroll writes, "The book is positive, sweet and reminding me of scrapbooking without the photos and geegahs." Read the entire post here.

Baron Black mentioned in Toronto Star

Baron Black of Crossharbour (October 2007) by George Tombs was mentioned in an article discussing Conrad Black books in the June 6 edition of the Toronto Star. The full article can be read here.

National Wrestling Alliance review in The Rocky Mountain News

National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling by Tim Hornbaker was praised in the June 8 edition of The Rocky Mountain News. Syndicated wrestling columnist Alex Marvez said, "One outstanding new release I highly recommend is National Wrestling Alliance ($19.95, ECW Press), a comprehensive look at the history of the industry's leading cartel of territories from the late 1940s until Vince McMahon's national expansion of WWE in the mid-1980s. Author Tim Hornbaker details each of the NWA's major champions." Read the article here.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Four More Wars! wins Gold Medal - ForeWord Book of the Year Awards

Four More Wars! by Mike Luckovich was awarded a gold medal in the humour category in the 2006 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards contest.

Shelf Monkey in Chatelaine

Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop was positively reviewed in the July 2007 issue of Chatelaine. Reviewer Nathalie Atkinson said, "This satire has enough snooty literary schadenfreude to satisfy even the most seasoned bibliophile."

Monday, June 4, 2007

Apostrophe shortlisted for the ReLit Awards

Apostrophe by Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler-Henry has been shortlisted for the 2007 ReLit Awards in the Poetry category. The winners will be announced sometime in June.

Doug Morris on "KW Magazine"

Doug Morris, author of From the Flight Deck, will be interviewed by John Maciel on CKWR-FM's "KW Magazine" on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:40pm EDT. CKWR-FM is based in Waterloo, ON.

To Be Continued...Volume Three in Vancouver Sun

To Be Continued . . . Volume Three by Gordon j.h. Leenders was named as an Editor's Choice in the May 26 edition of the Vancouver Sun. They call Leenders, "a writer with a gift for dialogue."

Corey Redekop in Uptown Magazine

An interview with Corey Redekop, author of Shelf Monkey, has been posted on Uptown Magazine Online. Writer Quentin Mills-Fenn calls Shelf Monkey, "a savage and funny book, like Fahrenheit 451 meets Revenge of the Nerds . . . It's a Fight Club for bookworms." The entire article can be read here.

Emily Schultz on Taste T.O.

Emily Schultz, author of Songs for the Dancing Chicken, was interviewed by Taste T.O. The article mentions Songs for the Dancing Chicken and Joyland and and can be read here.

Jeff Rybak in Maclean's

Macleans.ca posted a lengthy interview with Jeff Rybak, author of What's Wrong With University, on May 31. The article mentions the book and discusses a topic from the book. The entire interview can be read here.

Winnipeg Free Press review of Rifke

Rifke: An Improbable Life by Rosalie Wise Sharp was positively reviewed in the Sunday, June 3 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press. Reviewer Brenlee Carrington said, "Sharp's autobiography is brutally honest, and she's a terrific storyteller . . . This is a five-star book." The entire review can be read here.

Doug Morris on Live at 5

Doug Morris, author of From the Flight Deck, will be interviewed on CTV Atlantic's "Live at 5" on Tuesday, June 12 between 5:00pm and 6:00pm.

Love, Mommy on Publishers Weekly's Annex

Love, Mommy by Judy Siblin-Librach was positively reviewed June 4, 2007 on Publishers Weekly's Annex. They said it "makes a fine resource for parents looking to make a very personal record of their child's early years."

Friday, June 1, 2007

Doug Morris on "Maritime Noon"

Doug Morris, author of From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science, will be interviewed on "Maritime Noon" on CBC Radio on Wednesday, June 13. Morris will be on the show between 1:00 and 2:00pm ADT and will be taking calls from listeners.

"Maritime Noon" can be heard on CBC Radio One in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI.