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My Lunch With a Newly Published Harlequin Author

Mary Warner | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Living
Mary Warner

Jennifer Hayward is Harlequin's newest author. Her new novel, The Divorce Party, was just released as an eBook and will hit stores in paperback later this month. I decided to ask Jen out for lunch.

Interview with Night Film Author, Marisha Pessl

29Secrets | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada
29Secrets

Written by Sara Koonar for 29Secrets.com Marisha Pessl's new novel Night Film has received major buzz. The fictional book centers on the death of As...

How to Take Criticism, And Why it Doesn't Always Matter

Donald D'Haene | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

Criticism is very subjective. My first editor told me, "I don't care for your writing style. Too personal." A decade later that personal style landed me a publisher's contract for my autobiography, Father's Touch. My advice when seeking out critical opinion is not to sell yourself short -- aim high, not low.

The Imperfect Pleasure of Reading Christopher Hitchens

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada
Wayne K. Spear

This week I had the imperfect pleasure of reading the final work of an author who admired Orwell and who died at age 62 under comparable circumstance. The imperfection of the pleasure with which I greeted the arrival to my mailbox of a new Christopher Hitchens book was a matter of subtraction, a momentary joy diminished by the awareness I'd never experience it again.

Penguin Canada Publishing Director Lynne Missen

Mary Warner | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada
Mary Warner

The company: Lynne Missen is publishing director of Penguin Canada Young Readers, its children and young adult program. Lynne has been an editor f...