The Laura Churchill Duke Interview

Laura Churchill Duke is the author of Two Crows Sorrow (2019, Moose House Publications) the true story of a grisly murder that took place in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley in 1904. It is currently on the 2020 longlist for "The Very Best!" Book Awards for Best Non-Fiction. I wanted to know more about Ms. Churchill Duke and the research that went into telling Theresa McAuley Robinson's story.

Wayne Curtis Receives the New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Literary Arts

At a recent Words on Water event at the Newcastle Public Library, a series of engraved wood plaques crafted by local artist Gloria Savoie was unveiled. They are to mark the "indoor" portion of the Miramichi Literary Trail. In attendance were the authors Sandra Bunting, Chuck Bowie, Doug Underhill, and Wayne Curtis.

The Peddlers: The Fuller Brush Man, the Lords of Liniment and Door to Door Heroes in Nova Scotia and Beyond by Blain Henshaw

Mr. Henshaw's book, while of regional interest to Nova Scotians, will undoubtedly recall to mind travelling salesmen from your past as it did mine (if you are old enough!).  Furthermore, it does go beyond provincial borders to look at products such as Buckley's, Rawleigh's and Watkins that while developed elsewhere, were sold door-to-door in the Maritime region.

Watermark by Christy Ann Conlin

Christy Ann Conlin's first collection of her short stories is entitled Watermark, and while I haven't read either of her two previous (and highly acclaimed) full-length novels, I came away from Watermark suitably impressed with her short fiction work. There are eleven stories here, all in fine form, and no two alike, yet Ms. Conlin's voice throughout is strong and sure, once you get the feel for it.

The Genevieve Graham Interview

Genevieve Graham is the best-selling author of such books as Tides of Honour, Come From Away, At the Mountain's Edge and Promises to Keep. The good news is that Ms. Graham has a new novel that is set for release in March 2020. It is entitled The Forgotten Home Child and it is a historical fiction novel based on the British Home Child program that was in effect from 1896 until 1948.