The Sydney Warner Brooman Interview

Sydney Warner Brooman (they/them) was raised in Grimsby, Ontario. They attended Western University in London, Ontario, and currently live in Toronto. The Pump is their debut short fiction collection. Their story “The Bottom” was shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s 2020 Open Season Awards, and they have recent work in American Chordata, Thorn Literary Magazine, and other literary journals.

Bill Arnott’s Beat: An Emerita in New West

I was meeting with powerhouse writer, publisher, Laureate Emerita Candice James in the literary city of New Westminster, BC’s former capital. Silver Bow Press is the company she runs, having taken over a four-title-a-year publisher and grown production to twenty new books a year - novels and poetry. Next year she anticipates bringing thirty select books to print. The list of submissions is extensive, the majority of it exceptional work from established authors.

The Matthew Heneghan Interview

Matthew Heneghan is the author of A Medic's Mind, his memoirs of working as a medic with both the armed forces and in civilian services. His account of dealing with PTSD, his family, alcoholism and more are vividly and candidly explored in his debut publication. At the time of this writing, A Medic's Mind is on "The Very Best!" Book Awards 2020 longlist for Best First Book (Non-Fiction).

The Anita Kushwaha Interview

Anita Kushwaha is the author of Side by Side (2018, Inanna Publications), a book that I put on the 2020 long list for "The Very Best!" Book Awards for Best Fiction. Ms. Kushwaha has a new novel coming out in late January entitled Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters, to be published by HarperCollins), which I am looking forward to reading. Before she gets too busy promoting that book, I wanted to interview her for The Miramichi Reader.

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.