Episode 10: I Read Somewhere That

Lots of great info this week! How to grow your writerly pumpkin patch this fall! Plus, an exclusive chat with wonderful author Linwood Barclay, as well as can you plot your book using an online template? I’ll share the skinny about an amazing writer, D.J. McIntosh, who did just that! Plus, a crucial tip from a top agent about what to focus on in the book world!

The Top 10 Bestselling Canadian Books of 2020

CBC Books is counting down the top 10 bestselling Canadian titles of 2020, using data from close to 300 independent Canadian bookstores, courtesy of Bookmanager. Interestingly, the #9 and #8 books were reviewed right here at TMR, both by Ian Colford:

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Wiebke von Carolsfeld Novel Optioned For Film Production

(Some content borrowed from an LLP news release).MONTREAL – Linda Leith Publishing is thrilled to announce the signing of an option agreement with Jeremy Podeswa/Rebelfilms for the motion picture adaptation rights to Wiebke von Carolsfeld’s critically acclaimed first novel, Claremont. “A very convincing and a very gratifying read. A laudable first book.” James M. Fisher, …

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What’s New & Upcoming at The Miramichi Reader in 2020

Saying goodbye to 2019 is a little easier when there’s much to look forward to regarding the literary scene from my perspective here in Atlantic Canada. In this post, I’m going to highlight a few books, some I am currently reading and others that are near or at the top of my TBR list. There are also some interviews to look forward to, as well as new releases.

Announcing the 2019 “The Very Best!” Book Award Winners!

It is time to announce the 2019 winners of The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Awards! It was another great year of reading, and some very good books written by new and established authors found their way into my hands. For 2019, I decided to streamline the awards a bit. There will only one …

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Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan Edited by Brian Bartlett

The following is from a Goose Lane news release and is provided for informational purposes. A major publication celebrating the work of one of Canada’s most renowned poets. Alden Nowlan (1933-1983) once wrote of a desire to leave behind “one poem, one story / that will tell what it was like / to be alive.” …

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Atlantic Books for the Holidays

Books make great gifts, but how to choose which ones for the book lovers on your list? Atlantic Books Today can help you with their annual Atlantic Books for the Holidays reading guide. Choosing one (or two or three) of the 121 selections from this year’s guide will ensure that you will be purchasing an interesting book for …

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