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"So What if I Waddle?" by Brianne Morgan

The winner of our Autobiography Challenge: Speaking out for the first time about the trials and tribulations of being raised by penguins, Brianne Morgan delivers a heart-wrenchingly sarcastic account of the stereotypes and misconceptions that contemporary society has against the tuxedo-wearing waddlers of Antarctica.Brianne Morgan, Fonthill ON« Read our Q&A with winner...

Broken Wings & Second Chances By Shanyn Silinski

"It took me almost 20 years to realize I am not broken, that I can fly!", says author Shanyn Silinski on her new book.  What was broken was healed, the wings they said she couldn't use took her to flight in poetry, photography and prose.  No longer broken, but flying.Shanyn...

DAMNED BAD BASTARD By Alexander McKinnon

While self-proclaimed bastards must live up to the image, McKinnon writes of a life born to it.Authentic, disturbing, unabashed... on the fringe of polite circles where bastard is an unspoken word... illegitimately delicious!From "little b" to "bastard-bad oldie," the chronicle of a life bedamned.Alexander McKinnon, Station Main, Arnprior ON...

Cell Block C By Edward Colley

Born in fear and reared in isolation. Edward Colley's deeply moving and sometimes disturbing perspective on his childhood, invokes images of a muted battle fought by a five year-old against the parental forces of depression and apathy. The child's confusion and resilience resonate honestly in his determined bid for freedom.Edward...

Is This My New Home? By Lorrie Beauchamp

Raised by peripatetic parents with a penchant for relocation, Lorrie Beauchamp embraced the concept and went on to prove that "nothing is forever".  She moved 20 times, mastered several careers, enjoyed 40 relationships, and started several businesses. When she hit 50, she ran into a huge roadblock:  True love.Lorrie...

Walking Zombie Awakes By Deborah Elliott

Debbie finally awoke just before her fiftieth birthday; I mean she REALLY woke up.  She decided it was time to dump those dead bodies she was carrying around in the trunk of her car, and take control of her life. This is how she reclaimed her life, love, and imagination.Deborah...

Impolitical Correction By Isobel Raven

In the most significant publication of this, the fifth decade, Isobel Raven, Leader of the Laura Secord Party, reveals her participation as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada in the early years of the 21st century. Names are named.  Reputations will fall. Raven risks all for Democracy.Isobel...