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kcdyer, Friday April 10, 2009 - 8:35pm

...and you can read all about it HERE on Kristin Nelson's blog.

Today Janice's editor Donna Bray chimes in about her part in the process.

Check out earlier posts to read Janice's full story, and how she got to be featured both here and in Kristin's blog!



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kcdyer, Thursday April 9, 2009 - 2:14pm

...lately, especially in the blogsphere.


Guess that's what happens to you if you attend the Surrey International Writers' Conference as an unpublished writer, and walk away ...with an agent, a book contract and a great book deal!


Want to learn more? Then, first have a look HERE at Agent Kristin Nelson's blog. Agent Kristin talks about Janice's Query letter and why her pitch was so successful.


Then, hop on over HERE to...

kcdyer, Wednesday April 8, 2009 - 9:46pm

Rob will be touring his new book WAKE across the country (and in San Francisco) this spring. Check out the dates so you can see if he'll be appearing near you!


Bookstore Reading and Signing Borderlands Books 866 Valencia Street San Francisco, California Monday, April 13, 2009, 7:00 p.m.  Bookstore Reading and Signing White Dwarf Books 3715 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, British Columbia Monday, April 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m.  Bookstore Reading and Signing Sentry Box 1835-10th Ave SW Calgary, Alberta Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 7:00 p.m....

kcdyer, Saturday April 4, 2009 - 11:48am



Children and young adult authors James McCann, kc dyer and Lee Edward Födi invite you to SPRING INTO FANTASY with them this Sunday, April 5th, at the Strawberry Hills Chapters in Surrey from 1 to 4 pm. These award-winning authors will be digging in the dirt, making bookmarks, eating cupcakes and signing books — there will be plenty to do and lots of fun for kids of all ages! James McCann, author of RANCOUR and PYRE, specializes in Urban Fantasy for teens. Lee Edward Fodi’s KENDRA KANDLESTAR books chronicle Magic, Monsters and Mystery for kids from 7 and up. And kc dyer is celebrating the launch of her fi fth novel, a time travel tale for kids 11 and up called A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW. Give yourself a chance to SPRING INTO FANTASY this Sunday — see...

kcdyer, Tuesday March 10, 2009 - 4:41pm

Diane Smith, a poet who received an Honourable Mention in our 2006 Storyteller's Contest, has edited a new poetry Anthology which will be out this spring.


A facsimile of the cover:



In the Silence of this RoomInternational authors share their thoughts in poetry and prose, linked by global issues that haunt us all. Edited by Diane Smith





Diane tells me the volume will address current global issues and peace, through the voices of every major faith including Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Christian, Buddhist and Hmong. 

All the best, Diane! When the book is set to hit the shelves, we'll post an Amazon link here...

kcdyer, Monday March 9, 2009 - 8:08pm

Long time judge, presenter and friend of the conference Lois Peterson will follow up her debut novel MEETING MISS 405 with a second novel to be published by Orca. 

 THE BALLAD OF KNUCKLES MCGRAW will debut in Spring, 2010. Congratulations, Lois!



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kcdyer, Sunday March 8, 2009 - 5:02pm

And no -- it's not me!

My new book A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW came out this week (I blogged about this earlier -- you can see a copy of the cover if you look back two or three postings).

To celebrate, Darby Christopher (the main character from my novel), is interviewing a number of authors who blog throughout the month of March. You can win FREE books by a number of authors, many of whom have been guest presenters at SiWC over the years. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment in response to the interview from which you'd like to win a book. There is no limit to the number of books you can win --...

kcdyer, Sunday March 8, 2009 - 5:04pm

Check out the photos from SiWC 2008 now on the site, courtesy of the astonishing Ursula Maxwell Lewis!



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kcdyer, Thursday March 5, 2009 - 4:32pm

Writer and poet Susan McCaslin has served as an honoured judge for our writing contest in year's past. Here's a press release regarding a little good news for her!


The Alfred Gustav Press  Series Two: three new chapbooks Why join The Alfred Gustav Press community? Invigorating, original, previously unpublished poetry in a creatively designed handmade artefact signed by the poet.Habitat consists of the long title poem and several shorter poems that evoke various aspects of city life seen in both positive and negative lights and permeated by the search of the poet, in his role as citizen, for a viable community. by Christopher Levenson Christopher’s last book of poetry, Local Time, appeared with StoneFlower Press, Ottawa, in 2006. His first...

kcdyer, Wednesday March 4, 2009 - 8:11pm
  A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW is now available in bookstores everywhere. The book is being launched on-line and live in several venues around Vancouver's Lower Mainland.    Check out all the details on kc's blog ... everyone welcome!   ~kc also blogging as leftwriter