Starting in medias res: Strong Beginnings with Sally Cooper

Sometimes you have to go for the end without being fully aware of the means. In light of our collaboration with the Luminato Festival, we’ve decided to reach out to Canadian writers to find out how they begin their work. Today’s author is Sally Cooper who spoke to us about her novel Tell Everything. Click here to read the prologue … More Starting in medias res: Strong Beginnings with Sally Cooper

Blog Hop: “I’m it!”

Two weeks ago,  Krista Foss tagged me as part of a writers’ blog hop. It’s been two years since I abandoned my blog, but I’m game for a one-off so here we go. I’m tagging two long-time writer pals, Diane Baker Mason, author of Last Summer at Barebones Lake and the novelization Men with Brooms and … More Blog Hop: “I’m it!”

“The Aura of the Story” on Red Lemonade’s Blog

  “The Moment changes…. Keep eye peeled regarding situation around you. Learn its demands. And – meet them. Be there at the right time doing the right thing.” (Dick, 155) Can a story have an aura? Walter Benjamin tells us that an ancient statue of Venus “stood in a different traditional context with the Greeks, … More “The Aura of the Story” on Red Lemonade’s Blog

“Rennick: Prints of Prints Taped on the Wall”

I It started with a bridge he crossed and crossed again with friends who loved him in Amsterdam and ended with him devoured, the thread dropped in the labyrinth. It started with feathers and trefoils, fleurs-de-lis, poppies, paisleys, leaves and grass blades – the exuberance of pattern – and ended with striped tents and fence … More “Rennick: Prints of Prints Taped on the Wall”

Love Object

  What happens when the person who loves you most can’t take care of herself? Sally Cooper asks that question in her first novel, Love Object, the story of a family’s implosion in the aftermath of the mental collapse of the mother at its centre. When Mercy Brewer is 12 and her brother, Nicky, 11, … More Love Object