Doesn’t it make you want to pick up this book and see what’s inside? Melt. The image is by Manitoba artist Melanie Rocan. I’m happy the folks at ARP Books chose such a lovely, inviting design.
It’s official! Smells Like Heaven, my third book, is coming out with ARP Books in June. Here’s a peek at the publisher’s description:
Set in the fictional town of Fletcher, the connected stories in Smells Like Heaven span thirty years. Fletcher is a town the characters strive to escape, but keep returning to, as they stumble through life searching for ways to connect and transcend their claustrophobic pasts. Following two sisters—Devon and Christine—as well as their friends and lovers, Smells Like Heaven exposes the core of what it means to be transformed by love.
Check out their website here.
Murder fascinates women. We read more crime fiction than men, and we write more. Some of us go a step further and write literary fiction based on real crimes. U.S. writer Joyce Carol Oates suggests that “the most palatable fictions are those that aren’t really fictional but rather ‘facts’ audaciously reinvented in the language of gifted writers.” But what is it about certain crimes that inspire women to tell their stories?
Originally published in The Globe and Mail.