In which I gab about Severus Snape and peripatetic reading. Check it out here. Advertisements
Smells Like Heaven receives a review in the Winnipeg Free Press: The structure of the connected stories works like the turning of a kaleidoscope Smells Like Heaven makes Hamilton Magazine‘s list of Hot Hamilton Reads. GetLit: Listen to Sally Cooper’s interview with Jamie Tennant below. Set in the fictional town of Fletcher, the connected stories in Smells … More Smells Like Heaven
Can We Read It Yet? This week ten copies of Smells Like Heaven arrived in a box on my doorstep. I waited until my children came home then filmed them painstakingly taking turns opening the box with an old steak knife. When they took out the books, they looked even happier than me, not an … More Should Your Children Read Your (Adult) Fiction?
Buy More Art This week I visited some neighbours’ studios on a local artists’ tour and found the above sign propped on the kitchen counter at a house around the corner from me. My mom bought me a resonant work of art made of found objects (including linoleum from the city where I went to … More Found Objects and Launches
Which topic is mine? Perhaps all three. Come to the Hamilton Public Library on Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. and find out.
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 … More Smells Like Heaven
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 … More Murder She Wrote and Wrote