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  • dear Hermes...

    dear Hermes...

    By turns joyous and adventurous, melancholy and nostalgic, Michelle Smith's debut collection of poems showcases a wide-ranging fascination with places, people, and story. Smith's limpid and humane ...

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  • The Metabolism of Desire

    The Metabolism of Desire

    The fact that Cavlacanti’s friend, Dante Alighieri, was a supremely fine poet ought not blind us to Cavalcanti’s own, rather different excellence. Both men were attracted to the dolce stil nuovo, t...

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  • Pretenders

    Pretenders

    Is the need to play a role a threat to the throne of Sevildom? Back from exile to claim the throne of Sevildom, Ev’rel must play the frail princess with the Demish to claim power as she is tempted...

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  • Far Arena

    Far Arena

    One thousand years in the future... Two descendant races of humanity square off over their political differences as Sevolite Prince Amel’s life hangs in the balance. The neo-feudal Sevolites fina...

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  • Righteous Anger

    Righteous Anger

    Righteous Anger is about Horth Nersal — the child of a marriage between enemies undertaken to end a war. The fighting did stop but the war of ideology continued with sometimes lethfal results for l...

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  • The Shore Girl

    The Shore Girl

    Rebee Shore’s life is fragmented. She’s forever on the move, ricocheting around Alberta, guided less than capably by her dysfunctional mother Elizabeth. The Shore Girl follows Rebee from her todd...

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  • Courtesan Prince

    Courtesan Prince

    The Saga begins... When Earth’s first attempt to conquer the far reaches of space was thwarted by the failure of a faster than light transportation system, the first colonists were abandoned. Sub...

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  • Turning Tiger

    Turning Tiger

    Take one state of the art fully armed sentient military attack robot, let it go rogue, then set the US army and more robots after it. And let it happen in down town USA. If things get bad, have it ...

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  • Coyote's Song

    Coyote's Song

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Sara used to be a back-up singer in a band. She left her singi...

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  • Listen!

    Listen!

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Liz invites her sister, Roma, and two friends to dinner. The f...

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  • Tribb's Troubles

    Tribb's Troubles

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Tribb has always been a thinker, not a doer. But he needs to d...

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  • Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    The adventure story told in Treasure Island has become a part of popular folklore. John Sutherland discusses the novel’s place in Stevenson's biography and oeuvre in his learned and lively critical...

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  • The Painter's Craft

    The Painter's Craft

    A mystery set around an artist’s studio in Toronto. A Toronto artist finds herself in the unlikely role of amateur sleuth as she sets about unraveling the strange death of her mentor, a renowned a...

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  • Driftwood Saves the Whales

    Driftwood Saves the Whales

    Angering the Inuit sea goddess Sedna brings about powerful visions and overwhelming abilities for the young sorceress Driftwood Ellesmere. Giants created by Hans Blekansit continue to spew Blekan-M...

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  • Driftwood and the Necessary Forest

    Driftwood and the Necessary Forest

    Hans Blekansit, estranged father of the young sorceress Driftwood Ellesmere and ruthless businessman, is aggressively logging the Stoltmann Wilderness Area. AsDriftwood and her friends fight to def...

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  • Driftwood's Crusade

    Driftwood's Crusade

    The Driftwood Saga continues in an exciting adventure full of ghosts, goddesses, giants, magical creatures, time travel and camp games. Summoned by the ghost of a slain boy, Driftwood the young ma...

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  • Driftwood's War

    Driftwood's War

    To increase profits, Hans Blekansit is threatening to bring the world into a horrible war. Meanwhile, Driftwood struggles with the rigorous magic instructional the Regimental Conservatory of the ...

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  • Business as Usual

    Business as Usual

    Toronto's David Sanders and Claire Dumont are the Nick and Nora Charles of academia: two amateur detectives pulled into a web of deceit and violence involving murder, the illegal cross-border dumpi...

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  • House of Spells

    House of Spells

    Robert Pepper-Smith's graceful follow-up to The Wheel Keeper follows the friendship between teenagers Rose and Lacey and their search for self-confidence, acceptance, and love in a small village in...

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  • Malabarista

    Malabarista

    Garry Ryan follows up Smoked with his most revelatory Detective Lane adventure yet. Under investigation by the Calgary Police Department, Lane finds himself fighting for his career. Then, when an E...

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  • Driftwood Ellesmere

    Driftwood Ellesmere

    The amazing origin of our heroine is learnt as Driftwood and her friends grapple with a monster that creates evilly hypnotic video games.It was during a normally quiet day on Ellesmere Island that ...

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  • Avim's Oath

    Avim's Oath

    Love and titles are lost and won as two brothers struggle to attain power, recognition, and acceptance in a world filled with treachery and hatred. The Queen is dead. Two princes are suddenly thru...

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  • The Wolf King

    The Wolf King

    The story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, the way we've heard it, is not quite the way it happened. There were mysterious forces at work that awful night, involving the captain of the guard, a certain g...

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  • Hold Me Now

    Hold Me Now

    One Friday, Vancouver lawyer Paul Brenner has dinner with his son, Daniel. They talk about work, health, money, and music, and part ways. The following evening, Paul receives the phone call that is...

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  • Not Being on a Boat

    Not Being on a Boat

    Rutledge, an aging, divorced man, has treated himself to a Cruise on the Mariola. The Cruise is not just any cruise. It's the whole shebang. It's around the world. It's a lifestyle change: G & Ts a...

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  • The Reverse Cowgirl

    The Reverse Cowgirl

    Keen, intense, and darkly comic, the short fictions of David Whitton are full of misfits, oddballs, dropouts, klutzes, and loners. You might dress em up, but it's just a matter of moments till they...

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  • The Kindness Colder Than the Elements

    The Kindness Colder Than the Elements

    With wit and cunning, Noble's poems insinuate themselves into the mediations of "we use language" / "language uses us," into the objectification of "mind," into the struggles and cracking of system...

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  • ex nihilo

    ex nihilo

    The possibility that the present is a continued struggle against nihilism, marked by the will to create, offers important questions about identity and heritage: what does it mean to exist in the pr...

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  • Thirteen Minutes

    Thirteen Minutes

    Thirteen Minutes begins in 1928 and proceeds to tell a half-century long tale of the Burnside Family. Holly, the middle child, grows disenchanted with the clerk position that famed Equal-Persons ...

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  • Dustship Glory

    Dustship Glory

    In this new edition of a prairie classic, Andreas Schroeder fictionalizes the true story of Tom Sukanen's wild scheme to build an ocean-going ship in the middle of a wheat field in Saskatchewan. Se...

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  • Shame: Conception

    Shame: Conception

    When the purest woman on earth allows herself one selfish thought it is enough to conceive the most evil woman the world has ever known. Book 1 in the trilogy introduces a world much like our own b...

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  • Arrhythmia

    Arrhythmia

    "Joelle is about to lose her husband Marc, who has become obsessed with Ketia, a young Haitian woman. Ketia lies to her family to conceal her liaison with Marc. Joelle’s friend Diane does not reali...

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  • Musing

    Musing

    Musing is a book of sonnets. Working within the framework of a classic poetic form, Jonathan Locke Hart embarks on an extended meditation on our rootedness in landscape and in the past. As sonnets,...

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  • Apostrophes VII

    Apostrophes VII

    Apostrophe 1. Rhet. A figure of speech, by which a speaker or writer suddenly stops in his discourse, and turns to address pointedly some person or thing, either present or absent; an exclamatory a...

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  • Krishna

    Krishna

    A powerful delineation of the complex relationships in a traditional Indian family, between husband and wife, parents and daughter, brother and sister, and the joys and tragedies that grow within. ...

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  • Rahul

    Rahul

    A sequel to "Krishna, A Love Story", "Rahul" is set against the backdrop of two critical events that impacted Indian political history in the late 1960s and early 1970s. One was the rise of a Maois...

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  • The Acts of the Compassionates

    The Acts of the Compassionates

    The Acts of the Compassionates: “The pleasures of this novel come from the absurd situations, the baroque language and the passing shots at everything from gay marriage to wardrobe malfunctions. Ho...

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  • Grayling Cross

    Grayling Cross

    Psychic Anna Gareau and public relations expert Collie Kostyna keep things quiet for local magicians and for their biggest client, an underground supernatural society known as the Embassy. In Gra...

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  • Santa Rosa

    Santa Rosa

    What is real when seen through the eyes of a child? When does the harshness of reality transform idyllic memories? The young narrator of Santa Rosa seeks the answers to these questions as she tries...

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  • The Tooth Fairy

    The Tooth Fairy

    Around the world, children’s teeth fall out. They tuck them expectantly under their pillows, and go to sleep. And in the dream-haunted night, a creeping creature from another world makes an exchang...

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