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Dead Man's Switch wins 2015 Arthur Ellis Award

Dead Man's Switch (cover image)

The winners of the 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards have been announced. Sigmund Brouwer takes home the prize for best juvenile/YA crime book for Dead Man's Switch (Harvest House Publishers). When William King receives a warning email from Blake he’s terrified — Blake drowned weeks ago! But Blake’s dead man’s switch computer program has been activated and King is being led on a technological hunt to unravel a dark conspiracy.


Second Story Press Announces Winners of Aboriginal Writing Contest


Second Story Press has announced the two winners of its Aboriginal Writing Contest for Canadian Aboriginal writers of children’s stories: Stolen Words, a picture book manuscript by Melanie Florence, a single mom and author of Plains Cree and Scottish descent who lives in Toronto; and The Mask Who Sang, a middle-grade novel by Susan Currie, a primary school teacher and writer of Cayuga descent who lives in Brampton, ON. The contest's jury consisted of Second Story Press publisher Margie Wolfe, Aboriginal educator and researcher Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis and Métis author Cherie Dimaline.


Canadian authors receive national recognition from the 9th Annual 2015 National Indie Excellence® Awards

National Indie Excellence Awards (SEAL)

The 9th Annual 2015 National Indie Excellence® Awards were recently announced. This prestigious national award, based in Beverly Hills, California is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self and independent publishers. Three Canadian authors books were honoured this year. The Reading Promise by Troy Kent (Mascot Books) won the children's picture book (ages 4-8) category. Scribble & Grin: 53 Rhymes for Inspiring Times by Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark (inspirtainment ink) won the children's inspirational/motivational category.