“Where did you get the idea for your book?”

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The following post is written by Shane Arbuthnott, author of Dominion.   “Where did you get the idea for your book?” This seems to be a common question for authors. My debut novel, Dominion, only came out at the end of February, but I’ve already heard it a dozen times. I usually rattle off something about themes and worldbuilding. But my answer is always incomplete, because a book takes more than one idea. So I thought maybe I might try to answer that question properly here. This might take a while. For most of my […]






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Author Feature: Shane Arbuthnott

Dominion, Science Fiction, Sci-fi, Strong female character, fantasy, spirits

Molly grew up hearing the tales of Haviland Stout, her ancestor who discovered the dangerous magical spirits that inhabit the far corners of the world. Now, on the edge of the New World, in the British Dominion of Terra Nova, Molly and her family collect spirits aboard their airship, the Legerdemain. But when Molly captures a spirit that can speak and claims to have been Haviland’s friend, her entire life is upended. What if everything she knows about the spirits, and her own history, is a lie? In her hunt for the truth, Molly will […]






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Secrets Revealed: Kelley Armstrong

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My Secret by Kelley Armstrong Kelley’s novel, The Unquiet Past, is part of the forthcoming Secrets series. “I’m afraid of chickens.” Okay, I’m not specifically afraid of chickens. I have a fear of all birds—and bats. I blame the fact that I watched The Birds when I was far too young. They used to show old horror movies late at night on TV. It was my first sleepover, and we decided to watch one, which turned out to be The Birds. I’ve had problems with flying mammals ever since. It’s not a phobia—I just prefer […]






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Author Feature: Liam O’Donnell

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#TuesdayTalk with Liam O’Donnell. Liam’s most recent graphic novel, Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede, launched this March. Liam, when did you first know you wanted to be a writer? I’ve been writing stories since I was a kid. My first ones were knock-offs of my favourite TV show at the time, Dr. Who. Today we call it fan fiction. It wasn’t until I was studying media at Ryerson University that I got serious about writing. I took a TV writing course and had all these ideas for crazy kids TV shows. […]






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Author Feature: Michael Bradford

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#TuesdayTalk with Michael Bradford. Michael’s debut novel, Button Hill, launched this April. How did you know you wanted to become a writer? Or when did you decide? When I was a kid I was more of a reader, and I lived and breathed the stories I loved. It wasn’t until I hit university and met a wonderful poet who was also a professor there that I started writing poetry. I didn’t know I wanted to write stories for kids until after my son and daughter, Duncan and Emma, were born. Something clicked inside my brain […]






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