Tuesday, December 27, 2016

COMING SOON IN 2017

Here's a sneak peek of the covers of Fictive Press's first two titles to be released in 2017.



With The Foundation of Ethics, Per Brask concludes his Andreas Simonsen trilogy, which Brask has translated from the original Danish. This work explores, in dialogue form, the ancient, all-important question initially debated by the Sophists, Socrates and Plato: Is there a solid foundation for the ethical concept of the good, and if so, what is it?


In October Ferries to Gabriola, "playwright Charlotte Cameron has taken Malcolm Lowry's unfinished novel, October Ferry to Gabriola (a barely fictional account of an episode in his life) as a starting base for an imaginative exploration of the place we all search for—a place for creativity and rebirth. Her brilliant dialogue, as in all good dramas, raises questions; questions about a possible redemption, and this never-ending quest of ours for Paradise." (Naomi Beth Wakan, Inaugural Poet Laureate of Nanaimo and author of On the Arts)

Monday, December 19, 2016

Two New "Shorties" by Doug Long

Coming soon, I hope, is Doug Long's second book of "shorties" (55-word stories). In return, I have promised to publish both his books in print as well as ebook format. For now, his first book of shorties—The Fool Who Invented Kissing—the first book ever published by Fictive Press, is still only available in ebook.

Doug is always writing shorties and these two are his newest, with thanks to a dear friend for the inspiration.

FIRST DATE
He's my perfect man: handsome, smart, funny, rich!
Our first date is on his private beach, complete with
dance band, buffet, open bar.
He invited my family and his, who chat amiably with a local rabbi.
We stand shaded 'neath a white, fringed canopy.
Do I like this first date?
I do ... yes ... I DO!
         
PERFECT MAN
He's my perfect man: handsome, smart, funny, rich!
We fall in love so fast it scares us.
But love and life are full of risks, I tell myself.
I miss him dearly when he's on frequent business trips,
but never suspected a thing until his wife called to say
he'd died in a plane crash.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

P.J. le Pooch Launched at Gabriola Library Dec. 3

Author Morri Mostow
with artist Vicky Bowes

Gabriola artist Vicky Bowes received lots of well-deserved kudos from the folks attending the book launch of P.J. le Pooch & the Magic Sketchbook at the Gabriola Library, for her wonderful cover art.




Sunday, October 2, 2016

PJ. le Pooch Officially Launched!

A fine turnout for the launch of P.J. le Pooch & the Magic Sketchbook at Brome Lake Books in Knowlton, Quebec, where the book is set. 
Author Morri Mostow and fan
 
The launch attendees,
including some enthusiastic kids

The window display promoting the book

Thursday, September 15, 2016

FREE Study Guide to Running: The Alex Decoteau Story


ATTENTION TEACHERS OF ABORIGINAL & MÉTIS STUDIES (GRADES 5 AND UP)

Now available for download! FREE Study Guide to Charlotte Cameron's inspiring play about an aboriginal World War One hero.

The Study Guide has everything you need to bring Running: The Alex Decoteau Story alive for your students, while teaching them language arts, history, maths, research skills and more.

Click here to download your free Study Guide.

Friday, September 2, 2016

BOOK LAUNCH FOR P.J. LE POOCH

Knowlton, QC’s Famous Store Dog Comes Alive in New Novel

Morri Mostow will launch her first novel, P.J. le Pooch & the Magic Sketchbook, at Brome Lake Books in Knowlton, on Saturday, October 1, at 3 p.m. 

The novel, for children 9 to 13, features P.J., the well-known dog who greeted visitors to the England Hill store that once graced the top of the hill on Lakeside Rd. in Knowlton, also known as Brome Lake. The author’s friendship with storeowners Jean McLeod and her mother, the late Audrey Nevins McLeod, inspired the book’s main characters. Long-time Knowlton residents may enjoy recognizing themselves or others in this thinly veiled roman à clef, set in a fictional Brome Lake, called “Brine Lake.”

“Fond memories of my years in Knowlton compelled me to write this book, and launch it here,” says Morri. “The story weaves magic into the tale of a spunky 11-year-old girl who struggles to keep a rescued dog against her mother’s wishes, while also paying tribute to Knowlton’s recent past, when the town celebrated its Victorian heritage with an annual dog pageant and games.”

Friday, June 17, 2016

NEW! Now in paperback! The Fabufestan Exposés. 20% off!

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For those of you who prefer to read books in print format, we have just published Ralph Hancox's two-book crime series, Con Job and Scandalousin trade paperback (print on demand).

Both books are 20% off in trade paperback until June 30/16.

Click to order Con Job today! Use coupon code: DM72YVUN 
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If you enjoy these books, we hope you will take a few minutes to write a review on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca or whichever Amazon you access from your location.

Attention ebook readers: both books are also available in your favourite ebook format.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Five-Star Review of The Ape & the Peacock

Thank you Neil of Devon, England, for your 5-star review of Ralph Hancox's The Ape & the Peacock. Always a delight when someone gets and appreciates what the author is trying to do.
"I loved this book. Although set in parochial Canada, the themes are universal. The author's sense of social indignation and his distaste for political hypocrisy are the background to two juxtaposed story lines, but the characterisations and the story-telling are sure-footed and the two extremes of the same world are skilfully contrasted. Above all, the book is well written and with a delightfully wry humour." SNM. Devon, England

Monday, May 30, 2016

A COVER FOR WHO AM I? — AT LAST!

After soliciting feedback on a selection of covers from a large and varied audience of adults and children, we feel confident that we have made the right cover choice. This sci-fi thriller for middle grades deals with cloning, and we think this cover—with its cloned heads and stylized DNA helix—indicates that in a compelling way.

Do you agree?

Who Am I? is scheduled for a fall 2016 launch. I'll be sure to keep you "posted" on developments, including pre-launch discounts for blog readers.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Carol Matas's Upcoming Sci-Fi for Middle Grades

One of six test covers
We've been working hard on different cover approaches for Carol Matas's new sci-fi for middle grades, Who Am I? Over the last few months, we've tested various covers at different schools in different cities.

Click here for a recap of our last test.

Feel free to weigh in with your opinion in the Comments section.

We've scheduled Who Am I? for a fall launch. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Per Brask on Canadian shortlist for 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize for poetry translation

2016 Griffin Poetry
Award Finalist, Per Brask
Congratulations to Per Brask & Patrick Friesen for making the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian shortlist for their translation of Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments by Danish poet Ulrikka S. Gernes!

Per Brask is a remarkable poet in his own right and Fictive Press is proud to have published two of his poetry collections: A Spectator (Ekphrastic Poetry) and Above Palm Canyon and Other Places in the Mind.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

RALPH HANCOX'S NEW NOVEL

Fictive Press is pleased to announce the launch of Ralph Hancox's 3rd novel in two years.

Click to order your PRINT edition today. 

It’s 1957 in the fictional Canadian Province of Superior. In the span of just a few days in November, the lives of several high-level government officials and a colourful cast of “destitutes” are about to change forever. In this penetrating social commentary, wrongdoings lead to shockingly unequal consequences for the privileged and the dispossessed.

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