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message 1: by Michael (last edited Jul 06, 2011 01:10PM) (new)

Michael Poeltl (mikepoeltl) I like to support Canadian authors whether they write about Canada or not.
I currently have two of a trilogy available entitled The Judas Syndrome and Rebirth with the third slated for a late 2011/early 2012 release.
For more on the books and myself, visit http://www.the-judas-syndrome.com

Let's invite all Canadian Goodreads authors to promote their work and support them in their fight to be heard.

message 2: by Mary (new)

Mary (marynovik) | 1 comments Thank you for the invitation to say a little about my work. As a member of this group (though a quiet one), I'd like to let everyone know that my historical novel Conceit has been chosen for an August group read in the Book Haven group. I'm hoping that some of you might like to join in the discussion. I'd love it if you'd read my novel and share your thoughts in the thread at: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/5...

To start things off, I'm running a contest in which I'm giving away a signed first edition of Conceit. To enter, all you have to do is to post a message in the thread telling everybody (1) the title of your favourite historical novel, (2) the name of the author, (3) what you like about the book in 2-3 sentences. Any kind of historical novel is ok, even books that are not traditional historicals.

Mary Novik

message 3: by Thea (new)

Thea Atkinson (theaatkinson) What a grand idea!

I am a Canadian indie author from Nova Scotia. I set all my psychological thrillers in Canada and mostly in my own province.

My novels are available in ebook format only (from Kobo, BN, Amazon, etc) and are receiving 4 and 5 stars on Amazon and BN where they sell the most.

Many of the reviews right here on Goodreads are 4 and 5 stars as well. I'm pretty pleased with that since GR readers are fairly discerning.

Feel free to check any of them out or visit my blog. You can link to me here:
Thea Atkinson

message 4: by Ann (new)

Ann Douglas (anndouglas) | 1 comments I'm Ann Douglas, a pregnancy and parenting author. My latest book is the second Canadian edition of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books (Wiley, June 2011).

My websites are http://www.having-a-baby.com and http://www.anndouglas.ca

I spend a lot of time here on GoodReads, reading and reviewing books on all kinds of topics. (I am truly book-obsessed.)

Nice to meet you all.

message 5: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (sianin) | 25 comments Welcome Ann! Not much activity in this group recently as I think many folks are away or working but they will poke their noses in here again to be sure.

Even though I am on the west coast I am pretty sure that I have heard of your column mother of all babies (or something like that). Keep on writing and I will be sure to pass your book along to the next woman i know who becomes pregnant.

message 6: by Michele (new)

Michele Kallio (michelekallio) | 3 comments Hello My name is Michele Kallio. My new book, BETRAYAL, was recently published. It is an historical novel with a twist. Please see:


and please check out my video at:

I live in New Brunswick.
I would appreciate any help in getting the word out about my book.

message 7: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Marie Buchanan (cathymbuchanan) | 6 comments Mary wrote: "Thank you for the invitation to say a little about my work. As a member of this group (though a quiet one), I'd like to let everyone know that my historical novel Conceit has been ch..."

I've read Conceit and am happy to tell you all it is tremendous.

message 8: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Marie Buchanan (cathymbuchanan) | 6 comments Hello all,

Thank you Michael. Self promotion is tricky business but always a little easier when given an invite.

My debut novel THE DAY THE FALLS STOOD STILL is a New York Times bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Recommends Selection, a Barnes & Noble Best of 2009 book, an American Booksellers Association IndieNext pick and a Canada Reads Top 40 Essential Canadian Novel of the Decade.

“A wonderful love story…Buchanan weaves Niagara Falls’ history and her storytelling together masterfully.” − Elle

“Few first novels exhibit the mastery, maturity and majesty of Buchanan’s riveting fictional debut, a heart-wrenching, soul-racking, spell-binding tale interwoven with guts, anguish and glory guaranteed to remain in readers’ minds.” − The Globe and Mail

Learn more at http://cathymariebuchanan.com/.

Warmest best wishes,

message 9: by Eva (new)

Eva Stachniak | 1 comments Hello all,
Thanks so much for the invitation. I really appreciate it...
My debut novel Necessary Lies--a story of a Polish immigrant to Canada returning to her place of birth and dealing with personal and national betrayals-- won 2000 Books in Canada/Amazon.com First Novel Award. My second novel, Garden of Venus, told a true story of an 18th century Greek immigrant to Poland, a peasant girl who became a Polish aristocrat and had a garden named after her...

My third novel, The Winter Palace, will be out in January 2012. It is narrated by a court spy in St. Petersburg a witness to the arrival of a German princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst who one day will become Catherine the Great.

The book already has some advance reviews on Goodreads:

and there is more at http://evastachniak.com
Best wishes

message 10: by Marilyn (last edited May 02, 2012 12:52PM) (new)

Marilyn Belleghem (marilyn_belleghem) I write self help memoirs of my Quests for personal growth that show how to apply the life skills that I have found successful with my clients as a marriage and family therapist and in my own life. I share travelling tales to explain how when we are away from our routines and responsibilities we can explore new ways to be our Self.

I use the holy grail as symbolic of personal power to make the choices necessary to create a life lived with purpose.

I'd appreciate if you would take a look at my website and recommend my Quests to your friends. They are excellent for people wanting to know more about personal growth throughout the stages of adult life and confronting challenges in marriage and parenting.

Free chapters and reviews are available at Quest Publishing

Take a look at my video for Questing France http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw1M-p...

Thank you for your attention.


Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem

message 11: by Jackleen (new)

Jackleen | 2 comments I have just started a blog to review and promote Canadian authors in my monthly Author Spot Light. To kick off my blog I have Alan Bradley in the Spot light.
Come by and help promote each other.

message 12: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (sianin) | 25 comments Jackleen wrote: "I have just started a blog to review and promote Canadian authors in my monthly Author Spot Light. To kick off my blog I have Alan Bradley in the Spot light.
Come by and help promote each other.

Thanks for sharing your bookblog. I really like it and I will now move Alan Bradley to the top of my TBR list.

message 13: by Jackleen (new)

Jackleen | 2 comments Shannon wrote: "Jackleen wrote: "I have just started a blog to review and promote Canadian authors in my monthly Author Spot Light. To kick off my blog I have Alan Bradley in the Spot light.
Come by and help prom..."

Thank You I am glad you enjoyed it. The books are great.

message 14: by Gina (new)

Gina Buonaguro (janiceandgina) Hi everyone,
This is not a very active thread I see, but I wanted to let you all know about a historical mystery that I have written with my coauthor Janice Kirk. Janice lives in Kingston, ON, and I live in Toronto. The book is called The Wolves of St. Peter's, and it just received a great review in the Globe & Mail. HarperCollins Canada is doing a giveaway of five copies through April 27, 2013 - https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh.... You can learn more about the book here: http://sidewalkartist.blogspot.ca/201...
Thanks so much for your support of Canadian authors!
Best - Gina Buonaguro

message 15: by Shannon (last edited Apr 25, 2013 07:44PM) (new)

Shannon (sianin) | 25 comments Congratulations Gina. I have entered the giveaway and added it to my TBR. I do love a good mystery and historical novels are great too.

message 16: by Gina (new)

Gina Buonaguro (janiceandgina) Thanks so much Shannon! I hope you enjoy.

message 17: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Angel (christopher_angel) | 2 comments Hi Everyone,

I am a Canadian author & film-maker (originally from Toronto, but now living in Los Angeles). I have just published my first novel, an art heist thriller called The Mona Lisa Speaks, which also features a Canadian hero, the computer programmer Robertson Ross, who is hired by the Louvre to update their computer systems. But, when he falls in love with a Parisian art dealer, he has to steal the Mona Lisa and replace her with a copy in order to save her life.

I have just begun a giveaway on Goodreads, and would love your support so I can keep writing about my Canadian hero.


Thanks for starting this great thread!

message 18: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (sianin) | 25 comments Well, Christopher, I entered for your book. If I win (which isn't likely if history is any indicator) I promise to give it a review on goodreads and amazon. I didn't win Gina's but its on my list for next time I am looking for books to buy.

Good luck to both of you on your sales.

message 19: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Angel (christopher_angel) | 2 comments Thanks so much Shannon - best of luck in the Goodreads giveaway and thanks for your support of Canadian books & authors!

message 20: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Ritter | 2 comments There is a free promotion on Amazon of the Kindle edition of my book, The 11th Hour of the 11th Day. It is being offered for free (Kindle only) from June 20 through June 24.
This is a Canadian WWI story that is getting great reviews on Amazon.com The centennial of WWI is 2014 and you will want to be informed. This novel is based on a true story by a Canadian author.

message 21: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (sianin) | 25 comments Hi Brenda: I will pass your comment on to my dad who a) enjoys WW stories (usually the second war but also the first) and b) has a kindle.

message 22: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Ritter | 2 comments Thanks Shannon. When I was writing and researching WWI and the Canadian experience, I realized that very little was written about Canada and WWI, yet its contribution was very great as I note on the back cover,

Although novels are fiction, most of this story is true. I followed my grandfather's military and medical records and like one reading a story, I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.

When I was writing this novel, I joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study group so they could help with some of the military details. But this book is also a story about a Canadian family and how the war forever changed their lives. Brenda Ritter

message 23: by Daren (new)

Daren Doucet (daren1) | 1 comments Currently reading a Canadian Classic, Pierre Burton's Last Spike! I am nearly halfway through it, and what a magical sentimental ride it has been!

I have written three humor novels, as listed on my Goodreads page. It is quite wonderful to have found this site, I was really taken aback.

Thank you moderator :)

message 24: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Douglass | 6 comments Hi, I'm new to this group and delighted to have found it. I think I qualify, because I'm a Canadian author, having recently published The King Trilogy, a uniquely Canadian fictional story, featuring the theft, one of the largest and most audacious scams in the histories of both countries, of $325,000,000 from the U.S. and Canadian governments. The trilogy follows the devastating path of the stolen fortune and its destructive affect on everyone who touches it, most particularly on two star-crossed lovers.

I added all three volumes to the Group's Bookshelf. All three have recently made it to page 1 of Goodread's Listopia List: "Lesser Known Authors."

message 25: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Douglass | 6 comments I wrote about a very unique Canadian crime.

Author Interview – Stephen Douglass https://bookclubreading.com/author-in...

message 26: by Marianne (last edited Mar 18, 2014 11:35AM) (new)

Marianne (emerald68) | 1 comments Manitoba author - releases second book
On March 11, I released my first fiction, based on news stories I have written over the past 20 years as a reporter. I turned real news and real stories into a romantic fiction. It is the first in a series of three.

A Discreet Betrayal is a cautionary modern day love story.

I am offering readers a complimentary copy in hopes to gather some legit reviews. You can download a copy from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view... and enter the code: QK47S upon check out.

My first book, a memoir called Finding Gloria hit #1 on two Amazon Best Sellers lists in Canada several times over the past two years. It was also listed within the top 4 in the UK and US!
Thank you in advance

message 27: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Douglass | 6 comments Come on Canadian authors. Let's keep this going. Break the reputation of the quiet Canadians.

Do some shameless promotion.

message 28: by B.R. (new)

B.R. Bentley (brbentley) | 1 comments Following the above suggestion, here is my first novel inspired by real events and written by a Canadian.

The Cross

message 29: by Barry (last edited Apr 04, 2014 07:49AM) (new)

Barry (barry_finlay) | 1 comments I'm very happy to announce that my second book, I Guess We Missed The Boat, was named Best Travel Book for 2013/14 by Reader Views in Austin, Texas. The book is available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1jarhZZ.

message 30: by Brent (new)

Brent Knowles (brentknowles) | 4 comments Barry -- congrats on the travel book win!

My novel "The Pool" has made it to the quarter finals of Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award. You can read the first chapter for free.


You don't get to see the rest of it unless I win the contest:)


message 31: by Richard (new)

Richard Myerscough | 4 comments As a proud Canadian my first book 'Bat Blood: The Devil's Claw' is set in Canada. However by keeping it in Canadian English, I have received snippy comments from America reviewers. The upside to my language choice has been that the British and Australians have picked up the slack.
Writing gory action/thrillers may not be Canadiana, but it is what I do best. Check it out at: www.richardmyerscough.com

message 32: by L.V. (new)

L.V. (lvgaudet) | 1 comments The Latchkey Kids by Vivian Munnoch
The Latchkey Kids
New book by a Canadian Author, and first in the series:

FREE today only! On @Kindle @amazon. The Latchkey Kids for tweens/pre-teens. #kids #horror What is in the basement?


message 33: by Marlana (last edited Mar 29, 2017 01:18PM) (new)

Marlana Williams (marlanawilliams) Sorry I'm so late to the party here! I'm also an indie author, and I write British Columbian historical fiction.

My latest book is Eagle in the Owl's Nest Eagle in the Owl's Nest by Marlana Williams , available on Amazon (Kindle) and paperback. (That is...until I can find a nice publisher who is interested in my brand to pick me up.)

When I'm not writing, I'm on Twitter:

Or snoop my website here!

message 34: by Rook (new)

Rook Winters (rookwinters) Greetings, all. I'm Rook Winters, a Canadian author originally from Nova Scotia but I've lived half my life in New Brunswick (after stints in Winnipeg and Toronto). My debut novel, The Branch Office: A Novel, was released in January 2018. I'm @rookwinters on Twitter and my web site is rookwinters.com.

If you're reading this before Feb 13, 2018, I have a signed book giveaway happening. Details on how to enter are at http://rookwinters.com/fb.

message 35: by Rook (new)

Rook Winters (rookwinters) Happy September, all. I realize this is a very quiet group (I was the last poster six months ago!) but for anyone still getting notifications, I want to let you know that for a very limited time, the ebook version of Cubicleland: A Novel is free at all major ebook retailers.

Cubicleland is a funny, heartwarming, and occasionally satirical story about coworkers, family, and friendship. Readers have compared it to Terry Fallis' work, Microserfs, and The Circle. I describe it as The Office meets Silicon Valley.

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