My dream has finally come true. My novel, When Hearts Collide, a medical romance is being published by Soul Mate Publishing. It will be released in November of this year (in a couple weeks!) as an ebook and a few months later in print.
It will be available here from soulmatepublishing.com and through Amazon and Barnes and Nobel. And yes, "Kendra James" is me.
Kendra can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her website, www.kendrajames.net is up and running, too. Please do not confuse Kendra with the porn star of the same name. I cannot attest to the other Kendra's writing skills, and I won't even go there about comparing any physical attributes.
Thank you for all the help and support over the years.
Update: Just wanted to let you know that I just got an offer of another contract! This one is for Ghostly Justice my youth ghost story from Black Opal Press. Now I'm doubly excited!!
Just emailing you to let you know about the latest development in my efforts to get my first book published. I've received a request from Andrea Seto at the Beverley Slopen agency to see my entire manuscript. They liked what they read of my first five chapters and I owe you a lot of the credit for that. It wasn't until after I'd started taking your workshops that my writing really started improving. Thanks for all your help :) I'll keep you updated!
For information about submitting to the Beverley Slopen Literary Agency, see here.
Just wanted you to know that with your encouragement I submitted a short memoir to Canadian Stories. It was one I began during your creative writing class in Georgetown. I received word from the editor today that it will be published in either the December or February issue. How fun!
For information on submitting to Canadian Stories, a literary folk magazine, see here.
For information about upcoming weekly creative writing courses, see here.
just wanted to let you know that I have another item published. It's in this month's issue of Mississauga Life Magazine.
It's called "Lest we Forget," and it's a tribute to our veterans in honour of Remembrance Day. I hope you enjoy reading it. Looking forward to your course in January.
Ann Ivy Male
You can read the beginning of Ann's piece here. The entire piece is on page 18 of the magazine here. You can read another story by Ann here.
It's small but it's a start. The Citizen, a rural newspaper in Huron County, is publishing three articles (Remembrance Day feature) that I wrote on members of my family who are serving in the Canadian military.
Your workshops/classes have been an excellent resource for me as I continue to learn about the writing world. Thank you!
Looking forward to seeing you on November 26th in Kitchener (for How to Make Yourself Write).
Just wanted to let you know that I have a (self-published) short story collection up on Amazon.com and one of the stories originated in your class. You suggested a writing exercise and I came up with a short story called "The Fortune Teller." I took it home, tinkered with it, and it eventually ended up in Sex, Death & Mind Control for fun and profit. (See here.)
Thanks for the inspiration. It worked out very well.
All the best!
Rob Chazz Chute
We’ve just had news that Chapters at the Oakville Town Centre, off Dorval, will carry Dottie Flowers and the Skinner Gang, starting November 1. The address is 310 North Service Road. With the holiday season almost here, the timing could not have been better.
We hope that you’ll take the opportunity to buy the book for friends and family members. And please spread the word!
Sheila and Ted Gale
For further updates, check Sheila's Website: www.sheilagale.ca. For a review of Dottie Flowers and the Skinner Gang see here.
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, OrangevilleGravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.