Thursday, September 24, 2020

New books by Rob Shapiro and Diane Chartrand

Hi, Brian.

I attended one of your panels a few years ago at Ryerson University. I had just finished writing the first draft of my YA fantasy novel and thought it would be a good time to learn about the world of publishing.

I'm excited to share that my novel, The Book of Sam, was acquired by Dundurn Press and is now available wherever books are sold. Needless to say, your panel was quite useful.

Many thanks,

Rob Shapiro

The Book of Sam, A hell-bound fantasy starring demons, damsels, and an unlikely hero.


“A fast-paced, page-turning adventure built out of a strikingly original mythology. Eerie, surprising, and a lot of fun.” — Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays

Sixteen-year-old Sam Sullinger lives in the shadow of adolescence. He's lost among his overachieving siblings, constantly knocked down by his harsh father, and bullied daily. His only solace is his best friend and crush, Harper.

In a grand plan designed to help him confess his love to Harper, Sam accidentally sets off a series of events that lead to her being kidnapped and taken to Hell. Racked with guilt, Sam makes a bold decision for the first time in his life: he’s going to rescue his only friend.

Sam is thrust into a vivid world fraught with demons, vicious beasts, and a falling city. And every leg of his journey reminds him that he isn’t some brave knight on a quest — he’s an insecure teenager yearning to make his mark on at least one world.

You can order a copy or learn more about the book here.

For information about submitting to Dundurn Press, see here. 


Hello, Brian.

Well I finally got to the end of my trilogy. Book 3 – Jade: The Guardian – is available in both in e-book and paperback.

Also, I have completed my new children's book, Farlie A Mason Bee Meets Buzby A Honey Bee.  It’s available here.

Happy reading

Diane Chartrand

For more about Jade: The Guardian, see here

For Book 1, Sia, Screams in the Nights, see here.

For Book 2, Willow: Family Betrayal, see here.


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