Sunday, February 17, 2013

Night Madness by Rick Pyves (Red Deer Press)

 I took one of your workshops on “How to Get Published” at the Uxbridge Library. I wanted to let you know that my first book Night Madness which has just been published by Red Deer Press.
Best Regards,
Rick Pyves

Night Madness: A Rear Gunners Tale of Love, Courage, Adversity and Hope In WWII
Night Madness chronicles the incredible story of the author’s father, Ron Pyves.  As a teenager Pyves fought as a tail-gunner over the war-torn skies of Europe during those last deadly months of the war to eliminate Hitler's hold over Europe.

For 35 harrowing nights, Ron and his crew flew out from the Scottish coast, deep into the Rhineland. Despite skies dark with Messerschmitts and deadly anti-aircraft flak, they returned to home-base, only to face the fight, night after night.

Based on interviews, painstaking archival research, and a long-distance love affair captured in daily correspondence, Rick Pyves weaves together a touching love story and one man's very personal war.

Night Madness is available through Fitzhenry & Whiteside here, but it was published by Red Deer Press. For information about submitting to Red Deer, see here

Brian Henry will be leading "How to Get Published” workshops on March 16 in Peterborough (details here), Sun, March 17, in Kingston (see here), and Sat, May 4, in Barrie (see here). To register, email

Before you submit, though, the best way to get your manuscript into shape is with a weekly course. Brian will be leading Next Step in Creative Writing classes on Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (see here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (see here). He’ll be leading Intensive courses on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (see here). To register, email

For beginners, he’ll be leading Welcome to Creative Writing classes on Monday mornings in Mississauga (details to come), Monday afternoons in Brampton (see here and scroll down) and Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here). To register, email

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

1 comment:

  1. Brian,
    When are you going to come out to Niagara-on-the-Lake?
    Hermine Steinberg


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