Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Love letters ~ Where your fellow writers are getting published

Hello, Brian.
I have a new young adult book coming out in September. The title is Hope's Journey. The publisher is Ronsdale Press. This is the fifth novel in what is now known as "The Forging Canada Series. Here is a bit of a blurb: 
 At thirteen, Hope Cobman must leave the orphanage where she has lived since her mother’s death one year ago. Alone in the world, she dreams of finding her father and three brothers –all complete strangers to her, for even before her birth the American Revolution had scattered her family. But finding her father and brothers must remain a dream. 
Forced into becoming an indentured servant, she is little more than a slave to a lonely man and his bitter, crippled mother. Their home is an isolated log cabin on the north shore of Lake Ontario, where Loyalist settlers struggle to rebuild their lives. Then a death and a betrayal leave Hope suddenly free to pursue her dream. She sets off on her own. But instead of finding a father and a brother who will take care of her, she learns that it is up to her to help them recover from the wounds of war. 
All best,
 Jean Rae Baxter
Note: Jean also has two short story collections (for adults) and a collection of her stories translated into Hebrew, plus a literary mystery. Jean will be my guest speaker at the “Writing Great Characters” workshop July 11 in Burlington (see here).  ~ Brian

Greetings, Brian!
I am pleased to advise you that I have self-published my sister's biography with Archway Publishing. The book is titled, Miracle Loops: A Biography Based on the Life and Writings of Fanaye Dirasse. For those interested, it is available from Amazon here.
With best regards.
Laketch Dirasse

Hi, Brian;
I am pleased to have heard from Nancy Kay Clark at CommuterLit that a nonfiction story of mine, “Day of Grace” will be posted on CommmuterLit..
The classes with you are always enjoyable, and they have been helpful in polishing the craft of this still very rough unpolished writer.
Looking forward to starting the next round Thursday.
Brian Connelly
Brian’s story “Day of Grace” was also published on Quick Brown Fox here.

Hi, Brian:
By attending your writing courses, I am beginning to find small successes. Am delighted to share my story Kill Bill with you on CommuterLit. This story was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 John Kenneth Galbraith literary contest.
Many thanks for all your help, Brian.
Heather Rath
Read Heather’s story on CommuterLit here.  
For information about submitting to CommuterLit, see here.

Hi, Brian.
I'm doing a happy dance this weekend because I placed third in the Elora Writer's Festival Short Story Contest for my story “Closer.” This piece was originally written for one of your classes and has been much critiqued by my fellow Brian Henry alumni. Many thanks to you and to all who have critiqued my work over the years. You have made me a better writer.
Best regards,
Rita Bailey
Note: The Elora Writers’ Festival and short story contest is an annual event. See details of the 2015 contest here; I imagine the rules will be much the same come 2016.

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