Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hannah's new book, The Neighbors, will launch March 13; plus congratulations to Liz, Anne, and Jennifer on getting published!

Hi, Brian.
It’s official! I’ve got my cover for my second novel, The Neighbors, and I have a confirmed pub date: MIRA Books (a HarperCollins imprint) will bring it out in North America on March 13, 2018. The book can already be pre-ordered on all the usual sites, too. Can’t wait to share the ARC (advance reading copies) with you in a few months.
Note: For a review of Hannah McKinnon’s first novel, Time After Time see here. 
Hannah has a third novel contracted for release in 2019. In the meanwhile, she’ll be one of the guest speakers, along with a literary agent and an editor from HarperCollins, at the How to Get Published mini-conference Nov 18 in Guelph (see here) and at the How to Build Your Story workshop Nov 25 in Burlington (see here).

The Yellow Mama, Alabama's electric chair
Hey, Brian.
I just wanted to let you know that a story I started in your workshop is now up on Yellow Mama under the title “Home on the Range” (See here.) 
I can't remember what the prompt was, but I'm sure the workshop was in Guelph with Kelley Armstrong. Thanks again for all your help, hope to see you at the next workshop!
Liz McAdams
For information about submitting to Yellow Mama, see here.
Our next workshop with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong will be Oct 21. See here. After Oct 21, 2017, for current workshops with Kelley, see here.

Hi, Brian.
I wanted to let you know that CommuterLit has published a piece I sent them a couple of months ago called “Meet the Teacher Night.” Needless to say, I’m very excited!
See you soon.
Anne Burlakoff
Read Anne’s story here.
For information on submitting to CommuterLit, see here.

Hi, Brian.
I've just had a story I wrote in your class accepted on The Feminine Collective. One of our exercises in your summer session was to write a story about "someone who didn't like you."
My story, "Mr. Hamilton" has been accepted for publication. I don’t yet know the publication date. Very exciting!
Looking forward to our next class.
best regards,
Jennifer Smith
For information about submitting to The Feminine Collective, see here.
For information about weekly classes this fall (2017), see here.  

Writer to Writer
Want to get together with some fellow writers? Do you have writer’s block perhaps? Do you have several writer’s blocks? Do you have enough writer’s blocks to build a Bridge to Terebithia and back again? If so, this is the group for you. Bring your story ideas, works in progress and works yet to be in progress to a weekly writer’s group in St. Catharines. (Time and date to be announced.)
Share ideas and find fresh motivation, inspiration for new projects. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is coming up in November and this is a great opportunity to get warmed up.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond. 

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