I would like to let you know that my young adult, environmental fiction novel No Entry is now available for pre-order from StormBird Press here.
No Entry has a teen, Canadian heroine who takes on a dangerous poaching ring in South Africa's Kruger National Park and is the first in a series. I'm working on the sequel titled The DroneZone right now. The series is being written as an effort to increase awareness of the dangers of elephant extinction and the ivory trade, which is still very much in demand.
My novel in stories for adults White Zion will be out May 17. White Zion follows one family from Yemen to Mandate Palestine to Canada and modern Israel and is an effort to expand Jewish literature to include more Sephardi voices.* It explores immigration, alienation, racism, sexism all against a backdrop of war.
Thank you and all the best,
Note: Shephardi are the Jews of Spain. Following their expulsion from Spain in 1492, they settled throughout the Mediterranean – North Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, Greece, the south of France (particularly Marseilles), and also Amsterdam – mostly places that already had Jewish communities connected to the Jews of Spain.
The large majority of Shephardim now live in Israel, as they were expelled from Muslim countries in the second half of the 20th Century and, in Europe, were murdered along with other Jews by the Nazis. Some, though, live in Canada, such as my wife, who’s partly descended from the Sherpardic Jews of Amsterdam. ~Brian
See Brian’s schedule here, including Saturday writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.