Monday, 30 December 2013

Chase the Winter Blues Away

by sharing good times and good books at the next Night Out with Authors event on

Monday, January 20

featuring   Mark Leslie,  Kate Maddison,   Margaret Moore and   
Open Mic for Writers*

Doors Open at 6:30 at the Tranzac Club Readings begin at 7:15

 Mark will be reading "a dark humour snowman story from ONE HAND SCREAMING."

(I don't know about you, but this I gotta hear!)

Kate will be reading from her Young Adult novel,
(Interested in steampunk? Come and ask Kate about writing that genre.)
 Margaret will be reading from her
upcoming release,

(That's not the actual cover.  Nor has Margaret ever lived in a castle.  So how much research does she do to make it sound like she has?  Join us and find out!)

 More about Mark:

Mark Leslie, whose writing style has been described as "Twilight Zone" fiction, is a writer, editor and bookseller. Mark's affinity for storytelling started with stick figure cartoons and turning any opportunity for turning elementary school creative writing assignments into epic tales and adventures. Mark hammered out his first "novel" on an Underwood typewriter when he was 13 years old. That 30,000 word novel, an epic fantasy adventure (inspired by D&D characters) was epicly forgettable, but a good exercise and learning experience.

 Mark's books include ONE HAND SCREAMING, HAUNTED HAMILTON, SPOOKY SUDBURY and the forthcoming novel (2014) I, DEATH.  He is the editor of the following anthologies:  NORTH OF INFINITY II, CAMPUS CHILLS and TESSERACTS SIXTEEN: PARNASSUS UNBOUND.  2014 will see TOMES OF TERROR: Haunted Bookstores & Libraries, I, DEATH and the 10th Anniversary Edition of ONE HAND SCREAMING.

When he is not writing, Mark tacks "Lefebvre" back onto his name and works as Director of Self-Publishing & Author Relations for Kobo, overseeing the Kobo Writing Life team. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with his wife and son.
 Twitter:  @MarkLeslie

More about Kate:

When Kate Maddison wrote the YA steampunk mystery, The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore, her research included a trip to London for a behind-the-scenes tour of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. In addition to writing YA, Kate has written over twenty historical romance novels under the pen name Kate Bridges. When her computer is turned off, you might find her with her family, walking the family dog, hiking the escarpment, or taking photos of the sunrise.

Twitter: @KateMaddisonYA

More about Margaret:

Award-winning author Margaret Moore actually began her career at the age of eight, when she and a friend concocted stories featuring a lovely, spirited damsel and a handsome, misunderstood thief nicknamed "The Red Sheik." Unknowingly pursuing her destiny, Margaret graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. During that time, she also became a Leading Wren with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve.

Margaret sold her first historical romance to Harlequin Historicals in 1991. Since that time, she's written over 40 historical romance novels and novellas for Harlequin and Avon Books, as well as a young adult historical romance for HarperCollins Childrens Books. Her books have been published in France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Brazil, Korea, Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands, Russia, Poland and India.

Her next release, a medieval historical romance, CASTLE OF THE WOLF, will be published in July by Harlequin Historicals. 

Twitter:  @MargMooreAuthor

There's an admission charge of $5 to cover the cost of the room.  The event ends at approximately 9 p.m.
Although there are no meals served at the Tranzac Club, you are welcome to bring in your own.  There are several restaurants nearby with take-out options.  

 Beverages are available at the venue.  All beverages, whether alcoholic or nonalcoholic, must be purchased at the Tranzac Club and the legal drinking age will be strictly enforced.

We hope to see you there!

*  What is Open Mic for Writers?  See the sidebar for more info.


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday 
and a happy New Year!





Upcoming Nights Out In 2014

January 20

Open Mic for Writers*

at the Tranzac Club

March 24

 Open Mic for Writers*

at the Tranzac Club

*What is Open Mic for Writers?  
See the sidebar for information and how to participate.