Open Mic for Writers*
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,
THE INCREDIBLE CHARLOTTE
(Interested in steampunk? Come and ask Kate about writing that genre.)
Margaret will be reading from her
CASTLE OF THE WOLF.
(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!)
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.
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.
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.