Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Norwegian translation of Dying to Go Viral: Tur-retur evigheten

In English I've titled this story Dying to Go Viral.  In Norwegian, it appears to be Tur-Retur evigheten. Fourteen-year old Jade dies "skitching", skateboarding hitched to the back of a car.  She promised her dad she would wear a helmet at all times but her boy crush wanted to video her with her long hair blowing in the wind.  She awakes in a beautiful Japanese garden and meets her long dead mom.  Jade begs for another chance at life but is only able to secure a retake of her last week.  Still no one will be able to make her perform that stupid stunt again.  Jade manages to change all kinds of destiny in a positive way but can she evade her death?  You have to hope an English speaking publisher picks up the title so you can read the end.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Witchlanders by Lena Coakley at the Eternal Flame in Ottawa

This is a historical post in that it refers back to October 18. Kelly Duffin (Executive Director of The Writers Union of Canada) and I were dashing in to hear the second reading of Bill C11, the copyright bill. But I stopped at the Eternal Flame to read Lena Coakley's brand new Witchlanders.   Okay not really.  I was reading it on the my Porter Airlines flight to and from but I didn't have anyone to photograph me there.  Instead, a fantasy in front of Parliament.  More dramatic and fitting I think. Witchlanders tells an engrossing story about witches and magic and my favourite, the Dredhounds.   The cover is beautiful I'll have to take a picture of it more close up.  Pale blue with strands of white ice on it.  The writing is pure magic too.  Get a copy and read it somewhere comfy.