MACLEAN by Allan Donaldson
Publisher: Vagrant Press (imprint of Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Price: $14.99 (paperback; 162 pages)
Genre: Historical Fiction
About the Author: Donaldson was born in Taber, Alberta, and at a young age, moved to Woodstock, New Brunswick where his mother’s Irish family had lived for generations. His published work includes a short story collection titled Paradise Siding (1984) and two novels, MACLEAN and The Case About Owen Williams. He currently lives in Fredericton, NB.
Posted by Diane Tibert on June 27, 2012
1892 by Paul Butler
Pennywell Books (imprint of Flanker Press, St. John’s, NL, Canada)
Published: June 2008
Price: $16.95 (paperback; 165 pages)
Genre: Historical Fiction (romance)
About the Author: Paul Butler is the author of several novels including Cupids, Hero, NaGeira, Easton’s Gold, Easton and Stoker’s Shadow. Born in the UK, he currently lives in St. John’s, NL.
Author’s Website: http://www.paulbutlernovelist.com
Cover (4/5): The cover suited the book. It grabbed my attention while at the bookstore hunting for a Christmas gift for my mother. I specifically targeted books about Newfoundland because she’s from there. I found the cover uncluttered, and I could easily read the title and the author’s name.
Posted by Diane Tibert on June 6, 2012
With Halloween only two weeks away, I want to share news on a book I received in the mail about six weeks ago.
But first, let me tell you that I first learned of the making of this book about two or three years ago. An editor of a local newspaper asked if my family had any superstitions. I descend from Scottish, Irish and German ancestors, so of course, we did. I wrote about the superstitions in my family and sent it off. I wasn’t exactly sure what was to happen with them. It didn’t matter. It was nice getting them down on paper to share with other family members.
Posted by Diane Tibert on October 17, 2011
Once Upon a Time, it was now . . .
I just finished reading The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction by James Alexander Thom. The first part of the book was a little boring but surprisingly a pleasure to read. Does that make sense? Can something be a wee boring, still a pleasure?
Perhaps I felt a little bored because the first part of the book covered much of the same material I had read many times before: research, libraries, getting your hands on the documents, getting your facts straight, what is history, staying true to history . . .
Posted by Diane Tibert on March 24, 2011