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SPORTS 1 Great Expectations by Shi Davidi and John Lott

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2 Welcome to Maple Leaf Gardens by Graig Abel and Lance Hornby

FOLKLORE 13 How to Kill a Vampire by Liisa Ladouceur

3 Don’t Call Me Goon by Greg Oliver and Richard Kamchen

FICTION 14 Infidelity by Stacey May Fowles

4 Heart of the Blackhawks by L. Waxy Gregoire and David M. Dupuis with Pierre Pilote

15 Stuck in Downward Dog by Chantel Guertin

5 The Third Best Hull by Dennis Hull with Robert Thompson MIDDLE GRADE, AGE 9+ 6 Dial “M” for Morna by Evan Munday YOUNG ADULT, AGE 13+ 7 The Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin JUVENILE NON FICTION, AGE 13+ 8 Navigating the Shadow World by Liv Spencer

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12 Sinemania! by Sophie Cossette

15 Love Struck by Chantel Guertin 16 Watch How We Walk by Jennifer LoveGrove 17 The Sky Manifest by Brian Panhuyzen POETRY 18 Previously Feared Darkness by Robert Priest 19 Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis by Robin Richardson Mystery 20 Blood on a Saint by Anne Emery

TELEVISION 9 Love You to Death – Season 4 by Crissy Calhoun with Heather Vee

21 Death at Christy Burke’s by Anne Emery

10 Who’s 50 by Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?

23 The Filthy Few by R.D. Cain

FILM 11 A Christmas Story by Caseen Gaines

22 Up in Smoke by Ross Pennie

HEALTH 24 My Handy Little Health Journal by Mary Anne Alton and Tania Craan

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Great Expectations The 2013 Toronto Blue Jays

Shi Davidi and John Lott The making of the Blue Jays’ 2013 season After a disastrous 2012 season, the Blue Jays had a major makeover, adding an array of star players through trades and free-agent signings, including R.A. Dickey, the best pitcher in the National League last year, and ticket sales have since soared. Starting with a behind-the-scenes look at the offseason fallout that led to the roster upheaval, this book covers every aspect of the 2013 season with a particular focus on the personalities involved. The cast includes Alex Anthopoulos, the 36-year-old general manager from Montreal; R.A. Dickey, a sexual abuse survivor who also happens to be the only major-league pitcher to throw a knuckleball; Brett Lawrie, the team’s lone Canadian, whose kinetic style of play is a double-edged sword; José Bautista, the two-time home-run champion bidding to revive his power after wrist surgery felled him last summer; and Melky Cabrera, whose 50-game drug suspension last year forced him to sign a free-agent contract with a new team for half the money he might otherwise have realized. Their guide is John Gibbons, whose challenge is to meld a diverse collection of newcomers and holdovers into a winning team in a city starved for a championship. For a generation of fans, 2013 is on the cusp of being a season like no other. Shi Davidi is a baseball columnist and TV analyst with Sportsnet in Toronto, who has covered the Blue Jays since 2002. Shi is a graduate of Ryerson University’s journalism program. John Lott has covered the Toronto Blue Jays since 2000 for the National Post in Toronto.

ISBN 978-1-77041-187-6 6 x 9'', 220pp, paper 30 colour photos in 16-page section $19.95 CDN/U.S. | November 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-423-1 ePub: 978-1-77090-424-8

✽✽ Release will be timed to the end of the Jays’

2013 season. ✽✽ Las Vegas odds-makers named the Jays as

favourites to win the 2013 World Series, and this season is projected to be the Jays’ best since 1993. ✽✽ In scope and depth, fan interest has not been

this keen since the team’s glory years of the early 1990s. ✽✽ Includes original colour photos that follow the

Jays from Spring training right through the season.




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Welcome to Maple Leaf Gardens Photographs and Memories from Canada’s Most Famous Arena

Graig Abel and Lance Hornby foreword by darryl sittler Explore the unseen Maple Leaf Gardens

ISBN 978-1-77041-163-0 8 x 10'', 248pp, paper 240 colour photos throughout $39.95 CDN/U.S. | September 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-471-2 ePub: 978-1-77090-472-9

✽✽ Foreword writer is former Leaf captain and

Hockey Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler, whose tenpoint game at the Gardens in 1976 still stands as the league record almost 40 years later. ✽✽ While over 118 million visitors walked through

MLG’s doors, no one has seen it like this. ✽✽ Rare and original photos of the building and

an insider’s story of the many events the Gardens hosted are revealed for the first time.

Generations have come to marvel and celebrate spectacles of all kinds at Maple Leaf Gardens. With its soaring roof and massive walls, this iconic building tells a story with an unlikely beginning and an ending yet to be written. Built against all odds, in the grip of the Great Depression, the Gardens went on to host 2,533 hockey games, with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ final regular season record 1,215 wins, 768 losses, and 346 ties. When it closed in 1999, it was the last Original Six arena still standing and remains in use for hockey today as Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Centre. In Welcome to Maple Leaf Gardens, Graig Abel and Lance Hornby have composed a rare, stunning, and historically invaluable tribute to what many would consider the Mecca of Canadian sport. Abel’s years as the Maple Leafs’ photographer make him the perfect guide for sports fans, music lovers, and star-gazers. Readers will experience the building’s many innovative features from the rafters to the clock, from the rinkside gold seats right up to the greys, where the “real fans” sat. Alongside Abel’s humorous first-hand stories about Harold Ballard, Doug Gilmour, and the celebrities who frequented the Gardens, Hornby gives a press box perspective on covering the Leafs at the end of the Gardens’ eventful era and the building’s place in history. Graig Abel is the official photographer of the Leafs, starting his 37th year in 2013–14. He’s a former player with the Streetsville Derbys Junior B team and grandson of Charles Abel, founder of the nation-wide photofinishing chain. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario. Lance Hornby has been at the Toronto Sun since 1981, covering the Leafs and the NHL since 1986. He has written, edited, and contributed to six other hockey books, including The Story of Maple Leaf Gardens in 1999. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Don’t Call Me Goon

Hockey’s Greatest Enforcers, Gunslingers, and Bad Boys

Greg Oliver and Richard Kamchen A fresh, analytical, and entertaining take on hockey’s tough guys In professional hockey, enforcers are often as popular with fans as the stars who cash the big paycheques. Called upon to duke it out with a fellow troublemaker, or to shadow (and bruise) an opponent’s top scorer, these men get the crowds out of their seats, the sports-radio shows buzzing, and the TV audience spilling their beers in excitement. Don’t Call Me Goon gives the mayhem-makers their due by sharing their overlooked stories and contributions to the game. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge, research, and interviews, Oliver and Kamchen highlight the players who have perfected the art of on-ice enforcing from old timers like Joe Hall and Red Horner; to legendary heavy-hitters like Tiger Williams, Stu Grimson, and Bob Probert; to fan favourites like Tie Domi and Georges Laraque; and contemporaries like Arron Asham and Brian McGrattan. Don’t Call Me Goon also explores the issues that plague the NHL’s bad boys — suspensions, concussions, controversy — and looks ahead to the future of tough guys in the fastest game on ice. A writer, editor, producer, and stay-at-home dad, Greg Oliver has had six books published. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Richard Kamchen is a freelance writer in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

ISBN 978-1-77041-038-1 6 x 9'', 280pp, paper colour photos in section, 12 b&w photos $19.95 CDN/U.S. | September 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-420-0 ePub: 978-1-77090-421-7

✽✽ Fighting in hockey is a much-debated issue

and a hugely popular aspect of the game, as evidenced by Don Cherry’s bestselling Rock’em Sock’em hockey highlights video series. ✽✽ Greg Oliver is also the co-author of the Pro

Wrestling Hall of Fame series — four books that examine every aspect of the wrestlers and people behind the show-stopping sport.




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Heart of the Blackhawks The Pierre Pilote Story

L. Waxy Gregoire and David M. Dupuis with Pierre Pilote A Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman looks back at his life on the ice

ISBN 978-1-77041-136-4 6 x 9'', 400pp, cloth colour photos in section $25.95 CDN/U.S. | October 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-426-2 ePub: 978-1-77090-427-9

From the beginning, the hockey gods looked favourably on Pierre Pilote, a French Canadian lad who went on to become captain of the powerhouse Chicago Blackhawks in the 1960s and one of the greatest defencemen in NHL history. Pilote takes us on a rich and unforgettable journey through the rinks and dressing rooms of the Junior “A” St. Catharines Teepees and AHL Buffalo Bisons to his first big and embarrassing shift as a rookie with the Blackhawks. Sit on the bench when Pilote plays with the likes of Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Glenn Hall, Moose Vasko, and while he is coached by Tommy Ivan, Rudy Pilous, and Billy Reay; get up close for his on-ice battles with Rocket Richard, Gordie Howe, and Henri Richard; and hear the incredible story of how “the swingingest team” from the Windy City captured the imaginations of fans and the hockey world in their 1961 pursuit of the elusive Stanley Cup.

✽✽ Pilote was inducted into the Hockey Hall of

Fame in 1975. In 1998, he appeared on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 greatest hockey players (#59), and in 2011, he was inducted into the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame. ✽✽ Recent books by other Blackhawks alumni,

including Jeremy Roenick, Stan Mikita, and Phil Esposito, have climbed the bestseller charts.

David M. Dupuis, former goaltender, coach, and goaltending instructor, and registered practical nurse, is a member of the International Hockey Researchers Association. He is the author of the bestselling hockey biography Sawchuk: The Troubles and Triumphs of the World’s Greatest Goalie (Stoddart, 1998). He lives in Tiny, Ontario. L. Waxy Gregoire is a hockey buff, member of the International Hockey Researchers Association, and secretary of the Penetanguishene Sports Hall of Fame, where he is heavily involved in researching and writing about local hockey. He lives in Penetanguishene, Ontario. Pierre Pilote, born in 1931 in Kénogami, Québec, became a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975. He lives in Wyevale, Ontario.


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The Third Best Hull Dennis Hull with Robert Thompson A much-loved memoir now back in print Hockey legend Gordie Howe once said there were two superstars in the Hull family: Bobby, the Golden Jet and one of the greatest players ever to tie up a pair of skates, and his brother Dennis, who had a solid career with the Chicago Blackhawks, and is now one of the most sought-after public speakers in North America. In The Third Best Hull, Dennis Hull outlines his life in hockey with humorous anecdotes, insights, and stories. Not just another sports autobiography, this book provides insight into the life of a hockey star without taking itself too seriously. You’ll find out about the time Hull taught Guy Lafleur to speak English; how he once won a coin toss worth $250,000; and about his ongoing rivalry with Henri Richard, the younger brother of the legendary Canadiens great Maurice Richard. Along the way, Dennis gives the reader an account of the famed 1972 Russia-Canada series and speaks with stunning candour about his brother, Bobby, his nephew and St. Louis Blues’ star Brett Hull, and hockey legends like Howe, Ken Dryden, and Bobby Orr. The Third Best Hull was originally released in 1998. This edition includes new photos and brings the Hull family story up to date. Dennis Hull splits his time between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and his home in Welland, Ontario. He has been a featured speaker throughout North America and has been the master of ceremonies at numerous NHL awards banquets, including the 1998 All-Star game. Robert Thompson is a writer living in London, Ontario. His other books include Always Fresh: The Untold Story of Tim Hortons by the Man Who Created a Canadian Empire and Going for the Green: Conversations with Canada’s Business and Political Elite.

ISBN 978-1-77041-158-6 6 x 9'', 172pp, paper colour and b&w photos in section $19.95 CDN/U.S. | September 2013 PDF: 978-1-55490-360-3 ePub: 978-1-77090-480-4

✽✽ Dennis Hull has approximately 100 speaking

engagements across North America each year. ✽✽ Previous edition ISBN: 978-1-55022-360-6.



middle grade fiction, age 9+

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Dial “M” for Morna The Dead Kid Detective Agency #2

Evan Munday The anticipated second volume in Munday’s Silver Birch–nominated series

ISBN 978-1-77041-073-2 5 x 8.75'', 320pp, paper $11.95 CDN/U.S. | October 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-417-0 ePub: 978-1-77090-418-7

✽✽ The Dead Kid Detective Agency was

shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch award and the 2012 Sunburst Award for Young Adult Fiction. It was also a YA top 40 pick for 2011 from the Pennsylvania School Library Association. ✽✽ “An engaging tale with a resilient heroine, a

dead but lively supporting cast, and enough wit to grease the wheels.” — Kirkus Reviews

October Schwartz and her five deadest friends are back. The holiday season has descended upon the town of Sticksville like an eggnog rainstorm, but October has no time for candy canes or mistletoe. She’s busy dealing with an oddly pleasant new history teacher, her living friends’ new roles as high-school radio DJs, and two (!) new mysteries that need solving before the new year. October and her ghost friends are hot on the trail of the person (or persons) responsible for Morna MacIsaac’s death in 1914 — or as hot as one can be on a 100-year-old trail — when October’s friend Yumi finds herself the target of anti-Asian harassment at school. Solving two mysteries at once won’t be easy, but our intrepid heroine in black eyeliner loves a challenge. Follow October, Cyril, Tabetha, Morna, Kirby, and Derek as they sleuth their way through a blizzard of suffragettes, iceskating disasters, mystical telephones, and boats named Titanic, all set against a backdrop of yuletide pandemonium. Evan Munday works as a book publicist for Coach House Books. The Dead Kid Detective Agency (2011) is his first novel. Munday is also a talented illustrator, and his drawings are featured in the Dead Kid Detective Agency series. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

also by evan munday The Dead Kid Detective Agency 978-1-55022-971-4 $11.95 CDN, $9.95 U.S.

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young adult fiction, age 13+

The Rule of Thirds A Novel

Chantel Guertin A fresh voice in YA fiction brings a charming heroine to life in this series debut Sixteen-year-old Pippa Greene never goes anywhere without her camera. She and her best friend/ supermodel-in-training Dace long ago mapped out their life plan: Pippa will be the noted fashion photographer, and Dace the cover girl. But ever since last spring, things have changed for Pippa — and her junior year at Spalding High proves to have its own set of challenges. Not only is Vantage Point, the statewide photography competition, in three short weeks, but her mandatory volunteer placement lands her at St. Christopher’s Hospital, a place Pippa never wanted to set foot in again. With humour and pluck, she navigates her new role as a candy striper (watch out for Code Yellows), her changing relationship with her best friend (goodbye Honesty Pact), and — perhaps most stressful of all — her new love interests (yes, love interests plural). Will Pippa make it to Vantage Point without having a panic attack? Will either one of the guys prove less sketchy than her last boyfriend? Can she and Dace figure out a way to dream big and be best friends? One thing is certain: real life is a lot more complicated than a photograph. Chantel Guertin is the bestselling author of two adult novels — Stuck in Downward Dog and Love Struck. She’s a beauty expert on The Marilyn Denis Show and editor-at-large at The Kit. Her work has been published in numerous publications including ELLE Canada, FASHION, Maclean’s, TV Guide, The National Post, Best Health, Reader’s Digest, Tribute, Canadian Family,,, and She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

ISBN 978-1-77041-159-3 5.25 x 8.25'', 220pp, paper $9.95 CDN/U.S. | October 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-462-0 ePub: 978-1-77090-463-7

✽✽ Think Megan McCafferty meets Sarah Dessen.

The Rule of Thirds is similar in style, tone, and charm to other bestselling young adult titles. ✽✽ See page 15 for more by Chantel Guertin.



juvenile non fiction, age 13+

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Navigating the Shadow World

The Unofficial Guide to Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments

Liv Spencer An insightful and clever companion to the urban fantasy phenomenon

ISBN 978-1-77041-165-4 6 x 9'', 240pp, paper 40 b&w photos throughout $12.95 CDN/U.S. | July 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-444-6 ePub: 978-1-77090-445-3

✽✽ ECW will release a Navigating the Shadow

World reader as a free ebook, containing a selection of the literature referenced in the Shadowhunter Chronicles. ✽✽ The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has

been named one of the most anticipated films of the year by MTV, VH1, CNN,, and other tastemakers.

Navigating the Shadow World takes readers deep into the rich universe of Cassandra Clare’s New York Times–bestselling Shadowhunter Chronicles. With intelligent but accessible explorations of each volume of the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series, Liv Spencer delivers the next best thing to a Shadowhunter’s Codex with commentary on the books as well as the references to folklore, legends, and literature. Spencer also recounts Cassandra Clare’s journey, from journalist and fan fiction writer to superstar author; explores the cast and crew who brought the first book to life in the film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, premiering August 2013; and delves into the TMI fandom, a passionate community that is anything but mundane. From the Clave to Chairman Meow, demon pox to dastardly ducks, Navigating the Shadow World is your very own insight rune. Liv Spencer is the bestselling author of Taylor Swift — Platinum Edition (2013), Rosewood Confidential: The Unofficial Companion to Pretty Little Liars (2012), Love Bites: The Unofficial Saga of Twilight (2010), and The Miranda Cosgrove and iCarly Spectacular! (2010). Find her online at; she lives in Toronto, Ontario.

✽✽ Altogether, the Shadowhunters series of

books has sold over 15 million copies in 35 languages. ✽✽ This is the only book on the hit phenomenon

to cover both the upcoming movie and the popular book series.

also by liv spencer Rosewood Confidential 978-1-77041-095-4 $14.95 CDN/U.S.

Taylor Swift The Platinum Edition 978-1-77041-151-7 $12.95 CDN/U.S.


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Love You to Death – Season 4 The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries

Crissy Calhoun with Heather Vee The ultimate Vampire Diaries fan bible returns The fan-favourite Love You to Death series returns with an essential guide to the fourth season of The CW’s hit show The Vampire Diaries. The season four companion delves headlong into the twists and turns of each episode, exploring the layers of rich history, supernatural mythology, historical and pop culture references, and the complexities and motivations of the show’s memorable cast of characters. Add expanded chapters on the making of the show, the people who bring the world of Mystic Falls to life, and the intensely loyal audience that keeps it thriving, and you have a guide as compelling and addictive as the show itself. Crissy Calhoun is the author of the Love You to Death series and Spotted: Your One and Only Unofficial Guide to Gossip Girl. She writes a

ISBN 978-1-77041-184-5 6 x 9'', 240pp, paper 25 b&w photos throughout $14.95 CDN/U.S. | October 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-438-5 ePub: 978-1-77090-439-2

weekly column for, the premier fan site for the series with eight million unique visitors last year. Writing as Liv Spencer, she is also the co-author of books about Taylor Swift, Pretty Little Liars, and the Mortal Instruments series. Find her online at She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Heather Vee is the co-owner of, a source of Vampire Diaries news since 2009, and co-editor of A Visitor’s Guide to Mystic Falls: Your Favorite Authors on The Vampire Diaries (Smart Pop Books, 2010). She is also featured in the special features of The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season DVD/Blu Ray, has made several guest appearances on various radio shows and podcasts,

✽✽ The Vampire Diaries currently averages 3.5M

viewers in North America. The series has been renewed for a fifth season that will premiere at the same time as the release of this book. ✽✽ Previous volumes of Love You to Death have

featured exclusive interviews with executive producer Julie Plec, series directors and editors, guest-star actors, and fandom leaders.

and blogs sporadically at She lives in Tucson, Arizona. also in the love you to death series Love You to Death — Season 1 978-1-55022-978-3 $17.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S.

Love You to Death — Season 2 978-1-77041-056-5 $17.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S.

Love You to Death — Season 3 978-1-77041-119-7 $14.95 CDN/U.S.




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Who’s 50

The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die — An Unofficial Companion

Graeme Burk and Robert Smith? Travel through space and time with this guide to the best of Doctor Who

ISBN 978-1-77041-166-1 6.25 x 9.5'', 440pp, paper $22.95 CDN/U.S. | October 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-474-3 ePub: 978-1-77090-475-0

Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon since it began 50 years ago on November 23, 1963. But of all the hundreds of televised stories, which are the ones you must watch? Who’s 50 selects the best of the best of Doctor Who and elucidates behind-the-scene details, exhilarating moments, connections to Who lore, goofs, interesting trivia, and much, much more. Written to be enjoyed by those new-to-Who and by die-hard fans alike, Who’s 50 explores every corner of the imaginative, scary, and funny universe that has made Doctor Who an iconic part of science-fiction storytelling for half a century. Graeme Burk is a freelance writer who has written for magazines, small presses, and websites in Canada and Britain. He is a past finalist for a Writers Guild of Canada award for new screenwriters. Robert

✽✽ “Damn you, Burk and Smith?. I have just lost

four hours to your blasted book. And I only meant to glance at it. It is nightmarishly moreish.” — Neil Gaiman on Who Is The Doctor

Smith? is a biomathematics professor at the University of Ottawa. He achieved international media attention for a mathematical model of a zombie outbreak. Together, they are the co-authors of Who Is The Doctor (2012). Both live in Ottawa, Ontario.

✽✽ “Who Is The Doctor is well argued and

considered and persuasive enough to keep you reading just that little bit more.” — Doctor Who magazine

also by burk and smith? Who Is The Doctor 978-1-55022-984-4 $19.95 CDN/U.S.


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A Christmas Story Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic

Caseen Gaines illustrations by Ian Petrella

Unwrap a treasure trove of stories and photos behind a Christmas tradition A Christmas Story has become a perennial holiday favourite since its release in 1983. While millions watch the movie every year on television, few know the story behind the film’s production, release, and unlikely ascent. Ralphie Parker’s quest for “a Red Ryder carbine action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time” didn’t begin or end with the release of Bob Clark’s sleeper hit. Adapted from Jean Shepherd’s radio broadcasts and short stories, A Christmas Story has inspired a mountain of merchandise, sequels, a stage adaptation, and a big-budget Broadway musical. There’s also a tourist attraction in Cleveland and annual conventions. Not bad for a movie that was only a modest hit during its original theatrical run. Now, in time for its 30th anniversary, the story of the making of the film — and what happened afterwards — is being told for the first time. Complete with rare and previously unreleased photographs and drawing on original interviews with cast and crew, A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic is sure to make you glad you didn’t shoot your eye out! Caseen Gaines is a pop culture enthusiast and the author of Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse (2011). He lives in New Jersey.

also by caseen gaines Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse 978-1-55022-998-1 $22.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S.

ISBN 978-1-77041-140-1 8 x 10'', 336pp, cloth four-colour throughout $29.95 CDN/U.S. | October 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-414-9 ePub: 978-1-77090-415-6

✽✽ Many TV stations show the film each

Christmas Eve, and some even run a 24-hour marathon of it. ✽✽ The Broadway production of A Christmas

Story ran in December 2012 to positive reviews. ✽✽ Caseen Gaines’ 2011 book Inside Pee-wee’s

Playhouse was praised by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews: “from the exhaustive episode guide to the previously unpublished photographs and behindthe-scenes tech-talk, the human portrait of Paul Reubens stands as Gaines’ signal achievement.”




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A Satirical Exposé of the Lives of the Most Outlandish Movie Directors: Welles, Hitchcock, Tarantino, and More!

Sophie Cossette An R-rated comic treatment of film’s famous directors

ISBN 978-1-77041-112-8 7.5 x 10'', 184pp, paper b&w illustrations throughout $24.95 CDN/U.S. | September 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-450-7 ePub: 978-1-77090-451-4

A loving but wickedly humorous tribute to cinema in graphic non-fiction, Sinemania! casts its spotlight on film directors whose lives behind the camera are every bit as compelling, strange, and eccentric as the most headline-making film actors. Twenty-three North American and European directors — including Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, and Roman Polanski — are given a parodic biography that highlights these men’s twisted genius, rampant egos, and weird behaviour. Sinemania! is unsparing in portraying them, mercilessly and affectionately, in Cossette’s striking illustrations. Sophie Cossette is originally from Montreal, Quebec, and currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. Having drawn since childhood, she began seriously cartooning in the early ’90s, specializing in x-rated comics, and contributed material to local, American, and British publications. She was nominated for the Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent for illustrating Mendacity (written by Tamara Faith Berger, Kiss Machine, 2006).


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How to Kill a Vampire

Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction

Liisa Ladouceur A fascinating investigation of what strikes fear in an immortal’s heart Vampires exist. And in every culture with a legend about bloodsuckers that rise from the grave to prey upon the living, there are rules and rituals for how to destroy them. How to Kill a Vampire is the first book to focus specifically on all known ways to prevent vampirism, protect oneself against attacks, and ultimately how to destroy the undead, as documented in folklore as well as horror film, TV, and books. Covering everything from obscure legends to contemporary blockbusters, Ladouceur’s unique approach to vampires traces the evolution of how to kill the fictional creatures and celebrates the most important slayers. In exploring how and why we create these monsters and the increasingly complex ways in which we destroy them, the book not only serves as a handy guide to the history and modern role of the vampire, it reveals much about the changing nature of human fears.

ISBN 978-1-77041-147-0 5.25 x 8.25'', 190pp, paper 5 b&w images throughout $14.95 CDN/U.S. | September 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-429-3 ePub: 978-1-77090-430-9

✽✽ Ladouceur was nominated “Best Author” at

Liisa Ladouceur is an arts and culture journalist specializing

the World Goth Day Awards 2012, alongside Neil Gaiman and Stephen King.

in the dark side of life, death, and undeath. She writes about vampires

✽✽ “Ladouceur’s humour is a welcome rarity in an

for Rue Morgue, a pre-eminent magazine on the horror genre, and is the author of Encyclopedia Gothica (2011). She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

also by liisa ladouceur Encyclopedia Gothica 978-1-77041-024-4 $22.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S.

oft-misunderstood subculture.” — Maclean’s on Encyclopedia Gothica ✽✽ Why do vampires hate garlic and holy water?

How can some walk in the daylight while others turn to dust from exposure to the sun? Silver bullets — yes or no? How to Kill a Vampire explains the origins and uses of such well-known tactics.




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Infidelity A Novel

Stacey May Fowles When being good isn’t enough . . .

ISBN 978-1-77041-141-8 5.5 x 8.5'', 280pp, paper $18.95 CDN/U.S. | October 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-432-3 ePub: 978-1-77090-433-0

Ronnie, a hairdresser with a history of recklessness, feels stifled by the predictable, comfortable life laid out before her with her live-in boyfriend. Charlie is an anxiety-ridden award-winning writer, burdened by his literary success and familial responsibility, including a bread-winning wife and a child with autism. When the unlikely pair meets, a filmic affair begins on office desks and in Toronto hotel rooms, creating a false reality that offers solace in its secrets. Two very different people, trapped by everyday expectations, take pleasure in destroying those expectations together. Their relationship, with all its differences and failings, with all its pleasure and pain, calls into question our rigid and limiting definitions of right and wrong, and what it means to be a partner, parent, lover, and human being. Stacey May Fowles is a writer and magazine professional.

✽✽ “Pitch perfect and precise, Infidelity is

an unflinching dissection not only of contemporary relationships but of the human heart itself. With her bravery and her skill, her clarity and her questioning, Stacey May Fowles must be considered an heir to Updike and Cheever, with a unique sensibility ideal for a new generation, a new century.” — Robert Wiersema, author of Bedtime Story

She is the author of the novels Be Good (Tightrope, 2007) and Fear of Fighting (Invisible, 2008), and her essays have been widely anthologized in collections like Yes Means Yes, First Person Queer, and Nobody Passes. She is a regular contributor to the National Post and currently works at The Walrus. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

✽✽ “Fear of Fighting, Stacey May Fowles’ second

novel, is as gut-wrenching as it is delightful. Fowles navigates the devastating terrain of a broken heart with grace, humour, and wit.” — Quill & Quire

you might also like In the Body Allison Baggio 978-1-77041-054-1 $18.95 CDN/U.S.

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Stuck in Downward Dog “Refreshingly realistic . . . as good as having Sunday brunch with a girlfriend.” — Winnipeg Free Press Mara Brennan is about to unravel. Three days after her 28th birthday, her boyfriend dumps her, leaving her with nothing but a basement apartment, a futon and a pile of unpaid bills. Mara realizes it’s time for an identity makeover. Navigating the dueling worlds of yoga and cosmetic surgery, gourmet dinners and Frankenberry cereal, etiquette handbooks and too-helpful loved ones, Stuck in Downward Dog is Chantel Guertin’s unforgettable comic debut about how to get unstuck when you’re caught in a rut. ISBN 978-1-77041-160-9 5.5 x 8.5'', 256pp, paper $14.95 CDN/U.S. | September 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-456-9 ePub: 978-1-77090-457-6

fiction — now available from ECW

Love Struck “Love Struck will have you laughing out loud and constantly hoping, ‘Please don’t do what I think you’re going to do.’” — When 27-year-old image consultant Poppy Ross discovers that her seemingly devoted husband Parker is having an affair, she is dumbfounded, but before she can confront him, he’s struck by lightning and loses his short-term memory — including that of the affair. Given a chance to erase history, Poppy remakes herself in the mistress’s image, but her quest to become his perfect woman has disastrous and hilarious results. ISBN 978-1-77041-161-6 5.5 x 8.5'', 256pp, paper $14.95 CDN/U.S. | September 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-441-5 ePub: 978-1-77090-442-2

Writing as Chantel Simmons, Chantel Guertin’s fiction was originally published by Key Porter in 2007 (Stuck in Downward Dog) and 2010 (Love Struck). Guertin is a beauty expert on The Marilyn Denis Show and editor-at-large at The Kit. Her work has been published in numerous publications including ELLE Canada, FASHION, Maclean’s, TV Guide, The National Post, Best Health, Reader’s Digest, Tribute, Canadian Family,,, and She lives in Toronto, Ontario.




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Watch How We Walk A Novel

Jennifer LoveGrove Captivating and heart-wrenching from start to finish

ISBN 978-1-77041-127-2 5.5 x 8.5'', 260pp, paper $18.95 CDN/U.S. | October 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-468-2 ePub: 978-1-77090-469-9

✽✽ While Watch How We Walk is not biographical,

LoveGrove grew up in a family deeply immersed in the Jehovah’s Witness faith, making her intimately familiar with the sect’s lifestyle, codes, diction, and purpose. ✽✽ There is a large-scale fascination with

revealing non-fiction books about isolationist religions, including Jon Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven and Jenna Miscavige Hill’s Beyond Belief.

When Emily was a little girl, all she wanted to be when she grew up was a Full-Time Pioneer; in her Jehovah’s Witness family, the only imaginable future is a life of knocking on doors and handing out Watchtower magazines. But Emily starts to challenge her upbringing. She becomes closer to her closeted uncle, Tyler, as her older sister, Lenora, hangs out with boys, wears makeup, and gets a startling new haircut. After Lenora disappears, everything changes for Emily, and as she deals with her mental devastation she is forced to consider a different future. Alternating between Emily’s life as a child and her adult life in the city, Watch How We Walk offers a haunting, cutting exploration of “disfellowshipping,” proselytization, and cultural abstinence, as well as the Jehovah’s Witness attitude towards the “worldlings” outside of their faith. Sparse, vivid, suspenseful, and darkly humorous, Jennifer LoveGrove’s debut novel is an emotional and visceral look inside an isolationist religion through the eyes of the unforgettable Emily. Jennifer LoveGrove is the author of poetry collections The Dagger Between Her Teeth and I Should Never Have Fired the Sentinel. Her writing has been published widely, most recently in Ryga: A Journal of Provocations, THIS Magazine, Taddle Creek, and Arc. She divides her time between downtown Toronto and rural Haliburton, Ontario. you might also like The Miracles of Ordinary Men Amanda Leduc 978-1-77041-111-1 $18.95 CDN/U.S.


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The Sky Manifest A Novel

Brian Panhuyzen A dark and riveting journey of one man in a broken world With nothing left to lose, Nathan Soderquist is moving west; his wife is dead, his infant daughter too, all because of a kiss and a snowstorm and his failure to prevent distant consequences. In his desperate isolation, he commits acts of violence, cowardice, nobility, and bravery as he passes through vacant landscapes and encounters beguiling characters. A road accident leaves his body broken, and his convalescence plumbs the depths of addiction. Relentless in his need to bridge epic distances, his journey moves from car to bicycle to foot as his anger grows, spurring a desire for revenge. Ultimately, a midnight confrontation spirals out of control, and from its extraordinary violence Nathan is presented with two final paths: one ends in destruction; the other could lead to redemption. Written in taut, muscular prose and punctuated by brief poetic journal entries that document the ever-changing sky, Panhuyzen’s debut novel recounts one man’s story in a world revved with suspense and alive with wonder. Brian Panhuyzen is the author of the short-story collection The Death of the Moon (Cormorant, 1999). He has written for the Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival, worked as a typesetter and designer, and is a developer of databases. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

you might also like Hope Burned Brent LaPorte 978-1-55022-963-9 $18.95 CDN, $16.95 U.S.

ISBN 978-1-77041-081-7 5.5 x 8.5'', 240pp, paper $18.95 CDN/U.S. | October 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-453-8 ePub: 978-1-77090-454-5

✽✽ “Many of the stories in The Death of the Moon

are big enough to have been seeds for a whole novel. We can be certain that the jacket of his next book will be covered with acclaim for this one.” — National Post ✽✽ “The Death of the Moon is as catastrophic

and beautiful as it sounds. Torontonian Brian Panhuyzen’s first collection of short stories proves him to be versatile, thoughtful, and imaginative, with an original voice and evocative use of metaphor.” — Toronto Star




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Previously Feared Darkness Poems

Robert Priest Daring new verse from one of Canada’s mostestablished poets

ISBN 978-1-77041-164-7 5.5 x 8.5'', 96pp, paper $18.95 CDN/U.S. | September 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-447-7 ePub: 978-1-77090-448-4

✽✽ “Priest renders the quotidian and

intellectualizes it for us in a genius-sampling tool — himself.” — Broken Pencil on Reading the Bible Backwards ✽✽ “He is certainly one of the most imaginatively

inventive poets in the country.” — The Pacific Rim Review

Previously Feared Darkness picks up and pulls at the vibrant threads of Robert Priest’s last collection, Reading the Bible Backwards. One strand leads, with unabashed candour and elegance, through the author’s love life; another, through fields of praise; a third experiments with automated metaphors and delivers a challenging new selection of mashups that Priest calls meme splices. A fourth thread rekindles the author’s love of the prose poem to produce a suite of strange tales, bizarre playlets, and phonetic modifications. And, for those whose cry is “brevity forever,” the micro-poems Priest collects are numerous and brilliant. Previously Feared Darkness consorts with forms and subject matter to present the work of a master getting deep and nasty and hilarious with the best of them. Robert Priest is the author of 16 books of poetry, three plays, two novels, lots of musical albums, one hit song, and many columns for NOW Magazine. His words have been debated in the legislature, posted in the transit system, quoted in the Farmers’ Almanac, and sung on Sesame Street. In recent years, his stint as Dr. Poetry on CBC Radio’s Wordbeat and his poetry videos on YouTube have helped him find a whole new audience. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

also by robert priest Reading the Bible Backwards 978-1-55022-835-9 $16.95 CDN/U.S.

How to Swallow a Pig 978-1-55022-649-2 $16.95 CDN/U.S.


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Knife Throwing Through SelfHypnosis Poems

Robin Richardson Sexy, irreverent, and inventive Lovesick Stormtroopers, dowsing Girl Guides, movie stars, pool hustlers, and the mad queen Ranavalona . . . With Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis, Robin Richardson charts a path through a surreal otherworld that is at once carnal and aerial, fine-grained and crude. Yearning, unapologetic women who delight in the monsters they’ve created make these poems “a shield made of braids, / bassinet of broadswords,” and “a ghost-like choir where a love affair / becomes a pulp-book, plotted perfectly to end.” Robin Richardson is also the author of Grunt of the Minotaur (Insomniac Press, 2011). She holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence, where she received the Joan T. Baldwin scholarship and the John B. Santoianni Award (awarded by the Academy of American Poets).

ISBN 978-1-77041-162-3 5.5 x 8.5'', 80pp, paper $18.95 CDN/U.S. | September 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-435-4 ePub: 978-1-77090-436-1

She has been published in many journals including Tin House, Arc, The Berkeley Poetry Review, The Malahat Review, and The Cortland Review. Her work has been shortlisted for the ReLit award and longlisted for the CBC Poetry Award. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

✽✽ “Robin Richardson’s poems take no

prisoners, have a strange and authentic music all their own, and mark her, with this haunting second book, as one of the best young poets of her generation.” — Thomas Lux ✽✽ “What a strange and wonderful world we find

in Robin Richardson’s new book of poems! A world alive with danger and truth. A world much like our own though somehow even more real. Richardson is not just a poet with her own exciting voice, but a poet with an enigmatic vision. How wonderful to get this chance to see what she sees!” — Matthew Dickman




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Blood on a Saint

A Collins–Burke Mystery

Anne Emery This popular series “gets better with every book” (Globe and Mail)

ISBN 978-1-77041-122-7 6 x 9'', 300pp, cloth $24.95 CDN/U.S. | November 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-411-8 ePub: 978-1-77090-412-5

✽✽ “Fans of traditional whodunits will be well

satisfied.” — Publishers Weekly on Children in the Morning

Father Brennan Burke’s patience is tested to the limit when a young woman announces to the world that the Virgin Mary has appeared to her in his churchyard, and hordes of pilgrims, souvenir hawkers, and reporters converge on the scene. But, as unwelcome as these guests may be, they pale in comparison to yet another aggravation in Father Burke’s life, a controversial talk show host who clashes with Burke the minute he arrives in town. Events take a darker turn when a body is found at the apparition site, and the talk show host is picked up for the murder. There is enough aggravation to go around, as lawyer Monty Collins learns when he takes on the loud-mouthed TV man as a client. Monty and Brennan both have a stake in uncovering the truth about the murder, and learn disturbing things about the accused and other suspects in the case. Problem is, Monty and Brennan cannot talk to each other about what they find out, because one is bound by solicitor-client confidentiality and the other by the seal of the confessional.

✽✽ “Emery continues to imbue her stories with a

strong sense of place, using real Halifax street names and plenty of affectionate descriptions of the weather and countryside. Series readers will be pleased with the new story and character developments, as will those looking for a fresh setting.” — Booklist on Cecilian Vespers ✽✽ “Highly recommended.” — Library Journal on

Barrington Street Blues (starred review)

Anne Emery is a lawyer and the award-winning author of the CollinsBurke mystery series set in her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her first book, Sign of the Cross, won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. The fifth book in the series, Children in the Morning, won a silver medal in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards and the 2011 Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction. Reviewers have compared Emery to Robert Daley, Sara Paretsky, and William X. Kienzle.


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Death at Christy Burke’s A Collins–Burke Mystery

Anne Emery Now available in trade paper There’s a killer on the premises of Christy Burke’s pub in Dublin, according to graffiti spray-painted on the wall. Father Brennan Burke, Christy’s grandson, is asked to investigate the vandalism. Brennan has been tending bar a bit himself and is not all that keen on probing into the lives of his clientele. But he has little choice once a body is found and the property investigation becomes a murder inquiry. The pub’s current owner, issuing orders from his cell in Mountjoy Prison, wants the problem solved, and for reasons of his own does not want the police anywhere near the building. Brennan enlists the help of his pal Monty Collins and fellow priest Michael O’Flaherty, and the three of them uncover dark secrets in the lives of the pub regulars, secrets some might kill for.

also in this series Sign of the Cross 978-1-55022-819-9 $14.95 CDN/U.S. Barrington Street Blues cloth 978-1-55022-813-7, $24.95 CDN/U.S. paper 978-1-55022-906-6 $14.95 CDN/U.S. Obit 6 x 9”, 320pp cloth 978-1-55022-754-3 $28.95 CDN, $24.95 U.S. paper 978-1-55022-905-9 $14.95 CDN/U.S.

ISBN 978-1-77041-169-2 6 x 9'', 380pp, paper $14.95 CDN/U.S. | November 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-092-9 ePub: 978-1-77090-091-2

✽✽ “Emery’s sixth mystery makes excellent use of Children in the Morning cloth 978-1-55022-927-1, $26.95 CDN/$24.95 U.S. paper 978-1-77041-045-9 $14.95 CDN/U.S. Cecilian Vespers cloth 978-1-55022-861-8, $24.95 CDN/U.S. paper 978-1-77041-023-7, $14.95 CDN/U.S.

its early 1990s Dublin setting and the period’s endemic violence between Protestants and Catholics.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)




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Up in Smoke

A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery

Ross Pennie Suspense and corruption light up the third Dr. Zol Szabo offering

ISBN 978-1-55022-967-7 cloth | $24.95 CDN/U.S. ISBN 978-1-77041-185-2 paper | $14.95 CDN/U.S. 6 x 9'', 256pp | November 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-465-1 ePub: 978-1-77090-466-8

Epidemic investigator Dr. Zol Szabo and his team are called to a panic-stricken high school in the heart of Ontario’s tobacco country, where teens are dying from liver failure. The team suspects a link with contaminated, cut-price cigarettes manufactured on nearby Grand Basin Indian Reserve. When Zol confronts The Badger, the multi-millionaire kingpin of the illicit Native tobacco trade, he is ordered to shut down his investigation when rebuffed by high-level government authorities. The Badger’s contaminated tobacco spreads across the country, and key witnesses and Zol’s family are put in the crosshairs of a ruthless criminal. Can Zol dig deep enough to find a creative solution before it’s too late? Ross Pennie was an infectious disease specialist and university professor for two decades before turning his hand to writing fiction. His two previous Dr. Zol Szabo novels (Tainted, 2009, and Tampered, 2011) both won the Arts Hamilton Literary Award. A father of two grown children,

✽✽ “What works are the two likeable and

he lives with his wife near Hamilton, Ontario.

convincing doctors and the scary plot. Pennie’s message — that no matter how safe our world seems, it’s still very fragile — is timely and true.” — Globe and Mail on Tainted ✽✽ “Medical-thriller fans will find much to enjoy

here.” — Booklist on Tampered also in the dr. zol szabo series Tainted 978-1-55022-860-1 cloth | $24.95 CDN/U.S. 978-1-77041-021-3 paper | $14.95 CDN/U.S.

Tampered 978-1-55022-936-3 cloth | $24.95 CDN/U.S.


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The Filthy Few A Steve Nastos Mystery

R.D. Cain A cinematic, fast-paced, and thrilling crime caper Whether cops or gang bangers, every organization has its filthy few, the people willing and able to do anything to forward their cause. Rookie police officers David Morrison and Jake Radix are determined to advance their careers in the drug squad by any means necessary. No longer on the force, Karen Grant is now working as a journalist and one of her two sources has just been murdered in what police have written off as a drug deal gone bad. When Grant and witness Ann Falconer become hunted themselves, Grant can think of only one person to turn to: ex-partner and disgraced detective Steve Nastos and his lawyer friend Kevin Carscadden. When the rookie cops, outlaw bikers, and Nastos meet in an inevitable confrontation, only those willing to cross any line are going to survive. R.D. Cain has worked for the last 19 years in the emergency services as a paramedic, a firefighter, and currently a Canadian police officer. He is the author of Cherry Beach Express (2011) and Dark Matter (2012), the first two novels in the Steve Nastos mystery series. He lives in Trenton, Ontario.

ISBN 978-1-77041-007-7 6 x 9'', 296pp, paper $14.95 CDN/U.S. | November 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-459-0 ePub: 978-1-77090-460-6

✽✽ “Cain ramps up the suspense to fever pitch

and follows the exciting ending with an ambiguous dénouement that augurs another story.” — Publishers Weekly on Dark Matter ✽✽ “The conviction with which Cain writes and

Nastos’s hard-nosed moral ambiguities makes for one-sitting reading — at least for those willing to risk an extended journey through some unsavoury places where being rich or poor doesn’t matter in the least.” — National Post on Dark Matter also in the steve nastos series Cherry Beach Express 978-1-77041-005-3 cloth | $14.95 CDN/U.S.

Dark Matter 978-1-77041-006-0 paper | $14.95 CDN/U.S.




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My Handy Little Health Journal Mary Anne Alton and Tania Craan The essential “by her, for her” health diary

ISBN 978-1-77041-170-8 5.75 x 8'', 184pp, flexi-cover and elastic-bound four-colour throughout, accordion envelope inside $19.95 CDN/U.S. | September 2013

✽✽ “My Handy Little Health Journal can help

women take control of their medical information — a proactive way to monitor your health and your health care.” — Avis Favaro, Medical Correspondent CTV national news ✽✽ “My Handy Little Health Journal is a fun and

practical way to get healthier by engaging in your own well being.” — Dr. Brian Goldman, ER physician and host of White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio One

The average woman visits a healthcare professional six to ten times a year, but her responsibility extends far beyond that with regular regimens for nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and stress management. With space to record healthcare providers, appointments, medications, tests, expenses, and procedures, this journal is as useful before a routine appointment as it is in an emergency. Plus, the journal highlights helpful tips about meditation, smart recipes, fitness, and travel — and even includes brainteasers for the waiting room. The result of extensive consultation with women in the medical, communications, and marketing fields, My Handy Little Health Journal inspires women to change their healthcare habits with a broad approach to wellness. Mary Anne Alton is a freelance documentary film writer, director, and producer. Her work has aired internationally on National Geographic, Discovery, History, Food, W, CBC, and CTV. Tania Craan’s outstanding design work has been catching eyes for over three decades. She was the art director for McClelland & Stewart, as well as a designer at Penguin Books Canada. Both live in Toronto, Ontario.

recent awards and nominations A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry (QWF Award)

The Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs)

2012 Shortlist The Flower of Youth, Mary di Michele

2012 Gold Medal for Autobiography/Memoir I’m Walking as Straight as I Can, Geri Jewell and Ted Nichelson 2012 Silver Medal for Popular Culture Inside Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Caseen Gaines 2012 Bronze Medal for Autobiography/Memoir Where There’s Smoke, William B. Davis

Arts Hamilton Literary Award for Fiction

2012 Winner Tampered, Ross Pennie 2010 Winner Tainted, Ross Pennie CBC Canada Reads

2009 Nominee Fruit, Brian Francis Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction

2011 Winner Children in the Morning, Anne Emery E.J. Pratt Award (NL Awards)

2013 Nominee Whiteout, George Murray

J.I. Segal Award

2012 Co-Winner—English Fiction and Poetry Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew, Stuart Ross Lane Anderson Award for CanadianAuthored Science Writing

2012 Nominee What Does the Earth Sound Like?, Eva Everything

Pat Lowther Memorial Award

2010 Nominee Paper Radio, Damian Rogers Quill & Quire Readers’ Pick for Book of the Year (2013)

Husk, Corey Redekop ReLit Awards

2011 Shortlist—Novel The Bourgeois Empire, Evie Christie 2011 Shortlist—Novel One Bloody Thing After Another, Joey Comeau 2011 Shortlist—Short Fiction Ronald Reagan, My Father, Brian Joseph Davis Sunburst YA Award

2012 Shortlist The Dead Kid Detective Agency, Evan Munday Toronto Book Award

F.G. Bressani Literary Prize

2012 Shortlist The Flower of Youth, Mary di Michele Governor General’s Literary Award

2008 Winner—Poetry More to Keep Us Warm, Jacob Scheier

Lela Common Award for Canadian History from the Canadian Authors Association

2010 Winner The Carnivore, Mark Sinnett

2012 Nominee Stories About Storytellers, Douglas Gibson 2010 Shortlist Whispering Pines, Jason Schneider

Trillium Book Award (OMDC)

Heritage Toronto Awards

2011 Nominee—Book Therafields, Grant Goodbrand 2010 Nominee—Book The Beach, Glenn Cochrane 2010 Nominee—Book The Plate, Louis E. Cauz and Beverly Smith

National Post’s Underrated Books of 2012

In the Body, Allison Baggio Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award

2012 Nominee Idaho Winter, Tony Burgess Young Adult Library Services Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

2011 Nominee Don’t Stop Believin’, Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner 2010 Nominee Jonas Brothers Forever, Susan Janic

2012 Shortlist The Dead Kid Detective Agency, Evan Munday

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