Category Archives: Authors

Miramichi Reader, James Fisher Interviews Miramichi Author, Chuck Bowie

Chuck Bowie is the New Brunswick author of three novels, all in the “Sean Donovan: Thief for Hire” series. He recently released Book Three: “Steal it All“. Chuck took a few moments to answer my questions about his influences, where and when his Sean Donovan character was born, and how Book Four is coming along.

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Words on Water welcomes Authors Josh O’Kane & Zev Bagel

Lovers of words and music will not want to miss Words on Water’s next event at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel on Tuesday August 9th. Two new books by New Brunswick authors, Josh O’Kane and Zev Bagel, will be featured along with a live musical performance and an Open Mic reading. Doors will open at […]

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Book Review: “Aftershock” by Janet Maybee

Aftershock, a 2015 book published by Nimbus is an essential read for those interested in the Halifax Explosion of December 6th, 1917. It was on this date that one of the biggest explosions up to that time in North America occurred in Halifax harbour killing thousands and leaving many more injured and scarred for life.

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Book Review: “Travels with Farley” by Claire Mowat

Memoirs can be great fun to read, or they can be boringly self-indulgent. It all depends on the memoirist. In Claire Mowat’s Travels with Farley (2015 Pottersfield Press), we have a surprisingly candid, friendly and concise memoirist as the late Canadian author Farley Mowat’s wife takes us through a whirlwind tour of their years together from 1969 to about 1976, shortly after they left Newfoundland and to the time they … Read more…

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Book Review: “The Lost Wilderness” by Nicholas Guitard

This book by New Brunswick author and photographer Nicholas Guitard is subtitled “Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick” and it is an attractive book. From the moment I took it out of the shipping wrapper and saw the cover picture of Ganong standing on a rock in the middle of a body of water doing surveys, I could sense it was something special.

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Writers’ Federation of NB WordSpring Festival

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) held their annual WordSpring writing festival at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel in Historic downtown Chatham last weekend, May 27-29. Writers from all over the province enjoyed a weekend filled with workshops, readings, book launches, awards, musical entertainment, and more. Continue Reading

Book Review: “Knife Party at the Hotel Europa” by Mark Anthony Jarman

A man, let’s call him Adam (since one of the stories in this collection is called Adam and Eve Saved from Drowning, and Eve is the name of his cousin and sometime travelling companion) is trying to escape his past: a failed marriage, children grown and out of the house, and the beautiful woman that he left his wife for suddenly departs his life.

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13 Year Old Moncton Author Launches 2nd Novel

At only 13, Maika E. Branch of Moncton already has two novels under her belt: Calagarmii Cliffs (2013) and the soon to be released Sisters of Serenah, a fiction fantasy for young adults. The launch date is set for 2 pm on Saturday April 30th, 2016, at the Riverview Public Library, 34 Honour House Court.… Continue Reading

odd sundays Presents Corrine Wasilewski & Chuck Bowie

Fredericton’s longest-running, semi-monthly, perpetually-hyphenated, poetry-and-more, reading series, odd sundays comes back together next on Sunday, April 17th, when the featured guests will be Corrine Wasilewski and Chuck Bowie. So mark your calendars and get a spring in your step to gather once again on April 17th at 2 pm at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent Street, in Fredericton. Get… Continue Reading