What in the (Warped) World Are You Reading? Claude Lalumière

What does Margaret Atwood’s birthday have to do with the National Reading Campaign? Nothing, really, but it’s a good excuse to wish one of Canada’s literary icons a Happy Birthday! It’s not author Claude Lalumière’s birthday, but his thoughts on reading are worth celebrating, too. Claude Lalumière (lostmyths.net/claude) was born in Montreal, where he spent most of his life, and now lives on the West Coast. Claude was a bookseller from 1986 to 1998; he sold his two bookstores to become a writer and editor. He has edited or co-edited twelve anthologies, including the Aurora Award finalist Tesseracts Twelve: New…

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What in the (Warped) World Are You Reading? Adrian Barnes

I had no idea when we started this Q&A series that dog-earing was such a contentious issue! Perhaps technology, in the form of e-readers, will unite these opposing camps? Isn’t science wonderful? Today we welcome author Adrian Barnes, freshly returned from his book launch in the UK. (Do they dog-ear in London, I wonder?) Adrian Barnes is the author of the novel NOD, published by BlueMoose Books. He is also a partner in Lone Sheep Publishing and teaches English and Creative Writing at Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC. Q: What are you reading right now? A: Longitude, by Dava Sorel–the…

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What in the (Warped) World Are You Reading? Angie Abdou

The National Reading Campaign love continues! Today, change your email signature to include the question “What did you read today?” and update it periodically with answers. Today’s guest is author Angie Abdou. Angie Abdou began writing fiction in 2000 and has since published three books. Anything Boys Can Do was praised by the Times Colonist (BC) for its original take on female sexuality. The Bone Cage, a novel about Olympic athletes, was the inaugural One Book, One Kootenay as well as a 2011 Canada Reads finalist and the 2012 MacEwan book of the year. It is taught in university Sport…

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What in the (Warped) World Are You Reading? Douglas Smith

Today’s National Reading Campaign Mission? Spread the word! Tell reading you love it. On that note, today’s reading confessional comes from author Douglas Smith. “Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and he’s also the most prolific. His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think.” —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids and FlashForward Douglas Smith is an award-winning Canadian author of speculative fiction, with over a hundred short story publications in thirty countries and twenty-five languages.…

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What in the (Warped) World Are You Reading? Jennifer Craig

*Make sure to go on Twitter today and tweet to  @readingcampaign with #whatdidyoureadtoday to help raise money for the National Reading Campaign and for a chance to win one of ten Kobo’s! Continuing our Q&A series in celebration of the National Reading Campaign, today’s guest author is Jennifer Craig. In olden days Jennifer Craig was born in Yorkshire, England. She grew up in war time, trained as a nurse at Leeds Infirmary, emigrated to Canada, got married, had two children, went back to school, earned a Ph.D, became an academic and wrote academic twaddle. Enlightenment came when she moved to…

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What in the (Warped) World Are You Reading? Mark Nykanen

This week is the launch of the National Reading Campaign. The goal? To make Canada a country of readers. There are lots of ways to get involved and get Canadians reading. 1. Follow the campaign on Facebook (/national readingcampaign), Twitter (@readingcampaign) & Pinterest (readingcampaign). 2. On November 14th  Tweet @readingcampaign with #whatdidyoureadtoday and, of course, what you’re reading! This will help raise money for the campaign (from Kobo) and enter you in a contest to win 1 of 10 kobos. 3. For the kids,  librarians or teachers can create a ‘What did you read today?’ wall and send a photo…

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Welcome to our (Warped) World!

Welcome to the official website for Warpworld, a five-book adventure science fiction series, and our official Warpworld blog, (everything is very official in the world of Josh and Kristene). We’ll be popping on here from time to time with news, giveaways, and random/weird blurts. This is a professional author/novel blog, so you can expect posts about writing, science fiction, and behind-the-scenes Warpworld tidbits – for funny cat photos, you’ll have to track down that other blog Kristene writes or become very good friends with Josh. We like comments, we like questions, we (Kristene) like cupcakes, feel free to leave any…

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