Meet Publisher Sheri Andrunyk of I C Publishing @ The Bookshelf in May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Hearts Linked by Courage series is an amazing collection of heartfelt, inspirational accounts of courage, surviving, and thriving after abuse, the loss of a loved one and more! These stories are meant to give you hope, and encouragement that inspires you to have faith, learn from your experiences, and be present and thankful every day regardless of what life throws at you. And when you’re in the depths of the “going through” phase, let these stories be a reminder there are better days ahead and there are many people who truly care.

Click here to check out the first book in the Hearts Linked by Courage series, inspired and created by author and publisher, Sheri Andrunyk of I C Publishing.

At I C Publishing we know the belief, commitment, and dedication it takes to create and tell a great story, and then bring it fully to fruition. Each and every project we accept is one we believe in. A number of us on the I C Publishing team are authors as well, and we’re all passionate about the written word. With each book we publish, there’s a process akin to birthing something new and amazing. It takes time and care, and the expertise of many, to produce a product we can all be proud of. With a minimum of two editors on each and every manuscript, a project coordinator, a designer or two, sometimes an illustrator, and production team, we embrace our role as publisher wholeheartedly and enthusiastically. In fact, we are almost as excited as the author when their book comes to life and it is ready to be released to the world.

~ Sheri         

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Be sure to stop by I C Publishing’s booth at The Bookshelf on May 13th, 2017 between 9am – 2pm to chat with several of the I C Authors about their books and their experience with this fantastic local publishing house.

 

 

Reading Words for Listening Ears

Ever asked yourself what it would be like to experience multiple books at one time? Saturday May 13th 2017 will allow just that and the possibilities of the experience are beyond endless.

I’m referring to The Bookshelf, a book fair led by the Writer’s Community of York Region, which will showcase the hidden gems and talent of 14 local authors who will share readings from a range of genres from Poetry to Fiction, from Children’s tales to Mystery. Starting at 10am and going until 1:30pm, people will be given the opportunity to go on storytelling tours, to hear the written words in their truly authentic nature, from the mind of their creator.

Some of our amazingly talented readers:

Top left: John Di Leonardo, Jen Frankel, Kamal Palmer, Judy Penz Sheluk, and Mark Pezzelato

Bottom left: Donna Koffman, Mary Louise Jarvis, Wendel Messer, Val Tobin, and Cynthia St-Pierre

There is nothing like hearing from the written teller of tales as they weave through their work, doing their best to capture and intrigue the audience with the tools of their imagination and experiences. And the best part is, this is all a prelude to a larger world of story crafting.

Meet these writers and more inside the doors of The Bookshelf event. Think of these fourteen readers as the MC’s to a literary world of magic and wonder.  Listen; laugh; cry; take a spin on a rollercoaster; mostly though, enjoy!

THE SCHEDULE:

10:00-10:10am: Elise Abram – Genre: Fiction

10:15-10:25am: Mary Louise Jarvis – Genre: Non-Fiction

10:30-10:40am: Toronto Romance Writer

10:45-10:55am: Sigal Haber – Genre: Children’s/Fiction

11:00-11:10am: Mark Pezzelato – Genre: Non-Fiction

11:15-11:25am: Ont. Poetry Society – Genre: Poetry

11:30-11:40am: Wendel Messer – Genre: Fiction

11:45-11:55am: Judy Penz Sheluk – Genre: Mystery

12:00-12:10pm: Cynthia St-Pierre – Genre: Mystery

12:15-12:25pm: Donna Koffman – Genre: Children’s

12:30-12:40pm: Jen Frankel – Genre: Speculative Fiction

12:45-12:55pm: Toronto Romance Writer

01:00-01:10pm: Moe Vyas – Genre: Fiction

01:15-01:25pm: Val Tobin – Genre: Speculative Fiction

Come Meet Your Next Favourite Author!

Meet Speculative Fiction Author Jen Frankel

Hello York Region! So excited to attend The Bookshelf and meet you all. I write speculative fiction of all sorts. From my flagship supernatural thriller series Blood & Magic to a YA sci-fi fantasy Leia of Earth–stop by and I’ll match you up with a good book!

Originally from London ON, I’ve lived all over this great country and love meeting new readers. I’ve worked in film, television, and theatre including backstage at the Stratford Festival, running my own screenwriting series, and performing at Fringes. I’ve also done a million odd jobs before turning to writing full time, from delivery driver to artists’ model to assistant parrot breeder. I’m also doing a new podcast called “Jen Frankel Reads Random S#it!” and co-host the Liquid Lunch talk show on ThatChannel.com.

Come by the table and tell me your crazy story. You can take home a novel, or stock up on eBooks delivered right to your inbox for under $3 each. And don’t forget to ask me about the original Vegan Zombie, aka the Undead Redhead.

Follow me on Twitter @jenfrankel and Instagram @jenfrankelauthor or find out more online at www.jenfrankel.com.

Favourite Quotes: Mark Pezzelato, Author

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I C Publishing’s author Mark Pezzelato’s favourite quote:

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Be sure to stop by The Bookshelf on Saturday May 13th Indoors @ the Newmarket Farmers Market, 200 Doug Duncan Drive anytime between 9am-2pm.

Author readings from 10am-1:30pm.

Come Meet Your Next Favourite Author 😉

Meet Mystery Author Cynthia St-Pierre

Newmarket mystery author Cynthia St-Pierre is looking forward to meeting readers from across the GTA and beyond at The Bookshelf 2017 on Saturday May 13th from 9am-2pm.

A member of Crime Writers of Canada, International Thriller Writers, and Short Mystery Fiction Society, Cynthia’s recipes and short stories appear in magazines and collections, including Harmoni, Feastie, Finding Vegan, Over My Dead Body!, Mystery Weekly and Flash Bang Mysteries. Awarded for fiction, she has also been a writing contest judge.

Best of all for a mystery writer, Cynthia has received a York Regional Police Citizens Awareness Program certificate, presented and signed by Julian Fantino, former Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Cynthia grows fruit and vegetables in her backyard, speaks English-accented French with her husband, Yves, and writes mystery novels with her friend Melodie Campbell. Come to The Bookshelf to pick up A Purse to Die For and A Killer Necklace!

Connect with Cynthia online:

@stpierrecynthia

Author Central

Crime Writers of Canada

Meet Rod Urquhart @ The Bookshelf in May

THE BOOKSHELF – Saturday May 13th, 2017 at the Newmarket Lions Community Centre — 200 Doug Duncan Drive. 9am-2pm.

You can find Rod at the I C Publishing booth in the book room.

Come meet your next favourite author 😉

Meet Political Satire Author Willie Handler

The Bookshelf is an all genre reader’s event which focuses on showcasing new authors and reading-related vendors. One of our newest author/vendors for 2017 is Willie Handler.

willie-handler-media-blast-pic-author-picWILLIE HANDLER grew up in Toronto and did his undergraduate work at the University of Toronto. He also has graduate degrees from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto and the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He spent over thirty years in various positions in the Ontario public service, before leaving in 2011. He currently lives in Thornhill with his wife and blogs at www.williehandler.com. Follow @WillieHandler on Twitter. Willie is looking forward to participating in The Bookshelf 2017.

 THE ROAD AHEAD is a political satire and Willie’s first novel. The story is about Rick Tompkins, a suburban Toronto insurance broker, who never considered a career in willie-handler-media-blast-pic-bookspolitics until a good friend, who happens to be the leader of the Conservative party, asks him to run for office. He accepts the offer, with the understanding that he would probably not win, but can use the opportunity to gain some visibility for himself and his business. Jerry Switzer, a veteran party worker, is sent in to guide Rick through a campaign in a riding that hasn’t elected a Conservative in years.

Rick fumbles his way through the election campaign and manages a surprise win but at the expense of saddling his party with an impossible commitment. What makes matters worse, Rick is anything but politically correct. He offends everyone in his path and stumbles from one political scandal to another.

Join us at The Bookshelf on Saturday May 13, 2017 from 9am – 2pm and meet your next favourite author!

Favourite Quotes: Jenna Stewart, Author/Illustrator

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I C Publishing’s author Jenna Stewart’s favourite quote:

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Be sure to stop by The Bookshelf on Saturday May 13th Indoors @ the Newmarket Farmers Market, 200 Doug Duncan Drive anytime between 9am-2pm.

Author readings from 10am-1:30pm.

Come Meet Your Next Favourite Author 😉

Volunteers Needed

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THE BOOKSHELF is a fantastic not-for-profit venue that works to unite readers with authors and provide fun reading-related craft items. It is our goal to help celebrate Canadian talent and provide a festive atmosphere where readers can meet their next favourite author.

However, events such as The Bookshelf cannot run on good-will alone. We need to rely on volunteers to help us both behind the scenes and on the day of the event.

This is an ALL CALL for EVENT DAY VOLUNTEERS 🙂

We require extra help in a number of different ways:

  • guiding vendors to their table during morning set up
  • helping return the space to “neutral” at the end of the day
  • watching vendor tables when someone needs to step away for a short period of time
  • assisting the Event Day Manager with the Welcome Table
  • handing out free prizes and giving away free stuff
  • letting people in the Farmers Market (at our booth) know what’s going on inside the Community Centre
  • advising author readers of when they need to be ready
  • running the beverage station and helping with tea, coffee, and water

As a thank you for donating your time, anyone who is able to help for 3+ hours will receive a free lunch from our Literary Cafe (located on the premises) and unlimited beverages during the duration of your aid.

We will need help at various times throughout the day starting from 7:30am – 3pm. Please contact the Event Coordinator at thebookshelf@wcyork.ca before Monday April 24th.