Favourite Quotes: Cameron Austin, Author and Singer/Songwriter


I C Publishing’s author Cameron Austin’s favourite quote:


Be sure to stop by The Bookshelf on Saturday May 13th at the 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 Mary Louise Jarvis @ The Bookshelf this May

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

Come meet your next favourite author 😉

Putting the “Fun” Back into Politics!

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:


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Crime Writers of Canada

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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Last minute preparations are under way for The Bookshelf. We’d like to thank all our sponsors for their donations. Without you, we would not have been able to present so many talented Canadian authors to the reading public. We hope you will all join us tomorrow at the Newmarket Farmer’s Market for a day of fun and books, books and more books!

Please give a shout out to all our wonderful sponsors:

Town of Newmarket
Newmarket Farmers Market
I C Publishing
JAIKS Accounting
Fosters Family Chiropractor
Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home
The hedge Witch
Judith McCann w/Haptic Health & Chiropractic
Peter Dennis/Hypnotist
Writers’ Community of York Region
Darcy Toombs w/Coldwell Banker
Stacey Crook w/Happy Tails Dog Boarding
Covernotes Coffee & Tea
Daphne Chiu
Origami Owl
Claire Langan
Patricia Hawke
Treasure Mills
The Button Brigade
Sarah Colucci, Mortgage Broker
Food for the Heart Catering
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The Bookshelf is Fun for the Whole Family!

Bring the whole family to the Bookshelf at the Newmarket Farmer’s Market

Meet the authors behind the children’s and young adult books and crafts artisans for kids.

Visit the Reading Room for 2 great reading events:

At 11:15am Kim Chatel will read from her choose-your-own adventure novel, Burgher and the Woebegone.

At 11:45 Alyxandra Harvey will read from her Young Adult Regency Romance novels.

Admission is FREE!

Here are a few of the Children’s and Young Adult vendors waiting at The Bookshelf:

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Burgher and the Woebegone at the Bookshelf

Burgher is a gnome, which is just another name for an ugly elf. He lives in a grey world, among slugs and mushrooms and he likes it that way. A black cloud follows him around like a curse. It must be the Apple Tree Man’s revenge for destroying the orchard, but Burgher had to destroy it. He couldn’t bear to go through another spring, with birds and bees and butterflies. When he finds a green toenail in his otherwise grey garden, Burgher knows that the Apple Tree Man is back, and his must come up with a plan to drive him off once more, before the trees burst into stinking bloom and the butterflies start their infuriating flutter-byes. This choose-your-own adventure is a gentle, funny look at how self-pity can turn the world grey. Help Burgher make the right decisions!

Kim Chatel is an author, fiber artist and photographer. She visits schools and libraries, bringing her art and books to students and inspiring them to create their own. Visit Kim at Chatel Village (www.kimchatel.com) where you can find books recipes, movies, book reviews and crafts.

Hear Kim Chatel read from Burgher and the Woebegone at the Bookshelf at the Newmarket Farmer’s Market on June 25th, 2016 at 11:15am.

Meet your next favorite author at the Bookshelf!

The Bookshelf on ROGERS TV

Great news!

Yesterday The Bookshelf’s Event Coordinator MJ Moores was invited on Rogers “Daytime” TV with Jacquline Betterton.

She had a wonderful opportunity to speak about our free to attend Reading Room, the Feature Authors [Terry Fallis, Marissa Campbell, Rob Brunet, Alyxandra Harvey], and the fantastic help our fabulous sponsors have given to make Saturday June 25th a day to celebrate local & Canadian Authors and Reading for all ages.

We can’t thank IC Publishing enough for their stellar donations with over 15 books equalling more than $500; JAIKS Accounting and Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home for their Silver Level contributions; and our fantastic supporters at the Bronze Level. Without your help, this event would not be possible.

  ICP logo for embroidery butterfly filled        JAIKS Accounting Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home

Author Rob Brunet – Stinking Rich

Featured Author Rob Brunet @ The Bookshelf June 25.

stinking_richJoin us at The Bookshelf @ The Market at 10:30a.m. in The Reading Room to hear Rob speak, and meet one of Ontario’s rising authors –

Rob’s novel, Stinking Rich, is one of the top 6 debut novels of 2014. The novel takes place in the Kawartha region, north-east of Toronto. In his novel, Rob answers the question, “What could possibly go wrong when a backwoods biker group decides to hire high school dropout to tend a barn full of high-grade marijuana?” Apparently just about everything.

Stinking Rich is a solid first novel for Brunet, who is already working on two other books that bring us up-to-date on life in the Kawarthas and reintroduces some of the characters in this book.Rob Brunet

After numerous rejections, Rob found himself at a conference, seated beside Eric Campbell of Down & Out Books, one of the publishers he had sent his manuscript to. He introduced himself and admitted he couldn’t remember if that publisher had already said no to his books. By the end of their conversation, Rob had sold Eric on his book.

Rob is a member of Crime Writers of Canada as well as the Director for the Toronto and Southern Ontario Region. He is also a creative writing instructor at George Brown College and co-host of Noir at the Bar Toronto.