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Fabulous Fiction

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General Fiction A work of fiction is an act of creative invention derived from the author’s imagination, and this is where it can get really fun! It is made up, but is also is not. Wait, so I guess I should have also added that this is where it can get not only fun, but […]

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The Creative of Non-Fiction

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Non-Fiction Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented. Non-fiction can present some very interesting works and tells some great stories. It can be funny and also inspirational. Much like a newspaper […]

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The Little Big Books

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Children’s Fiction Children’s fiction are stories written about and meant for children to experience early-in-life stories and learn new things in a fun way. Similarly, YA (young adult) fiction is for those coming-of-age stories. I think all of us have a little bit of a soft spot when it comes to children or youth in […]

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The Fantastical Elements

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Speculative Fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, paranormal) You could be thinking “In a galaxy far, far away” or “Space, the final frontier” or maybe even “I ‘van’t to suck your blood”. Speculative fiction is so much more than that because it is a worldly-size umbrella, a blend of genres that can stand on their own or […]

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Some Awesome Artisans

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Artisans The skilled work of artisans at The Bookshelf event in May will showcase some great decorative collections. These fine folk who make or create things by hand share their practiced crafts through imagination and functionality, experience and aptitude that reach the expressive levels of being an artist. Creativity, in any form, takes time and […]

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The Efficiency of a Group

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Author Organizations & Publishers Organizations are always good to belong to for a variety of reasons, such as: working with other like-minded individuals or peer work. It can be helpful to have others to brainstorm ideas with, get advice when facing confusion or a block, and to share opinions. A sense of belonging comes with […]

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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 […]

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Thrilling Tales

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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense These are stories that entertain us and keep us guessing. As the reader, we tend to find ourselves working through the problems that the characters face. It is almost like a fun work out for the brain. In reality, we all face ups and downs and challenge ourselves. Through these stories […]

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Reading Words for Listening Ears

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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 […]

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Meet Speculative Fiction Author Jen Frankel

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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 […]