Alberta Book Publishing Awards 2016

Crabapple collective members Elaine Morin and Lou Morin attended Alberta’s annual book publishing awards event, held this year in Calgary on September 16. We ate, drank and breathed book talk, and were reminded of the communal labour of love that’s involved in publishing. We were … Continue reading

Winging it is done!

Winging It is done! Well, sorta….. Writers, the world over, know that a book isn’t really done until the editor says it’s done. Typing ‘The End’, onto the last page of the manuscript is, in many ways, just the beginning … Continue reading

Meet Inge at When Words Collide

Calgary’s annual writer/reader conference, When Words Collide, runs from August 12-14. Come meet me in person and buy my books at the independent booksellers’ area on Sunday, August 14 from 2-3 p.m. The complete set of both Sonja Pfeiffer books will … Continue reading

Buying Inge’s books online

Although they’re available on Amazon and iTunes as e-books, my two novels can only be purchased in paperback through select bookstores or the Crabapple website.  As part of an ongoing process to improve our site, we’ve updated Inge’s book order page. … Continue reading

Update on Writing Menopause project

Co-Editors Jane and Elaine are gearing up to launch Writing Menopause, a literary anthology forthcoming from the indie Inanna Publications in Spring 2017. The project has flourished with the help and support of the Crabapples, including our resident book doula … Continue reading

Tampa Bay tribute

From a lovely tribute to Tanya Coovadia in the Tampa Bay Times: “Her writing had all the wonderful traits that come with being associated from a place like that,” said Watson, 68, referring to Pelee Island. “If life gives you … Continue reading

Missing Tanya

We are sad to report that our friend Tanya Coovadia died yesterday. Her IPPY award – which she received two weeks before she passed away – was a true affirmation of the excellence of her writing, and the impact of Pelee Island Stories. … Continue reading

Vive l’indépendance!

On May 10th, independent publishers gathered from across North America to celebrate the 2016 IPPY Awards. And to gaze at the view from the 103rd floor of Willis Tower on the Skydeck in downtown Chicago. There, our very own collective … Continue reading

Elaine and Jane do Chicago

Hi. We are honouring Tanya by taking Pelee Island Stories around to see the Chicago sights. Highlights include Myopic used bookstore, walking the 606 and enjoying the adjacent graffiti, Van Gogh at the Chicago Art Institute, the bean and Millenium … Continue reading

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