Crabapple Mews Collective is an author collective made up of volunteer writers and editors. We draw on our backgrounds as writers, teachers, editors, booksellers, designers, academics, publishers and producers of kick-ass literary events to help bring new stories to readers.
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Freefall Magazine reviews A Root Beer Season

A Root Beer Season was recently reviewed by Freefall Magazine. Here’s an excerpt:

Sparkling dialogue written in the authentic voice of a fifteen-year old narrator Sonja Pfeiffer is what carries this novel set in Edmonton in the summer of 1967. Sonja is a typical teenager of any year, hormones budding, but still under control, desirous of being independent of scrutiny by her parents, who in her case, were born in war-torn Germany, clinging to a strict, unforgiving religion, Gemeine Alles Gottes (GAG) that restricts almost every enjoyment.

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Call for submissions: Writing Menopause anthology

The Writing Menopause Anthology wants to make “women of a certain age” visible in all their grey-haired glory. Looking for short fiction, creative non-fiction, flash fiction and poetry. Writers can be living through it, writing through or about it, or witnessing it. The editors invite submissions to “be funny, be furious, be the eye of the storm. Be courageous and outrageous.” No how-tos or medical/quasi-medical advice. Length: 2500 words max. and up to three poems.

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Email submissions as Word attachments to:


Edmonton Launch of A Root Beer Season

A Root Beer Season needs an Edmonton launch and with that in mind, the Crabapples have arranged to do just that. Plan to drop in on May 4th, 2014 at Audreys Books,  10702 Jasper Avenue, at 2 PM for a short reading, some snacks and of course, some root beer. And, of course, to pick up a copy of A Root Beer Season. Hope to see you there!

Swapping stories with Susan Toy

Thanks to Susan for interviewing me for her Reading Recommendations blog. Here’s an excerpt:

What are you working on now?
A lot of marketing; a bit of Christmas shopping; that big pile of laundry. Oh! You mean, what am I writing now? The as-yet untitled sequel to A Root Beer Season, due for publication in the spring of 2015.

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A Root Beer Season is launched

a-root-beer-seasonOn November 14, 2013 at Owl’s Nest Books, an eager assembly welcomed the newest arrival into the Calgary literary family. Inge Bremer-Trueman officially launched her new book A Root Beer Season. Inge charmed the crowd with her dry wit and clever, genuine dialogue as she shared portions of her debut novel exploring the battles and challenges of growing up during the summer of love.

The publishing of Inges first novel also marks the launch of a new publishing venture – the Crabapple Mews Collective is born!