Instant Hook Update and Other News

Dear HB Creativity Clients and Friends,

A quick update on the Instant Hook Literary Contest. We have a slight delay to allow the world media to refocus after the Academy Awards. . . Okay, okay, the real reason is the unexpected volume of entries and the need to do justice to each of them. The new timeline will see the winners notified and announced during March 2015.

In the meantime, please see the Alumni News, a World War One Symposium, Novel Writing Workshops updates and other items below:

Alumni News

Congratulations to Bridget Canning who has had one short story published with Galleon Magazine (New Brunswick) and another with Memorial University’s
Paragon Press. Bridget is a writer to watch out for!

Keith Collier has released Cold Seasons a mini-collection of short stories as a Kindle e-book on Amazon. This is an exciting project from a fine new writer whose fiction has been published in such journals as The Newfoundland Quarterly.

Congratulations to Kate Robbins whose historical romance novel, Enemy of the Highlander, third in the popular Highland Chief Series, has been released and is doing a roaring trade.

Congratulations to Gerard Doran whose exciting novel, A Stroke in Time, about the legendary 1901 Outer Cove Regatta winning team, will be published by Flanker Press in 2015!

Congratulations to Tara Nanayakkara whose poignant follow up to the moving Priya’s World – Dawn of a New Garden – will be published by Inanna Publications in 2016!

World War One Symposium

Anyone interested in the First World War should look at The First World War in Modern Thought Symposium from February 27 to March 1 at Memorial University (Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook). There will be many fascinating presentations. I will be reading from my novel Hero at the event.

Novel Writing Workshop Series

After a very busy winter, it looks as though some spaces will free-up starting in March for this one-on-one online course. Feel free to email me with queries should you wish to discuss reserving a place. See Creative Writing Courses and Endorsements for more details.

New Reviews of The Good Doctor 

This time from Historical Novels Review (U.S)

This novel is eloquent and mysterious in its turns of phrase and imagery. Paul Butler provides a deft framework wherein time shifts occur while at the same time providing continuous flow of characterization.