Daria Salamon’s and Rob Krause’s POSTCARDS FROM A GAP YEAR, a memoir about their current year-long travel, has been sold to Turnstone Books by Samantha Haywood! Daria, a teacher and writer of THE PRARIE BRIDSEMAID, and Rob Krause, the co-founder of Smallman Records and Artist Management, are halfway through their international journey with their young children. The memoir will provide a he said-she said view of the trip. And don’t miss Daria’s blog at for a taste of her travel writing.

Trailer for Tangles

Leavitt2010The first trailer for the adaptation of Sarah Leavitt’s multi-award-nominated graphic memoir TANGLES: A STORY ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S, MY MOTHER AND ME is up now at! The graphic novel follows the author’s relationship with her mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 55. The book has been published across the world and has garnered rave reviews in Vanity Fair, the Globe and Mail, and the Guardian, among others. Now, the talented animators at Giant Ant are bringing the story to life on film. Any producers who are interested in getting involved are encouraged to get in touch with Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency (

Ian Weir Nominated for the Sunburst Awards

Ian WeirCongratulations to Ian Weir for his novel, WILL STARLING, being nominated for the Sunburst Awards in the adult category. The award recognizes the best in the previous year’s Canadian speculative fiction. The winners are announced in the fall, and will each receive $1,000.

Set in London at the height of the Romantic era, WILL STARLING follows the title character as he gets embroiled in the lucrative world of grave robbery. Ian Weir has previously published the novel DANIEL O’THUNDER.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors. For more information and the full list of nominees, see the Sunburst Awards announcement:

Deal News – Life On Mars

McNulty72Lori McNulty’s story collection, LIFE ON MARS, capturing lives on the verge of crisis, transformation, despair and euphoria – sometimes all of these things at once- in the vivid language and emotional range of some of our favorite short story writers such as Zsuzsi Gartner, Douglas Glover, Cary Fagan, and Lynn Coady to Goose Lane Editions by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency (Canada English and French).