Welcome to the write place at the write time. Imagine that you are seated comfortably in a chic café with the décor of your choice. In the time it takes you to consume the generous warm mug of coffee or tea cradled between your hands, you can step into another world, abandon your senses and delve into another space and time. You do this by allowing a mysterious stranger to pull up a chair across from you and tell you a story. Close your eyes, listen to the words in your mind and be swept away...
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*Important Announcement Regarding Our Spring/Summer Five Year Anniversary Issue*
Regarding the release of our Five Year Anniversary edition, we are very excited to share this issue with you but must announce that it shall be released May 30thinstead of the 22nd. Please know that we do not make this decision lightly and have never once delayed a release date; due to a health issue our editor-in-chief is working to resolve and recover from, we need the added time to make this enormous Anniversary issue ready and in tip-top shape. This is to be our biggest issue yet (so much dynamic fiction we had to design sub-pages to contain it all) filled with great content from a special edition Writers' Craft Box with guest contributors to our intriguing interviewees described below. A new artist, a new art form, it's all here. The magazine is a labor of love and never done half-heartedly. We celebrate five years and all of you with this issue, so we want to take the extra time to do it with care. You may direct any questions or concerns via our Feedback form, but please note that we have limited capacity to respond, so we ask that only immediate concerns be sent in. Now- to the details you want to hear! We are re-painting history by diving into its personalities with NYT best-selling author Cathy Marie Buchanan: Bio compiled from author website- Buchanan is the author of The Painted Girls and The Day the Falls Stood Still. Published in January of this year, The Painted Girls has garnered rave reviews and been showered with special attention—everything from selection as a People Magazine pick to designation as a book “People Are Talking About” by Vogue to being on Entertainment Weekly’s Must List. Also an IndieNext pick, The Painted Girls debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list and is a #1 Canadian bestseller. The Day the Falls Stood Still, her debut novel, is a New York Times bestseller as well as a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection, and an IndieNext pick. Prior to her novels, her stories appeared in some of Canada's highly regarded literary journals: The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, Descant, The New Quarterly and Quarry. Cathy has been awarded grants by both the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. We follow a dream, take an incredible journey and find how serendipity abounds with culinary and lifestyle author Jane Webster: From Melbourne, Australia to a corner of Normandy, France, we follow the call of fate. After a long and dreary winter, what better way to greet spring than with author Jane Webster and her beautiful books celebrating food, life and joie de vivre? At My French Table and its companion French Ties are two gorgeous volumes that contain the enchanting story of Jane Webster’s serendipitous search for and restoration of a French chateau. Webster, a former primary school teacher and café owner in Melbourne, had a dream of opening a cooking school in France. Her approach to running this school involves an all-encompassing induction to the tastes, sights, ways and traditions of Northern French life, making for a transformative experience. From the freshness of local markets to the architecture to the philosophies of well-cooked meals slowly savored amidst family and friends, she takes you by the hand on her magical odyssey (frought with trials, travails and travel) through the most exquisite photographs detailing her quest to find the perfect chateau for her, her family and her students. In addition, we have guest contributor essays from The School of Essential Ingredients best-selling author Erica Bauermeister (deconstructing the myth of 'writers' block') and examine the evolution of journalist to novelist with New York Writers Workshop co-founder and instructor, Charles Salzberg, author of Swann's Last Song (nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel) and Swann Dives In. The Craft Box also features an essay on defining the all-important idea of success by author Noelle Sterne, PhD (Trust Your Life: Forgive Yourself and Go After Your Dreams). We will be featuring the winner of the Writers' Challenge, a book review, the Bullying Awareness feature with poems, a short story and an essay from the editor that is the product of an exercise in partnership with Pongo Teen Writing Project founder, Richard Gold and more. Last year by the summer, we had been read in 38 countries. This year, thus far, you can read the list of 48. Be sure to also check out Inscribing Industry for a guest post by writer Linda Emma that gives a fantastic perspective on book clubs: http://inscribingindustry.blogspot.com/2013/05/radiant-knowledge-perspective-on-book.html We thank you for your patience and understanding and hope that you are as excited as we are for the Five Year Anniversary Issue on May 30th!!! Stay tuned for updates. ***We will be temporarily concealing the new pages and working pages of the website; you will see only the Home page with this message, Archives, the Inscribing Industry tab and our Feedback & Questions page.