New Release: Celu Amberstone’s Tales of the Kashallans

Cover of Celu Amberstone's The Dream-Chosen

Congrats to SF Canada member Celu Amberstone! The first & second novels in her exciting new fantasy series, Tales of the Kashallans, are now available in e-book format.
 
Paperbacks will be out in the new year!

Humans and aliens struggle to survive on a planet surface foreign to them both, which still suffers the aftermath of a past disaster. Dunnagh is responsible for his people, wanting to bring his soldiers and civilians to safety. The Khutani work to preserve not only their own people, but the races of this planet Timorna where they dwell. It takes all the Khutani mind powers, and those of Dunnagh, to bring them together for symbiosis.

 

The Dream-Chosen is the first book in the series Tales of the Kashallans, by celebrated author Celu Amberstone. Drawing on her Indigenous and Celtic heritage, Amberstone writes powerful fiction subtly different from the usual science fiction or fantasy adventures. For fans of the ‘Hundred Worlds’ approach used in Star Trek and in Golden Age magazines, there are diverse settings and cultures along the journey taken by these human and alien characters.

 
 

Rebecca Senese and Marcelle Dubé Included in Holiday Collections Story Bundle

promotional image of Holiday Collections Story Bundle 2021

Many congrats to SF Canada Members Rebecca Senese and Marcelle Dubé! Both “Wreck the Halls: 5 Christmas Horror Stories” and “Christmas Magic – 3 Romantic Holiday Tales” are included in the fabulous Holiday Collections Bundle from StoryBundle.com!
 
Curated by Dean Wesley Smith, this wonderful collection features 72 short stories for your holiday reading enjoyment, all for one low price. Your purchase can also include a small donation to support AbleGamers, a non-profit devoted to empowering disabled players in the video game industry!
 
The Bundle is available until the end of December.
 

New Release: The Deer Yard and Other Stories, edited by Joe Mahoney

Cover for The Deer Yard and Other Stories by Tom Mahoney

Congratulations to SF Canada member Joe Mahoney! He has published an important volume of biographical short fiction, “The Deer Yard and Other Stories”, based on the life and writings of his father, Tom Mahoney.
The blurb for this lively collection reads:
Tom Mahoney grew up on a small family farm in Johnville, New Brunswick. Despite a lack of modern conveniences such as running water and electricity, he wouldn’t have had it any other way. Tom’s was a world of natural beauty; of soft and lonely quiet. Life was never dull. His active imagination was nourished by ghosts and demons, intrepid priests, drunken neighbours, redneck bullies, frightened deer, angry bears, wannabe circus dogs, and plenty of shenanigans. From these seeds great stories grew. Drawing on his own experiences and those of his family — his father was also a gifted storyteller — Tom’s humorous and touching tales, spanning decades, brim with colour and authenticity.
The books is now available in e-book and paperback formats on Amazon!

New Releases: Write Faster with Your Word Processor, by Geoff Hart

Cover of Write Faster With Your Word Processor by Geoff Hart

 

SF Canada member Geoff Hart has released a new non-fiction writing manual with Diaskeuasis Publishing of Quebec.

Write Faster With Your Word Processor is a problem-solving guide to help writers improve their efficiency. Although the text uses Word 2019 for most of its examples, the same techniques and recommendations can be applied to almost any writing software.

 

“Word processors are tools of the writer’s trade, and like all professionals, writers should master their tools. Whether you’re happy with your current writing approach and productivity, or have grown frustrated with the limitations imposed by your current skills, there’s always room for improvement. In this book, I’ll teach you how to improve your existing skills and learn new ones. As you master these skills, you’ll find yourself focusing more on the craft of writing and less on the tools themselves. That means you’ll write better and faster, with less need for revision. But I’ll also teach you the skills you need to revise your manuscript effectively and to work with editors and publishers once your manuscript is ready to meet the world.”

 

Members of SF Canada will receive a 33% discount if they purchase the book via THIS LINK. The same discount is available to Students and members of other professional associations.