Cover reveal of Weekends Can Be Murder by Arlene Marks!

SF Canada member Arlene Marks will have a novel out in November! Weekends Can Be Murder is a paranormal mystery set in a Victorian-era summer home built on an island in Georgian Bay.

When murder mystery theatre becomes too real for comfort…

Firefighter Larry Holmes needs some time away. Out of other options, he agrees to take his cousin’s place at a crime fiction convention. Larry doesn’t like mystery novels, but he can enjoy the host resort’s amenities and stay out of the way. That plan goes out the window, however, when he arrives at the venue with the convention’s organizer, Selena Watt, and the close-knit Crime Club decides that with Holmes and Watt present, the game must be afoot.

Arlene is the creator of the ongoing Sic Transit Terra space opera series, among other current and upcoming novels. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications, including H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, Polar Borealis, and Daily Science Fiction, and has most recently been gathered into a collection titled Imaginary Friends (May 2022, Brain Lag). Her website is thewritersnest.ca.

Preorder Weekends Can be Murder today!

Michèle Laframboise makes a double splash in top SF magazines!

SF Canada member Michèle Laframboise achieved a rare feat this month with simultaneous publications in both Asimov’s and Analog science fiction magazines.

Born in July, Michèle considers the double publication as a fine birthday gift, especially since her name is featured on Asimov’s cover.

Michèle’s two stories are :

Currently on sale in kiosks and specialized bookshops.

Michèle also currently has stories out in OnSpec 119 (Alberta-based) and NeoOpsis 33 (BC-based). She is also regularly featured in the French SF magazines Solaris in Québec and Galaxies in France.

Michèle Laframboise is a long distance runner (she ran the virtual Chilly Half in February) with more than 60 published works.

She enjoys working full time on her passions, writing and drawing comics. She just indie-published Maîtresse des vents, the first YA graphic novel to be published at her own imprint Échofictions.

Her SF is like chocolate… hard and crunchy. Echofictions also offers already-published stories that are no longer available, in both French and English.

Recently, Michèle has put out a collection « 5 Hard and Crunchy SF tales », a collection of cacao-rich science fiction stories.

Science Critters

Book Cover for Science Critters

Preorders are now available for Science Critters, a book of adorable Fiber Arts patterns by SF Canada member Paula Johanson! Johanson is an accomplished writer of both science fiction and science non-fiction, but her textile art creations are also a constant source of joy in her social media channels. Now aspiring creators will be able to make their own octopus, nudribanch and other science critters at home!

To pre-order your copy, please visit the book’s publisher, DoubleJoy Books.

two small crochet octopus creatures a small crochet nudibranch

The Conjurors Series

SF Canada member Jane Glatt is pleased to announce that the second book in The Conjurors series, The Shaman’s Son, will release on June 30th. The first book, The Bookbinder’s Daughter, came out at the end of January. The series is published by Tyche Books.

The Bookbinder’s Daughter (The Conjurers Book 1)

Faelin Keetley has kept secrets all her life: she can read, a skill that none but the Conjurers are allowed. And she has taken over bookbinding jobs from her father, when women on the Bridge are forbidden professions.

Her father’s death leaves Faelin with even more dangerous secrets. His last words were a spell, and all his life he’s been hiding a room full of hundreds of spellbooks.

Worse, his death leaves her to the mercies of the Conjurers and the traditions of the Bridge. Denied her livelihood and facing an arranged marriage or death, Fae takes an ancient family journal and escapes, determined to build a new life for herself.

But Fae’s secrets are catching up with her, and the Conjurers will do anything to discover them.

 

The Shaman’s Son (The Conjurers Book 2)

Aric Rawlings is the first man of the Riverman village in generations to inherit Shaman powers. Still trying to control his new gifts, Aric and his lover, Faelin, a true Conjurer, must work together to combat their new enemy, Burrage, another true Conjurer.

Burrage has the spell and the ability to complete the curse placed on the Rivermen. With the people of the Bridge turned against them, Aric and Faelin will have to save themselves and protect the Rivermen . . . no matter the cost to Aric.

Both titles are (or will be) available in print and ebook; find buying links on Jane’s site.

New Release, Sage It Out

SF Canada member Shereen Vedam is pleased to announce the release of her newest book, Sage It Out, a psychic mystery romance.

Police line, do not cross.

Rose Devlin is a fun friend with a good heart. Sage Tanton is her BFF with a psychic sense for trouble.

Protective of her family and friends, Rose is confident she can handle any situation without Sage’s supernatural intervention. But then the unthinkable happens. Rose’s action triggers one of Sage’s visions about a child in danger. And once again, her life is turned upside down.

Getting the police involved throws Rose an unexpected romantic curveball. So, she does what she does best – jumps in feet first and finds herself out of the proverbial herbal teapot and into the flames.

Liar, liar, pants on fire, Detective Nathan Bryant knows that gorgeous woman he just met is not only deceitful but could be entirely insane. Now he can’t stop lusting after her. Can a determined police detective help Rose achieve her long sought-after redemption or will they both retreat behind their yellow tape and lose out on love? Trust is a gift either has yet to give.

The book is currently on sale for pre-order at just $0.99 from Amazon.

Underneath the Sidewalk Released

Underneath the Sidewalk, Claire Eamer‘s new picture book for 3-to-6-year-olds, features a fantasy world of strange creatures lurking beneath an ordinary sidewalk – and a little girl who accidentally falls into that world. Illustrated by Montrealer Thomas Gibault, Underneath the Sidewalk was published by Scholastic Canada. It has also been published French under the title, L’aventure sous le trottoir.

Claire has also had two kids’ science books published in the last few months: Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home (Kids Can Press) and What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go? (Annick Press). Information about all her books can be found on her website: www.claireeamer.com.