This week, Peter Blendell answered Liz Zylstra at the Prince Edward County Library & Archives in an interview with local authors about what they’re writing, reading and their recommendations.
PECLibrary: What are you reading?
PB: I’m reading ‘Polar Vortex’, by Shani Mootoo, as well as the manuscripts for some upcoming books by Cressy Lakeside Books authors. ‘The Sevens’ is the working title of a project by Shelagh Mathers. Crown Attorney Augie de Graaf is back in action, and there is lots of action as she investigates a murder at a lab, here in the county. ‘A Murder of Crowes’, bu Laurie Scott, also features the return of a popular character. Lily Mullaly ( the wrongly convicted writer from ‘In Like A Lion’) becomes involved in the job of exposing a tangled family history. Both great characters and Cressy looks forward to releasing these titles, hopefully later this year.
PEC Library: What are your working on?
PB: I’ve just finished my latest project, ’Three Novellas’, and am slowly getting the next novel off the ground. Stay tuned.
PECLibrary: What are you recommending?
PB: I recommend ’The Lake Pirates’, by J.D. Carpenter. It also involves the return of a popular character — newspaperman Joe Horn — and tells the story of Joe’s working visit to an island (in the County) and his suspicions that a murder took place there in the past. Great read — it will be released by Cressy sometime in May.
County Writers: Peter Blendell
Writing as S.M. Hurley, local author Shelagh Mathers has written an exciting, county-based mystery, Blackwater Bluff. Help us celebrate the launch of Shelagh’s first novel, Blackwater Bluff this June in beautiful Prince Edward County. Listen for familiar landmarks and enjoy some light refreshments. Meet the author and purchase your copy at the event.
Sunday, June 10 from 2-3:30pm at Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross St. Picton.
The County Wave anthology launches this weekend — Mother’s Day — at the Old Town Hall in Picton. Drop by between 2-5pm for refreshments and readings by:
Bring your mom! Help us celebrate this great initiative by Cressy Lakeside Books, meet the authors, and pick up your copy of 21 stories by local writers.
Listen live to Lynn Pickering’s interview with David Mott, one of the authors in the upcoming County Wave anthology.
David will read from his story “The Horn” on The County Writes… the County Reads show, this Sunday, April 29 at 12:05pm EST.
The County Wave is an anthology of 21 stories by Prince Edward County writers. The culmination of the Cressy Lakeside Books short story contest, The County Wave offers readers a wide range of styles and story lines that are thought provoking and entertaining and illustrations by local artists. We’re excited to launch this beautiful book at Picton’s Old Town Hall. Join us from 2-5p.m. on Sunday, May 13, to meet the authors, enjoy a refreshment and help us celebrate this wonderful event.
We are excited to announce the writers of the upcoming Cressy Lakeside Books anthology of short stories. Congratulations to the 21 Prince Edward County writers who will be featured in the upcoming book, to be launched this Spring:
Nigel J. Sivel
Elis K. Ziegler
Stay tuned to 99.3 CountyFM, December 3 on “The County Reads, the County Writes” with Lynn Pickering. Lynn will interview Laurie Scott about her recent release In Like a Lion, the writing process, and her plans for the future.
To hear this and more from local author Laurie Scott, listen in on December 3rd from 12:05-1pm at 99.3 CountyFM “The voice of the County”!
Or, listen here
December 9th and 10th, we’ll be joining Curious Goat General Store at the annual Busy Hands Craft Show & Market in Wellington, ON.
Drop by this incredible locally crafted holiday shopping event, meet the authors and pick up recent and past titles by Peter Blendell and J.D. Carpenter, as well as the just-released In Like a Lion from Laurie Scott.
Watch our Facebook page to find out when the authors will be there. We look forward to seeing you!
Picton author, Laurie Scott, will be launching her debut novel In Like a Lion on Sunday, November 26th at Books & Company.
Join Laurie to hear an excerpt from her action packed mystery novel and meet the author.
Cressy Lakeside Books will provide light refreshments and share news about other upcoming events and publications as well!