This Sunday! 99.3 CountyFM interview with Laurie Scott

CountyFM LogoStay 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

Shop for CLB titles at Busy Hands Craft Show

Busy Hands Market posterDecember 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!

Laurie Scott to release debut novel

In Like A Lion Cover

Cressy Lakeside Books is pleased to announce Laurie Scott’s debut novel, In Like a Lion, will be released later this year. In Like a Lion is an action-packed drama about an innocent woman fighting storms of deceit, both inside and out of her control.

Lily Mulally has been imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit – the murder of former NHL star, Brent Baines. When March roars in with a vicious winter storm, the van transporting her from a hospital to the prison in Kitchener, Ontario collides with a dump truck, offering her a chance to escape. Lily manages to make her way through the raging blizzard and, after hours of travelling on foot, find shelter. Unexpected support arrives when she is discovered by a sympathetic pair of women: an eccentric widow and her granddaughter. With the help of her family and allies, Lily eludes the authorities while attempting to unravel the truth about Brent’s murder and clear her name. She must also deal with the fallout from a secret she can no longer keep. The discoveries she makes lead to startling revelations, but as winter melts away and the truth emerges, she finds herself on thin ice.

Stay tuned to find about about the release date for this new CLB publication!


Short Story contest now closed!

Thank you in stacked booksCressy Lakeside Books want to thank the many authors from around Prince Edward County who submitted their work for the Short Story contest! We look forward to reading all the manuscripts and will announce the successful authors early in 2018. Stay tuned for more updates and news about this exciting project!

Upcoming workshop at Baxter Arts Centre

Join J.D. (David) Carpenter Thursday, October 12, 2017 to learn more about “Then & Now–Publishing options for today’s writer”.

Until the turn of the century, writers chose either commercial publishing or self-publishing but in 2017 exciting and viable options are available, including co-op publishing, zines, blogging, and social media. This class will provide insight into these alternatives, but will focus on which form of publishing is right for you, how to prepare a manuscript, what to include in your submission, where to submit, whether or not to seek out an agent, and how to distribute and market your own work. 

Register by October 1, 2017

Where to shop for great Summer Reading from CLB

Ready to add these great titles to your summer reading list? You’ll find a good selection of Cressy Lakeside Books in Prince Edward County, Kingston, and Ottawa too!

Or, order online: go to The Books and follow the links to each title.

Cressy Lakeside featured in Kingston Whig-Standard

WayneGradyWriter and Kingston Whig-Standard columnist Wayne Grady’s recent interview with David Carpenter and Peter Blendell shines a light on Cressy Lakeside Books, the recent publications, and what’s to come…

“We’re trying to create an imprint with some cache to it,” says David. “The quality of the writing is most important. It doesn’t matter what the genre, as long as it takes place in the County.”

Wayne Grady is one of 12 Kingston writers appearing at this year’s Kingston WritersFest. In discussing The County Murders, Grady says, “David’s wicked humour places The County Murders more in the Stephen Leacock school. Just as Leacock’s town of Orillia (which he calls Mariposa) emerges as the true hero of the novels, so in The County Murders it’s the County and Saybrook with which we fall in love as we read.”

Read the full article here.