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!
Cressy 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!
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.
Writer 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.”
Summer is here! Take a Cressy Lakeside author with you to the dock, the hammock, and in the car…
If you’re driving through Prince Edward County, pick up a copy of J.D. Carpenter’s County Murders and Peter Blendell’s audio book Moonlight at The Local. These and more titles are available in Picton at Books & Company.
Need a copy and not in the area? Shop online here (see individual titles to purchase).