Friday, 4 April 2014

Join us for the Next Night Out With Authors on April 28

April 28 2014 Night Out With Authors

At the Transac Club

292 Brunswick Ave. 

Toronto, Ontario


  Melodie Campbell reading from THE GODDAUGHTER'S REVENGE

Lynda Simmons reading from  ISLAND GIRL 

Lisa de Nikolits reading from THE WITCHDOCTOR'S BONES

As well as open Mic for authors. 
What is Open Mic for Authors ~ see sidebar for details

More About Melodie Campbell 

Winner of  nine awards, Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best when Library Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich.  

Melodie got her start writing comedy. In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference.  She has over 200 publications including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories and 7 novels. She has won 9 awards for fiction, and has been a finalist twice for the Derringer Awards (US) and twice for the Arthur Ellis Award (Canada).  It didn’t  start that way.  

Mel has a commerce degree from Queen’s, but it didn’t take well.  She has been a bank manager, college instructor, marketing director, comedy writer, and possibly the worst runway model ever.  

Today, Melodie is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada. Her Goddaughter mob caper  series has been called “Hilarious” by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.  Her humour column ‘Bad Girl’ appears in the satirical magazine, The Sage; Canada’s Best Source of Misleading News and Opinion.    

Melodie was invited into the Toronto Press Club in1994.  There is no truth to the rumour that she once did a somersault off the Press Club billiard table.

More About Lynda Simmons

Lynda Simmons is a writer by day, college instructor by night and a late sleeper on weekends. She grew up in Toronto reading Greek mythology, bringing home stray cats and making up stories about bodies in the basement. From an early age, her family knew she would either end up as a writer or the old lady with a hundred cats. As luck would have it, she married a man with allergies so writing it was.

With two daughters to raise, Lynda and her husband moved into a lovely two storey mortgage in Burlington, a small city on the water just outside Toronto. While the girls are grown and gone, Lynda and her husband are still there. And yes, there is a cat – a beautiful, if spoiled, Birman.
When she’s not writing or teaching, Lynda gives serious thought to using the treadmill in her basement. Fortunately, she’s found that if she waits long enough, something urgent will pop up and save her - like a phone call or an e-mail or a whistling kettle. Or even that cat just looking for a little more attention!

More About Lisa de Nikolits

Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits has been a Canadian citizen since 2003. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy and has lived in the U.S.A., Australia and Britain.
Her first novel, The Hungry Mirror, won the 2011 IPPY Awards Gold Medal for Women's Issues Fiction and was long-listed for a ReLit Award. Her second novel, West of Wawa won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal Winner for Popular Fiction and was one of Chatelaine Magazine’s four Editor's Picks. Her third novel, A Glittering Chaos, launched in Spring 2013 to reader and review acclaim, and is about murder, madness, love and poetry.
Her fourth novel, The Witchdoctor’s Bones will be launched on April 30th, 2014 at the Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue, Kensington Market. 

Lisa will be reading from The Witchdoctor’s Bones, a thriller about the darkest secrets of African evil; the novel seamlessly weaves witchcraft and ancient folklore into a plot of loss, passion and intrigue and a holiday becomes a test of moral character.

All books published by Inanna Publications. All books available online and in bookstores.
                     twitter: @lisadenikolits

There's an admission charge of $5 to cover the cost of the room. 
The event ends at approximately 9 p.m.
Although there are no meals served at the Tranzac Club, you are welcome to bring in your own.  There are several restaurants nearby with take-out options.   

Beverages are available at the venue.  All beverages, whether alcoholic or nonalcoholic, must be purchased at the Tranzac Club and the legal drinking age will be strictly enforced.

 For information about the club (including directions and parking), please click on the link on the sidebar. 

We hope to see you there!