Jason Lee Norman

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? 40 Below Volume 2. It is an anthology of poetry, prose, and non-fiction inspired by Alberta Winters

Quick description: The aim of the project was to collect words, poems, stories, and artwork about and inspired by the province of Alberta in winter. The idea is that while winter can be harsh at times, our experience with it is also something quite unique. It can also be a time of year that inspires art and people coming together. (One contributor, Lori Hahnel, has previously been featured on Reading Recommendations.)


Book Launch in Edmonton on Nov. 8!
Meet some of the anthology’s authors, hear their stories and poems, eat a slice of cake at 40 Below‘s launch at Audreys Books.

Brief biography:
I’m a writer and publisher from Edmonton, Alberta. My first short fiction collection entitled Americas was published in 2012. I created Wufniks Press shortly after that and edited and published the first 40 Below anthology in 2013.

Links to buy Jason’s book:
40 Below Project

Jason’s promo links:

What are you working on now?
Right now my focus is on the promotion of 40 Below Volume 2. Next year I have a couple projects that I’ll be working on as well as continuing my #yegwords project that publishes stories and poetry on coffee sleeves distributed at coffee shops across Edmonton.

Jason’s reading recommendation:
Shane Jones is my favourite author right now who is not featured in 40 Below.

Lori Hahnel

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? After You’ve Gone – adult novel

Quick description: After You’ve Gone is the story of two generations of musicians, a jazz grandmother and a punk granddaughter, who each struggle with balancing life, love, and art in their respective eras.

And if you happen to be in the Calgary area …

Thistledown Press and Lori Hahnel invite you to the launch of Lori’s new novel, After You’ve Gone

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
7 – 8:30 PM
Memorial Park Library
Lower Level, 1221 – 2 St. SW
Calgary, AB

Join us for reading, refreshments and musical guests
Hope to see you there!
Copies of Lori’s books will be available to purchase from Owl’s Nest Books!

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Brief biography:
Lori Hahnel is the author of two novels, Love Minus Zero and After You’ve Gone, and a story collection, Nothing Sacred, which was shortlisted for an Alberta Literary Award. Her work has been published in over thirty publications across North America and in the UK, including The Fiddlehead, Joyland and Prairie Fire, as well as being produced for CBC Radio. She teaches at Mount Royal University in Calgary.

Links to buy Lori’s book:
Amazon – paperback
Chapters/Indigo – paperback
Thistledown Press

Lori’s promo links:

What are you working on now?
Currently marketing another short story collection and working on the first draft of a new novel.

Lori’s reading recommendation:
I’ve read three of Alice Hoffman’s novels lately and really enjoyed them.