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Trial for broadcaster charged in 2010 shooting delayed until next April

The trial of a high-profile Surrey broadcaster charged in an August 2010 shooting was adjourned in B.C. Supreme Court Thursday after an issue arose over recent Crown disclosure in the case. 300 more words

The Real Scoop

A Long Way from Chicago

A Long Way from Chicago is a hilarious collection of stories about a boy and his sister from Chicago who go to spend one week of every summer in the late 1920’s and early 30’s with their—shall we say— 348 more words

Books

Books I’ve Read So Far in 2014

Here is a list (not quite in order) of those books that I have read completely through so far this year.

The Mystery in the Drood Family by Montagu Saunders (Cambridge: at the University Press, 1914) — I read this after reading Dickens’ last (uncompleted) novel for the ‘ 336 more words

Books

The Teacher's Funeral

No, you aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but we all do it sometimes.  I was looking for a book for my son and this title caught my eye… 188 more words

Third Grade

SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER AND WE'RE GOING TO MISS IT!

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER AND WE’RE GOING TO MISS IT!
~post by Meghan G., BookPeople’s Children’s Book Buyer

Now that pencils and notebooks are giving way to swimsuits and hiking gear, we wanted to take some time to highlight our favorite moments from school year 2013-2014. 53 more words

First Thoughts

“Our first thoughts on starting a story are always wrong.”
Richard Peck

“The work itself will teach you” — this old Estonian proverb says it all about improving our craft: We learn to write by writing. 281 more words

Writer's Intuition

“We are writing survival manuals masquerading as entertainment.”

“A story is an epiphany acted upon, a world you can hold in your hands — one with a coherent shape to offset the chaos in the lives of your readers.” 317 more words