September 18th is: I’m Buying an NB Book! day.

September 18th is ‘I’m Buying an NB Book! day, a day to encourage people across New Brunswick to purchase books by New Brunswick Authors. How cool is that??? Although we are not located in New Brunswick, we thought we’d support our neighbours and their authors. Any reason really to buy and promote Atlantic Canadian Books is something to get behind. Am I Right???

New Brunswick has many great authors and I will present a small cross-section of them for which we have books in stock. Two fiction writers, one male and one female, one Middle-Grade author and one children’s author, who happens to also write Middle-Grade novels.

David Adams Richards

Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Richards left St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, one course shy of completing a B.A. Richards has been a writer-in-residence at various universities and colleges across Canada, including the University of New Brunswick.

Richards has received numerous awards including 2 Gemini Awards for scriptwriting for Small Gifts and “For Those Who Hunt The Wounded Down”, the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the Canadian Authors Association Award for his novel Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace. Richards is one of only three writers to have won in both the fiction and non-fiction categories of the Governor General’s Award. He won the 1988 fiction award for Nights Below Station Street and the 1998 non-fiction award for Lines on the Water: A Fisherman’s Life on the Miramichi. He was also a co-winner of the 2000 Giller Prize for Mercy Among the Children.

Beth Powning

Beth Powning was born in Hampton, Connecticut. She attended E.O. Smith High School, and Sarah Lawrence College, where she majored in creative writing. Powning moved to Sussex, New Brunswick in 1970.

Powning’s work has been widely published in books, anthologies, and magazines. She is known for her lyrical, powerful writing and the profound emotional honesty of her work.

Beth Powning’s novel, “The Sea Captain’s Wife” was short-listed for the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, in Canada.; and was a Barnes and Noble Discover Award Book, in the USA. The novel has been long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It was translated into French by Editions Perce-Neige, with distribution in Canada and France.

“The Hatbox Letters” was also long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award, and was a Globe and Mail Best Book.

Meghan Rose Allen

Is from Sackville, New Brunswick and is the author of the middle-grade novel Enid Strange

Enid has never fit in with kids her age. They don’t speak the way she does, and they don’t hand in assignments so perfect that the teachers think she cheated. They’re not like Enid at all. And they also can’t see the faeries. They don’t know how the faeries interfere with people’s lives. Not the way Enid and her mother do.

So Enid is writing a book on how to see the faeries. But she doesn’t know if she can get it written before the faeries completely ruin her life. If only she could trap one…

Jennifer McGrath is a professional writer and award­ winning children’s author from Moncton, New Brunswick. Her latest book, The Snow Knows is an award-winning hide-and-seek picture book exploring the wild animals of winter.

In this deceptively simple children’s picture book, a pair of award-winning storytellers share the joys of winter.

A lyrical prose poem, The Snow Knows introduces readers of all ages to animals both domestic (a tabby cat by the woodstove) and wild (a slinking lynx, a choir of coyotes), celebrating wilderness and outdoor play.

With gorgeous, whimsical hide-and-seek illustrations, this beautiful book is destined to be a perennial winter favourite.

Jennifer also wrote White Cave Escape and Chocolate River Rescue- both are middle-grade novels and are published by Nimbus Publishing.