Kat Kruger will appear as one of the official authors at this year’s Hal-Con, taking place in Halifax, November 7 to 9. On the heels of her successful Toronto book tour, Kruger is excited to take part in Atlantic Canada’s biggest science fiction/fantasy convention. Hal-con brings together fans for a weekend of panels, meet and greets and cosplay.

“Hal-Con features so much that’s great about geek culture and they’ve always had a place for local talent which is fantastic,” says Kruger. “Even though my books have started to see wider success in the national and international markets, I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s con as an official author. There’s a growing community here on the East Coast with an interest in sci-fi and fantasy, and I look forward to chatting with readers of both since my series is such a mash-up of genres.”

The popular The Magdeburg Trilogy focuses on seventeen-year-old Connor Lewis who finds himself caught up in a battle between born and bitten werewolves. Kruger’s werewolf lore is based in real science, making her series a perfect blend of sci-fi and urban fantasy. The first book in the series, The Night Has Teeth, is currently being serialized on Wattpad and has had over one million reads. The German translation of the trilogy by cbj verlag/Random House is releasing later this month.

Hal-Con is an annual sci-fi, fantasy & gaming convention that features the best in TV, movies, book, graphic novels and gaming. Other authors appearing include Jacqueline Carey and comic writer J. Torres. Headlining actors include Kristian Nairn, who currently plays Hodor on Game of Thrones, and Supernatural’s Mark Sheppard.

EVENTS
World-Building How-To with Kat Kruger, Saturday Nov 8, 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Award-winning author Kat Kruger will discuss the ins and outs of building a believable world in science fiction and fantasy. Gain insight into how to promote the willing suspension of disbelief from the author of The Magdeburg Trilogy. The mythology created in her world has garnered high praise from the international blogging and reviewing community including from Charles de Lint who says of her trilogy: “A superb series from start to finish that, like the best musical mashups, takes something old (werewolf mythology) and makes something completely fresh out of its source material.” Learn how Kruger bridges the reality gap between teen wolves and mad science!

Book Signing, Saturday Nov 8, 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. (Further official signing times will be announced at a later date.)

Kruger will also have a sales table for The Magdeburg Trilogy and will be available all weekend for book signings and meet and greets.

About the Author
Kat Kruger is a freelance writer and social media consultant with a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. Her first novel, The Night Has Teeth (The Magdeburg Trilogy, Book One) won the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition and was listed as a Best Book for Kids & Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (Spring 2013). She splits her time between Toronto and Halifax with her husband.

Social Media Links
Website: http://katkruger.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheMagdeburgTrilogy
Twitter: http://twitter.com/katkruger
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6453832.Kat_Kruger

About Fierce Ink Press:
Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd. is a publishing label dedicated to producing high quality books of fiction and short non-fiction pieces by Canadian authors who write for young adults.

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Fans of Alisha Sevigny had the opportunity recently to ask the Kissing Frogs author anything they wanted to know about her via social media. Alisha chose a few of the most popular questions to answer in her Q&A below.

And don’t forget you can pre-order Kissing Frogs in Canada through our pre-order campaign, along with some exclusive fierce swag!

 

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Journalist Trevor J. Adams reflects on a very difficult time in his childhood when former best friends turned into enemies and tormentors in this month’s Fierce Short available September 30.

In The Summer It All Went Wrong (Fierce Ink Press), Adams writes about summer friends who turned on him when a new kid arrives at the week-long family camp. In an effort to fit in the new camper twists Adams’ words and uses them against him. His friends don’t give Adams a chance to explain, preferring to bully him.

“I’ve written more magazine articles than I can count, but I haven’t written many things that I found as tough as this,”Adams says. “Digging into one’s childhood traumas isn’t fun, but I realized as I looked back how small those things were once I had some distance and perspective. I’m just hoping someone who is having a crummy time might read this, and realize that things do change, life does go on, and once you learn to let go of some things, it does get better.”

Twenty per cent of proceeds go to ARK, a Halifax-based group chosen by Adams. ARK supports the homeless and street-involved with a drop-in centre for youth 16 to 24 as well as community meals.

Summer 200x300 Journalist Trevor J. Adams Remembers When Childhood Friends Turned into Bullies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available now from Storenvy, iTunesKobo and Kindle.

At-A-Glance

What is it about?
Having people close to you turn on you when you least expect it.

Who will read it?
Anyone who has ever dealt with friends turning into bullies

When is it releasing?
September 30, 2014

About The Author
A Nova Scotia native, Trevor J. Adams grew up in Digby County, moving to Halifax in 1994 to study journalism at the University of King’s College. He’s been living and writing in the city ever since. Currently, he’s the editor of Halifax Magazine and senior editor with Metro Guide Publishing, where he oversees an editorial department that creates some fifteen different titles. In 2014, he was short-listed for the Editors’ Association of Canada’s Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. In 2012, he published Long Shots: The Curious Story of the Four Maritime Teams That Played For the Stanley Cup (Nimbus), his first solo book. In 2004, he co-authored the biography Today’s Joe Howe and in 2008, he co-authored Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books.

 Social Media Links
Twitter: @HalifaxEditor

 

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Kissing Frogs is now available for pre-order in Canada, along with some fierce exclusive swag. PLUS the eBook and Collector’s Editions are twenty per cent off until the November 18 release date!  How awesome is that?

If you’re curious about what Kissing Frogs is all about, you can check out the blurb on Goodreads. You can also listen to the author herself, Alisha Sevigny, talking about the book in the video below!

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Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL, a collection of creative non-fiction pieces written by Atlantic Canadian authors, releases on September 23. Twenty per cent of proceeds of sales go to Kids Help Phone, chosen by Canadian author Susin Nielsen, who contributed the foreword.

“I’m very honoured that I was asked to write the foreword for this wonderful and important anthology of creative non-fiction shorts” says Nielsen. “Becoming Fierce touches on topics that a lot of teens will be able to identify with — family, fitting in, body image, suicide. This collection lets teens know that others have gone through similar things and made it through.”

Each short deals with something the author struggled with during his or her teen years. The goal of the anthology is to let teens know that adults do understand what they’re going through and that it does get better.

The shorts were all originally published as part of the Fierce Shorts digital imprint, which publishes monthly through Fierce Ink Press with twenty per cent of sales going to a charity of the authors choice.

Two official launches for Becoming Fierce are being held on October 18. Broken Books in St. John’s will be hosting the Newfoundland launch (2 to 4 p.m.) and Just Us! Coffeehouse on Spring Garden Road in Halifax will be the location for the Nova Scotia launch (2 to 4 p.m.). Events in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island will be held later this year.

The following shorts appear in Becoming Fierce.
These Memories Can’t Wait by Jamie Fitzpatrick (Newfoundland)
Say It’s Okay by Ben Boudreau (Nova Scotia)
Love You Like Suicide by Jo Treggiari (Nova Scotia)
Cuisvé by Chris Benjamin (Nova Scotia)
The Long Last Year by Gerard Collins (Newfoundland)
Some of My Parts by Alison DeLory (Nova Scotia)
Before I Was Me by Chad Pelley (Newfoundland)
Diary of a Fluky Kid by Lee D. Thompson (New Brunswick)
Prince Nameless by Patti Larsen (Prince Edward Island)
I Used to Think I’d Make a Good Boy by Cale Liom (Prince Edward Island)

Becoming Fierce cover FINAL 200x300 Fierce Ink Press Supports Kids Help Phone with the Release of Becoming Fierce Anthology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At-A-Glance

What is it about?
Issues that teens have to deal with growing up.

Who will read it?
Any teen who is currently struggling.

When is it releasing?
September 23, 2014

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Pre-Order Kissing Frogs and Grab Some Fierce Swag!

September 17, 2014

Today is the day, peeps! Kissing Frogs, our November 18 release from debut author Alisha Sevigny, is up for pre-order in Canada! And we’re offering some pretty amazing pre-order packages in celebration. Not only will you get twenty per cent off your copy of Kissing Frogs, but you have the chance to order some exclusive […]

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Fierce Ink Press Authors Appearing at WOTS Toronto and Halifax!

September 15, 2014

The Word on the Street (WOTS) takes place this year on September 21 and several Fierce Ink Press authors have accepted invitations to participate in the awesome one-day bookfest. Natalie Corbett Sampson (Game Plan) will be at WOTS Halifax, taking part in an YA panel and a Mothering & Motherhood panel. Carol Moreira (Membrane) will […]

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Fierce Ink Press Offers Deluxe Pre-order Packages for Kissing Frogs

September 9, 2014

In advance of the November 18 Canadian release of Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny, Fierce Ink Press will offer exclusive pre-order packages. The bundles will be available September 17 until November 17 in the Fierce Ink Press Storenvy store and include some of the most popular Fierce Ink Press swag along with some new items […]

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Becoming Fierce Blog Tour

September 8, 2014

The Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL blog tour starts tomorrow! From September 9 until September 23 you’ll be able to check out early reviews of our creative non-fiction anthology, plus Q&As with the authors and guest posts. Sept 9 — Nayu’s Reading Corner (review) Sept 10 — Feisty Little Women (review) Sept 11 — Words Like Silver […]

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Young Adult Author Kat Kruger Hits 1 Million Reads on Wattpad Ahead of Her Toronto Book Tour

August 27, 2014

Young adult author Kat Kruger will be in Toronto September 17 to 21 promoting her latest novel, The Night Is Found. The third and final book in The Magdeburg Trilogy, The Night Is Found was launched in July to rave reviews. The first book in Kruger’s The Magdeburg Trilogy, The Night Has Teeth, is currently […]

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