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.


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



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!


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









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


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 swag. Head over to our Storenvy store and order your copy of Kissing Frogs today!

For you readers in the US, Swoon Romance will be handling the American publication of Kissing Frogs.

Here’s the breakdown of our pre-order packages, available starting today until November 17:

Pre-order packages
Signed postcard and eBook — $4.99 USD
Collector’s Edition —  $11.99 USD (plus shipping)
Fierce Notebook and eBook — $22.99 USD
Fierce Mug and eBook — $31.99 USD
Mola-inspire Fierce Tote and Collector’s Edition — $36.99 USD
Antique-inspired opal ring and Collector’s Edition — $45.99 USD
Fierce Princess T-shirt and eBook — $45.99 USD

Oh and we have to show off the amazing cover for Kissing Frogs, just revealed yesterday! Emma Dolan did a wicked job. We heart it so freaking much!

KissingFrogs COVER 200x300 Pre Order Kissing Frogs and Grab Some Fierce Swag!


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 also be at WOTS Halifax as part of the WFNS panel on Writers and Influence. Angela Misri (Jewel of the Thames) and Kat Kruger (The Magdeburg Trilogy) will both be at WOTS Toronto. Angela will be a part of the Out of the Past panel while Kat will be sitting on the Teen Wolves panel.

There will be opportunities at both events to chat with our fierce authors, ask them questions about their books and their writing plus purchase copies of their novels.

Here’s the schedule of where readers/fans can catch them.

Natalie Corbett Sampson (Halifax)
2:00 — 2:45 p.m. YA panel on the Vibrant Voices stage with Janet Cameron
3:15 — 4:00 p.m. Mothering & Motherhood panel on the Wonderful Words Reading stage with Vicki Murphy and Natalie Meisner

Carol Moreira (Halifax)
1:00 — 1:45 p.m. WFNS panel on Writers and Influence with Shandi Mitchell and Peter Sanger

Angela Misri (Toronto)
5:30 — 6:00 p.m. Out of the Past panel on the This Is Not Your Shakespeare stage with Caroline Pignat

Kat Kruger (Toronto)
11:45 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Teen Wolves panel on the This Is Not Your Shakespeare stage with Emily Pohl-Weary

All authors will be available to sign copies of their books after their sessions. Fierce Ink Press and Wattpad are joining forces to host Kat for a meet and greet for her Wattpad fans at 3:00 p.m. across from the Author Signing area. Kat will have signed postcards available, also.

Fierce Ink Press will also have a table at WOTS Halifax. There will be signed copies of our titles, Fierce Reader T-shirts and Fiercelings available for sale. Natalie will be at the table 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Carol Moreira (Membrane) will be there 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to chat with readers and sign copies of their books. Make sure to stop by and say hi!


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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Announcing the Best Pitches from #FiercePitch

August 22, 2014

Last night was our first #FiercePitch event and it was awesome! Penelope Jackson (editor extraordinaire) and Colleen McKie (Fierce Ink Press publisher) got to listen to eight Canadian young adult authors as they talked up their books. Folks, there are some amazing young adult novels being written in Canada, which makes us all giggly and happy. […]

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Fierce Ink Press Submissions Wish List

August 11, 2014

Fierce Ink Press is currently open to submissions and details can be found on our website. While our guidelines are thorough and outline quite clearly what we’re looking for, we thought it might be helpful for all Canadian young adult authors out there to know the specific type of manuscripts we’re currently jonesing for. If […]

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