How I Balanced Parenting & Publishing

How I Balanced Parenting & Publishing

Publishing a book as a stay-at-home-parent can feel intimidating, but it doesn't have to BE intimidating. Here’s how FriesenPress author Malgosia Krol balanced parenting and publishing her award-winning children’s book Quest-terrestrials Vol 1.

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Why Every Author Needs Their Own Brand

Why Every Author Needs Their Own Brand

FriesenPress author Suzanne Forcese describes how publishing her book didn’t just change her life, it changed what she believed about herself.

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How Dinosaurs Learned to Dance: An Interview with Children’s Author Judy Cook

How Dinosaurs Learned to Dance: An Interview with Children’s Author Judy Cook

When Dinosaurs Go Dancing, the award-winning children’s book written by Judy Cook, almost never happened. Due to writing fits and starts, and a stalled collaboration, there were times when it didn’t look like Judy would be able to realize her vision. But the dancer turned first-time author didn’t give up - she persevered through setbacks and doubt, and families all across North America are thankful she did. We recently chatted with Judy about writing, her publishing journey, and the confidence she gained along the way.

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How I Became an Award-Winning Children’s Author

How I Became an Award-Winning Children’s Author

Mark Pichora, author of "You’re Amazing! (Starring You)", went from first-timer to award-winning children’s author. How? Mark explains, in his own words.

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Making Murder City: Interview with Author Michael Arntfield

Making Murder City: Interview with Author Michael Arntfield

Between hosting To Catch a Killer on OWN Canada and teaching Forensic Writing and Investigative Journalism at Western University in London, Ontario, it's something of an understatement to say that Dr. Michael Arntfield is a busy man.

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Penny for her thoughts: Interview with Little Copper Pennies Author Susan Harris

Penny for her thoughts: Interview with Little Copper Pennies Author Susan Harris

Finding inspiration in the everyday drives FriesenPress-published author Susan Harris. Her book, little copper pennies, examines the life of the (now defunct) Canadian penny, weaving a history that's both pragmatic and heartwarmingly nostalgic. We spoke with Harris about adapting a general reader to a children's picture book, obtaining media coverage, little copper pennies' journey through traditional publishing and much more!

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An Interview with journalist Victor Malarek: on traditional vs self-publishing, human trafficking and his new book Orphanage 41

An Interview with journalist Victor Malarek: on traditional vs self-publishing, human trafficking and his new book Orphanage 41

Victor Malarek is an award-winning journalist with more than forty years of experience. At present, he brings his hard-hitting investigative skills to CTV's current affairs show W5 as Senior Reporter. FriesenPress has taken a page from Victor's body of work and turned the investigation around to learn more about the 5 W’s - Who, What, Where, Why, and When of his first fiction, Orphanage 41.

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Surviving in a Heartless world: Teen author Mya Zemlock talks about her zombie debut novel

Surviving in a Heartless world: Teen author Mya Zemlock talks about her zombie debut novel

Zombies are a much more logical, possible supernatural occurrence. If I told you, in twenty years, that vampires were attacking the Earth and that we were all going to die, you would probably laugh, with no doubt in your mind that I was crazy. Even if I told you it was zombies instead of vampires, you still wouldn't believe me. But there would be that nagging voice in the back of your mind that would say, "But maybe..."

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