Witchlanders is coming

Witchlanders by Lena CoakleyFor all you fantasy readers out there, take a peek at Canadian author Lena Coakley’s debut novel Witchlanders, a compelling tale set in a richly rendered world of witches, magic, and mythology. It’s set to release August 30, 2011.

In this story, witches protect the Witchlands by throwing bones and foretelling the future. Ryder’s mom is one of them. Her early death left Ryder taking care of his sister and farm alone. But before her death, she claimed she has seen her last prophecy — an assassin across the mountains that Ryder must stop.

Follow Ryder on his fantastical journey to face a terrifying new magic that threatens both his village and the coven. Continue reading

The Royal Wedding of the century is coming!

It’s the engagement that’s been eight years in the making. Now that Prince William has finally popped the question to his lady-love Kate Middleton, planning for the royal wedding can commence!

And only S&S Canada has the complete insider story. William and Kate: A Royal Love Story by Christopher Andersen is the first complete account of the storybook romance between Wills and Kate, released in time for their wedding, which is taking place Friday, April 29th 2011.

The book takes an intimate look at this unlikely love story that has captivated the world. Aside from the fact that royal weddings are always an internationally celebrated event, when she marries Prince William, Kate Middleton will be the first non-blueblood since the 1600s to marry a future British Monarch! The two have been famously quiet on the subject of their on-again, off-again relationship, and in this book Andersen reveals many details of the royal love affair for the first time. Including:

  • William’s romantic conquests before–and during–his decade-long affair with Kate, as well as the other men in her life.
  • Who was really behind their headline-making breakup–and how Kate won back her Prince.
  • The Palace intrigues that have threatened to derail the relationship.
  • New information on the Queen’s surprising plans for William and Kate–historic changes that will forever change the face of the monarchy.

And much, much more.

For many, William and Kate’s union represents an opportunity to recapture the magic—the compelling and complicated legacy—of his beloved mother Diana, Princess of Wales. Part glittering fairy tale, part searing family drama, part political potboiler, part heart-stopping cliff-hanger, theirs is, above all else, an affair to remember.

This hardcover book is complete with two beautiful full color photo inserts.

Available in stores Dec 21st.

Upcoming festivals

Don’t miss out on your chance to see some of your favorite Simon and Schuster authors at festivals coming up across Canada this fall.

Anthony Doerr author of Memory Wall and the upcoming The Shell Collector and Marisa Silver author of Alone With You and The God of War will both be appearing at the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival in Vancouver October 19-24. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, for more info and to buy tickets click here.

Aryn Kyle author of The God of Animals and Boys and Girls Like You and Me and Brando Skyhorse author of The Madonnas of Echo Park will both be at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto October 20-30. Tickets go on sale September 14th, click here for more info.

***UPDATE***

Don Winslow, author of Savages, will also be appearing at IFOA in Toronto and Robert Rotenberg, author of the Toronto based court room thriller Old City Hall will be at IFOA Windsor on November 5th.

Also stayed tuned for more information about Word on the Street, the national book and magazine festival taking place at Queens Park in Toronto on Sunday September 26th. Simon and Schuster will have a booth with lots of great books at low, low prices for sale!

Huffington Post’s Guide to Blogging

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Be sure to catch Arianna Huffington’s TV appearances this week as she promotes the new book Huffington Post’s Guide to Blogging: 

Wednesday, December 3

“Daily Show with Jon Stewart” at 11 PM

“CNN Newsroom with Rick Sanchez” at 3:30 PM 

Thursday, December 4

CBS-TV / “Early Show” 

You can read Arianna’s interview about the book in REUTERS (Link)

Also, her post about the blogging & the book in THE HUFFINGTON POST (Link)