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Author Partners

Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute is the author of the multi award-winning memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After LossAbove the Star, her second book, was released on June 5, 2018. Chute is a distinguished writer, artist, photographer, and filmmaker and has received over 40 noteworthy distinctions for her visual and literary work. She is not a winter person but lives in the frosty city of Edmonton with her husband and their living children.

Janice MacDonald

Born on the side of a mountain in Banff National Park, the daughter of a cowboy from southern Alberta and a schoolteacher who herself had been born in a pioneer log cabin in the Peace River Country, Janice MacDonald considers herself to be an example of the quintessential Albertan, at least till an election rolls around. She is best known as the creator of a series of comic academic mystery novels featuring reluctant amateur sleuth Miranda “Randy” Craig, all of which are set right here in Edmonton.


Publisher Partners

Stonehouse Publishing

Founded in 2014, Stonehouse Publishing publishes literary and trade fiction, with a special focus on historical fiction. Their list includes a diverse selection of titles and authors, and they have plans to re-release classic works in the near future. Stonehouse is devoted to good literature, effective marketing, and an engaging aesthetic.  Publishing 5-8 titles annually, Stonehouse is nestled in the alternately dusty and snowy Canadian Prairies.

Athabasca University Press

Athabasca University Press is Canada’s first open access scholarly press. Founded in 2007 with the principal aim of reducing barriers to knowledge and increasing access to scholarship, Athabasca U Press is committed to bringing the work of emerging and established scholars to the public.

Freehand Books

Freehand Books was established in 2007 as the literary imprint of the academic publisher Broadview Press with a very simple mandate: to publish excellent Canadian literature. In 2016, after publishing forty titles, Freehand became independent.