Magazine Writing From the Boonies (Co-author Louise Donnelly) No matter where you live, this book explains everything you need to know to break into the challenging and profitable magazine market. Two experienced freelancers and writing instructors guide you through the basics of writing non-fiction articles. Published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1996: 142 pages. Reviews: Ottawa Citizen This guide should be on every writer’s shelf. Quill & Quire As worthwhile for aspiring magazine writers toiling in Toronto’s core as it is for those searching for stories in rural British Columbia, the Maritimes or anywhere else outside of a ‘major publishing...Read More
Month: December 2015
Brave Battalion This is the story of the average Canadian who volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force told through the lens of one battalion—the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. This Highland Regiment fought in the Ypres Salient and in the Somme, at Vimy, Passchendaele, and Amiens. It suffered the first gas attack; its ranks were decimated as it fought at virtually every major battle in the European theatre. From the declaration of war to the cessation of hostilities, Zuehlke follows the battalion from marshalling and training in Canada, across the Atlantic to England, and...Read More
About the Author
Mark Zuehlke is an award-winning author generally considered to be Canada’s foremost popular military historian. His Canadian Battle Series is the most exhaustive recounting of the battles and campaigns fought by any nation during World War II to have been written by a single author.
In recognition of his contribution to popularizing Canadian history, Mark was awarded the 2014 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award. In 2007, his For Honour’s Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace won the Canadian Author’s Association Lela Common Award for Canadian History. The Canadian Battle Series Holding Juno captured the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize in 2006. Mark is also an award winning mystery writer, whose popular Elias McCann series has garnered much critical praise in Canada and abroad. Set in storm-swept west Vancouver Island village of Tofino, the series follows the reluctant community coroner Elias McCann. Hands Like Clouds, the debut in this series, won the Crime Writer’s of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for the 2000 Best First Novel and the third instalment, Sweep Lotus, was nominated for the 2004 Arthur Ellis Best Novel. When not writing, this Victoria, British Columbia resident can often be found tinkering around the Fernwood heritage house he shares with partner and fellow writer Frances Backhouse. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, cycling, kayaking, travelling, and cooking.