2021 OIW Book Launch Authors
On June 15, 2021, OIW held a virtual book launch to celebrate the release of members' latest publications.
Find your next great read among our talented local writers.
Watch the book trailer here or scroll down to watch a video for the full event.
Past, Present, Future; Stories that Haunt
The wisdom gained through the three phases of this collection of short stories, must be applied to our damaged planet if homo-sapiens are to survive and still have a home called Earth.
The second book in the Colin McDermott mysteries, set 60 years earlier when Burt Ridley goes back to Yorkshire for his WWII reunion with a young George Ridley.
The mysterious death of an elderly veteran at the reunion leads DI McDermott to look into events during the Second World War, and whether a killer is still on the loose.
Dancing with my Father
Dancing captures vast historical forces within the workings of a single family, tracing an adolescent's flight from Nazi Vienna to Ireland and later Canada. Not only a record of the horror of the Holocaust, it is a thought-provoking exploration of heritage and how identity is formed.
Born into the poverty of a rural barrio in South America, Rosita yearns to leave for a life in the city. She becomes infatuated with an officer. All does not go well. A fascinating read with many twists and colorful characters.
Love and Love
If you like traditional boy-girl romances, especially if you have a weakness for tennis and funky old New York hotels, this could just be the book for you. When former tennis partners reunite in the publishing business after several decades apart, sparks certainly fly-- but will they be enough to reignite the fire?
The Girl with the Green Hair and the Dragon with the Secret Name
Dena hates being different from the other girls, and wishes she didn't have green hair. Can rescuing an old woman's dragon change all that?
Out of the Grey
Technology exists, but is forbidden. Some believe a return to the old ways will lead to the end of humankind. Hadamard must prepare now for the coming doom before it is too late – even if that sparks an all-out war with neighboring territories. A war his people cannot hope to win.
The Nightmare Schematic
Since he was a child, Connor has dreamt of horrible machines. Everything changes when his dreams reveal a new machine, a miraculous device that brings hope instead of terror, and could save humanity from the many threats facing our modern world. Connor sets to work immediately, desperate to know the truth. The Nightmare Schematic is the debut novel of Canadian author Kyle Bentley, and the first book in The Age of Entropy series.
Unconditional Love Poems
This wise and moving poetry collection explores the depth of love in many forms, from romance and desire to family to women's shared experience. The theme of unconditional love is universal to women as lovers, and mothers, and through shared sisterhood. These poems reveal a vulnerability that is basic and essential to the act of loving and the quality of pain brought on by loving too much.
Morty the Morton Street Bus
Stuck On Me
Molly O'Connor's three new books are repeat winners. Written to appeal to children ages 2 - 9 years old, parents will love these books too!
This touching autobiography tells the story of a young Rebecca living under Soviet rule in the 1970's, dealing with the bread lines, KGB raids, and violent anti-semitism. But it is also about the courage to be who you are.
Whether it was during the assault upon Jessica twenty years ago, or the threatened destruction of her life today, nobody seems to care. She desperately needs help to survive, but the only person she deeply trusts will soon be dead.
Henry VIII's Motorcycle
A Tale of Two Trumpets
An analysis of current practice in trumpet-playing in the baroque orchestra, with emphasis upon the promotion and dissemination of a false narrative regarding the authenticity of the instruments. Discussion of historical methods of manufacture, creating reproductions, and preservation and use of historic instruments.
Children of the 7th Son
In Book 2 of the 'Dark Age' trilogy, a young barbarian settles in Constantinople and finds himself the last line of defence of human civilization against the deepest forces of the earth. At the same time, he deals with the greatest challenge of all humans: raising a family.
Susan A. Jennings
Believing Her Lies
Susan Jennings third book in the Lavender Cottage Series is now available.
Rumours and lies challenge Katie and Dr. Piers Bannister’s passionate romance and threaten a vulnerable Katie and the good doctor’s integrity. Set at Katie’s Lavender Cottage B&B, in a quaint English village, on the shores of a busy and vibrant narrowboat marina.
Letters from Johnny
It is 1970, Toronto. Eleven-year old Johnny writes letters in his journal to hockey legend Dave Keon hoping to make sense of a recent murder, his friendship wih Rollie, his absent father, and the FLQ crisis. The letters are filled with heart, humour and absolutely in the voice of a child. Wayne Ng has written a novel that people of all ages can relate to and enjoy.
Watch the full event or fast forward to your favorite author.
1. John Gray
2. Rem (RC) Westland
3. Molly O'Connor
4. David Gray
5. Ralph Smith
6. Jagjeet Sharma
7. Jo Sorochinsky
8. Dr. Ian Prattis
9. Lori Rosove
10. Jim Napier
11. Laurie Campbell
12. Astona Nahimana
13. Wayne Ng
14. Regina Gershman
15. Anna Myatt
16. Kyle Bentley
17. Scott Bury
18. Mike James