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Indie Author | Publisher Days in Pickering

Indie Author Days

Meet Local Authors:

Angie Littlefield
Geoff Taylor
Peter Fritze
Manjit Singh
Joe Mahoney
and more!


pickering dates ~ October 19 to 22

Roundtable October 22
Times and guests TBA

Christine Cowley, LifeGems Personal Histories,
will be the moderator for the panel on October 22nd.

Getting into the independent publishing and self-publishing world can be intimidating. As writers, it is totally normal to feel of a bit of internal conflict: to love your work, but also question your validity. Will people really read what I have to offer? What will my life be like as a published author? What should I expect in the world of independent and self-publishing? MORE

Pickering Public Library

One The Esplanade
Pickering |

Angie Littlefield

Marangi Editions

Pineridge Arts Council

indie author day

Angie Littlefield: Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends Tom Thomson's Last Bonfire by Geoff Taylor the Case for Killing by Peter Fritze A Time and a Place

Angie Littlefield

Angie Littlefield

Author of Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends

Author, Curator, Educator and Editor Angie Littlefield previously explored Canadian artist Tom Thomson’s family heritage and the Toronto
neighbourhoods in which he lived. Now she tackles his life through his friends and food. Angie’s eclectic interests in art and writing have led to exhibitions in Canada and Germany and children’s books in Nunavut and Tristan da Cunha. She has written about Weimar photographer Ilse Salberg, dada artist Angelika Hoerle and about art as dissent. She recently edited Ruth Abernethy’s Life and Bronze. Angie lives in Toronto with her husband David.

Geoff Taylor

Geoff Taylor

Author of Tom Thomson's Last Bonfire

Peter Fritze

Peter Fritze

Author of The Case for Killing and False Guilt

Peter Fritze practiced law as a solicitor in an Ontario government agency, partner in a major Toronto law firm and general counsel of a Canadian multinational. He’s now following his lifetime interest in storytelling by writing mysteries.
In April 2014, Peter self-published The Case for Killing. Against the backdrop of a fictitious Toronto law firm, two plans for murder collide. In February 2015, he also self-published False Guilt, in which a lawyer’s past involvement with murder follows him from Toronto to Rome.
Peter’s third mystery, Crook’s Hill, is due out shortly. Insider trading, ugly secrets and death envelop fractious brothers.
Peter was raised in Dundas, Ontario and has lived in Toronto since university.


Manjit Singh

Manjit Singh

Walking Through and Other Stories (is a co-authored collection of short stories)

Manjit Singh is a high school teacher and has hosted Multicultural Radio. An earlier version of Buckets of Wonderment, Manjit's short story featured in her debut publication, placed as a finalist in the ‘2016 Open Season Award for Fiction’ in The Malahat Review.

Joe Mahoney

Joe Mahoney

A Time and a Place

Joe Mahoney works full-time for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he’s helped make many radio shows over the years. His short fiction has been published in Canada, Australia and Greece.

Joe lives in Whitby with his wife and two daughters, and their golden retriever and Siberian forest cat. A Time and a Place is his first novel.

Christine Cowley

Christine Cowley, Founder and Managing Editor of Moss Pillow Publishing

Christine Cowley is a fiction and non-fiction author, and has written and/or collaborated on more than 30 books, both traditionally and self-published. She currently has several works in progress, including her first novel. With many years experience as a writing coach, editor, publisher, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, and television and radio host, Christine pursues her many interests with exuberance, curiosity and the desire to always be learning. Christine founded Moss Pillow Publishing, providing writing and micro-publishing services for corporate, personal and family histories. Storylines, Christine’s weekly book-talk radio show, can be heard Saturdays at 8 am EST and Wednesday evenings at 11 pm, on The Bay 88.7 FM, and at


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