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Welcome to kawarthaREADS! This section is dedicated to fiction and non-fiction about The Kawarthas, or by authors who live, visit and love The Kawarthas. Enjoy the selections and consider submitting one of your own! Simply send your selection in for consideration – to publisher “at” kawarthaNOW.com. The length of your piece should not exceed 750 words.

Andrew Forbes (photo: Alice Winchester)

Andrew Forbes (photo: Alice Winchester)


An excerpt from What You Need, the debut collection of short fiction by Peterborough author Andrew Forbes

Andrew Forbes has written film and music criticism, liner notes, sports columns, and short fiction. What You Need is his debut collection of fiction. More ...
"Motion Sickness" cover

“Motion Sickness”

An excerpt from the latest novel by Norwood author Ursula Pflug. [Read the article]
More Blueberries! is a children's book written by Canadian literary icon Susan Musgrave and illustrated by Millbrook's Esperança Melo

More Blueberries!

An excerpt from the forthcoming children’s book by Susan Musgrave with illustrations by Millbrook artist Esperança Melo. [Read the article]
Paul Nicholas Mason (photo: Esther Vincent/Mustang)

“The Night Drummer”

An excerpt from Peterborough author Paul Nicholas Mason’s latest novel. [Read the article]
Millbrook illustrator Bill Slavin has completed "Big Star Otto", the last book in his "Elephants Never Forget" graphic novel trilogy for young readers, whose hero is a big-hearted elephant

Big Star Otto

An excerpt from Millbrook illustrator Bill Slavin’s final book in his children’s graphic novel trilogy. [Read the article]
Interference (book jacket: ECW Press)


An excerpt from the latest novel by Peterborough writer Michelle Berry. [Read the article]
Jonathan Bennett (photo: Rebekah Littlejohn Photography)

The Colonial Hotel

An excerpt from the latest novel by award-winning Keene author Jonathan Bennett. [Read the article]
Kruz FM's newsroom a week after the 2004 Peterborough flood (photo: Brian Ellis)

“I Couldn’t See Water Street for Water”

Gordon’s column in The Toronto Star from July 16, 2004, the day after the Great Peterborough Flood. [Read the article]
Gordon Gibb (photo: Jessica Melnik)

“Google This …”

An excerpt from "Gibberish", the new book by Peterborough broadcaster and author Gordon Gibb. [Read the article]
Bill Templeman

“Leadership Basics for Frontline Managers”

An excerpt from local writer Bill Templeman’s book on how to become a better leader. [Read the article]