Welcome to fall readers! We've been mildly debating about how much rain is normal in October (so far, it seems...normal), how long we can delay pulling out our winter gear (we're naively hoping for November) and if drinking Pumpkin Spiced Lattes is actually basic. That being said, we're not too worried since we've also been busy basking in the glow of our recent award nominations (see what we did there) and congratulating each other by buying pumpkin spiced everything. Sterling Publishing's "The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook" has been particularly helpful for new recipe tips. Congratulations to the following authors, publishers and overall amazing individuals that were nominated for the Governor General's Shortlists this past week:


Once Upon a Memory illustrated by Renata Liwska, text by Nina Laden and (ISBN 9780316208161 / $19.00 / Hardcover - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers//HBG)

Night Vision

In the POETRY category:

Night Vision by Christopher Levenson (ISBN 9781927443583 / $18.00 / Paperback - Quattro Books//LitDistCo)

Lake of Two Mountains by Arleen Paré (ISBN 9781926829876 / $20.00 / Paperback - Brick Books//LitDistCo)


Light Light By Julie Joosten (ISBN 9781927040836 / $18.00 / Paperback - BookThug//LitDistCo)

And in the ENGLISH LANGUAGE DRAMA category:

The Secret
The Secret

Secret Mask by Rick Chafe (ISBN 9781770911901 / $16.95 / Paperback - Playwrights Canada Press//UTP)


That Elusive Spark by Janet Munsil (ISBN 9781770912045 / $16.95 / Paperback - Playwrights Canada Press//UTP)

Age of Minority by Jordan Tannahill (ISBN 9781770911949 / $19.95 / Paperback - Playwrights Canada Press//UTP)