DARLENE MADOTT'S 7th book, MAKING OLIVES AND OTHER FAMILY SECRETS (RIPASSO), (Longbridge Books) was launched at the Columbus Centre, May 14, 2014, and in Montreal, May 2, as part of Blue Metropolis, and the Association of Italian Canadian Writers....
Mike Barnes was born in Rochester, Minnesota but has lived most of his life in Canada. He grew up in and around Hamilton. He studied at McMaster University (Hon. B.A., English) and at the University of Toronto (B.Ed.). He has worked at a wide range of jobs including fishing guide, steelworker, art gallery attendant, and English teacher. He currently lives in Toronto where he works as a private tutor.