Member Announcements

New Publication

Print copies will be available in September 2022 but digital editions are now on the Orca website: Super excited to finally see this pandemic writing project go to market. Thanks to my agent Stacey Kondla at the Rights Factory, all the... More

Members' Activity

I'm delighted to join the Writers' Union of Canada and look forward to making connections with other Canadian Writers as well as enjoying the incredible resources available to members. The life of a writer can be very solitary at times, so please don't hesitate to contact me to chat, share... More


On March 10, 2022 at 11 AM ET and 1 PM ET, join a group of best-selling, award-winning authors who will discuss their latest books. Internationally acclaimed author Lawrence Hill will discuss his first children’s book, Beatrice and Croc Harry, Natasha Deen will talk about her latest, The Signs and... More

New Publication

Urgent Message from a Hot Planet: Navigating the Climate Crisis  was released in January 2022 by Orca Book Publishers as part of their Orca Issues series. For ages 12+, it outlines the science behind global heating and its root causes, provides ways to take action and honours the efforts of the... More

Literary Reading or Event (Virtual Event)

Please join Eric Walters and Paul Coccia as they celebrate their new book On The Line from Orca Book Publishers. They will be joined by moderator Alon Ozery, author of the memoir Even The Sidewalk Could Tell: How I Came Out to My Wife, My Three Children, and the World. All are welcome to this free... More

New Publication

On The Line by Eric Walters and Paul Coccia Releasing March 15, 2022 from Orca Book Publishers   Thirteen-year-old basketball star Jordan Ryker feels like his life is falling apart. All Jordie wanted was for his parents to stop fighting. Soon, he gets his wish. His parents separate and then his dad... More

Workshop (Virtual Event)

Join the Writers' Community of York Region and Paul Coccia as he invites writers into the Green World on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 1:30 PM ET. $25 nonmembers/$20 members. Register here: With a discussion of the literary critic Northrop Frye’s theory, writers... More

New Publication

Absolutely thrilled to announce my recent double contract with Simon & Schuster Canada to write two historical fiction novels based on Canadian history, to be published 2023 and 2024. The first is titled "The Secret Keepers" and includes two sisters who join the WW2 effort by joining the "... More


Dundurn Press and C.S. O'Cinneide are proud to announce the nomination of Starr Sign for the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. Starr Sign is the second book in a hard-boiled crime series featuring six-foot-three, hard-living hitwoman, Candace Starr. O'... More

Literary Reading or Event (Virtual Event)

Kamal Parmar , the Poet Laureate of the City of Nanaimo is organizing a Haiku reading event over ZOOM hosted by the Vancouver Island library  ( Nanaimo,B.C)  on Feb. 27th from 2 pm.-3 pm.The title is 'Springtime with Haiku." More