Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Sticks and Stones: Ten Canadian Short Stories by M. L Holton

Delighted to share the news of the latest release on Pre-Order for October 16th  by M.L. Holton…Sticks and Stones: Ten Canadian Short Stories

About the collection

Ten Canadian Short Stories from Canadian artist and author, Margaret Lindsay Holton
Eclectic & Electric. Satisfying & Satiating. Delightful literary morsels to feed the mind …

From the INTRODUCTION: “… I am offering these stories to a wide range of readers because sharing well-chosen words expands our minds. New synaptic connections are made. We learn. We become more than we are. And, in these challenging times of reflection and crisis, reading really is a supportive and reassuring Gift that we can offer each other.” – mlholton

“Beautiful. A fine collection of memorable moments.” – “Cinematic.”
“Details described impeccably.” – “I loved these stories immensely.”

Experience isolated island life in the North, inner-city dilemmas, a heart-felt funeral, star-crossed lovers, untidy father-daughter dynamics, stories filled with razor-sharp elders and ever-constant rebellious youth – this collection is about life and the living.

Head over to pre-order the book for October 16th: Amazon CA – And: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

A selection of books by Margaret Lindsay Holton

One of the recent reviews for Trillium

Feb 11, 2021 Linda Sachs rated it five stars – it was amazing

Trillium, is a wonderful story of three families’ interwoven legacy, from early beginnings to successful entrepreneurs, business partners and dirty scoundrels.

A touching story about strong work ethics and love for a land. The struggles to keep a family heritage together while in a circle of secrets and deceit.

Also an excellent look at the development of southern Ontario’s history and its wineries.
I recommend this novel.

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Read more reviews and follow Margaret: Goodreads – Facebook Author/Artist fan pageMargaret Lindsay Holton FacebookTrillium NovelTwitter@TrillLINDSAY

About M.L. Holton

‘Alumni of Influence’ Award, University of Toronto (2017), ‘Arts Person of the Year Award’ City of Burlington (2016), Winner of the Hamilton Arts Council ‘Best Fiction’ Award (1999). Writer/ Producer/Director of 25 min film, ‘The Frozen Goose’ (2016), originally published in WW1 anthology in 2014. Writer/Videographer of news items for Hamilton’s Raise the Hammer, (2014-2018). Novelist of award-winning ‘The Gilded Beaver’ (1999) and ‘Economic Sex’ (1985 – under pen-name.)

Her 2002 poem, ‘Bush Chord’, was transformed into choral work by renown Canadian composer, Tobin Stokes, and performed by B.C.’s Vox Humana in 2017. Producer of sesqui-centennial spoken word & electro-pop project – ‘CANADADA: TAKE TWO’. . Editor of compiled social history – ‘Spirit of Toronto: 1834-1984’, created for Pope John’s visit. Designer of typeface, ‘Lindsay’, licensed to Letraset, England, in 1980, digitized in 1991 by Linotype, ITC, URW++ etc., Understudied with 2-time Giller Prize Winner, M.G. Vassanji while pursuing, on scholarship, the Graduate Creative Writing Certificate from Humber College. Holds a BA in Literature & Philosophy from the University of Toronto & Edinburgh.

For more background info, please see Wikipedia, and/or, see excellent artist blog at canadadaphotography dot blogspot dot ca


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to pre-order this collection of short stories by M.L. Holton.. thanks Sally.



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