Celebrating Books and Authors


On Saturday September 23rd Covernotes Cafe helped celebrate this month’s grand opening of the WCYR Author Book Shelf in the book room. Member-authors Peter Howe, Catherine McClennan Brydon, Val Tobin, Dianne Gemmell, Nanci Pattenden, and MJ Moores joined us for an afternoon of reading and hobnobbing in honour of this fantastic partnership.





With nearly twenty local authors’ books on display (and more on the way!), Covernotes’ owners Omar and Ashley are excited to work with the Writers’ Community of York Region on this, and other, new projects. With an aim toward becoming one of Newmarket’s prime celebrants of local art and culture, Covernotes is working to bridge the gap between those who create and those who enjoy.

The WCYR’s bookcase is overflowing with genres of all kinds:

Non-Fiction ~ Catherine McClennan Brydon (historical), V.M. Gopaul (spiritual)

Memoir ~ Mark Koning, Barbara Trendos

Fiction ~ Sheila Horne, Mark Koning

Poetry ~ Peter Howe, Joanna Gail, Kamal Parmar

Short Fiction ~ Peter Howe, Douglas Owen

Children’s ~ Dianne Gemmell, Kim Chatel

Mystery ~ Cynthia St. Pierre, Nanci M. Pattenden

Romance ~ Val Tobin

Science Fiction ~ MJ Moores, Val Tobin

Fantasy ~ Agnes Jankiewick, Susan Faw

Horror ~ Douglas Owen

Thriller ~ V.M. Gopaul

So, if you’re in the neighbourhood (222 Main St. S Newmarket) be sure to stop by and check us out.

A big thank you to Snap’d Newmarket for helping us celebrate this momentous occasion. Click HERE to link to their article and to see more images.

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MJ Moores began her career as an English teacher in Ontario, Canada. Her love of storytelling and passion for writing has stayed with her since the age of nine. MJ relishes tales of adventure and journeys of self-realization. She enjoys writing in a variety of genres but speculative fiction remains her all time favourite. MJ runs the emerging writers’ website Infinite Pathways where she offers editing & publicity advice as well as platform building opportunities. Be sure to check out her sci/fi fantasy series, The Chronicles of Xannia. Connect with MJ at http://mjmoores.com or http://facebook.com/AuthorMJMoores

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