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Coming Soon: Poplar Lake

Coming in the fall of 2018:  Poplar Lake, from Now or Never Publishing .

Now or Never Publishing produces works by new and established authors from across Canada. Since 2005, NON has published 45 original titles, and its catalogue continues to grow with its annual spring and fall list releases. NON is a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers and the Literary Press Group of Canada.

Publisher Chris Needham commented in 2017 on NON’s acquisition of Poplar Lake: “Poplar Lake is a darkly subversive novel, compelling, poignant, and multi-layered, whimsical and wry in observation, a feat of imagination—and Ron Thompson’s voice is honest and assured in the telling. This book is going to resonate with readers when it hits bookstores next fall.”

Poplar Lake - Concept Cover

About Poplar Lake:

A young writer brings his girlfriend home to meet his family, introducing her to the vivid, sometimes dark history of his prairie hometown, while concealing the painful secrets of his own past.

Poplar Lake is a darkly satiric tragicomedy about families and relationships and the day-to-day lies that sustain them.

If Guy Vanderhaegh and Margaret Laurence had a love child, it would be Poplar Lake. Little Big Man would be its godfather, and M. Night Shyamalan would direct the movie adaptation.

Upcoming Activities and Events

Ron Thompson’s A Person of Letters, a satire on writing, publishing, love, obsession, and guilt, is available in print and eBook format.  Follow the author on Twitter (@thompsron) or Facebook for direct updates and notice of future appearances and events.

In a touch of magical realism, A Person of Letters will launch it’s own world tour (without its author) in January 2016.  “We anthropomorphize toys, cartoon ducks and rabbits, even Lego blocks,” Ron says.  “Why not books?” “And so the novel A Person of Letters has morphed into the louche and sodden huckster APOL, which will do anything to grab a reader’s attention. The book has already been sighted in various locales in Canada, the U.S., and around the world. Ron will post about his creation’s travels and shenanigans on his blog – follow it here.  Needless to say, he’s having fun with the project.

In March 2016, Ron will address the monthly meeting of the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. His topic will be, “On Becoming a Writer: My Long and Winding Journey.”

Ron is currently working on a prequel to A Person of LettersPoplar Lake is a tale of home town, family, and the secrets they keep.

Watch this space for updates.