This is Alex Paul here, your friendly neighbourhood writer. I am letting you know that I have something very cool for you. This summer I traveled to Cross Lake, Manitoba to interview young people there. The community experienced a suicide epidemic last winter. I have transcribed the interviews, and now I’m going to share the collection as widely as I can. The short book of eight powerful interviews is available for free as a PDF to read on your computer or phone; I also have some very nice print copies which are available for $12 to cover printing costs. Please let me know if you are interested in reading it, and I will be happy to set you up with a digital or print copy.
Yours for creative healing and resistance,
Night falls on a small northern town tucked away in the wilderness.
The town’s people are like you and me, all caught up in their own stories.
But this night is different. Something is happening.
It calls them. It wakes them.
And by the sun’s rise, everyone’s gone.
“The Night That Took a Town” is a new novella by Alex Paul. It will be released on July 28th and will be available from McNally Robinson.
There will be a book launch at Brew’d Awakening’s Cafe in Brandon, Manitoba (904 13th Street) on July 28th at 8 PM.
Copies will be $16, with $1 from every copy sold going towards suicide prevention in Canada.
If you’d like to pick up a copy from me in person at the launch or later, you can pre-order a copy here: paypal.me/alxpaul/16
Hello readers! I would like to announce “This Could Be Your City,” a collaboration between myself and photographer Ashley Sadler. It contains six short stories and a few photographs, all inspired by the downtown area of Brandon, Manitoba. Copies are $5, and one dollar from each copy sold will go to the Brandon Literacy Council. You can grab copies from Ashley or Alex in person, order a copy from this site (shipping is free), or grab one from us at the Global Market (12th & Rosser Ave) this summer.
You can order a copy from Alex here:
Stories in the collection:
- Hey You!
- The Janitor’s Masterpiece
- Greg’s Greatest Day
- Tom’s Story
- A Tale of Two Mayors
- Two Words
I have a short story called Hey You! published in a collection of Canadian short fiction called Wherever We Roam, put out by Polar Expressions Publishing. The collection is available here (scroll down to “2015 Summer Collections”).
I’m going to be at the Rotary Book Sale here in Brandon, Manitoba on March 26th to sign and sell copies of The Moss King. Come and say hi.
Coming soon is a collection of my latest short stories, called This Could Be Your City. It will feature photography of downtown Brandon by Ashley Sadler, and the stories are all inspired by downtown Brandon too. “Like” the Alex Paul Facebook page or check this website for updates.
Coming eventually is my second book, which I have been working very hard on. You can expect to read it before 2016 comes to a close.
That’s all. I’ll keep working on creating stuff and I hope you will too.
I’m currently working on four different short stories for some Canadian writing contests. You’ll get to read them someday soon.
Once those are finished, I’ll begin writing my second novel. It’s already plotted. Expect a Fall 2016 release if all goes well. Wondering what it’ll be about? Here’s a hint…
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His first novel, The Moss King, is available now.