Bestselling Debut for The Art of Rebellion


On June 30, Calgary author Brenda Joyce Leahy launched her debut novel, The Art of Rebellion, to an enthusiastic gathering of 90 people. Since then, the book has spent four weeks on Calgary bestseller lists with the likes of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling and The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. With the help of several friends, Brenda brought the book’s setting of 1900 … Read more…

Story Emporium Book Fair Showcases Manitoba Media


Rebelight Publishing’s new in-school book fair, The Story Emporium, launches this fall. Through a brand new endeavour, Rebelight is introducing Manitoba students to Manitoba-created media. From novels and comic books to picture books and non-fiction, games, and music, every item in our Story Emporium catalogue has a Manitoba connection. We feature Manitoba-based authors, musicians, illustrators, game-makers, and publishers. “Most people aren’t aware of the huge … Read more…

A Home for New Authors


Of thirteen authors who signed with Rebelight, five are new to the world of publishing. In other words, over 38 per cent of Rebelight authors have chosen to publish their first novel with us! These days, it seems increasingly difficult for new authors to break into the publishing industry, so why is Rebelight taking risks on unknown talent? Our mandate. Rebelight was formed by four Canadian … Read more…

Crossing Over to Paranormal


We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Walsh to the Rebelight team of authors. Her upcoming YA paranormal/contemporary crossover is full of twists and turns that kept us scrolling through the pages pages – and we know it will keep you on the edge of your seat too!  After working as a writer in Alberta’s educational and e-learning field for a number of years, Jennifer was selected to … Read more…

One Year, Two Books for Gabrielle Goldstone


Dreams came true in 2015 for Winnipeg author Gabriele Goldstone – twice! Rebelight is proud to announce that the first two books in her historical Katya’s Stone Series were launched this year. Red Stone, a novel exploring the harrowing journey of a young Russian/German girl during the time of Stalin’s regime, was originally published as Kulak’s Daughter by Blooming Tree Press in 2010. When Blooming Tree closed its doors, Goldstone … Read more…

Move over, Augustus and Hazel Grace

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UPDATED. On November 24, 2015 a Facebook launch party announced the arrival of Rosie Greenway’s contempory young adult novel, Hannah Both Ways. This witty read has great appeal for anyone who has ever experienced the worry and wonder of falling in love, or the pain of high school social dynamics. The celebration generated delightful banter between fellow-writers, Suzanne Costigan (Empty Cup), Melinda Friesen (Enslavement), and Gabrielle … Read more…


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On Now:
Flames of Nevyana
by Edward Willett

Recent Blog Tour:
The Art of Rebellion
by Brenda Joyce Leahy

Coming Soon:
by Melinda Friesen