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The Art of Rebellion Meets the Louvre

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The Art of Rebellion Meets the Louvre

Brenda Joyce Leahy’s debut novel, The Art of Rebellion, has made its way to the Louvre in Paris. The Musée du Louvre is an important landmark in her tale about a young woman in 1900 France who runs away from home and an arranged marriage to pursue her dreams of becoming an artist in Paris.   On November 25th, 2016, Brenda (right) presented a copy of her book to the Director of the Louvre Archives, Mme. Mardrus – Chef  de service, responsible du Centre Dominique-Vivant Denon, Direction Recherche et Collections, Musee du Louvre-Porte des Arts. In turn, Mme. Mardrus gave the...

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Bestselling Debut for The Art of Rebellion

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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 Paris to life for her launch. A Parisian cafe-style sign and awning welcomed guests and highlighted the entry table displaying her books. Miniature Eiffel Towers and flower bouquets constructed from book pages decorated the room, café-style...

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A Home for New Authors

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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 writers who lamented with new writers over dwindling opportunities in traditional publishing. Over and over again, we saw well-written, riveting manuscripts rejected by publishers and agents. Rebelight was birthed with a commitment to support talented,...

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Story Emporium Book Fair Showcases Manitoba Media

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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 amount of talent we have in Manitoba’s vibrant arts community,” says Melinda Friesen, Rebelight’s Marketing Director. “It’s a privilege to introduce students, teachers, and parents to these outstanding creators.” Schools and libraries are already booking...

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One Year, Two Books for Gabriele Goldstone

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One Year, Two Books for Gabriele 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, Gabriele struggled to find a home for the novel’s sequel. After reading the manuscript for the sequel, Rebelight Publishing offered Gabriele a contract to republish the first book in the series, along with the sequel....

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