Thursday, November 14, 2019

'Magic Hour' by MLHolton, at BAYSCAPES, Toronto

I have donated one of my older paintings - 'MAGIC HOUR, Georgian Bay' - 
to the annual fundraising auction for the Georgian Bay Land Trust - BAYSCAPES.
'Magic Hour, Georgian Bay' by MLHolton, , 24" sq, acrylic on plywood, framed
Auction Date: FRIDAY, Nov. 22nd, 7-11pm.
Location: ARTSCAPE, Wychwood Barns, 
601 Christie Street, Toronto

Join the Georgian Bay Land Trust on November 22nd for BAYSCAPES! 
This annual fundraiser brings the Georgian Bay community together 
for a Fun Night of art, entertainment & friendly bidding
---  in support of wilderness conservation on Georgian Bay. 

Enjoy complimentary food and drink courtesy of some of Georgian Bay’s favourite suppliers. 
Bid on fantastic bay-themed art, items, and experiences in the live and silent auctions. 

Live music! Horsey-do-overs ;)! 
Plenty of Art and Fascinating Bay people! 
I've donated this piece for a Great Cause! Get thee there!

Update: By all accounts a superb event!
Photos generously supplied by GBLT of 'Magic Hour, Georgian Bay' by MLHolton - in situ ....

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Short-listed for 26th Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award! TRILLIUM by MLHolton

So excited to announce that my third novel, TRILLIUM - by yours truly, MLHolton - has been short-listed for the 26th Annual Hamilton Arts Council Literary Awards in 2019! How thrilling!

Narrowed down from a large field of diverse fiction titles, three works are now in the running to WIN!   (Wouldn't it be amazing to win again - after a hiatus of 20 years - when I won for my second novel, The Gilded Beaver by Anonymous ?!?)

Yeah! Come On! TRILLIUM!

Ebook or Paperback
'The Hamilton Arts Council Literary Awards recognizes published books of literary excellence, written by authors residing in Hamilton. This year, we're celebrating the 26th Anniversary of our Hamilton Literary Awards!

Prizes will be awarded in all four of the following categories: Poetry, Non-fiction, Fiction and the Kerry Schooley Book Award for the book that is the most evocative of Hamilton.'

Please join a cadre of talented authors -
- hobnob with other like-minded readers -
or  - just hang out - at this well-known
*!Gala Literary Event!* 
 MONDAY, December 9th, 7-10pm 

UPDATE: And the runner-up is ....TRILLIUM by MLHolton!  - wink-wink :)
Congratulations to ALL writers who partook in the 26th Hamilton Literary Awards! 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Double Whammy! Author Interview & Another Solid Book Review of TRILLIUM

... Always fun when the stars align and two bright comets fire over my hemisphere at the same time ...

I have been very fortunate to have two solid writers engage with my latest novel, TRILLIUM, over the past few days. Marian Thorpe, a writer of riveting historical fiction, expressed interest to do a follow-up on her prior 4-STAR book review with an author's interview ... She supplied the questions and I answered with some never-before-revealed details about the writing of TRILLIUM ...

Write YOUR review on Amazon!
You can read it here:  

Marian Thorpe Website - filled with novel excerpts, short fiction and poetry 
Likewise, an internationally well-known wine blogger and wine aficionado from beautiful British Colombia, Karl Kliparchuk(Twitter handle @mywinepal ), left his known sphere of oenology and entered the MLH orbit of fiction ...

Overall, he very much enjoyed TRILLIUM - as a story. He did take me to task, in private, on a few of the finer points of the evolutionary history of icewine ... No fault there. I gently reminded him that this was, first and foremost, a work of #fiction.  

Read his generous 'gift-giving' review directed at the wine-loving book-reading community here:

Follow @mywinepal for insight in all things WINE ... 

Plus, MLH UPDATE: I have almost finished the FIRST YEAR OF PROMOTION for TRILLIUM and will soon be heading off into new territory to experience and explore. There are two more reviews coming in this year, then that's it!

31 reviews, interviews & media shout-outs since Jan, 2019! 
Not too shabby for a little #canlit #indie #title - #eh?