June 18th, 2021
Love & Catastrophē Poetrē
This collection of local Ottawa poets address the loves and losses during the catastrophies of 2020.
"There is so much of love in this collection, so much to love in the time of a pandemic, to abuse the phrase. In a period where we are bereft of touch and intimacy, love in all its forms encourages us to connect and, better yet, to hope. And, as much as love hurts in "Touch," love always has the power to heal a very broken world.
"Love changes and changes us with it, as evidenced in this marvellous collection of poems that encompass so much in so little space."
"This collection captures an outpouring of emotion from a year of catastrophe and loss, interwoven through the themes of wildfire, pandemic and hurricane. The poems are vignettes of sorrow, destruction, loneliness and separation, but also with glimmers of hope. For lovers of poignant poetry."
Rachel B. Brown, CEO
North Grenville Public Library
Featuring the local talents of
The War of 2020
A Time of Darkness
Hindsight is 20/20
Samantha Paige Maskell
This Burden I Bear
April 15th, 2020
Thin Places: The Ottawan Anthology
Winner of the Faces of Ottawa
2021 Book of the Year Award!
Fourteen Ottawa authors,
fifteen short stories, one poem, an Award Winning local Publisher and editor,
and our very own Codi Jeffreys penning its foreword!
All with underlying themes of parallel universes and alternative realities.
Ottawa, are you ready to see what incredible literary richness this city has to offer?
This ARISE© event features a collection of all things Ottawa!
Sci-fi, poetry, distopia, cosmic-horror, comedy, whimsical, fantasy, spiritual, horror, weird fiction, apocalyptic, drama, this collection runs the entire gamut!
Ottawa-based publishing company – Broken Keys Publishing
(Faces of Ottawa Awards winner of 2020 and 2021 Best Publisher)
Ottawa editor, Nancy Laflamme (co-editor)
Featuring over a dozen local writers:
4 award-winning authors
5 established authors
4 up-and-coming authors primed to change Ottawa's literary landscapes
Jana Begovic - Brigitte Boulay - Summer Breeze - Tawnis Commanda - George Foster - Genevieve V. Georget - Matthew Lalonde
John C. Nash - John W. Partington - Dr. Ian Prattis - Sara Scally - Laurie Stewart - Michel Weatherall- Jamieson Wolf
The Tidal Wave
As Robert Frost had said, Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both. A single decision, even the simplest, can diverge an entire universe...
A doctor at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, or a conspiracy theorist madman suffering from the Mandela Effect?
Cleaning for a Party
Think you’ve got problems with a dirty fridge? You haven’t seen nothing yet!
A mudlark scavenging in the Thames discovers a treasure beyond measure!
A turning point in Man’s history, or the end of our world as we know it?
A doorway to parallel worlds? Well.... maybe.
A harsh look at what possible futures we may all potentially face.
An uplifting and lighthearted yarn for those gardeners at heart.
A free-falling doomed astronaut might just have an impossible rescue.
In an alternate future, the Y2K bug became a reality, with some unanticipated consequences.
Are our mirror reflections just that, a carefully choreographed replica, or a slip into madness?
Moving to Another Universe
Universes and worlds collapse and die, but is this a natural phenomena, and is it stoppable?
The birth of a new world and hope, but at what cost?
Eye of the Beholder
Seeing people for what they truly are: a blessing or a curse? But what do you see in the eye of a monster?
Do we manifest in parallel universes? And if so, how, and as what?
This Quiet Earth
In the aftermath of a destroyed world, following hot on the tail of The Refuse Chronicles’ brutal finale, Tamara’s story continues, linking Ngaro’s Sojourney and the Fractures-Series sequel, Invasion: Scion.
Symphonies of Horror:
Inspirational Tales by H.P. Lovecraft:
The Symbiot Appendum
Symphonies of Horror: Inspirational Tales by H.P. Lovecraft: The Symbiot Appendum
This books marks the first extra-author title Broken Keys Publishing has released!
This Appendum, Symphonies of Horror, is a collection of H.P. Lovecraft tales The Symbiot-Trilogy were based upon or made reference to.
If you purchase the entire Symbiot-Trilogy box set -
The Symbiot 30th Anniversary: The Nadia Edition, Necropolis & The Refuse Chronicles - this title will be added to your order for FREE!
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