Paperback published 30 April 2019 ISBN 9781922198365 • 268 pages • RRP $38.50
Ebook published 10 June 2019 ISBN 9781922198372 • RRP $14.99
For editors, writers, teachers and students of English grammar, and wordsmiths all…
Working words is a collection of ‘chats’ about aspects of editing and writing for dipping into — it’s not a textbook but a companion to books on grammar, style, punctuation, plain English, editing practice, and the business of being a freelance editor. This full revision updates the text to reflect current editing and writing practice.
Published 27 December 2018 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198341 • 234 pages • RRP $24.95 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198358 • RRP $7.99
Spike, a psychologist and activist, and Jane, a philosopher and writer, leave their dead-end temping jobs in Toronto and head for Paris — in their lunch break — by car, stopping frequently to stock up on chocolate.
En route they pick up X, an extraterrestrial from a planet where chocolate is one of the major food groups and testosterone is a prohibited substance. X is cosmically, galactically lost in Earth’s backwardly gendered society.
Jane and Spike decide to take a detour and help X find astronomers and physicists who know the space–time coordinates for Earth, starting with America’s top universities in Boston before trying NASA and CalTech. The more they travel, the further they seem to be from a solution to X’s problem — and from Paris.
This out-of-the-ordinary road trip is chock-full of social, political and environmental commentary, feminist insights, and plenty of laughs.
Published 2 May 2018 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198327 • 278 pages • RRP $27.50 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198334 • RRP $9.99
Antarctica is getting hotter …
Summer Wright, hippie turned TV production assistant, organises her life down to the minute. And when her project-management-guru boyfriend, Adrian, proposes marriage — right on schedule — she will reach the peak of The Cone of Certainty.
At least, that’s the plan – until adventure-show queen Cougar Gale intervenes. Suddenly Summer is impersonating Cougar in Antarctica: learning glaciology and climate science on the fly, building a secret igloo, improvising scripts based on Dynasty, and above all trying not to be revealed as an impostor.