Meet authors of the Seven Series literary blockbuster and welcome Metro Edmonton’s newest writers in residence

Edmonton writers, bibliophiles, and unabashed library-lovers — mark your calendars for December 9th and 10th, when the Metro Federation of Libraries hosts four authors from the literary blockbuster series Seven and makes an exciting new announcement.

John Wilson, Ted Staunton, Sigmund Brouwer, and Shane Peacock are some of Canada’s most successful authors and they’re here for this two day event in which Natasha Deen and I — your 2013 writers in residence — are passing on the torch to the next two artists lucky the serve the Edmonton region’s many writers.

There’s so much to enjoy that we’re spreading it out across two days, two libraries and two towns: the Strathcona County Library on December 9th and at the Stanley Milner Branch of the Edmonton Public Library on December 10th.

Both events begin at 7:00 pm.

As Natasha Deen and I say goodbye, we’ll celebrate the launch of the Regional Writers in Residence for 2014 and host our guests as they promote their Seven Tour, based on the series.

The Seven Series is one of the best-selling series currently in print with over 100,000 copies sold.


The premise of the novels: seven grandsons undertake a quest given to them by their grandfather, via his will. There’s been no other series like it in Canada—seven linked stories published all at once; novels that can be read in any order. Within two weeks of its release, the series hit the best-seller list. The novels have had three printings and are in the process of being translated into four languages.

Ted Staunton’s novel, Jump Cut, and Sigmund Brouwer’s book, Devil’s Pass, have been nominated for a 2014 Red Maple award. Sigmund Brouwer’s work was also a John Spray nominee and Shane Peacock was nominated for a Governor General award.

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