London Writers Society


Attention Local News Editors

Visions of Hell and More
In retirement, biographies, crime lit, historical fiction courtesy of the creative pens of local writers
What:              Meet tomorrow’s best-selling authors at the London Writers Society second annual Authors Day
When:              Monday, Aug. 7 (Civic Holiday) Author presentations 1 – 2 p.m.  (LWS’ John Matsui as MC)
Book signings, noon – 4 p.m.
Where:             London South Chapters, 1037 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6E 1W4


  •  Pat Brown: As P.A. Brown (detective mysteries) and G.K. Parker (historical fiction) wrote 26 novels including acclaimed David Eric Laine and Chris Bellamere detective series set in L.A.
  • Elaine Cougler: Author, the Loyalist Trilogy, historical fiction series chockfull of white-knuckle events in a family’s struggle to survive revolutionary America and start anew in what would become Canada.
  • Lillian Fleming: Autobiography, A Separate Branch, tells of her struggle through illiteracy and surviving domestic violence to become host of a cable TV show and an author.
  • Colin Forbes: Funny / heart-wrenching autobiography, From The Bottom of My Heart. His experiences as a doctor on four continents.
  • Irene Gargantini: As Rene Natan, authored 10 novels (thrillers, romantic suspense). Dragonfly Book Awards first prize winner, The Blackpox Threat. Other works notched high finishes in literary competitions.
  • Don Pollock: The author of Retirement Hell – Byproduct of a Middle Class under Siege, writes that most middleclass families will struggle to fund the retirement they expected.
  • Crystal St. Clair: Author, Intuition, a suspenseful contemporary adult romance and, Kingdom of Celosia, which adds the paranormal and a historical settings for her second romance mystery.
  • Aldous Smith: The musician, activist, writes as A.H. Richards. Published literary works include: Kronos Duet, a psychic time-travelling father and daughter search for God, and a collection of short stories.
  • Ruth Zavitz: High on Grass (non-fiction), John Kenneth Galbraith and Canadian Stories short stories competitions finalist. Works of fiction: Flight to the Frontier and Niagara Odyssey.
  • Rudolf  Zimmer: Dear Hanna, a biography of pacifist Martin J. Zimmer, based on letters from the Eastern front during WWII, and Dear Martl, a work that documents women’s struggles while their men are on the front.
For more information, please contact:
John Matsui, London Writers Society
519 872-8464