Rebel Mountain Press anthology - Breaking Boundaries: LGBTQ2 Writers Coming Out and Into Canada has been nominated for the 2019 BC BookWorld George Ryga Award. The George Ryga Award is an annual literary prize for a BC writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness in a new book published in the preceding calendar year. Nominees in past years include: David Suzuki, Monique Gray Smith, Wade Davis, Bev Sellers, Richard Wagamese, Ivan Coyote,
Reviews on upcoming release- Ghost' Journey: a Refugee Story
"Reading this story I realize again how fortunate we are to live in a society where we can talk, think, act, believe and love as free human beings; where we respect our neighbours even if they differ from us. I hope that many children will read this tender tale and wonder why people around the world can't revel in that same freedom, that we so often take for granted. Because only when we wonder why something isn't right, can we change injustices. Welcome to Canada, Ghost and your daddies." -Margriet Ruurs, award winning author of Stepping Stones, A Refugee Family’s Journey (Orca Books) "Ghost's story is not just an endearing cat tale, it's also a gentle but honest introduction to human rights issues for young audiences." -Kyle Lukoff, author of When Aidan Became a Brother (Lee and Low) and A Storytelling of Ravens (Groundwood).
Excerpt from the Navigator "The Voice of Rebel Mountain Press-Lori Shwydky" By contributor Spenser Smith It takes a certain kind of person to start a publishing company in an industry that has withstood sensational headlines such as “Ebooks overtake paperbacks: is this the death of the printed book?” (Telegraph) It takes someone who is willing to take a risk, yet cares deeply about books and the magical portals they can open. Joy Gugeler, VIU professor and a publishing executive at Chameleon Consulting, is an industry veteran, having held editorial positions at a long list of presses, such as ECW Press, Beach Holme Publishing, and Raincoast Books. Gugeler says she is proud of Shwydky and thinks she is exactly the type of person that the publishing industry needs to thrive. “I think it’s a very ambitious and brave act in 2015 to start a press, but it’s also what the industry needs—a new vanguard of publishers with new business models and economies of scale that can spot talent and audiences and put them together. All hail the new generation.” see: http://www.thenav.ca/2015/11/18/the-voice-of-rebel-mountain-press/