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Indie Author Day 2020 will be part of Artfest Online! ~ Saturday, May 23 to Friday, May 29, 2020.

Call for AuthorsAttention artists, artisans, crafters and independent authors

Artfest is Online!

Due to the current situation, the City of Pickering is pleased to offer an online event this year, and continue to support the Arts at

Visit Artfest Online!

Click on one of the following categories to access the galleries.
Independent Authors


2020 Author Alley

Lucy Black

Lucy E.M. Black ~ ONLINE

Author of Eleanor Courtown, The Marzipan Fruit Basket

Author of a local true tale about poisoning, Eleanor Courtown, and correspondent for the international digital magazine Silversage |

Peter Fritze

Peter Fritze ~ ONLINE

Author of Crook’s Hill

Fritze’s trio of crime/suspense novels, The Case for Killing, False Guilt and Crook’s Hill spawned FIVE EPISODES of Demeter a Youtube Mini-Mysteries series. And he has a BLOG.

YOUTUBE WITH Christine Cowley

AB Funkhauser

A.B. Funkhauser ~ ONLINE

Author of Scooter Nation | Shell Game: A Black Cat Novel | Heuer Lost and Found | Poor Undertaker

Shines light on difficult subjects with humorous story telling. Using her funeral director experience, A.B. wrote Heuer Lost and Found, Shell Game and Scooter Nation. I am an indie proud with my own registered imprint. |

Amanda Hale

Amanda Hale ~ ONLINE

Author of Mad Hatter, The Reddening Path, My Sweet Curiosity, In the Embrace of the Alligator

Learn about Amanda Hale’s progress from self-published chapbooks to small publishers and now to mid-sized independent publisher, Guernica Editions, for her blockbuster novel The Mad Hatter.

MAD HATTER: When Christopher Brooke is arrested under Regulation 18B in June 1940 a slow process of personal disintegration begins, affecting his family irreversibly. Moving from the pre-war political era of Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, Mad Hatter delves into the wartime lives of Britons, and tracks them into the aftermath in a disturbing but ultimately transcendent story of a daughter’s search for family history.

Agnes Jankiewicz

A.A. Jankiewicz ~ ONLINE

Author of Q-16 and the Eye to All Worlds with Q-16 and the Lord of the Unfinished Tower

Agnes Jankiewicz followed Q-16 and the Eye to All Worlds with Q-16 and the Lord of the Unfinished Tower. Coming soon, Q-16 and the Fury of Korangar. three short stories published in the Brave New Girls series of anthologies that help raise money for scholarships for young women entering STEM fields. A brilliant young fantasy writer, from Pickering! |


Sher Leetooze ~ ONLINE

Author of Clarington's Home Children

Sher Leetooze, prolific author, storyteller and historiographer, has books on gardening, Clarington’s Home Children, Bible Christians, genealogy, wild plants and Ulster — among others! Sher is a GREAT person to talk to about local history.

Angie Littlefield

Angie Littlefield ~ ONLINE

Author of Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends

Author, Curator, Educator and Editor Angie Littlefield previously explored Canadian artist Tom Thomson’s family heritage and the Toronto neighbourhoods in which he lived. Now she tackles his life through his friends and food. Angie’s eclectic interests in art and writing have led to exhibitions in Canada and Germany and children’s books in Nunavut and Tristan da Cunha. She has written about Weimar photographer Ilse Salberg, dada artist Angelika Hoerle and about art as dissent. She recently edited Ruth Abernethy’s Life and Bronze. Angie lives in Toronto with her husband David.

Joe Mahoney

Joe Mahoney ~ ONLINE

Author of A Time and a Place (novel), Other Times and Places (short story collection)

Joe Mahoney’s A Time and Place is now an e-book and an audio book. Joe has produced multiple radio documentaries on science fiction. He will organize the Indie author interviews on May 23rd. |

Kim Michele

Kim Michele ~ ONLINE

Author of Emma's Garden

Story teller and harpist Kim Michele is editor for the Canadian Storytellers for Children’s Barrel of Stories and author of a beautifully illustrated collection of short stories called Emma’s Garden.

Sheila E Tucker

Sheila E. Tucker ~ ONLINE

Author of Rag Dolls and Rage: A Memoir

Sheila Tucker’s 2019 Rag Dolls and Rage is a powerful coming of age memoir that tells a story of love, pain and recovery. Profits from the books support children’s charities

Gwen Tuinman

Gwen Tuinman ~ ONLINE

We are EnoughAuthor of We are Enough | The Wellspring Podcasts

Novelist, short story writer and creator of Durham Region’s Wild Nellies, recently published, We Are Enough, a story of vanquishing self-doubt. Gwen is also a podcaster
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Map to Pickering City Hall and Artfest

Books by Indie Authors

Amanda Hale Mad Hatter Crook's Hill Helix: Blight of Exiles by Pat Flewwelling Scooter Nation A time and Place
Emma's Garden Sher Leetoose Clarington's Home Children Sheila Tucker Lucy Black A.A. Jankiewicz Q16  

2019 Indie Author Day

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2018 Library YOUTUBE here | Event photos HERE

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Indie Author Day in Pickering ~ October 14, 2018

2018 Library YOUTUBE here | Event photos HERE

2017 Images on Facebook | Pickering Snapd | 2017 Indie Author in Pickering




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