Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Author appearance, Reading: IFOA Weekly

Brigantine Room

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $10/FREE supporters, students & youth 25 and under

See talented Simon & Schuster writers Douglas Kennedy, Susan Philpott and Amy Stuart read from their latest works, all edge-of-your-seat psychological thrillers. Quill & Quire editor, Sue Carter, will host the reading!


  • Douglas Kennedy

    Douglas Kennedy is the author of 11 previous novels, including the international bestsellers The Moment and Five Days. His work has been translated into 22 languages, and in 2007 he received the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He divides his time between London, New York and Montreal, and has two children. Kennedy presents The Blue Hour, a thought-provoking page-turner about a woman who becomes the prime suspect in the police inquiry into her lover's disappearance.

  • Susan Philpott

    Susan Philpott holds a master’s degree in both science and social work. She has worked as a university teaching assistant, zookeeper and mental health professional. The mother of three grown children, she lives in the wilds of Ontario with her husband and yellow lab. Philpott presents Dark Territory, a taut, high-speed thriller about a young woman who will stop at nothing to save the people she loves.

  • Amy Stuart

    Amy Stuart's debut novel Still Mine was an instant national bestseller. Nominated for the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel award, and winner of the 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction Competition, Amy’s writing has previously appeared in newspapers and magazines across Canada. Amy lives in Toronto with her husband and three sons. Still Water is her second novel. Visit her at or @AmyfStuart.