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Prairie Fire review of Be Good

By Tightrope Books | January 29th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Dave Williamson recently reviewed Stacey May Fowles titles Be Good (Tightrope Books, 2007), and Fear of Fighting (Invisible Publishing, 2008) for Prairie Fire Magazine.

“Her first novel bears an enviable title–Be Good–the admonition uttered by parents everywhere, or perhaps by lovers who are going to be apart for an extended period of time.”

Full review.


Be Good can be purchased through Tightrope Books, Amazon, or your favorite indie bookstore.

Be Good Reviewed in Now Magazine and That Shakespeherian Rag!

By Tightrope Books | October 9th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Review of Be Good, from Now Magazine: “Though a cover blurb for Stacey May Fowles’s first novel proclaims it to be essential reading for women in their 20s, Be Good is also essential for 20-something men…I found Fowles’s characters eerily familiar…Fowles builds a constant tension between the external world and how it is filtered by want and need.”

From That Shakespeherian Rag: “(Fowles) provides a tightly calibrated, energetic look at the painful torsion and razor sadness that accrues to the experience of being a modern urban Canadian twentysomething. Those in her own demographic are likely to experience more than a pang of recognition; for the rest of us, reading her novel is the next best thing to being young again.”

Be Good Praised at Lipstick Indie Reviews!

By Tightrope Books | July 30th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

“I can’t say enough good things about Stacey May Fowles debut novel, a story of several twenty somethings attempting to find their footing in life. The story carries you gracefully from one character to the other, keeping you in constant need to continue reading, to find out how they make out at the end of their journey. We get to ride along with the emotional ups and downs of each character, feeling both empathy and sympathy for the trials and tribulations of life and love each must endure.” -Carolina Smart, Lipstick Indie Reviews

Read the entire review here. Check out what other people are saying about Be Good here, and buy your own copy here.

Subscribe to Shameless, Win Be Good

By Tightrope Books | June 27th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

For a limited time only every online subscription to Shameless Magazine will be entered to win a Shameless author prize pack, including Stacey May Fowles’ Be Good and Thea Lim’s The Same Woman.

In case you don’t already know, Shameless
is Canada’s independent voice for smart, strong, sassy young women. It’s a magazine that’s a fresh alternative to typical teen magazines, for girls who know there’s more to life than makeup and diet tips. Packed with articles about arts, culture and current events, Shameless reaches out to readers who are often ignored by mainstream media: freethinkers, queer youth, young women of colour, punk rockers, feminists, intellectuals, artists, activists.

So pick up a $10 subscription today for your chance to win!

Stacey May Fowles reads at the Drake Underground

By Tightrope Books | June 18th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Stacey May Fowles, author of the ReLit longlisted novel Be Good, was part of Diaspora Dialogues 2007 mentorship program and has been included in their latest anthology.

Last Wednesday the TOK 3 anthology launched at the Drake Underground and Open Book Toronto’s Lisa Myers was there to take photos.

(photos by Lisa Myers, via Open Book Toronto)