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Heather J Wood’s Novel ROLL WITH IT “Recommended” by Resource Links Magazine!

By Tightrope Books | January 9th, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Roll With It Cover ImageResource Links Magazine reviewed and recommended Heather J Wood’s Roll With It, in its October 2011 issue. The inaugural book in Tightrope’s YA “Jumprope” imprint, Roll With It depicts the journey of figure skater turned roller derby girl Neddy Slater. The magazine noted: “Heather Wood has drawn a nicely rounded character in Neddy. Her inner turmoil is subtly played out… The story will find an appreciative audience with both forms of skating.”

Tuesday teasers-

By Tightrope Books | November 15th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Christmas is almost upon us and you know that that means. It’s time to find a gift for that someone special on your list. Why not grab a copy of Jim Nason’s Girl on the Escalator or Heather Wood’s Roll With It.


Girl on the Escalator is a mix of well crafted stories in which both gender and expectations are well beyond the norm. There’s a guy who is addicted to fitness, a gay man who falls in love with a woman, a young professional who leaves her high powered job to become a graffiti artist. These stories are sure to get your attention and their uniqueness and originality will leave its mark.





Roll With It is about Neddy,  a girl who is on her way to self discovery and finding out who she really is. She refuses to be a figure skater, like her mother was, with a schedule involving early morning and a diet or apples and celery sticks. Neddy prefers to be around the roller derby scene and become something that she wants to be. Heading into her first year of university she embarks on a path where she finds a new love and who she really is and what she really wants.





Literary Marathon

By Tightrope Books | September 28th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

I want to thank everyone who came out to our “Get Cultur’d” event and to Word on the Street Toronto!  I met a lot of readers who are passionate about Canadian authors and publishing, and I hope that they all know a little more about Tightrope Books.

Highlights of “Get Cultur’d” were the amazing volunteers who bravely read with our authors, despite casting impossibilities, and our prize giveaways!  One man played the role of a young, lesbian punk from Heather Wood’s Fortune Cookie, and the two interns played a cougar and her cub from Myna Wallin’s Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar (all in good fun).  Our prizes spanned the gamut of literature, clothing and accessories apparel, vino, and bedroom toys.  Thank you to Nathaniel G. Moore, David Clink, Heather Wood, Myna Wallin, Jim Nason, Sandra Kasturi, and our audience members for a great performance and the lively discussion!

While “Get Cultur’d” was fun, WOTS was even more fun.  There was so many literary groups that came to the festival, and so many activities to participate in, but we were hunkered down at our booth (shared with ChiZine Publications).  The atmosphere of cultural support and deal-making that pervaded the air was intoxicating, I think on both ends of the table.

There are pictures and videos to come, so keep checking for some amazing laughs.