C.L Shoemaker

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Literary Awards

HONOURABLE MENTION: WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST

"OPERATION REFLECTION" BY C.L.SHOEMAKER
AVAILABLE AS A RADIO DRAMA WITH THE VOCAL TALENTS OF JOHN DIBBEN.


When Julie's husband CPT. Jonathan L. Hardy is killed overseas she refuses to believe he's dead. Everyone thinks she's delusional until one day he knocks on the front door. Despite this miracle, something isn't right and Julie is left to decide how much she can overlook in exchange for a resurrected husband. (Genre: Sci-Fi).

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"The most enduring and influential contest in the history of Sci-Fi and fantasy," Writers of the Future is an American competition created in 1980 (WOTF Website). The contest offers a grand prize of $5,000. 

 

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WE'RE ON THE AIR

C.L.Shoemaker's poetry was first aired on The Muse's Garden CKTZ 89.5 FM July 9th of 2018. She is now a recurring guest on the show. For info on upcoming shows with Shoemaker's poetry check the author's facebook site. You can listen online via the podcasts:

cortesradio.ca/muses-garden/

THE FRENCHMAN'S DAUGHTER

Keep your eyes here for updates on "The Frenchman's Daughter" C.L.Shoemaker's historical mystery novel that is forthcoming.

SHORT STORY PUBLISHED

C.L. Shoemaker's fairy tale,"Penelope Aurora and the Enchanted Map of Parma," can be found in MacroMicrocosm Literary & Art Journal. Check it out here.

AUTHOR Q&A

Have a burning question about writing and being an author?Click here to join the Author Q&A group to have your questions answered by C.L.Shoemaker. Weekly responses.

Articles and Publications

PORTFOLIO OF ACADEMIC AND GENERAL WORK

STRATFORD FESTIVAL REVIEWS WEBSITE

THEATRE ARTICLES, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS.

​C.L.Shoemaker writes for the Stratford Festival Reviews Website, delving into her love for theatre and festival design. She's worked with Bard on the Beach (Vancouver), The Stratford Festival of Canada (Stratford) and multiple community theatres. Shoemaker has also presented academic papers at the Stratford Festival's Shakespeare Theatre Conference (2019), University of Waterloo, York University, TWU, University of Ottawa, and the University of Alberta.

MARJORIE MAGAZINE (US)

VINTAGE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

​​C.L. Shoemaker writes for Marjorie Magazine, sharing her love of vintage design, 1940s history, old fashioned travel experiences,  and the gorgeous antique lifestyle. She's written travel, historical and research pieces on Paris, typewriters, and the Nancy Drew books series. She looks forward to tackling articles on WWII female spies, London, UK travel, the Stratford festival costumes and many more exciting vintage themed articles forthwith!

VOCAMUS PRESS

CURRENT EDITOR AND FORMER WRITERS' WORKSHOP COORDINATOR.

​C.L. Shoemaker works as a volunteer editor for Vocamus Press, providing writing feedback to contestants in the ETCH & Guelph Public Library teen writing contest. She served as the Vocamus Press Writers' Workshops Coordinator with the Guelph Public Library for 2019.

  • Editor for Vocamus Press (ETCH) & Guelph Public Library Teen Short Story Competition (2018, 2019 ongoing).

 

May 17, 2019

Reading, writing, and arithmetic. The three R's of education. We know math is vital for life; everything from adding up your bill and tipping the waiter to properly hanging a picture rely upon math.  Remembering to measure twice and cut once will only work if you have...

February 19, 2019

Valentine's Day may have come and gone, leaving behind only the sweet taste of 50% off chocolate, still, love and romance exist all year long for the writer. How do you write compelling, believable romance that will draw in your reader?

1) Write What You Know...

January 17, 2019

Welcome to the new year! January 2019 and eleven months of possibility await. As a writer, what are your plans for the new year? Will you make a new year’s resolution to write more, finally get that novel published, work on your poetry or try a new genre? I’ve made a d...

November 2, 2018

We’ve all been there, staring at a blank document wanting to write but lacking a captivating story prompt. Instead of agonizing over what to write, give yourself random starting points and spring board from there. I hear you say, “But Corrie, how can I have a starting...

July 4, 2018

Invite~

Invite the reader to become a part of your fantasy world. A reader has picked up your book because they are interested. Make them feel welcome and excited about this new world. The best way to accomplish this is through an intriguing opening paragraph, an action...

June 7, 2018

Writer’s block is the age-old nemesis of authors everywhere. Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a “lack of inspiration afflicting creative writers,” it is often viewed as the author’s curse (“Writers’ Block” n). The experience is both frustrating and demoraliz...

May 1, 2018

No. It’s quite possibly the first word you learn as a baby, only surpassed in popularity by mama or dada. The word is not impressive; it's just two letters strung together. Simple enough for a toddler to master, yet the meaning behind it is exponential. The one syllabl...

April 4, 2018

I hated reading.

When I was in elementary school I detested assigned reading time. It wasn’t that I hated stories, on the contrary I loved a good story, but I hated searching out a reasonable length book, slogging my way through what felt like hundreds of pages, and bei...

April 1, 2018

 I remember one exciting day in middle school when the teacher informed my class that we would have a guest speaker. Guests were not uncommon for our school but they were usually the parents of a fellow student coming in to talk about fire safety or why the flu shot wa...

March 31, 2018

Welcome to the official website for Canadian novelist and children's author C.L. Shoemaker. Here you can read updates on future publications and browse posts about writing, publishing and literature. Feel free to contact Ms. Shoemaker with questions about writing throu...

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