Tom Henighan


Tom Henighan, Ottawa writer and editor, is the author of some 20 published books, including fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Some of his best-known non-fiction titles include two important books on Canadian culture, Ideas of North (1997), and The Presumption of Culture (1996), as well as Coming of Age in Arabia (2004), about the former British Colony of Aden, and a biography of the explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson (2009). He has also published two adult novels (one of them Nightshade, a mystery novel, in 2010), two volumes of short stories, and six YA novels, including Mercury Man (2004), Doom Lake Holiday (2009), and The Boy from Left Field (2012). Tom was one of the (three) founders of ARC poetry magazine, and has published two volumes of poetry, including Time's Fools (2010). His work has been nominated for various awards, including The Seal Books first novel award, the Red Maple Award, the Ottawa Fiction Prize, Shamus Award and the Riesling Award. Henighan was Associate Editor of Ottawa Revue, an influential arts and entertainment journal of the 1970s-80s. In 2008, he was awarded the Victor Tolgesy Prize for lifetime contribution to the arts in Ottawa.

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The Well of Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 138,500. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
A medieval Viking settlement in America is haunted by ghoulish bog creatures from a violent past that must be redeemed by the quest of a young Viking woman chosen by Odin. She travels far, confronts enemies, experiences passion and love, and with a new vision learns how to help her community find a creative path to the future.
Storm Warnings: Stories of Love and Sorrow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,800. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Love and loneliness, the quest for family happiness and sexual fulfillment, odd encounters and comical miscalculations–these stories move between city and country and display a wide range of men, women and children in search of joy, pleasure, and a success in life that often seems just out of reach.
Messages from the Sun: Encounters in Elsewhen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Explorers search for the abominable snowman as the world moves toward catastrophe. A woman sells her child in a market, then tries to get him back. A house becomes a puzzling cosmos for an alienated couple. A biomic man longs for his lost treasures. A small town is haunted by aliens from Algol . . . Fourteen stories to delight you and set you thinking by a past-master of contemporary fantasy.
Dark Alchemy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,090. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
C.G. Jung’s Red Book, Vivaldi, Depleted Uranium. In this new take on classic noir, California-born private eye Sam Montcalm, a tough guy with a taste for the arts, challenges a government conspiracy of silence, and learns about the alchemy of transformation as he follows two powerful women to a climax of violence beside the Angel’s Flight railway in LA.
The Christmas Demons
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,390. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Tim Daly, fourteen, is gifted—and cursed--with “the second sight,” the power to see distant or future events. With his sister Kate he is chosen to save Tir-Nan-Og, the magic land of Irish legend, which the devilish Mr. Bender and his demonic legions are trying to destroy. Everything comes to a climax at Christmas when the power of a carved angel is discovered just in time for the final battle.
Tunnel Down to Moonrise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Jack Toland, a cool seventeen-year-old, is ready for a family holiday in England when his father (a crusading TV scientist) disappears. Jack’s father has been spirited away by a group of renegade scientists and thugs who have discovered a means of time-travel, and Jack and his dazzling new friend Cleo must travel to ancient Stonehenge to try to find him.

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