Hot Town

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Multi-award winning author Janet Trull has composed an adept literary collection of short stories in her astounding first book. With skillful, precise writing, the author marries insights into the mundane, provincial attitudes of small town life with subtext and subversion. With these stories, we are transported to places that immediately seem so familiar on the surface yet are refreshingly original. This collection showcases the author’s writing prowess in uncovering what lies beneath the surface as she unpacks the seemingly simple lives of those who reside just outside the urban mainstream. The reader will recognize a new powerful voice in short fiction in Janet Trull.


Janet Trull is a freelance writer and journalist. Her personal essays, professional writing in the education field, and short stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living Magazine, Prairie Fire Magazine, The New Quarterly and subTerrain Magazine, among others. She won the 2013 CBC Canada Writes Challenge, Close Encounters with Science, and was nominated for a 2014 Western Magazine Award in the short fiction category. Trull writes a regular newspaper column for the Haliburton County Echo, one of the last privately-owned newspapers in Ontario, Canada.