Hitting Sackville!

This Saturday Feb 25, I’ll be signing books at that wonderful little bookstore – Tidewater Books, in Sackville, NB from 11am – 1pm. It’s been an exhilarating and satisfying launch so far, seeing many old friends and making new ones. And the feedback from “The Last Jew in Hania” has been hugely rewarding.

Signings in Fredericton

I’ll be in Fredericton with my latest book on Saturday Feb 18. Indigo Books from noon until 2 and Westminster Books from 2:30 until 4:30. Love to see old – and new – friends there.

The Last Jew in Hania book tour

My latest, already receiving great reviews, was launched in New Brunswick Saturday Jan 28 in Moncton/Dieppe Chapters. Feb 4 I’ll be signing at Indigo East Point from 10:30am and Coles McAllister Place from 1:00pm in Saint John. Then Fredericton on Feb 18 and at Tidewater Books in Sackville on Feb 25.

The New Brunswick Book Tour!

Had a wonderful weekend in Fredericton. Three books signings/readings – met some wonderful people, had really positive feedback, – and sold books! Thanks to Westminster Books, Chapters/Indigo, and Dog-Eared Books in Oromocto. I also had the pleasure of interviewing indigenous writer Peter Clair at WordSpring at St Thomas University.
This Saturday, June11, I’m taking ‘Solitary’ to Chapters/Indigo in Dieppe from noon to 4pm. Please come on out and help form a disorderly line-up.
The following Saturday I’m in Saint John.

Book Launch in Shediac!

Sunday May 29 at 3pm I’ll be reading some poetry and prose and then launching my new book ‘Solitary’ at Holy Trinity Church on Main Street (corner of Sackville) in Shediac.

Other signings to come in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John in June.

It’s here…

… in e-book form for now, with the printed version coming out in April. My new award-winning novel. Based on the real-life experiences of an Iranian friend of mine, his extraordinary story is interwoven with the fictional character of a Canadian writer locked up in solitary confinement in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Check it out on my Website www.zevbagel.ca


A powerful tale of the search for meaning, freedom and family bonds

Duncan, a Canadian writer, is incarcerated in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Hamid, in an adjacent cell, bores a hole in his wall through which the two men whisper their stories, discovering their vastly different experiences, and their shared humanity.

Winner of the David Adams Richards award for best novel, the judge described Solitary as “a powerful, propulsive read.”

Available in print, on Amazon and in bookstores, and on Kindle

$ 19.99 paperback

$ 7.99 Kindle

Place your advance order here now for a signed print copy and get a 25% discount.
Offer ends April 1, 2022

Peek at the cover

Secrets book cover by Zev BagelHere is a peek at the cover design for my latest novel – Secrets, due for release as an e-book April 11th. It’s a psychological thriller, and here’s the blurb:
Not long after a mystery man arrives in a small coastal town in New Brunswick and begins a new career as a life coach, people start to disappear, get blackmailed, die in unusual circumstances and are kidnapped.
Who is he, this charming, helpful man? What secrets does he carry with him? What drives him? And who is going to stop him?

Meanwhile, Bernie Waxman & the Whistling Kettle continues to get great reviews from readers. My next reading (and official launch of the print edition) will be at The Attic Owl on Wednesday April 12th – at Café C’est la Vie on Main Street in Moncton.

The summer read

BERNIE-WAXMAN-SOON-june-2-2016Not one, but two more of my manuscripts were accepted by my publisher this week. Since they will be out in 2017, there is nothing left but to continue writing! It’s a long process. Above all, apart from the ability to write well, a writer needs perseverance and patience.

I’m getting great feedback from those who have read Bernie Waxman & the Whistling Kettle and the next few weeks and months will be an exciting time. Many people have told me they will be reading it on some warm beach during the summer. If you haven’t already, take a look at chapter one on my website.

WordSpring in Mirimachi

Enjoyed a wonderful gathering of writers in the New Brunswick town of Mirimachi this weekend. Wonderful workshops, excellent readings and terrific connections. I even got to read an excerpt from “Bernie Waxman & the Whistling Kettle” and announced that, not only is the novel to be launched as an e-book June 2nd, but that it will be in print form in September.