We are thrilled to not only welcome Métis author and producer Susan Cormier as a client to the agency but also to announce that world English and French rights to her essay collection DEAD BEES STILL STING, has been acquired by Jennifer Croll at Greystone Books for publication in 2026!

DEAD BEES STILL STING explores the relationship between humans and the natural world in a fascinating blend of poetic prose and incisive science which includes her 2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize-winning essay “Advice to a New Beekeeper”.

Samantha Haywood handled the deal.

Métis/Anishinaabe writer Susan Cormier works in non-fiction, short fiction, poetry, film, and audio. She has won or been shortlisted for such awards as CBC’s Prize in Poetry, Arc Magazine’s Poem of the Year, Anvil Press/SubTerrain Magazine’s Lush Triumphant, and the Federation of B.C. Writers’ Literary Writes award. Her work has appeared in such publications as SubTerrain, Blood and Aphorisms New Fiction, Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, and West Coast Line, and several anthologies including Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poets; Against Death: 35 Essays on Living; and Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace.

Susan lives in Langley, B.C. where she is a beekeeper and co-owner of C.R. Apiary. By night, she produces Canada’s longest-running live monthly storytelling competition, Vancouver Story Slam