Pownal Street Press is excited to announce that our Founder, Mo Duffy Cobb is shortlisted for the 2022 PEI Book Awards in the nonfiction category. Duff Cobb and her co-author Lori Mayne have been nominated for their book The Chemistry of Innovation: Regis Duffy and the Story of DCL (Island Studies Press).
“Pownal Street Press would like to congratulate Mo, Lori, and the team at Island Studies Press on their shortlist for the PEI Book Award non-fiction category. Mo and Lori put their hearts into The Chemistry of Innovation, and that dedication is evident as soon as you pick up the book!”—Genevieve Loughlin, Publishing Director
The Prince Edward Island Book Awards celebrate the best books by Prince Edward Islanders. The awards are presented every two years to recognize authors, editors, and book producers in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, children’s literature, and poetry.
Mo is the Pownal Street Press founder and editorial director. She is adept at fulfilling author visions and managing their book projects. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction, and is the author of Unpacked: from PEI to Palawan (Pottersfield Press, 2017), The Chemistry of Innovation: Regis Duffy and the Story of DCL (Island Studies Press, 2021) and Crescent Moon Friends (forthcoming from Acorn Press). She has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Montreal Writes, Write Magazine, Literary Mama, and more. In 2014, Mo founded the award-winning digital literary magazine, Cargo Literary, a nonfiction journal with the editorial mandate to seek and share transformational travel stories. She also spent six years with the PEI Writers’ Guild, including her last year as Executive Director. (https://moduffycobb.com)
The Chemistry of Innovation tells the behind-the-scenes story of DCL: the growing pains and leaps of faith of a community-minded business. To Regis, his team was everything. They were the creators, the innovators, the researchers who spent hot summers in the lab, the sales reps who found markets and won the business. This people-centred approach allowed DCL to grow from a makeshift basement lab into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and planted the seed for a thriving biotech industry. You can buy your copy at the Bookmark Charlottetown.