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    Everyone’s Welcome The Art of Living and Eating Allergen Free Amanda Orlando
    9781771512732 Hardcover COOKING / Health & Healing On Sale Date:May 07, 2019
    $40.00 CAD 8 x 11 x 0.1 in | 1 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity:16 TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Easy, delicious recipes and helpful tips to inspire confidence in adults who live with life-threatening allergies.

      Not everyone outgrows childhood allergies. When Amanda Orlando learned firsthand that the social and emotional impact of anaphylactic reactions affects adults, she started blogging about it, and EverydayAllergenFree.com was born.

      Her new cookbook, Everyone’s Welcome, is for people with anaphylactic allergies to any of the “big eight”: peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish. Most of the recipes are free from all eight allergens, with the rest offering alternatives to suit your particular allergy—and you’ll know whether the recipe is coconut-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.

      Enjoy features such as:

      • A comprehensive list of ingredient substitutes
      • How to avoid cross-contamination
      • A list of allergen-free fridge staples
      • Tips for entertaining, eating out, and travelling
      • A list of trusted name brands
      • Snacks to go and sugar-free foods

      Including strategies to deal with allergy anxiety, Everyone’s Welcome is an essential resource for friends and family of those living with severe allergies.

      Bio

      Amanda Orlando is the creator of EverydayAllergenFree.com, which she started to inspire confidence in people who live with life-threatening food allergies and dietary restrictions. Her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, and she is the author of Allergen-Free Desserts to Delight Your Taste Buds (Skyhorse Publishing, 2015). She lives in Toronto.

      Marketing & Promotion

        BASIC MARKETING & PROMO 

        • National, regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • National, regional broadcast and television interviews
        • Blog outreach and cross promotion 
        • Outreach to subject specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Electronic blads
        • Recipe excerpts available
        EXPANDED MARKETING & PROMO
        • Targeted media includes: Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Clean Eating Magazine, Allergic Living Magazine, Self Magazine, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Epicurious, Publishers Weekly, Toronto Life, Blog TO, Toronto Guardian, Marilyn Denis Show, CityLine, The Social, CTV Your Morning, Global The Morning Show, CBC The Current, CBC Metro Morning, CBC Ontario Morning, CBC Ontario Today, CBC Here and Now, CBC The Next Chapter, Food Allergy Canada, Pink and Blue Magazine
        • Outreach and cross promotion with food allergy blogs such as Allergy Girl Eats, The Allergy Mom, The Allergy Superheroes, The Allergy Chef, The Girl on Bloor, Oh She Glows, The Running Kitchen, C It Nutritionally, The Scary Mommy, Dairy Free Gina, Nutrimom, Hungry Bear Grazing, Sugar Salt Magic, Namaste Up Beet, Nut Free Meg
        • Outreach to subject specific organizations, markets and festivals. Pitches to Free From Expo, Food Allergy Bloggers Conference, International Food Bloggers Conference, Food Bloggers of Canada Conference, Ontario Library Association Conference
        MARKETING + PROMO DELIVERABLES
        • BLADs
        • Electronic BLADs
        • Recipe excerpts
        • Postcard
        • Press release
        BISAC CODES
        • CKB106000    COOKING / Health & Healing / Allergy
        • CKB039000    COOKING / Health & Healing / General
        • CKB000000    COOKING / General
        BISAC REGIONAL THEMES
        • 4.0.0.0.0.0.0 North America
        BISAC MERCHANDISING THEMES
        • TP060     TOPICAL / Health & Fitness
        THEMA SUBJECT CODES
        • MJCM1
        • VFMD
        • WBT



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    The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook Revised and Updated Edition 2nd edition Emily Lycopolus Canada
    9781771513029 Hardcover COOKING / Specific Ingredients On Sale Date:June 25, 2019
    $45.00 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.1 in | 1 gr | 368 pages Carton Quantity:8 TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      A brand-new updated edition of The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook, which has sold more than 13,000 copies to date.

      There’s nothing like fresh extra-virgin olive oil, infused and fused olive oils, and flavoured white and balsamic vinegars—but how, exactly, do we use them? Elevate the flavour of your fare using products like Rosemary or Herb de Provence infused olive oil, Blood Orange fused olive oil, Apricot white balsamic, and more by diving into this easy-to-use, gorgeously photographed book.

      Discover recipes that use 50 of the most popular and widely available specialty olive oil and vinegar products that enhance appetizers, salads, soups, main dishes, baked goods, and desserts. Expand your culinary repertoire by learning the basics of flavour pairing. With sections on ways to experiment with baking, marinades, salad dressings, brines, and even cocktails, this book offers an abundance of ways to use your favourite products.

      Tantalizing and inspiring, The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook will help you take any dish from ordinary to thrilling.

      Bio

      Emily Lycopolus is a recipe developer, the author of six olive oil-focused cookbooks, a level two olive oil sommelier, the co-founder of eatcreative.ca, a food-driven creative content agency, and the founder of The Olive Oil Critic (oliveoilcritic.com). Her family owns an olive grove in central Italy, where her love of olive oil began. She lives in Victoria, BC.

      Marketing & Promotion

        BASIC MARKETING & PROMO 

        • National, regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Electronic blads
        • Recipe excerpts available
        EXPANDED MARKETING & PROMO
        • Targeted media includes: Globe and Mail, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Times Colonist, Western Living, BC Living, Chatelaine, Clean Eating Magazine, Self Magazine, Epicurious, Marilyn Denis Show, The Social, CTV Your Morning, Global Morning Show, CBC On the Island, CBC North by Northwest, FLARE
        • Direct marketing to approximately 100 olive oil and vinegar tasting rooms across Canada
        • Emily is available to olive oil tasting rooms as a consultant
        MARKETING + PROMO DELIVERABLES
        • Electronic BLADs
        • Recipe excerpts
        • Pamphlet
        • Press release
        BISAC CODES
        • CKB040000    COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Herbs, Spices, Condiments
        • CKB105000    COOKING / Specific Ingredients / General
        • CKB000000    COOKING / General
        BISAC REGIONAL THEMES
        • 4.0.0.0.0.0.0 North America
        THEMA SUBJECT CODES
        • WBT (Cookery / Food by ingredient)
        • WBTH (Cookery / food by ingredient: herbs, spices, oils & vinegars)

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    Island Craft Your Guide to the Breweries of Vancouver Island Jon C. Stott Canada
    9781771512923 Paperback COOKING / Beverages On Sale Date:April 30, 2019
    $25.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 in | 1 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Touchwood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Winner of a 2020 Gourmand World Cookbook Award in Canada

      A timely exploration of the vibrant and growing craft beer scene on Vancouver Island.

      Hopheads, rejoice! Take the ultimate beer-lover’s road trip from Victoria, BC’s craft beer capital, to Campbell River, visiting almost forty craft breweries and brewpubs in between. Your guide? Jon Stott, born and bred in Victoria—and beer enthusiast extraordinaire.

      In 1961, Vancouver Island had just one brewery. In 2018, Stott visited thirty-three breweries on the island—and six more breweries were slated to open within the year. For each brewery or brewpub, Stott shares well-researched backstories, examines the relationships between breweries and the communities in which they operate, profiles owners and brewers, and shares tasting notes for many of the beers each place offers.

      Beginning at Spinnakers, Canada’s oldest and longest operating brewpub, the book culminates at Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House in Campbell River, and includes a directory of Vancouver Island’s Breweries and brewpubs, a glossary of brewing terms, and a guide to different styles of beer.

      Bio

      Jon C. Stott is a retired professor and the author of more than twenty books, including Beer 101 North: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of the Washington and Oregon Coasts, and Beer Quest West. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico but frequently visits his hometown, Victoria, BC.

      Marketing & Promotion
        BASIC MARKETING & PROMO 
        • Regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Subject specific blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Outreach to subject specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Festival appearances
        • eBLADs and excerpts available

        EXPANDED MARKETING & PROMO
        • Targeted media includes: Times Colonist, CBC On the Island, CBC North by Northwest, CFAX 1070, CHEK News, BC Living, Western Living, EAT Magazine, Campbell River Mirror, Nanaimo News Bulletin, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly, Comox Valley Record, Cowichan Valley Citizen, Alberni Valley Times, Sooke News Mirror, Salt Magazine, Growler, What’s Brewing, Celebrator, Taps, Northwest Brewing News
        • Pitch to Great Canadian Beer Fest, Courtenay Beer Fest, Bite of Nanaimo

        MARKETING + PROMO DELIVERABLES
        • Electronic BLADs
        • Excerpts
        • Postcard
        • Press release

        BISAC CODES
        • CKB007000    COOKING / Beverages / Alcoholic / Beer
        • REF030000    REFERENCE / Consumer Guides
        • TRV006050    TRAVEL / Canada / Western Provinces (AB, BC)

        BISAC REGIONAL THEMES
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0  British Columbia
        • 4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island

        THEMA SUBJECT CODES
        • WBXD2
        • WBXD
        • WBX



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    Island Home Out and About on Vancouver Island Anny Scoones Canada
    9781771512589 Paperback HUMOR / Topic On Sale Date:April 30, 2019
    $20.00 CAD 6 x 8 x 0.1 in | 1 gr | 344 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      A collection of humorous essays about Vancouver Island’s unique quirks by the convivial and thoughtful storyteller Anny Scoones.

      Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are celebrated for their ineffable charisma, laid-back pace, and distinct grooviness. Anny Scoones travels the length of Vancouver Island to explore the nooks and crannies of coastal communities, inland towns, and iconic places, sharing observations, musings, and tidbits about the region’s fascinating and layered history.

      Whether it’s an account of the chainsaw carving festival in Campbell River, a take on the giant gnome just north of Nanoose Bay, or a description of folks met at the Foggy Mountain Fall Fair in Cumberland, this book takes us to extraordinary locations and introduces us to the people who make this part of the world so magnetic. Observe, pause, ponder, and indulge in what Anny calls “a little think” on the area’s characteristics and personalities.

      Whether you’re a Lycra-clad cyclist climbing the hills of Mayne Island, a slow food enthusiast besotted with “sexy” apples on Salt Spring Island, or someone dreaming about Vancouver Island as a potential destination, these essays and illustrations will connect you with places and people that seem curiously familiar…maybe even yourself.

      Bio

      Anny Scoones is the author of Home and Away, True Home, Hometown, Last Dance in Shediac, and Island Home. She lives in the historic neighbourhood of James Bay in Victoria, British Columbia.

      Marketing & Promotion

        BASIC MARKETING & PROMO 

        • Regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Electronic galleys

        EXPANDED MARKETING & PROMO
        • Targeted media: Targeted media includes: Times Colonist, CBC On the Island, CBC North by Northwest, CFAX 1070, CHEK News, Go!Island, Global Victoria, BC Studies, BC History, BC BookWorld, The Ormsby Review,  Campbell River Mirror, Nanaimo News Bulletin, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly, Comox Valley Record, Cowichan Valley Citizen, Alberni Valley Times, Sooke News Mirror, Shawnigan Focus

        MARKETING + PROMO DELIVERABLES
        • Electronic galleys
        • Excerpts
        • Press release

        BISAC CODES
        • HUM026000     HUMOR / Topic / Travel
        • HUM0000000   HUMOR / General

        BISAC REGIONAL THEMES
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        • 4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island

        THEMA SUBJECT CODES
        • WH
        • WTLC
        • WTM


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    Boom & Bust The Resilient Women of Historic Telegraph Cove Jennifer L. Butler Canada
    9781771512985 Paperback HISTORY / Women On Sale Date:June 04, 2019
    $26.00 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.1 in | 1 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Received Honourable Mention for the 2019 Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Historical Writing

      A century of life in Telegraph Cove as told by the resourceful and resilient women who turned this isolated coastal village into a tight-knit community.

      Telegraph Cove, one of Vancouver Island’s most visited tourist destinations, has humble origins as a one-shack telegraph station, established a century ago. The community grew, first with a salmon saltery and sawmill, then with new industries developed by the ingenuity of the Cove’s inhabitants. From the 1920s, Irish, Chinese, Japanese, German, Danish, Italian, and English community members, along with other old and new Canadians, were neighbours in a place accessible only by boat.

      In this book, more than 25 women tell their own stories and memories of life in the Cove. They faced down the impacts of isolation, hazardous terrain, war, occupation, immigration, internment, social change, economic development, community decline, and environmental degradation—remarkable, given that Telegraph Cove’s population peaked at 60. From these lives come stories of resilience, resourcefulness, heartbreak, humour, and triumph. Boom & Bust draws the reader in for an intimate view, accompanied by never-before-published archival photographs.

      Bio

      Jennifer L. Butler is the great-granddaughter of Mame and Duke Wastell, who bought and named Telegraph Cove in 1912. She has been a sound engineer, school teacher, swing dancer, theatre buff, caterer, and wordsmith on many platforms, including technical writing for the Canadian academic research community and blogging her travel adventures. She lives in Vancouver surrounded by an overgrown collection of plants and books, plotting her next escape.

      Marketing & Promotion
        BASIC MARKETING & PROMO 
        • Regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Electronic galleys

        EXPANDED MARKETING & PROMO
        • Regional (north island) and subject specific (history) print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Targeted media includes: Times Colonist,  CBC North by Northwest, BC Studies, BC History, BC BookWorld, The Ormsby Review, Vancouver Sun, Canada’s History, Macleans

        MARKETING + PROMO DELIVERABLES
        • Electronic galleyes
        • Excerpts
        • Postcard
        • Press release

        BISAC CODES
        • HIS058000      HISTORY / Women
        • HIS006000      HISTORY / Canada / General
        • BIO022000      BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
        BISAC REGIONAL THEMES
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0  British Columbia
        • 4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island
        BISAC MERCHANDISING THEMES
      • TP090     TOPICAL / Women's Interest

      • THEMA SUBJECT CODES
        • NHTB 
        • 1KBC-CA-BLN 
        • DNX




    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      "The impact of women on resource-based communities is often overlooked. Boom & Bust seeks to balance the scales by including stories of over twenty-five women who lived in the Cove during the last one hundred years. Their contributions to Telegraph Cove resulted in a distinct sense of community and reveal much about the experience of living in an isolated area . . . . Jennifer Butler assembled the history of Telegraph Cove by situating women in leading roles, highlighting their resilience, anguish, and joy. These women and their families dealt with isolation and community decline but were not beyond the reach of economic depression and the effects of war. Boom & Bust honestly and authentically chronicled the history of Telegraph Cove."


      "Undeniably a wonderful read, and the photographs are outstanding."

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    Along the E&N A Journey Back to the Historic Hotels of Vancouver Island Glen A. Mofford Canada
    9781771512879 Paperback HISTORY / Social History On Sale Date:April 30, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 in | 1 gr | 272 pages Carton Quantity:32 TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      An exploration of the fascinating history of more than thirty historic hotels—with some still in operation—nestled along Vancouver Island’s E&N Railway, spanning from Esquimalt to Campbell River.

      In 1886, Vancouver Island’s E&N rail service was established to carry coal to smelters and ships, and the towns in the railway’s path prospered as the tracks expanded and passenger travel flourished.

      Along the E&N celebrates the historic and still-surviving hotels and roadhouses that sprung up near the E&N. Within this carefully researched historical narrative, you’ll find stories of the Halfway House in the Esquimalt District, the murder and suicide at the Mt Sicker Hotel, and the iconic Quinsam Hotel in Campbell River, burned down in 2017. This book chronicles the history of more than thirty hotels?many long gone, destroyed by fire, or simply demolished, like the Lorne Hotel in Comox, and others that have been remodelled into modern-day neighbourhood pubs?such as the Rod & Gun in Parksville and the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland.

      Peppered with the fascinating stories of patrons and proprietors alike, Along the E&N resonates with the haunting echoes of the train’s iconic whistle.

      Bio

      Glen A. Mofford is a historian and a writer with a passion for sharing the social history of British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver's Simon Fraser University, and has been writing about BC's historic hotels and their drinking establishments for more than ten years. Aqua Vitae is his first book. Follow him on Twitter @BCPubHistory.

      Marketing & Promotion
        BASIC MARKETING & PROMO 
        • Regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Excerpts available
        • Electronic galleys

        EXPANDED MARKETING & PROMO
        • Targeted media includes: Times Colonist, CBC On the Island, CBC North by Northwest, CFAX 1070, CHEK News, Go!Island, Global Victoria, BC Studies, BC History, BC BookWorld, The Ormsby Review,  Campbell River Mirror, Nanaimo News Bulletin, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly, Comox Valley Record, Cowichan Valley Citizen, Alberni Valley Times, Sooke News Mirror, Shawnigan Focus, Macleans, Canada's History
        • Lectures and presentations to Vancouver Island historical societies. Pitches to Victoria Historical Society, Nanaimo Historical Society, Courtenay and District Historical Society, Shawnigan Lake Historical Society, Shawnigan Lake Museum,  Cobble Hill Historical Society, Cowichan Valley Musuem

        MARKETING + PROMO DELIVERABLES
        • Electronic galleys
        • Excerpts
        • Postcard
        • Press release

        BISAC CODES
        • HIS054000      HISTORY / Social History
        • HIS006000      HISTORY / Canada / General

        BISAC REGIONAL THEMES
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0  British Columbia
        • 4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island

        THEMA SUBJECT CODES
        • NHQ
        • 1KBC-CA-BL
        • 1KBC-CA-BLC
        • 1KBC-CA-BLK
        • 3MN
        • 3MP


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    A Deceptive Devotion A Lane Winslow Mystery Iona Whishaw Canada
    9781771513005 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:April 23, 2019
    $16.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.1 in | 1 gr | 392 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Wedding bells, a grisly murder, and a defecting Russian spy bring drama to King’s Cove in the newest Lane Winslow mystery, a series that the Globe and Mail calls “terrific.”

      A wedding is on the horizon for Lane Winslow and Inspector Darling. As one of the few Russian speakers in her community, Lane is obliged to act as translator and hostess for Countess Orlova, an elderly Russian woman who has tracked her missing brother to the Nelson area. Nelson PD investigates, but then the murder of a lone hunter in the hills above King’s Cove takes top priority.

      Darling works the case with a Constable Oxley—a newcomer to the area, assigned in Constable Ames’ temporary absence—and a British agent contacts Lane to warn her to be on the lookout for a fleeing Russian defector. Bound by the Wartime Secrets Act, Lane is conflicted about keeping the information from Darling, especially when it begins to put a strain on their relationship.

      Fans of Maisie Dobbs and the Kopp Sisters will delight in this rousing adventure of intrigue and espionage.

      Bio

      Iona Whishaw is a former educator and social worker whose mother and grandfather were both spies during their respective wars. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband. Visit her at ionawhishaw.com.

      Marketing & Promotion
        BASIC MARKETING & PROMO 
        • National, regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject specific organizations, markets and festivals // national and regional author tour
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Paid advertising

        EXPANDED MARKETING & PROMO
        • Targeted media: Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Globe and Mail, Library Journal, Vancouver Sun, The Bay Observer, Reviewing the Evidence, Crime Reads, Crime Fiction Lover
        • Outreach to festivals. Pitches to Vancouver Writers Fest, Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Words on the Water, Galiano Literary Festival, Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, Victoria Writers Festival, North Shore Writers’ Festival, Calgary Word Fest, International Festival of Authors, Kingston Lit Festival,  Women Killing It
        • Paid advertising in Shelf Awareness, Library Bound, United Library Services

        MARKETING + PROMO DELIVERABLES
        • ARCS
        • Electronic galleys
        • Bookmark
        • Press release

        BISAC CODES
        • FIC022040      FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
        • FIC022060      FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical

        BISAC REGIONAL THEMES
        • 4.0.0.0.0.0.0 North America
        • 4.0.2.0.0.0.0 Canada
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia

        BISAC MERCHANDISING THEMES
      • TP090     TOPICAL / Women's Interest

      • THEMA SUBJECT CODES
        • FFS
        • FFD 
        • FFH


    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Engrossing and deftly plotted, the latest Lane Winslow Mystery is sure to enthrall readers. Filled with rich history, clever intrigue, and subtle romance, this series is perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Susan Elia MacNeal.”


      "Whishaw’s intricately plotted fifth Lane Winslow mystery opens with a bang. . . Whishaw brings all the narrative threads together for a satisfying finale. Progress in the often fraught personal relationship between Lane and Darling will please series fans."

      “If you’ve yet to meet Lane Winslow, erstwhile spy and reluctant detective, you’re in for a treat. Iona Whishaw writes with an eye for the telling detail; she conjures a vanished British Columbia out of thin air. Complex, suspenseful, and deeply felt, this is a smart series for the ages.”

      "There’s no question you should read it—it’s excellent . . . . While you could wait forever to read the series from the start (many books, little time, etc.), the taste offered by A Sorrowful Sanctuary of Lane Winslow and her companions pretty much guarantees you won’t be waiting much longer to go back to the beginning and read everything about them."

      “Captures the tone and depth of a mystery entwined in a story about people taking painful steps forward with post-WWII life. Vivid plotting, inventive dialogue in a setting that puts you right in the action. This is one of the best series currently in print.”

      "Full of history, mystery, and a glorious BC setting . . . a wonderful series."
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    Meteorites Stories Julie Paul Canada
    9781927366820 Paperback FICTION / Short Stories On Sale Date:May 21, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 in | 1 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Brindle & Glass
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Shortlisted for the 2020 ReLit Award for Short Fiction

      A collection of captivating stories that explore family dynamics and frailty, loss and atonement, faith and redemption.

      A young man takes his father to Hawaii, even though he’s been dead for months. An organ player won’t let her newly amputated arm stand in the way of Sunday duties. A grad student decides to take the fate of a homeless man into his own hands. A couple of criminals, new to rural living, find their idyllic life in jeopardy when nature strikes back. A stepdaughter moves in, a brother goes missing, and twins fall in love with the same girl. In Meteorites, Julie Paul’s third collection of short fiction, characters are taken by surprise and must react and recover from what’s entered their lives unbidden. Ghosts, giant animals, artists, imposters—you’ll meet them here in these captivating stories of family dynamics and frailty, loss and atonement, faith and redemption.

      Bio

      Julie Paul is the author of two previous short story collections, The Jealousy Bone and The Pull of the Moon, and the poetry collection The Rules of the Kingdom. The Pull of the Moon won the 2015 Victoria Book Prize and was a Globe and Mail Top 100 book. She lives in Victoria, BC.

      Marketing & Promotion
        BASIC MARKETING & PROMO 
        • Subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Excerpts available
        EXPANDED MARKETING & PROMO
        • Targeted media: Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Malahat Review, Broken Pencil, subTerrain, Room Magazine, Humber Literary Review, BC BookWorld, Antigonish Review, Canadian Literature, Canadian Notes and Queries, Existere, The Fiddlehead, Freefall, Danforth Review, Rusty Toque
        • Excerpts pitched to: Little Fiction,  Rusty Toque, The Fiddlehead, Danforth Review, Joyland
        • Outreach to festivals. Pitches to Vancouver Writers Fest, Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Words on the Water, Galiano Literary Festival, Victoria Writers Festival, North Shore Writers’ Festival, International Festival of Authors, Kingston Lit Festival, Ottawa International Festival of Authors
        MARKETING + PROMO DELIVERABLES
        • ARCS
        • Electronic galleys
        • Excerpts
        • Press release
        BISAC CODES
        • FIC029000      FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
        • FIC019000      FICTION / Literary
        BISAC REGIONAL THEMES
        • 4.0.2.0.0.0.0 Canada
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        • 4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island
        THEMA SUBJECT CODES
        • F
        • FQ
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      "In this powerful collection, Julie Paul’s characters wrestle with loss and recovery, reeling from setbacks and rolling with the punches.” —Bustle

      “The stories in Julie Paul’s Meteorites assess possibilities for growth in the wake of worst-case scenarios. . . [and] tantalize with the notion that magic might coexist with everyday life.” —Foreword Reviews

      “It is the careful attention to . . . intertextual linkages that elevates Meteorites from a group of disparate, individual pieces to an intriguing, unified whole.” —Quill & Quire

      “The stories in this entertaining collection are written in the vernacular, the everyday shorthand of family and friends. The content often surprises . . . Fun to read. And check out that gorgeous cover.” —Toronto Star

      “These bold, artful stories startle us awake at moments of impact—lives opening to the unforeseen, the inevitable.” —John Gould, author of Kilter: 55 Fictions

      “Julie Paul’s genius is for plumbing the quirky, the off-kilter, the fallen, and for unearthing radiant fragments of the acutely human.” —George Sipos, author of The Geography of Arrival

      "Julie Paul’s style has a mild, conversational quality reminiscent of Mavis Gallant . . . For readers interested in modern Canadian fiction that portrays the complicated ripples in the lives and relationships of characters struck by unusual circumstances, this is a solid choice." —Prism

      "Meteorites is a grab-bag of various delights, whose stories whose concerns include obnoxious step-children, ghosts, teenage friendship, brotherhood, a young daughter’s self-harming, an organist determined to persist after her arm is amputated, and also murder. The settings seem familiar, but something sinister lies at their edges—sometimes surreally so—which is part of what makes these stories such compelling reading." —Kerry Clare, author of Mitzi Bytes and Waiting for a Star to Fall

      "Julie Paul’s third collection, Meteorites, comprises fourteen stories varying in subject matter but often examining intimate relationships, albeit less often in their active state than in the past and seen through the filter of the present." —Malahat Review

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    From Bear Rock Mountain The Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor Antoine Bear Rock Mountain Canada
    9781927366806 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional On Sale Date:May 28, 2019
    $30.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 in | 1 gr | 416 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Brindle & Glass
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      In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art school—and his path to healing.

      In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. At the tender age of seven, he was stolen away from his home and sent to a residential school—run by the Roman Catholic Church in collusion with the Government of Canada—three hundred kilometres away. Over the next twelve years, the three residential schools Mountain was forced to attend systematically worked to erase his language and culture, the very roots of his identity.

      While reconnecting to that which had been taken from him, he had a disturbing and painful revelation of the bitter depths of colonialism and its legacy of cultural genocide. Canada has its own holocaust, Mountain argues.

      As a celebrated artist and social activist today, Mountain shares this moving, personal story of healing and the reclamation of his Dene identity.

      Bio
      Antoine Mountain has received many awards for his art, community activism, and athletic achievement. Mountain is currently completing a PhD in Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario but will always call Radelie Koe (Fort Good Hope), Northwest Territories home. Find out more at amountainarts.com.
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        • Targeted media: Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Hamilton Book Review,  Canadian Literature, Canadian Notes and Queries, Muskrat Magazine, Macleans, CBC Unreserved, CBC The Next Chapter, CBC The Current, Windspeaker, First Nations Drum, Kukukwes.com, Nation Talk, Indigenous Now
        • Outreach to festivals. Pitches to North Words, Indigenous Arts Festival, Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival, Vancouver Writers Fest, Thin Air, International Festival of Authors, Kingston Lit Festival, Ottawa International Festival of Authors
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        • Electronic galleys
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        • BIO026000     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
        • BIO028000     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Native American & Aboriginal
        • SOC062000    SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies
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        • 4.0.2.0.0.0.0 Canada
        • 4.0.2.0.6.0.0 Northwest Territories
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        • ET150     CULTURAL HERITAGE / Native American
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    A Year on the Wild Side A West Coast Naturalist's Almanac 2nd edition Briony Penn Canada
    9781771512671 Paperback NATURE / Essays On Sale Date:March 19, 2019
    $26.00 CAD 6.5 x 8 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
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      Shortlisted for a 2020 BC Yukon Book Prize

      A freshly designed, new edition of a funny weekly chronicle that offers a year-long, intimate view of the flora and fauna populating the West Coast.

      A Year on the Wild Side is a witty commentary on the social and natural history of Vancouver Island. Composed of short, readable essays arranged into 12 monthly chapters, this engaging book reveals the magic and humour of the natural world and reminds us of our place within it.

      As the weeks and seasons unfold with the turning of the pages, you’ll be in sync with the living world that surrounds you. Discover what berries are ripe and the best time to pick them. Learn why the termites swarm, where the herring spawn, and when the maple leaves fall. Get up close and personal with fascinating creatures like the snowy owl, the giant Pacific octopus, the river otter, and more.

      The West Coast is abundantly alive, and A Year on the Wild Side invites you to indulge in unforgettable experiences, week by week, all year long.

      Bio

      Briony Penn is an award-winning writer of creative non-fiction books as well as a contributor to many anthologies and chapter books. She has been a feature writer and columnist for decades, with over five hundred articles on environmental issues and natural history in newspapers, magazines, government publications, online news sources and peer-reviewed journals. She has also written numerous environmental guides and educational handbooks for teachers in British Columbia. Her first book with RMB, The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan, was the winner of the 2015 BC Book Prize. Her work with Cecil Paul will continue with the publication of a comprehensive and collaborative biography, Following the Good River: Stories from the Magic Canoe of Cecil Paul, which will be published by RMB in the autumn of 2019. Briony lives on Salt Spring Island, BC.

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        • Reviews, interviews, excerpts in BC Bookworld, Vancouver Sun, Times Colonist
        • Radio interview on CFAX 1070 (Victoria), Roundhouse Radio (Vancouver) 
        • eBLADS available January

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