TouchWood Editions Spring 2020

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    Show Me the Honey Adventures of an Accidental Apiarist Dave Doroghy Canada, Rick Hansen Canada
    9781771513227 Paperback NATURE / Animals On Sale Date:April 28, 2020
    $25.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 1 gr | 320 pages Canadian Rights: Y Touchwood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      A lighthearted, self-deprecating account of one fledgling beekeeper’s misadventures. With wit and warning in equal measure, this informative, refreshingly honest narrative will resonate with any new beekeeper.

      When Dave Doroghy’s sister gave him 15,000 honey bees as a Christmas gift, his practical knowledge of beekeeping would have fit on the proverbial backend of an Apis mellifera. He spent the next two years learning everything he needed to know to keep that beehive alive and well—he attended a beekeeping conference, joined a bee club, and even went to bee school. But bad things still happened—he sustained multiple stings, wasps attacked his hive, he fought an ongoing battle with killer varroa mites, and even lost his queen—twice!

      In Show Me the Honey Doroghy recounts his often tension-filled misadventures in beekeeping with self-deprecating humour and lightheartedness. Whether it’s the impending chaos of transferring tens of thousands of insects to an outyard, the horror of discovering bees on the inside of his beekeeping suit, or just wondering if he will end up with even an ounce of honey for all his efforts, Doroghy shares the joy, the surprises, and the less-acknowledged financial sting of keeping bees. Above all, he relishes in the details of keeping a hive and getting to know the fascinating little creatures that inhabit those mysterious wooden boxes.

      Bio

      Dave Doroghy has worked in radio broadcasting and advertising, and has spent the last 30 years in sports marketing. He was the Vice President of the former NBA Vancouver Grizzlies and more recently the Director of Sponsorship Sales for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Dave now lives on a floating home just outside of the city, where he raises bees and blogs about it at houseboathoney.com. He is the co-author of 111 Places in Vancouver You Must Not Miss.



      Rick Hansen is the Founder of the Rick Hansen Foundation and a passionate supporter of people with disabilities in Canada. He is best known as the “Man In Motion” for his epic 26-month, 34-country, 40,000-km wheelchair trip around the world to prove the potential of people with disabilities and raise funds for spinal cord injury research.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Working with ZG Communications on this title to obtain print features, excerpts, and review coverage in Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Courier, Vancouver Province, Vancouver Magazine, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC Books, The Georgia Straight, Reader’s Digest, Quill & Quire, Maclean's, ZOOMER, CBC’s On the Coast (Gloria Macarenko), CBC’s The Next Chapter (Shelagh Rogers), CBC’s Early Edition (Stephen Quinn), CBC National (Ian Hanomansing), CBC Syndication, CKNW’s Simi Sara Show, Vancouver Global, Vancouver Breakfast Television, Vancouver CTV Morning
        • Subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage in HiveLights, Apiary Magazine, Bee Culture, American Bee Journal Magazine and regional beekeeping journals and newsletters
        • Direct marketing outreach to beekeeping and Apiarist organizations, including bee clubs across North America. Doroghy is interested in travelling to speak to such clubs
        • Tourism agencies across North America
        Marketing + Promo:
        • National, regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
        Advertising and Giveaways
        • Shelf Awareness PRO 2nd Insertion ad booked January 2, 2020: advertising giveaway of 40 print ARCs and unlimited digital ARCs to booksellers, librarians, reviewers, review publications
        • Shelf Awareness Readers 2nd Insertion ad booked April 28, 2020 (pub date) targeting readers
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Print ARCs available January
        • Electronic ARC
        • Postcards
        • Online banner
        • Press release
        • Book trailer
        BISAC Codes:
        • NAT017000   NATURE / Animals / Insects & Spiders
        • TEC003100   TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Beekeeping
        • BIO026000   BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.0.0.0.0.0 North America
        THEMA Subject Codes
        • DNC    Memoirs
        • TVHH   Apiculture (beekeeping)

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    Tapping the West How Alberta’s Craft Beer Industry Bubbled Out of an Economy Gone Flat Scott Messenger Canada
    9781771513203 Paperback COOKING / Beverages On Sale Date:May 05, 2020
    $23.00 CAD 5 x 7.75 x 1 in | 1 gr | 312 pages Canadian Rights: Y Touchwood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      The story behind Alberta's craft beer boom. An insider’s look that brings together tasting notes, social history, politics, and science.

      When Alberta eliminated its laws around mandatory minimum brewing capacity in 2013, the industry suddenly opened to the possibility of small-batch craft breweries. From roughly a dozen in operation before deregulation, there are now more than a hundred today, with new ones bubbling up each month. It’s an inspiring story, one that writer Scott Messenger tells in impressive scope.

      At a time when Alberta was still recovering from the plunge in oil prices in 2008, deregulation represented a path to economic diversification. Messenger takes readers on the road with him to investigate artifacts left behind by Alberta brewers dating to the late-1800s, to farms responsible for the province’s unrivalled malt, and into the brewhouses and backstories of some of Canada’s best new beer makers. It’s an insider’s look at history in the making.

      With humour, straight-talking tasting notes, and a willingness to challenge stereotypes, Messenger introduces us to key players in the industry. We meet Graham Sherman of Tool Shed Brewing, who helped spearhead the change in legislation; Greg Zeschuk, whose Belgian-inspired brewery is poised to put Alberta beer on the global map; the sisters behind Northern Girls Hopyard, Alberta’s first hop farm; and many more.

      Messenger winds up his narrative with a good, old-fashioned pub crawl, a fitting finale for the story of an industry that is, at its heart, about having fun with friends. Bringing together social history, politics, and science, Tapping the West is engaging and balanced—not unlike the perfect you-know-what.

      Bio

      Scott Messenger’s blog One Year of Alberta Beer was featured on CBC radio, and led to a deeper examination of the steadily booming craft beer industry in Alberta. His writing on a variety of subjects has appeared in the Guardian, Eighteen Bridges, Canadian Geographic, Avenue and more. He lives in Edmonton with his wife and two daughters.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Baseline media outreach to Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Lethbridge Herald, Red Deer Advocate, St Albert Gazette, Banff Crag and Canyon, Grade Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune, Lacombe Globe, Globe and Mail, CBC’s Daybreak Alberta, CBC’s The Homestretch, CBC’s Edmonton AM, CBC’s Calgary Eyeopener, CBC’s Radio Active, CBC’s The Current
        • Subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage in Alberta Craft Beer Guide, Taps Magazine, Poured Canada, The Tomato, Culinaire, T8N Magazine, Avenue Calgary, Avenue Edmonton, Eat Local, Growler, What's Brewing, Celebrator, Craft Beer and Brewing, Craft Beer, and blogs Eat North, Only Here for the Food, and Grains West
        • Direct marketing outreach to craft brewing organizations and associations throughout Alberta
        • Festival submissions to LitFest Alberta, St. Albert StarFest, Lethbridge Word on the Street
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, radio broadcast interviews
        • Subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
        • Festival appearances
        • Excerpts available
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Electronic ARC
        • Postcards
        • Online banner
        • Press release
        BISAC Codes:
        • CKB007000 COOKING / Beverages / Alcoholic / Beer
        • BUS070120 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Food Industry
        • BUS025000 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.2.0.1.0.0 Alberta
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • HL060 HOLIDAY / Father's Day
        • HL010 HOLIDAY / Christmas
        THEMA Subject Codes
        • WBXD2 Food & drink: beers & ciders
        • KNSB Food & drink service industries
        • TDCT Food & beverage technology
        • KJH Entrepreneurship
        THEMA Place Qualifiers
        • 1KBC-CA-A


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    Flat Out Delicious Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans Jenn Sharp Canada, Richard Marjan Canada
    9781771513043 Paperback TRAVEL / Canada On Sale Date:April 28, 2020
    $25.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 1 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      A robust and inspiring travel companion for both local and visiting food-lovers alike that reveals the stories, inspiration, and friendly faces of the people who craft great food in Saskatchewan.

      From the province’s southern grain fields to its northern boreal forests, from its city markets to its small-town diners, Saskatchewan is the humble heartland of some of the nation’s most delicious food.

      Author Jenn Sharp and photographer Richard Marjan spent four months travelling Saskatchewan, chatting at market stalls, in kitchens, bottling sheds, and stockrooms. Flat Out Delicious is the culmination of interviews with small-scale farmers and city gardeners, beekeepers and chocolatiers, ranchers, chefs, and winemakers. Together they tell the story of Saskatchewan’s unique food systems.

      The journey is organized into seven regions (including a chapter each for restaurant hotbeds Regina and Saskatoon), with essays that delve deeper—into traditional Indigenous moose hunts, wild rice farming in the remote north, and berry picking in the south. There are profiles of over 150 artisans, along with detailed maps, travel tips, and stunning photography, making the book the ideal companion for a road trip that involves plenty of stopping to eat along the way.

      You’ll meet a lettuce-grower who left a career in the city, and the small-town grad who worked his way up in the Saskatoon restaurant world; couples who are the first in their families to raise livestock, alongside new generations maintaining century-old operations. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or are Saskatchewan born and bred, prepare to be surprised by the abundance of personalities and culinary experiences to be found here in the land of living skies.

      Bio

      Jenn Sharp is a writer based in Saskatoon. She was a features writer, columnist, and editor at the Saskatoon StarPhoenix for five years. Today, her Flat Out Food column runs in the StarPhoenix and the Regina Leader-Post. She's a regular contributor to CBC Saskatchewan and Eat North. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail and numerous other Canadian publications.



      Richard Marjan first picked up a camera when he was ten and has loved everything about taking pictures ever since. After thirty-five years as a photojournalist at the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, he's now retired and does occasional freelance photography. He's won several photography awards from the Canadian Press, and his work has appeared in Canadian Geographic, the New York Times, and the Globe and Mail.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Baseline media outreach to Globe and Mail, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post, Prairies North magazine, Price Albert Daily Herald, Moose Jaw Times-Herald, Davidson Leader, Western Producer, Flow Magazine, Industry West Magazine, WestJet Magazine, CBC’s The Morning Edition, CBC’s Saskatoon Morning, CBC’s Blue Sky, CBC’s The Afternoon Edition, CBC’s Saskatchewan Weekend, CTV Morning Live Saskatoon, CTV Morning Live Regina, Global Saskatoon Morning Show, Global Regina Morning Show
        • Festival submissions to Saskatchewan Festival of Words and Word on the Street Saskatoon
        • Direct marketing outreach to businesses, organizations, and artisans featured in the book
        Potential Endorsements from
        • Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of The Food Artisans of the Okanagan
        • Karen Anderson, co-author of The Food Artisans of Alberta
        • Renee Kohlman, author of All the Sweet Things
        • Dan Clapson, food critic / founder of Eat North
        • Twyla Campbell, food writer
        • Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, food writer
        • Noelle Chorney, food writer
        • Patricia Robertson, food writer
        • Tiffany Paulsen, City of Saskatoon city counsellor
        • Ashley Martin, columnist for the Regina Leader-Post reporter
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
        • Regional author tour
        • Electronic ARCs
        • Excerpts available
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Display banner
        • Electronic ARC
        • Press release
        • Postcard
        BISAC Codes:
        • TRV026120 TRAVEL / Special Interest / Culinary
        • TRV022000 TRAVEL / Food, Lodging & Transportation / Restaurants
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.2.0.12.0.0 Saskatchewan
        • 4.0.2.1.0.0.0 Prairies
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
        • ET140 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Multicultural
        • ET150 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Native American
        THEMA Subject Codes
        • KNSB Food & drink service industries
        • KNSG Hospitality, leisure & tourism industries
        • WTHD Travel guides: food & drink regions
        • TV Agriculture & farming
        THEMA Place Qualifiers
        • 1KBC-CA-S Saskatchewan
        • 1QF-CA-P Canadian Prairies (AB, SK, MB)

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "Discovering what makes Saskatchewan's culinary scene unique through Jenn Sharp's eyes is absolutely inspiring " —Dan Clapson, Eat North co-founder and The Globe and Mail Prairie Region restaurant critic

      "This book is going to surprise a lot of people. Saskatchewan’s culinary star has been quietly rising, and Jenn Sharp has captured the breadth and depth of its food artisans in this timely book." —Jennifer Cockrall-King, founder of the Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Workshop and award-winning author of Food Artisans of the Okanagan

      "SPIN farming’s pioneer Wally Satzewich, indigenous land-based healers, drive-through perogies and hipster chefs? Jenn Sharp’s making Saskatchewan’s food flat out famous." —Karen Anderson, president of Alberta Food Tours, Inc and award-winning author of Food Artisans of Alberta


  • 4
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    The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide New edition John Schreiner Canada, Luke Whittall Canada
    9781771513241 Paperback TRAVEL / Canada On Sale Date:April 28, 2020
    $25.00 CAD 5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 1 gr | 520 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      The definitive guide to Interior BC wineries, covering the Okanagan, Similkameen, Thompson and Kootenays. With updated maps and travel tips, it’s your ultimate glove-box guide, now in a newly expanded and updated edition.

      For nearly fifteen years Okanagan Wine Tour Guide has been the definitive companion for travelling the winding roads of BC’s Interior wine region. In this, the 6th edition, John Schreiner and his new co-author—wine writer, podcaster, and instructor Luke Whittall—chart the latest developments at the oldest wineries and the very first vintages from the newest startups in a region that stretches along Okanagan Lake, west to the Similkameen, north to the Thompson, and east to the Kootenays.

      This edition includes 240 wineries (that’s over 40 openings in five years!), revised and updated maps, contact information, tasting room information, and recommendations. From pioneers like Quail’s Gate on Mount Boucherie to the newest arrivals like Cliff & Gorge in Lillooet, these stories are as varied as the personalities of the wines themselves—a few vines planted as a retirement project, a few acres purchased on a whim, or a gala grand opening underpinned by years of planning and consultation. What emerges across the guide is the sense of community and the room for wildly different philosophies on everything from growing to fermenting to naming.

      Whether you’re paging through the aisles of the local liquor store, sorting your Viogniers from your Syrahs, or relishing a family vineyard’s journey from its Quonset-hut years to international acclaim, John Schreiner’s Okanagan Wine Tour is the ultimate guide to and celebration of Interior BC wine.

      Bio

      John Schreiner is the best-selling author of fifteen books, and Canada’s most respected and prolific wine writer. He is a celebrated member of both national and regional wine communities across Canada, and has judged in numerous wine competitions. He lives in North Vancouver.



      Luke Whittall has worked in cellars, vineyards, and wine shops since 2005. He is a wine instructor at Okanagan College and the producer of "Wine Country BC," a podcast and blog. He has contributed articles to many wine-focused publications and websites, and is the author of Valleys of Wine: A Taste of British Columbia’s Wine History.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Baseline media outreach to Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, Calgary Herald, Western Living, EAT, BC Magazine, BC Lifestyle, Savour, Vines magazine, Taste magazine, BC Food and Wine Trails, CBC’s Kelowna Daybreak, CBC’s Radio West, CBC’s BC Today, CBC’s North by Northwest, Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna Cap News, Oliver Daily News, Penticton Western News, Penticton Herald, Castanet, Scout
        • Outreach to food and wine freelance writers and bloggers Anthony Gismondi on Wine, International Wine and Food Society blog, The Wine Economist, Natalie MacLean Wine Reviews, Shelley Boettcher’s Drink with Me, Wine Adventures, The Food Gays, Alexandra Gill, VancouverScape, Girls Go Grape, Wine Diva, Joanne Sasvari
        • Outreach to Okanagan-based wine tour groups such as Uncorked Okanagan, Foodie Pages, Into the Vineyard, The Wine Sisters, Uncork BC, BC Vine Living, etc…
        • Direct marketing outreach to wineries featured in the book
        Potential Endorsements from
        • Jennifer Cockrall-King, award-winning author, founder of the Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Workshop
        • Jennifer Schell, author, founder of the Garagiste North Small Producers Wine Festival
        • Terry David Mulligan, host of Tasting Room Radio
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage
        • Blogger outreach, online ads, and social media campaigns
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
        • Electronic ARCs
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Display banner
        • Electronic ARC
        • Press release
        • Postcard, poster
        BISAC Codes:
        • CKB126000 COOKING / Beverages / Alcoholic / Wine
        • TRV006050 TRAVEL / Canada / Western Provinces (AB, BC)
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
        • EV086 EVENT / Summer
        • EV100 EVENT / Wedding
        • EV110 EVENT / Winter
        • HL010 HOLIDAY / Christmas
        • HL060 HOLIDAY / Father's Day
        • HL130 HOLIDAY / Mother's Day
        • HL170 HOLIDAY / Thanksgiving
        • HL180 HOLIDAY / Valentine's Day
        THEMA Subject Codes
        • WBXD1 Food & drink: Wines
        • WTHD Travel guides: food & drink regions
        • KNSG Hospitality, leisure & tourism industries
        THEMA Place Qualifiers
        • 1KBC-CA-BDL British Columbia Interior: Okanagan
        • 1KBC-CA-BDKvBritish Columbia Interior: Kootenays
        • 1KBC-CA-BDN British Columbia Interior: Similkameen
        • 1KBC-CA-BDM British Columbia Interior: Boundary
        • 1KBC-CA-BDP British Columbia Interior: Thompson
        • 1KBC-CA-BDQ British Columbia Interior: Shuswap
        • 1KBC-CA-BDR British Columbia Interior: Lillooet-Fraser Canyon

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      "As tasting rooms start to re-open through the Okanagan, this is an incredibly useful book to guide your way. It's an equally enjoyable window on a world that some of us might not be in a position to visit again for a while." —Christopher Waters, Globe and Mail

      "Equally useful for those unable to travel to wine country but wanting winery information for future trips, or use it to order wine now, online."—Anthony Gismondi, Vancouver Sun

      "No better guide." —Tony Aspler, The Wine Guy

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    9781771513128 Paperback GARDENING / Vegetables On Sale Date:May 12, 2020
    $15.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 1 gr | 160 pages Canadian Rights: Y Touchwood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      All the most common questions about growing vegetables in the prairies are answered in this first installation of the new gardening series, Guides for the Prairie Gardener.

      Too often people think of vegetable gardening in the prairies as challenging, but certified master gardeners Sheryl and Janet are here to show you how rewarding it can really be.

      From planning to planting, they encourage you to take a hands-on approach with your prairie garden. They let you know when—and how!—to transplant your carefully nurtured seedlings in the spring, ways to shelter your plants from that inevitable July hailstorm, and how to determine how much irrigation is necessary in the arid prairie climate. They help you figure out if you should prune your tomatoes, how to hold up your pumpkins off the ground, and maximizing your harvest by planting in succession. And they show you how you can directly influence the quality of your produce, minimizing problems such as woody radishes, buttoning cauliflower, and split cabbage heads.

      This Q&A-style resource covers all your most common questions about cultivation practices, preventing damage from frost, flood, and drought, harvest and storage, and they cover your questions about the veggies you love to grow:

      • Garlic, Onions, and Leeks
      • Lettuce
      • Brassicas
      • Carrots, Celery, and Beets
      • Legumes, Corn and Other Warm Season Edibles
      • Tomatoes and Peppers
      • Potatoes
      • Squash, Pumpkins, and Cucumbers

      Whether you’ve just acquired your first garden space, or you’ve been growing vegetables for decades, gardeners are always learning and experimenting, building on the wisdom gained on their own or from others. With Sheryl and Janet on your team you’re that much closer to achieving success in your prairie garden!

      Bio

      Janet Melrose is a garden educator and consultant, and an advocate for Calgary’s Sustainable Local Food System. She is a life-long gardener and holds a Prairie Horticulture Certificate. She has a passion for Horticultural Therapy and facilitates numerous programs designed to integrate people marginalized by various disabilities into the larger community. She is a regular contributor to The Gardener for Canadian Climates magazine. She lives in Calgary where she runs her education and consulting company, Calgary’s Cottage Gardener.



      Sheryl Normandeau is a life-long gardener, and holds a Prairie Horticulture Certificate and a Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate. She is a freelance writer specializing in gardening writing with hundreds of articles published. She is a regular contributor to Farmers’ Almanac, Heirloom Gardener, Herb Quarterly, The Gardener for Canadian Climates, The Prairie Garden Annual and many more. She lives in Calgary.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Baseline media outreach to Globe and Mail, National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Red Deer Advocate, Lethbridge Herald, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina LeaderPost, Brandon Sun, Winnipeg Free Press, Prairie Books Now, Alberta Views, CBC's North Country (MB), CBC's Information Radio (MB), CBC's Radio Noon (MB), CBC's Up to Speed (MB), CBC's the Weekend Morning Show (MB), CBC's The Morning Edition (SK), CBC's Saskatoon Morning (SK), CBC's Blue Sky (SK), CBC's The Afternoon Edition (SK), CBC's Saskatchewan Weekend, CBC's The Calgary Eyeopener (AB), CBC's Edmonton AM (AB), CBC's Alberta at Noon (AB), CBC's The Homestretch (AB), CBC's Radio Active (AB), CBC's Daybreak Alberta (AB), CHQR770’s Lets Talk Gardening
        • Subject specific outreach to The Gardener for Canadian Climates, Calgary Gardening, Heirloom Gardener, Herb Quarterly, The Prairie Garden annual, Mother Earth Living , Old Farmer’s Almanac, The Farmer’s Almanac, Alberta Gardener Living, Alive, Country Connection, Rural Roots, GRIT Magazine, The Gardener for All Climates magazine
        • Outreach to gardening clubs and associations such as Calgary Horticultureal Society, Calgary Gardening newsletter, Master Gardeners of Alberta Association, Grande Prairie Garden Club, etc…
        • Direct marketing outreach to gardening centres across the prairies
        Potential Endorsement from
        • Kath Smyth, Horticulturist
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Direct marketing to gardening centres and stores across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
        • Electronic blads
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Electronic blad / sampler
        • Display banner (large)
        • Print blad / sampler
        • Business cards
        • Press release
        • Postcard
        BISAC Codes:
        • GAR025000 GARDENING / Vegetables
        • GAR019010 GARDENING / Regional / Canada
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.2.0.1.0.0 Alberta
        • 4.0.2.0.3.0.0 Manitoba
        • 4.0.2.0.12.0.0 Saskatchewan
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • EV084 EVENT / Spring
        • EV086 EVENT / Summer
        • EV065 EVENT / Fall
        • HL130 HOLIDAY / Mother's Day
        • TP090 TOPICAL / Women's Interest
        THEMA Subject Codes
        • WMPF Gardening: fruit & vegetable
        THEMA Place Qualifiers
        • 1QF-CA-P Canadian Prairies (AB, SK, MB)
        THEMA Reading Level Qualifiers
        • 5HRA Seasonal interest: Spring
        • 5HRB Seasonal interest: Summer
        • 5HRC Seasonal interest: Autumn, Fall
        • 5HCJ Mother’s Day


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    9781771513142 Paperback GARDENING / Regional On Sale Date:May 12, 2020
    $15.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 1 gr | 160 pages Canadian Rights: Y Touchwood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Your guide to trouble-shooting weeds, pests, diseases, moulds, critters, and other common prairie gardener’s problems in this second title in the Guides for the Prairie Gardener series.

      Whether you’re an experienced prairie gardener or have just a few weeks under your belt, chances are you’ve come to know at least a couple of pesky insects, moulds, or much larger lurkers on a first-name basis. But what to do about these interlopers who can seem hell-bent on ruining your hard work?

      Lifelong gardeners Janet and Sheryl are here to help. In this second installment in the Guides for the Prairie Gardener series, the authors tackle the full range of suspects, including weeds, insects, microorganisms, rodents, birds, deer and even other people’s pets. Premised on a respect for the natural world and using an integrated pest management approach, they’ll show you how to identify the culprit and how to deter it, while respecting the broader environment.

      Should I use landscape fabric? Does vinegar work? What do I do about tent caterpillars? Why are my potatoes scabby? Why does it look like my cabbages have been attacked by miniature buckshot? And the recurring What is this thing?! Janet and Sheryl take your most pressing questions in this Q&A-style resource on all the prairie gardener’s most common pests, including thistle, dandelion, crabgrass, slugs, aphids, beetles, moths, mildew, fungus, rust, deer, rabbits, and porcupines. With elegance and a sense of humour, their solutions reveal their fascination with the natural world and belief in your ability to garden well in its midst.

      Bio

      Janet Melrose is a garden educator and consultant, and an advocate for Calgary’s Sustainable Local Food System. She is a life-long gardener and holds a Prairie Horticulture Certificate. She has a passion for Horticultural Therapy and facilitates numerous programs designed to integrate people marginalized by various disabilities into the larger community. She is a regular contributor to The Gardener for Canadian Climates magazine. She lives in Calgary where she runs her education and consulting company, Calgary’s Cottage Gardener.



      Sheryl Normandeau is a life-long gardener, and holds a Prairie Horticulture Certificate and a Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate. She is a freelance writer specializing in gardening writing with hundreds of articles published. She is a regular contributor to Farmers’ Almanac, Heirloom Gardener, Herb Quarterly, The Gardener for Canadian Climates, The Prairie Garden Annual and many more. She lives in Calgary.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Baseline media outreach to Globe and Mail, National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Red Deer Advocate, Lethbridge Herald, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina LeaderPost, Brandon Sun, Winnipeg Free Press, Prairie Books Now, Alberta Views, CBC's North Country (MB), CBC's Information Radio (MB), CBC's Radio Noon (MB), CBC's Up to Speed (MB), CBC's the Weekend Morning Show (MB), CBC's The Morning Edition (SK), CBC's Saskatoon Morning (SK), CBC's Blue Sky (SK), CBC's The Afternoon Edition (SK), CBC's Saskatchewan Weekend, CBC's The Calgary Eyeopener (AB), CBC's Edmonton AM (AB), CBC's Alberta at Noon (AB), CBC's The Homestretch (AB), CBC's Radio Active (AB), CBC's Daybreak Alberta (AB), CHQR770’s Lets Talk Gardening
        • Subject specific outreach to The Gardener for Canadian Climates, Calgary Gardening, Heirloom Gardener, Herb Quarterly, The Prairie Garden annual, Mother Earth Living , Old Farmer’s Almanac, The Farmer’s Almanac, Alberta Gardener Living, Alive, Country Connection, Rural Roots, GRIT Magazine, The Gardener for All Climates magazine 
        • Outreach to gardening clubs and associations such as Calgary Horticultureal Society, Calgary Gardening newsletter, Master Gardeners of Alberta Association, Grande Prairie Garden Club, etc…
        • Direct marketing outreach to gardening centres across the prairies
        Potential Endorsement from
        • Kath Smyth, Horticulturist
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Direct marketing to gardening centres and stores across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
        • Electronic blads
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Electronic blad / sampler
        • Display banner (large)
        • Print blad / sampler
        • Business cards
        • Press release
        • Postcard
        BISAC Codes:
        • GAR000000 GARDENING / General
        • GAR019010 GARDENING / Regional / Canada
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.2.0.1.0.0 Alberta
        • 4.0.2.0.3.0.0 Manitoba
        • 4.0.2.0.12.0.0 Saskatchewan
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • EV084 EVENT / Spring
        • EV086 EVENT / Summer
        • EV065 EVENT / Fall
        • HL130 HOLIDAY / Mother's Day
        • TP090 TOPICAL / Women's Interest
        THEMA Subject Codes
        • WMPY Gardening: pests & diseases
        THEMA Place Qualifiers
        • 1QF-CA-P Canadian Prairies (AB, SK, MB)
        THEMA Reading Level Qualifiers
        • 5HRA Seasonal interest: Spring
        • 5HRB Seasonal interest: Summer
        • 5HRC Seasonal interest: Autumn, Fall
        • 5HCJ Mother’s Day


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    A Match Made for Murder A Lane Winslow Mystery Iona Whishaw Canada
    9781771513265 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective Publication Date:April 28, 2020
    $16.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 1.3 in | 400 gr | 416 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      “An intriguing mix of character, plot, time, and place. Highly recommended.” —Ian Hamilton, author of the bestselling Ava Lee novels

      Lane and Darling's Arizona honeymoon is interrupted by gunshots in the newest instalment in a series Kirkus Reviews calls "relentlessly exciting."

      It’s November, and Lane and Darling have escaped the chilly autumn in the Kootenays for a honeymoon at the posh and romantic Santa Cruz Inn in sunny Tucson, Arizona. But despite her very best intentions to relax, soon after their arrival Lane’s plans to spend the holiday poolside with a good mystery are interrupted by gunfire. One of the hotel’s wealthy guests has been shot point blank and Lane is second on the scene.

      Though Lane and Darling attempt to distance themselves from the investigation, the longer they stay at the Santa Cruz Inn, the deeper they are drawn into a web of suspects and bystanders, and a collection of seemingly perfect marriages fraught with jealousy and violence. The situation threatens first their honeymoon and then their lives when Lane puts herself directly in the sights of local criminals who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

      Back in Nelson, Sergeant Ames has been left in charge of the department during Darling’s absence. As he investigates a case of vandalism at the Van Eyck garage, it seems to lead directly to the death of the suspected vandal himself. Working with Constable Terrell, the new recruit, to piece together what happened in this strange and unsettling murder, Ames finds his romantic interest in mechanic Tina Van Eyck creates complications that are more than awkward; they could be deadly.

      Fans of Maisie Dobbs and the Kopp sisters will delight in the latest Lane Winslow, a study of matrimony and mirage in the American Southwest.

      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
        Media + Publicity:
        • Baseline media outreach to Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Shelf Awareness, Booklist, Book Page, The Book Report, Globe and Mail, Library Journal, Vancouver Sun, The Bay Observer, Toronto Star, Quill & Quire, London Free Press, 49th Shelf, CBC Books, CBC’s On the Coast, CBC’s North by Northwest, CBC’s Ontario Morning, the Simi Sara Show
        • Outreach to mystery review blogs such as The Hidden Staircase, Kerry Clare’s Pickle Me This, Literary Hoarders, Leigh’s Bookish Life, Historical Novels Review, Reviewing the Evidence, Crime Reads, Crime Fiction Lover etc…
        • Pitches to national and regional festivals: 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, Tucson Festival of the Book
        • Paid advertising in Book Riot, BookBub, Library Bound, United Library Services
        • Direct marketing to 500+ librarians via Baker & Taylor flier mailout
        • Direct marketing outreach to librarians and booksellers using 500+ email addresses collected via giveaways for previous titles in this series
        • Endorsement forthcoming from Catriona McPherson, author of the Dandy Gilver Mysteries and the Lexy Campbell Mysteries
        Marketing + Promo:
        • National, regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Electronic and print ARCs
        • Festival appearances
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Print ARC available January
        • Electronic ARC
        • Display banner (table-top)
        • Display banner (large)
        • Online banner
        • Press release
        • Bookmark
        • Poster
        BISAC Codes:
        • FIC022060 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
        • FIC022040 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • TP090 TOPICAL / Women's Interest
        THEMA Subject Codes
        • FFS Crime & mystery: women sleuths
        • FFJ Crime & mystery: cosy mystery
        • FV Historical fiction
        • FFD Crime & mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives
        THEMA Place Qualifiers
        • 1KBB-US-WMAT Tucson
        • 1KBC-CA-BDK British Columbia Interior: Kootenays
        THEMA Reading Level Qualifiers
        • 3MP 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999


    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      Praise for the Lane Winslow Mysteries


      • "The ‘find of the year', Iona Whishaw's Lane Winslow series is a real treat. Set after WWII, Lane has left England for Canada . . . settling in the small village of King's Cove. With a quaint cast of characters and the feel of Louise Penny's Three Pines, the independence and quick wit of Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher and the intelligence of Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs, this mystery series has it all!" —Murder by the Book, Texas
      • "Relentlessly exciting from start to finish." —Kirkus Reviews
      • "An engrossing tale of murder, Russian assassins, British spies and local Canadian constabulary" —Shelf Awareness
      • "Iona Whishaw is a writer to watch." —Globe and Mail
      • "There's no question you should read it—it's excellent." —Toronto Star
      • "Another fantastic entry in the unique and compelling Lane Winslow series!" —Anna Lee Huber, author of the Lady Darby Mysteries
      • "Most excellent . . . It's always a pleasure to return to King's Cove and be swept away by another Lane Winslow tale." —Kerry Clare, author of Mitzi Bytes
      • "Complex, suspenseful, and deeply felt, this is a smart series for the ages." —Francine Mathews, author of the Nantucket Mysteries
      • "Exquisitely written, psychologically deft." —Linda Svendsen, author of Sussex Drive
      • "Iona Whishaw has again raised the bar . . . This is seriously good storytelling." —Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Reviews
      • "In the vein of Louise Penny . . . a compelling series that combines a cozy setting, spy intrigue storylines, and police procedural elements—not an easy task, but one that Whishaw pulls off." —Reviewing the Evidence
      • "The setting is fresh and the cast endearing." —CrimeReads
      • "An enthralling mystery." —Historical Novel Society
      • "This series . . . continues to get better and better." —Reviewing the Evidence
      • "A simply riveting read by a master of the genre." —Wisconsin Bookwatch
      • "A series that's guaranteed to please." —Mercer Island Books, Washington
      • "Full of history, mystery, and a glorious bc setting . . . a wonderful series." —Sleuth of Baker Street, Ontario

  • 8
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    A Spicy Touch Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen Noorbanu Nimji Canada, Karen Anderson Canada
    9781771513333 Hardcover COOKING / Regional & Ethnic Publication Date:June 09, 2020
    $40.00 CAD 7.75 x 9.75 x 1 in | 1 gr | 328 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Touchwood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Mouth-watering Indo–East African dishes that will become instant classics for home cooks.

      A Spicy Touch is Noorbanu Nimji’s celebration of her North Indian Ismaili Muslim ancestry and the East African cuisine from her homeland in Kenya. Noorbanu collaborates with food writer and tour operator Karen Anderson to present more than 200 time-tested family favourites and new recipes.

      With beautiful photographs, the book takes the home cook step by step through soups and snacks, samosa-wrapping, three chapters of main dishes (including Noorbanu’s famous Butter Chicken and Beef Nihari), a dedicated chapter on Indian tandoori grilling, vegetables, daal, Indian breads and rice dishes, chutneys and specialty Indian sweets. Learn how to make:

      • Bhajias – chickpea flour vegetable pakoras
      • Kuka Paka – chicken, eggs and potatoes in a subtly spiced coconut cream
      • Chana wagharia – chickpeas and eggplant in a spicy tamarind sauce
      • Bharazi and mandazi – pigeon pea curry with East African coconut donuts
      • Badam Pak – a creamy cardamom and almond fudge
      • And many more

      Many recipes are vegetarian and/or gluten-free and all original recipes have been re-tested and rewritten to reflect the increased availability of ingredients today. With an extended section on pantry items, and tips and techniques that can only come from a master, readers will feel the authors at their side while they prepare the 200+ recipes. Welcome Noorbanu into your kitchen and find out for yourself why she’s considered the expert in her field by people all over the world.

      Bio

      Noorbanu Nimji is an East African Ismaili Muslim with ancestral roots in Northern India. Her family moved to Canada in 1974. Soon after her arrival in Calgary, Noorbanu was asked to teach cooking to youth in the local Ismaili community. She taught for a decade before beginning to publish her recipes. She self-published three cookbooks prior to beginning the manuscript for A Spicy Touch, with sales of over 250,000 copies.



      Karen Anderson is the owner of Alberta Food Tours Inc. and co-author of the guidebook Food Artisans of Alberta. She has led seven tours to India and has cooked with chefs all over the country. Since 2006, she has worked with Noorbanu Nimji, testing recipes and teaching Indian cooking classes.
      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Baseline media outreach to Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Vancouver Courier,, National Post, Globe and Mail, Style at Home, ZOOMER, Culinaire, The Tomato, Avenue Calgary, Avenue Edmonton, EAT, Western Living, Prairie Books Now, Grains West, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Flare, CBC's Alberta at Noon, CBC’s The Homestretch, CBC’s Calgary Eye-Opener, CBC’s Edmonton AM, Global Morning News Calgary, Breakfast Television Calgary, CTV Morning Live Calgary, More than Maple Syrup podcast, Eat North, Vitamin Daily
        • Outreach to food bloggers such as Erin Scott, Julie Van Rosendaal, Karlynn Johnston, Renee Kohlman, Jenny Jack, etc…
        • Direct marketing to Ismaili community and organizations
        • Festival submissions to Edmonton LitFest, St. Albert StarFest, Lethbridge Word on the Street
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Electronic blads
        • Excerpts available
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Electronic blad / sampler
        • Recipe excerpts available
        • Press release
        • Postcard
        • Poster
        BISAC Codes:
        • CKB044000 COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Indian & South Asian
        • CKB001000 COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / African
        • CKB031000 COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / General
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 2.3.3.0.0.0.0 India
        • 3.3.5.0.0.0.0 Kenya
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • ET010 CULTURAL HERITAGE / African
        • ET080 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Indian
        THEMA Subject Codes
        • WBN National, regional & ethnic cuisine
        • WBJ Vegetarian Cookery
        THEMA Place Qualifiers
        • 1HFGK Kenya
        • 1FKA-IN-JG Gujarat

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "The brief time I’ve spent in the kitchen with Noorbanu and Karen generated memories that will last a lifetime. Watching Noorbanu cook was exceptional. Her food creates comfort and intrigue in a perfectly delicious package."



      "A Spicy Touch is the most beautiful, interesting, easy to follow, historical and inviting cookbook I have ever seen. What joy it will bring to so many people. I am so excited for Noorbanu and Karen to have completed this amazing journey and project together. There’s so much love in this cookbook. I can’t wait to own a copy and get started cooking the delicious Indian dishes right here in my own kitchen. Bravo!"




      "I grew up in India with my family cooking and me learning just by being there. I am in awe of my mother, aunties and grandmothers and am blessed that they made me who I am today. I realize how fortunate I am since learning to cook from close family members is increasingly rare. That is why I have tremendous respect for Noorbanu Nimji. Noorbanu’s voice as a teacher and cookbook author is just like that of an Indian mother lovingly sharing family favourites with her children."


  • 9
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    The Whale and the Cupcake Stories of Subsistence, Longing, and Community in Alaska Julia O'Malley, Kim Severson
    9781771513319 Paperback COOKING / Regional & Ethnic On Sale Date:April 28, 2020
    $25.00 CAD 6.5 x 9 x 1 in | 1 gr | 176 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Touchwood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      A unique and fascinating cookbook that examines the relationships between food, culture, and place in Alaska.

      From fish and fiddleheads to salmonberries and Spam, Alaskan cuisine spans the two extremes of locally abundant wild foods and shelf-stable ingredients produced thousands of miles away. As immigration shapes Anchorage into one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, Alaska’s changing food culture continues to reflect the tension between self-reliance and longing for distant places or faraway homes. Alaska Native communities express their cultural resilience in gathering, processing, and sharing wild food; these seasonal food practices resonate with all Alaskans who come together to fish and stock their refrigerators in preparation for the long winter. In warm home kitchens and remote cafés, Alaskan food brings people together, creating community and excitement in canning salmon, slicing muktuk, and savoring fresh berry pies.

      This collection features interviews, photographs, and recipes by James Beard Award–winning journalist and third-generation Alaskan Julia O’Malley. Touching on issues of subsistence, climate change, cultural mixing and remixing, innovation, interdependence, and community, The Whale and the Cupcake reveals how Alaskans connect with the land and each other through food.

      Bio

      Julia O’Malley is an Anchorage-based food journalist, writing teacher, and editor-at-large at the Anchorage Daily News. She was the Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 2015 to 2017. She has written about food, climate, and culture for the Guardian, Eater, National Geographic, High Country News, and the New York Times, among other publications. She won a 2018 James Beard Award in the foodways category.



      Kim Severson is a Pulitzer Prize–winning food correspondent for the New York Times. Earlier she served as news and features editor and reporter at the Anchorage Daily News. A four-time James Beard Award recipient for food writing, she is the author of four books, including Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Baseline media outreach to EAT, Western Living, BC Magazine, CBC's The Trailbreaker (NWT), CBC's Northwind (NWT), CBC's Trail's End (NWT), CBC's Northern Air (NWT), CBC's Daybreak North (BC), regional newspapers in northern BC, NWT, and YK
        • Outreach to food bloggers focussing on food sustainability
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Electronic and print ARCs
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Electronic blad / sampler
        • Press release
        BISAC Codes:
        • CKB031000 COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / General
        • CKB030000 COOKING / Essays & Narratives
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        • 4.0.2.0.6.0.0 Northwest Territories
        • 4.0.2.0.13.0.0 Yukon Territory
        • 4.0.1.6.1.0.0 Alaska
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • ET150     CULTURAL HERITAGE / Native American
        THEMA Subject Codes
        • RNU Sustainability
        • WBK Organic food / organic cookery
        • WBN National, regional & ethnic cuisine
        THEMA Place Qualifiers
        • 1KBB-US-WPNA Alaska
        • 1KBC-CA-BD British Columbia Interior
        • 1KBC-CA-U Yukon Territory
        • 1KBC-CA-H Northwest Territories
        THEMA Reading Level Qualifiers
        • 5PB-US-E Relating to Native American people

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