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  • 1
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    9781771513449 Paperback GARDENING / Regional On Sale Date:March 02, 2021
    $15.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      The third installation of the new gardening series Guides for the Prairie Gardener is all about seeds, from saving and starting to transplants and even winter sowing.

      Certified master gardeners Sheryl and Janet offer you all the tools you need to start seeds, ensuring they thrive and grow into beautiful mature plants. They answer your questions on things like

      • how to determine the viability of seeds
      • the difference between an heirloom, heritage, and hybrid seed
      • the best containers and planting media to use
      • when and how to use growing lights
      • troubleshooting common problems such as damping off and overwatering
      • the proper methods for hardening off transplants and planting them out.

      And they don't stop at addressing starting seeds indoors—they also give you the information you need to direct sow straight into the garden, and on winter sowing. Then they delve deeply into how you can collect and save seed for the future so that you can continue the cycle for future growing seasons.

      The book is complete with detailed charts to give you specific information about seed starting on the Prairies, with several plant lists to help you decide what selections work best in a variety of situations and conditions.

      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 and Home Farm Horticultural Therapy 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 The Gardener for Canadian Climates, The Prairie Garden Annual, Herb Quarterly, Mother Earth Gardener, and many more. She lives in Calgary.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Confirmed media from The Gardener for Canadian Climates in both spring and summer 2021 issues
        • 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 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 Horticultural Society, Calgary Gardening newsletter, Master Gardeners of Alberta Association, Grande Prairie Garden Club, etc…
        • Direct marketing outreach to gardening centres across the prairies including dedicated displays 
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast interviews
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with authors' COVID-safe and virtual speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • COVID-safe / virtual festival appearances
        • Regional author tour
        • Excerpts available
        • Electronic ARCs
        • Electronic blads
        BISAC Codes:
        • GAR019010  GARDENING / Regional / Canada
        • GAR027000  GARDENING / Climatic / General
        • GAR018000  GARDENING / Reference
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.0.0.0.0.0 North America
        • 4.0.2.0.0.0.0 Canada
        • 4.0.2.0.1.0.0 Alberta
        • 4.0.2.0.3.0.0 Manitoba
        • 4.0.2.0.3.0.0 Manitoba
        • 4.0.2.0.12.0.0 Saskatchewan
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • HL030     HOLIDAY / Earth Day
        • HL060     HOLIDAY / Father's Day
        • HL130     HOLIDAY / Mother's Day
        • TP054     TOPICAL / Gift
        • TP090     TOPICAL / Women's Interest

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “The Prairie Gardener’s series offers knowledgeable yet accessible answers to questions covering a broad range of topics to help you cultivate garden success. Get growing!” —Lorene Edwards Forkner, gardener and author of Color In and Out of the Garden

      “This is a beautiful and incredibly well-written series of books on earth-friendly gardening. Lavishly illustrated, with photos in every segment, the books are a pleasure just to leaf through, but the accessible writing and level of expertise makes them essential to any gardener’s library. Although they’re geared to prairie gardeners, I found great information that transfers anywhere, including where I live, in the Sierra Foothills, and will enjoy them for years to come. Well-indexed, to help you find solutions to elusive problems. Highly recommended!” —Diane Miessler, certified perma-culture designer and author of Grow Your Soil!

      “All your gardening questions answered! Reading the Prairie Gardener’s series is like sitting down with your friendly local master gardener. Delivers practical guidance that will leave you feeling confident and inspired.” —Andrea Bellamy, author of Small-Space Vegetable Gardens

  • 2
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    9781771513463 Paperback GARDENING / Regional On Sale Date:March 02, 2021
    $15.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      The fourth installation of the new gardening series Guides for the Prairie Gardener will teach you how to maximize your small-space garden in the prairies.

      Not everyone in the prairies has a big, wide-open space in which to garden, but with a little extra know-how and some specialized techniques, you can maximize your success in the space you have.

      Lifelong gardeners Sheryl and Janet are here with answers to all of your big questions about small-space gardening including

      • Which types of growing media to use in containers or raised beds
      • How to properly fertilize and water your container plants, including grow bags and containers made from various types of materials
      • How to get started in square foot gardening
      • How to reap the rewards of succession planting and catch-cropping
      • How to build raised beds, wicking beds, and sub-irrigation planters
      • Which veggies and vines to grow vertically, what herbs and edible flowers are suitable for container growing, as well as small tree options for your tiny yard
      • How to keep hanging baskets looking lush and full of blooms all summer.

      Whether you're using container gardens, raised beds, small plots, and postage-stamp sized yards, or trying your hand at vertical gardening, certified master gardeners Sheryl and Janet answer all your questions about how to do so successfully on the prairies. Small-space gardeners are a different breed and what they create can be magic!

      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 and Home Farm Horticultural Therapy 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 The Gardener for Canadian Climates, The Prairie Garden Annual, Herb Quarterly, Mother Earth Gardener, and many more. She lives in Calgary.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Confirmed media from The Gardener for Canadian Climates in both spring and summer 2021 issues
        • 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 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 Horticultural Society, Calgary Gardening newsletter, Master Gardeners of Alberta Association, Grande Prairie Garden Club, etc…
        • Direct marketing outreach to gardening centres across the prairies including dedicated displays 
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast interviews
        • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with authors' COVID-safe and virtual speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • COVID-safe / virtual festival appearances
        • Regional author tour
        • Excerpts available
        • Electronic ARCs
        • Electronic blads
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Electronic blad / sampler
        • Display banner (large)
        • Print blad / sampler
        • Business cards
        • Press release
        BISAC Codes:
        • GAR019010  GARDENING / Regional / Canada
        • GAR027000  GARDENING / Climatic / General
        • GAR018000  GARDENING / Reference
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.2.0.1.0.0 Alberta
        • 4.0.2.0.3.0.0 Manitoba
        • 4.0.2.0.3.0.0 Manitoba
        • 4.0.2.0.12.0.0 Saskatchewan
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • HL030     HOLIDAY / Earth Day
        • HL060     HOLIDAY / Father's Day
        • HL130     HOLIDAY / Mother's Day
        • TP054     TOPICAL / Gift
        • TP090     TOPICAL / Women's Interest
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      “The Prairie Gardener’s series offers knowledgeable yet accessible answers to questions covering a broad range of topics to help you cultivate garden success. Get growing!” —Lorene Edwards Forkner, gardener and author of Color In and Out of the Garden

      “This is a beautiful and incredibly well-written series of books on earth-friendly gardening. Lavishly illustrated, with photos in every segment, the books are a pleasure just to leaf through, but the accessible writing and level of expertise makes them essential to any gardener’s library. Although they’re geared to prairie gardeners, I found great information that transfers anywhere, including where I live, in the Sierra Foothills, and will enjoy them for years to come. Well-indexed, to help you find solutions to elusive problems. Highly recommended!” —Diane Miessler, certified perma-culture designer and author of Grow Your Soil!

      “All your gardening questions answered! Reading the Prairie Gardener’s series is like sitting down with your friendly local master gardener. Delivers practical guidance that will leave you feeling confident and inspired.” —Andrea Bellamy, author of Small-Space Vegetable Gardens

  • 3
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    The Distilleries of Vancouver Island A Guided Tour of West Coast Craft and Artisan Spirits Marianne Scott Canada
    9781771513326 Paperback COOKING / Beverages On Sale Date:April 20, 2021
    $25.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 312 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      A guided tour that highlights the recent evolution of the 21 craft and artisan distilleries that have sprung up on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

      In the past five years the number of craft and artisan distilleries on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands has more than doubled. A change in the provincial liquor laws in 2013 made small-batch distilling a viable business and with this alternative to high-volume, mass-market liquor comes a focus on local ingredients and distinctive flavours.

      From relative veterans like Merridale and Sheringham, to the newest stills on the block, you'll meet a group of entrepreneurs unbound by traditional liquor-making rules who are creating vodkas, gins, whiskeys, and liqueurs with their own unique characteristics, using a wide range of grains, fruit, botanicals, peat smoke, seaweed, and spices. Craft-spirits enthusiast Marianne Scott introduces readers to the methods distillers use to develop their spirits, how they learned their craft, the products they make, and the recognition they've garnered.

      With an introduction on the history of spirit making and the process of distilling, a glossary of common distilling terms, cocktail recipes inspired by each distillery's products, and a map to help you organize your ideal tasting tour, Vancouver Island's Spirits has everything you need to jump into the region's burgeoning craft-spirits scene.

      Bio

      Marianne Scott is a writer, sailor, and spirits enthusiast. She has been a freelance journalist for more than thirty years, is a columnist for Pacific Yachting and the author of Naturally Salty—Coastal Characters of the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Victoria, BC, with her husband, David. Visit her at Saltytales.com.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Baseline media outreach to: Times Colonist, 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, Celebrator, Poured Magazine, WestJet Magazine, Taste Magazine, Aqua Magazine, Island Driftwood, CBC's North by Northwest, CBC's On the Island, CFAX 1070, CHEK News
        • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations including Travel BC, Tourism Industry Association of BC, Tourism Vancouver Island, Tourism Victoria
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews
        • 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
        • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
        • Electronic ARCs
        • Electronic blads
        • Excerpts available
        BISAC Codes:
        • CKB088000 COOKING / Beverages / Alcoholic / General
        • BUS070120 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Food Industry
        • 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
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
        • EV010 EVENT / Anniversary
        • EV050 EVENT / Birthday
        • EV080 EVENT / Graduation
        • EV086 EVENT / Summer
        • EV100 EVENT / Wedding
        • HL060 HOLIDAY / Father's Day
        • HL130 HOLIDAY / Mother's Day
        • HL160 HOLIDAY / St. Patrick's Day
        • TP054 TOPICAL / Gift




  • 4
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    9781771513487 Paperback HISTORY / Canada On Sale Date:April 20, 2021
    $20.00 CAD 6.5 x 8.75 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Told in 21 objects—including furnishings, artwork, and tools—this approachable museum guide takes readers into the family history, local lore, and oddities of one of Victoria's most famous landmarks.

      Craigdarroch Castle, built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir for his wife, Joan, and their family, was completed in 1890. Following Joan's death, the castle was put up for sale in 1908, and later housed a military hospital and the nascent University of Victoria.

      Since 1979 the castle has operated as a museum and is one of the top tourist attractions in the city, a prime example of a “bonanza castle” and a rich repository of Victorian-era furnishings and décor, as well as objects evoking the hospital and college eras. Author Moira Dann offers the reader 21 selections from the castle's collection, using each artifact as a portal into the history of the building and life in Victorian and more recent times.

      The Black Forest clock, acquired by Joan on a trip to Europe; the telescope used by the eldest Dunsmuir son, James, aboard his yacht the Dolaura; the castle's famous stained-glass windows; a nineteenth-century intercom system known as a speaking tube—these and 17 more are described with detail and enthusiasm, and accompanied by photographs. Dann provides careful research into each object's provenance and manufacture, while inviting readers to join her imaginative journeys into the lives of the castle's occupants through the years.

      Bio

      Moira Dann is a writer, editor, speaker, and current president of the Craigdarroch Castle Museum Society board. She has a Master of Fine Arts in creative non-fiction from the University of King's College and is a former editor of the Globe & Mail's Facts and Arguments page. She lives with her husband, Sam Bufalini, in Victoria, BC.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity
        • Baseline media outreach to Times Colonist, Vancouver Sun, BC BookWorld, BC Studies, BC History, Ormsby Review, Canada's History, The Orca, neighbourhood newspapers
        • Potential COVID-safe / virtual lectures for regional historical associations such as the Victoria Genealogical Society, Friends of the BC Archives, Victoria Historical Society, Heritage Victoria
        • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations including Travel BC, Tourism Industry Association of BC, Tourism Vancouver Island, Tourism Victoria
        Marketing & Promo
        • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast interviews
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's COVID-safe / virtual speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
        • Electronic ARCs
        • Excerpts available
        BISAC Codes
        • HIS006020 HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
        • ARC014000 ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / General
        • ARC005070 ARCHITECTURE / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island
        BISAC Merchandising Themes
        • ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
        THEMA Subject Codes
        • WQH Local History
        • NHTB Social and Cultural History
        • AGA History of Art
        • AKX History of Design
        • AMX History of Architecture
        • NHB General and World History
        THEMA Place Qualifiers
        • 1KBC-CA-BLC British Columbia Vancouver Island: Greater Victoria
        Key Character Names
        • Henrietta Maud
        • Robert Harvey
        • James Dunsmuir
        • Elizabeth Dunsmuir Harvey
        • Pierre Berton
        Keywords
        Craigdarroch Castle; Victoria; British Columbia; BC; history; architecture; social; local; design; art; Stgeinway piano; stained glass; Henrietta Maud; historical objects; Dunsmuir family; James Dunsmuir; Elizabeth Dunsmuir Harvey; military hospital; bonanza castle; Pierre Berton


  • 5
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    Victoria Unbuttoned A Red-Light History of BC’s Capital City Linda J. Eversole Canada
    9781771513388 Paperback HISTORY / Women On Sale Date:April 06, 2021
    $20.00 CAD 5.5 x 7.5 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      A nuanced history of prostitution in Victoria told through newly uncovered stories of women who lived it.

      From the establishment of Fort Victoria, BC’s capital city has had a long history of prostitution. But little has been written on the lives of the women themselves—some of the most enterprising women in Victoria’s past. Instead, these women’s stories have been relegated to judgmental newspaper headlines. Now historian Linda J. Eversole takes a deeper look at their lives, from the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War and the Moral Reform movement.

      Story by story, from the fur trade, through confederation, waves of immigration, and attempts at reform and legislation, Eversole uncovers the histories of the women who made a living, and in some cases a fortune, from the world’s oldest profession.

      With accompanying maps and historical photos, new research, and the support of the descendants of some of her subjects, Eversole presents a nuanced, human series of portraits that enhances our understanding of this important strand of the city’s history.

      Bio

      Linda J. Eversole is a writer and historian with a long career in research, heritage preservation, and museums. Stella: Unrepentant Madam, her biography of Victoria bordello owner Stella Carroll, was published in 2005. She lives in Victoria, BC.

      Marketing & Promotion
        Media + Publicity:
        • Baseline media outreach to Times Colonist, BC Studies, BC History, BC BookWorld, The Ormsby Review, Vancouver Sun, Canada's History, the Orca (online), CBC's North by Northwest, CBC's The Next Chapter, CBC's On Island, CFAX 1070, CHEK News
        • Festival submissions to Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Victoria Festival of Authors, Galiano Writers Fest
        Marketing + Promo:
        • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast interviews
        • 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 ARCs
        • Excerpts available
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Electronic ARC
        • Online banner
        • Press release
        • Bookmark
        • Postcard
        • Poster
        BISAC Codes:
        • HIS058000      HISTORY / Women
        • SOC059000     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Prostitution & Sex Trade
        • HIS006000      HISTORY / Canada / General
        • ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
        • TP090 TOPICAL / Women's Interest
        BISAC Regional Themes
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        • 4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island
        THEMA Codes
        • NHTB Social and cultural history
        • NHB General and world history
        • JBSA Society and culture: social classes
        • 1KBC-CA-BLC British Columbia Vancouver Island: Greater Victoria


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    A Lethal Lesson A Lane Winslow Mystery Iona Whishaw Canada
    9781771513531 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:April 27, 2021
    $16.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 in | 448 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y TouchWood Editions
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Shortlisted for the 2022 BC and Yukon Book Prizes' Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award
      An Indigo Top 10 Best Mystery of 2021
      A Globe and Mail bestseller
      #1 Bestselling New Release in Canada

      Lane Winslow trades crime solving for substitute teaching in the eighth installment of this mystery series that Kirkus Reviews calls “riveting”.

      Back home in the Kootenays after her Arizona honeymoon, Lane offers her assistance when neither the outgoing teacher, Rose, nor her replacement, Wendy, show up at the local schoolhouse one blizzardy Monday in December. But when she finds the teachers' cottage ransacked with Rose unconscious and bleeding, and Wendy missing, Lane delivers Rose to the hospital in Nelson and turns the case over to her exasperated husband, Inspector Darling, and his capable colleagues, Sergeant Ames and Constable Terrell.

      Never one to leave a post unmanned, Lane enlists as substitute teacher for the final two weeks before the Christmas holidays, during which time she discovers a threatening note in the teachers' desk and a revolver in the supply cupboard. But these clues only convolute the case further. Who has been tormenting these women, and where has Wendy gone?

      Meanwhile, Darling finds the body of a hit-and-run victim in a snowbank miles outside of Nelson, the residents of King's Cove are preoccupied by the possibility of a new neighbour, and Sergeant Ames is as confused as ever by the inimitable Tina Van Eyck.

      Bio

      Iona Whishaw is a former educator and social worker whose mother and grandfather were both spies during their respective wars. She is the award-winning author of the Globe and Mail bestselling Lane Winslow Mystery series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband.

      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 (past participant), Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts (past participant), Words on the Water, Galiano Literary Festival (past participant), Elephant Mountain Literary Festival (past participant), Victoria Writers Festival (past participant), North Shore Writers’ Festival, Calgary Word Fest, International Festival of Authors, Kingston Lit Festival, Women Killing It (past participant), Tucson Festival of the Book (past participant)
        • Paid advertising in Library Bound, United Library Services, Shelf Awareness
        • Direct marketing to librarians at Baker and Taylor
        • Direct marketing outreach to librarians and booksellers using 500+ email addresses collected via giveaways for previous titles in this series
        • Endorsements forthcoming
        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 COVID-safe / virtual speaking engagements
        • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and COVID-safe / virtual festivals
        • Electronic and possible print ARCs
        • COVID-safe / virtual festival appearances
        Marketing + Promo Deliverables
        • Electronic ARC available January
        • Possible print ARCs
        • 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
        • FIC022100 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
        BISAC Regional Themes:
        • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
        BISAC Merchandising Themes:
        • ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
        • EV090 EVENT / Summer Vacation Reading
        • EV110 EVENT / Winter
        • HL010 HOLIDAY / Christmas
        • HL060 HOLIDAY / Father's Day
        • HL130 HOLIDAY / Mother's Day
        • TP090 TOPICAL / Women's Interest

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      BC and Yukon Book Prizes Booksellers Choice Award 2022, Short-listed
      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

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