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TouchWood Editions Fall 2019

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    Distributor: Heritage Group Distribution Supplies to: CA US Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Oct 01, 2019 On Sale Date: Oct 29, 2019 Carton Quantity: 32 $22.00 CAD
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Return to Spinner's Inlet
By (author): Don Hunter



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Oct 29, 2019
$22.00 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.25 in | 200 gr

Page Count:

224 pages
Touchwood Editions
FICTION / General

A collection of connected short stories set in a fictional town in BC’s Gulf Islands where attitude is everything, and everybody has one.

For years, “Spinner's Inlet” was Don Hunter's beloved serialized newspaper column that ran in the Province, Vancouver’s newspaper. Eventually Hunter compiled the columns to create Spinner's Inlet, the bestselling book published in 1989. Thirty years later, Hunter revisits the fictional coastal community and its quirky inhabitants, who are ready to entertain a brand-new generation of readers.

Although the cast of characters has evolved, Samson and Rachel Spinner are still around, suitably older and possibly a little wiser, as are some of the more familiar folks.

A humorous read that will appeal to fans of Jack Hodgins, Bill Gaston, and Pat Carney, Return to Spinner's Inlet will draw you in, charm you to bits, and leave you chuckling with recognition.

Don Hunter grew up in Cumbria, England, attended Workington Grammar School, and served two years with 23 Parachute Field Ambulance before completing teacher training at Chester. He taught for two years before he and his wife June emigrated to B.C. in 1961. After eight years teaching in B.C. and gaining a B.Ed. at UBC, he switched to journalism and spent almost 30 years with The Province newspaper as reporter, editor and finally senior columnist. He had earlier worked also as a farm labourer, strawberry picker, mail deliverer, taxi driver, longshoreman, construction worker, and screenwriter.

The Hunters built a home on Galiano Island, becoming part-time members of a community whose occupants inspired many of the tales from Spinner’s Inlet. Don and his wife live in Fort Langley. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

Marketing plans
  • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage in the Times Colonist, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, BC BookWorld, local newspapers
  • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals like the Sunshine Coast Festival of Written Arts, Victoria Festival of authors, Galiano Literary Festival, Words on the Water 
  • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns

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  • Electronic ARCs
  • Excerpts
  • Online banner
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  • FIC000000    FICTION / General
  • FIC029000     FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FIC066000     FICTION / Small Town & Rural

BISAC Regional Themes
  • British Columbia
  • Vancouver Island

BISAC Merchandising Themes
  • ET140    CULTURAL HERITAGE / Multicultural
  • ET190    CULTURAL HERITAGE / Scandinavian
  • ET200    CULTURAL HERITAGE / Scottish

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