Member News for September:
“Anywhere But Here” Tanya’s new YA novel will be released October 15th with a book launch at Kidsbooks (Broadway location) on Oct 29th at 7pm.
Kallie’s latest publication, “Spark” will celebrate its launch on Oct 17th at 7pm at Christianne’s Lyceum.
Joan Betty Stuchner
Joan just signed a book contract for “Bagels, Book Three”.
“Time for Flowers, Time for Snow” is just out and launches in Montreal in October.
Darlene will be presenting a workshop at the Union’s Author Conference in Surrey, October 19th,
Sheri has been awarded 4 Author in Residencies and will be presenting professional development for teachers in Vancouver and Richmond on Sept 30th and Oct 25th as well as speaking at the Celebrate Science event at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC on Oct 26th.
Gina McMurchy Barber
Gina has released “When Children Play” a non-fiction book.
Oolichan Books which is based in Fernie, Fernie’s Overwaitea Store and Caroline have combined forces by donating a buck each for every one of her books sold by Overwaitea during the next few weeks. The store scooped 200 of The Village of Many Hats for a display there. Caroline is greatly honoured to be asked to present at the 2014 Vancouver Island Children’s BookFest in Nanaimo,the 28th annual festival. Also the fall issue of BC Bookworld will feature Caroline’s cover story book review of We Are Born with the Songs Inside Us: Lives and Stories of First Nations People in British Columbia by Katherine Palmer-Gordon (Harbour Publishing). Caroline will be doing reviews for BCBW on a regular basis.
Suzanne de Montigny
Suzanne’s e-book, The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, won a gold Global Ebook Award for Best Fantasy/Alternate History. It will also be released this fall in print form.
Ann’s new YA “Whatever” (Ronsdale Press) received very kind reviews in Quill and Quire (a first) and CanLit for Little Canadians (August 21).
Scholastic has bought the subsidiary rights for a paperback edition of “Not Your Typical Dragon” as well as the sub rights for an audio version. “Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?” has been nominated for the Rainforest of Reading Award.
Heather has a new novel out from Lorimer, part of their sports stories for young readers. The somewhat unusual title is SAR/ Powderhounds. The story is told in two voices, that of the young Search and Rescue member and the lost skier his team is trying to rescue.
Karen is announcing the release of “Sabotage”, the final book in the historical fiction trilogy about the Finnish-Canadian family in early Thunder Bay. She has launched the book in Thunder Bay and Nipigon, Ontario (where German agents were arrested in 1915 for plotting to destroy the railway bridge that inspired Karen to research and write the book). She also launched in Kelowna at the Okanagon Heritage Museum and has been interviewed on CBC radio in Thunder Bay and Ontario. She has also produced an author/video/book trailer. All three books in the trilogy have been released in e-book format.