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A former editor of the Sooke News Mirror is winning accolades for her poetry and fiction writing. (Pixabay.com)

Emerging Sooke author wins several awards

Doni Eve wins honours in poetry, short fiction contests

 

Saanich author Hannalora Leavitt hopes her new book, This Disability Experience, helps to dispel the ‘otherness’ that often surrounds people with disabilities. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Vancouver Island author demystifying disability and dismantling otherness

Hannalora Leavitt, who lives with a visual impairment, wants to change how people look at disability

 

Vicki McLeod will be presenting her pictures of “wild swimming” at an online women’s Zoom event, YakFest, on April 5. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

‘Wild swimming’ offers a cure for the COVID-19 blues

Nanaimo blogger Vicki McLeod among a growing number touting the benefits of a cold water plunge

 

Author Des Davidge with his first book, ‘Along The Shore And Through The Trees’, on Thursday, March 18, 2021. It depicts Davidgeas own memoirs and those of his late wife, whose father spent more than three decades maintaining a telegraph line. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Author tells unique tale of a shared Vancouver Island history, decades apart

Two lives connected by a telegraph line along the coast of Vancouver Island

Author Des Davidge with his first book, ‘Along The Shore And Through The Trees’, on Thursday, March 18, 2021. It depicts Davidgeas own memoirs and those of his late wife, whose father spent more than three decades maintaining a telegraph line. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Jay Lang and her 94-year-old grandmother, Betty Annand, are both enjoying success as fiction novelists. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island authors share special family bond

Betty Annand and Jay Lang an emerging grandmother/granddaughter literary force

Jay Lang and her 94-year-old grandmother, Betty Annand, are both enjoying success as fiction novelists. Photo supplied
Bob Joseph, author of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, will be available for a Q&A through the Vancouver Island Regional Library Jan. 28. (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Regional Library)

Everything Vancouver Island needs to know about the Indian Act and was afraid to ask

Online Question and Answer session with author Bob Joseph open to all Vancouver Island residents

Bob Joseph, author of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, will be available for a Q&A through the Vancouver Island Regional Library Jan. 28. (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Regional Library)
Tragic Fools will be released on Jan. 7. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni author pens comic romp through the afterlife

Port Alberni author Kim Cormack releasing her newest sci-fi and fantasy novel on Jan. 7

Tragic Fools will be released on Jan. 7. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Qualicum Beach author Sydney Preston releases the second instalment in her Britannia Bay Mystery series. She is unable to hold an official launch until COVID gathering restrictions relax. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach author Sydney Preston releases second in mystery series

Official launch will come after COVID-19 restrictions are loosened

Qualicum Beach author Sydney Preston releases the second instalment in her Britannia Bay Mystery series. She is unable to hold an official launch until COVID gathering restrictions relax. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Chemainus author Robyn Gerland. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Gerland shares personal story of the season

Chemainus author’s offering features in Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas publication

Chemainus author Robyn Gerland. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Port Alberni author Diane Dobson has put together a collection of childhood memories, with proceeds going towards the Ty Watson House. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni writer looks through the eyes of a child

Book raises funds for the Alberni Valley Hospice Society

Port Alberni author Diane Dobson has put together a collection of childhood memories, with proceeds going towards the Ty Watson House. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bruce McLean, 91, has published his first novel, The Manana Treehouse, which is inspired by his wife’s experience with Alzheimer’s. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

91-year-old Saanich man publishes first novel based on wife’s Alzheimer’s experience

Former journalist Bruce McLean ‘on cloud nine’ after making fiction debut

Bruce McLean, 91, has published his first novel, The Manana Treehouse, which is inspired by his wife’s experience with Alzheimer’s. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Shelley Penner is a Port Alberni artist and writer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Vancouver Island artist pens dystopian novel

Haven Hold by Shelley Penner is set to debut on August 25

Shelley Penner is a Port Alberni artist and writer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Stephenie Meyer says more ‘Twilight’ books are planned

Stephenie Meyer says more ‘Twilight’ books are planned

Author’s long-awaited “Midnight Sun” sold more than 1 million copies in its first week

Stephenie Meyer says more ‘Twilight’ books are planned
Port Alberni’s Jacqueline Carmichael has been named the new board president of the Federation of BC Writers. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s Jacqueline Carmichael named board president for FBCW

Port Alberni writer has been on the Federation of BC Writers board for two years

Port Alberni’s Jacqueline Carmichael has been named the new board president of the Federation of BC Writers. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Chris Lowther is Tofino’s new Poet Laureate. (Photo courtesy of Chris Lowther)

Chris Lowther becomes Tofino’s second Poet Laureate

“It’s very encouraging and it’s motivating and that’s the greatest gift any writer can receive.”

Chris Lowther is Tofino’s new Poet Laureate. (Photo courtesy of Chris Lowther)
Port Alberni author Jacqueline Carmichael has written a new children’s book called “Social Distancing and the Big Slowdown.” (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Veteran Vancouver Island journalist pens pandemic tale for children

An animal cast helps children make sense of coronavirus and why they must stay at home

Port Alberni author Jacqueline Carmichael has written a new children’s book called “Social Distancing and the Big Slowdown.” (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Tofino Poet Laureate Joanna Streetly holds a copy of her new historical album ‘Before the Road.’ (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino author’s new book reflects on life before Highway 4 ever existed

Poetry, stories and photos capture the roots of Tofino and Ucluelet

Tofino Poet Laureate Joanna Streetly holds a copy of her new historical album ‘Before the Road.’ (Nora O’Malley photo)
Kathy Page (left) and Aidan Cassie each walked away with the Victoria Book Prize on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Victoria Book Prizes)

Two local authors walk away with Victoria Book Prize

Kathy Page and Aidan Cassie each walked away with a literary award

Kathy Page (left) and Aidan Cassie each walked away with the Victoria Book Prize on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Victoria Book Prizes)
Michael Christie’s novel, Greenwood, will launch at Munro’s on Oct. 8 (File contributed/ Penguin Random House Canada)

Victoria author launches prize-nominated book at Munro’s

Michael Christie’s novel ‘Greenwood’ is part of an emerging climate-fiction genre

Michael Christie’s novel, Greenwood, will launch at Munro’s on Oct. 8 (File contributed/ Penguin Random House Canada)
Steven Price’s Lampedusa is on the long list for the Scotia Bank Giller’s Prize. (File Contributed/ Penguin Random House Canada)

Victoria author nominated for prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize

Steven Price’s book, Lampedusa, is a historical fiction novel about an an Italian author

Steven Price’s Lampedusa is on the long list for the Scotia Bank Giller’s Prize. (File Contributed/ Penguin Random House Canada)