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New book – Stories of Sooke – highlights rich tapestry of life in the region

Historian Elida Peers has been writing stories about Sooke history since 1970s

 

Cynthia Lebrun with her mother-in-law, Veronika Tomaszewski. Photo supplied

Comox Valley author wins international literary award

Cynthia Lebrun wins international literary award for historical look at Ukraine under the Soviets

 

FILE - Salman Rushdie attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. Rushdie’s agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack by a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Report: Salman Rushdie lives, but loses use of eye and hand

Author suffered three serious wounds to his neck and 15 more wounds to his chest and torso

FILE - Salman Rushdie attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. Rushdie’s agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack by a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The inaugural Big Island Book Fest takes place on Oct. 22 at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)

Courtenay’s Big Island Book Fest features authors, books, live music

If you like books, and if you enjoy meeting authors, you will…

The inaugural Big Island Book Fest takes place on Oct. 22 at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)
Brittany Leonard is planting one tree for each book sold. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Author and illustrator brings climate change issues to light in books

Leonard’s novel series a throwback to the comic book era

Brittany Leonard is planting one tree for each book sold. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Raymond Tony Charlie with a copy of his book In The Shadow of the Red Brick Building. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Residential school survivor’s smile resonates under trying circumstances

Book author and motivational speaker Charlie still not back in his own home after flooding

Raymond Tony Charlie with a copy of his book In The Shadow of the Red Brick Building. (Photo by Don Bodger)
12-year-old Aurora Indyana has published a full-length novel. Photo supplied

12-year-old Comox Valley author publishes first novel

Aurora Indyana will have a book signing at Laughing Oyster Bookshop July 16

12-year-old Aurora Indyana has published a full-length novel. Photo supplied
Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert wrote A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park. Photos supplied

Campbell River author earns recognition for Strathcona Park book

Catherine Gilbert won the third prize Lieutenant Governor’s medal for historical writing

Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert wrote A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park. Photos supplied
Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.
FILE - Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet presents his opening statement at the murder trial of romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

‘How to Murder Your Husband’ author found guilty of killing her husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy’s attorney says Portland Oregon author plans to appeal

FILE - Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet presents his opening statement at the murder trial of romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
Jeremy Tolmie will hold a book launch event for his most recent work, titled ‘Kicking ASSpergers: One Meltdown at a Time’ at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library on May 14. (photos submitted)

Nanaimo author pens book challenging stigma, myths and assumption about autism

Book launch event for ‘Kicking ASSpergers: One Meltdown at a Time’ to be held May 14

Jeremy Tolmie will hold a book launch event for his most recent work, titled ‘Kicking ASSpergers: One Meltdown at a Time’ at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library on May 14. (photos submitted)
A septuagenarian retired bricklayer is among the six debut novelists in the running for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Brian Thomas Isaac, who was born in 1950 on the Okanagan Indian Reserve in southcentral B.C., is a finalist for the $60,000 prize for his coming-of-age story, “All the Quiet Places,” published by Brindle & Glass.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brian Thomas Isaac

Retired B.C. bricklayer among six debut novelists vying for $60K prize

Prize will be awarded at an in-person ceremony on June 1

A septuagenarian retired bricklayer is among the six debut novelists in the running for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Brian Thomas Isaac, who was born in 1950 on the Okanagan Indian Reserve in southcentral B.C., is a finalist for the $60,000 prize for his coming-of-age story, “All the Quiet Places,” published by Brindle & Glass.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brian Thomas Isaac
Victoria author Jennifer Fraser explores how abuse impacts the brain in her book, The Bullied Brain. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Victoria author explores the impacts of bullying on the brain

The Bullied Brain looks at how the mind can heal from traumatic peer experiences

Victoria author Jennifer Fraser explores how abuse impacts the brain in her book, The Bullied Brain. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Yvonne Maximchuk’s latest book is a mystery novel set in Echo Bay. (Supplied photo)

Echo Bay artist-author ventures into the fiction genre with brand new mystery book

Entering the fiction genre for the first time, Maximchuk says the book was a lot of fun to write

Yvonne Maximchuk’s latest book is a mystery novel set in Echo Bay. (Supplied photo)
The Victoria Festival of Authors’ first spring book club will feature four notable authors from the area, along with monthly online discussions of their books. (Courtesy Victoria Festival of Authors)

Victoria book club promises discussions with notable, up-and-coming authors

Victoria Festival of Authors launches spring online project, featuring four different books

The Victoria Festival of Authors’ first spring book club will feature four notable authors from the area, along with monthly online discussions of their books. (Courtesy Victoria Festival of Authors)
John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied

Vancouver Island author’s first novel has a broad target audience

‘The Big One’ will have mass appeal to Islanders, adventurists, and others

John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied
Governor General award-winning author and Otter Point resident Darrel McLeod will be mentoring Cree author Joseph Kakwinokanasum as part of the Writer’s Trust of Canada’s Rising Stars program. (Contributed - Douglas & McIntyre)

Sooke writer mentors aspiring author

Darrel McLeod mentoring with Writer’s Trust

Governor General award-winning author and Otter Point resident Darrel McLeod will be mentoring Cree author Joseph Kakwinokanasum as part of the Writer’s Trust of Canada’s Rising Stars program. (Contributed - Douglas & McIntyre)
An old photo of Troy Wilson and his grandfather, Tom Richmond. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
An old photo of Troy Wilson and his grandfather, Tom Richmond. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Choir boy and belly dancer settle in B.C. after roller coaster love story

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.