OBITUARY: Robert Reid (1927 – 2022)

“He missed printing B.C.’s first book by a month in 1949, but Bob Reid (left) became one of Canada’s most famous typographers and book designers. It all started on Christmas, 1936.” FULL STORY




Be your true self

Growing up in the Comox Valley, Sydney Sunderland developed passions for soccer, art and playing guitar. Sydney also liked expressing… FULL STORY

Saying goodbye to Gran

For his twentieth title, former radio host and award-winning author Bill Richardson writes about a child facing her beloved grandmother’s… FULL STORY

Madness and redemption

The former Poet Laureate of New Westminster (active from 2017 to 2020), Alan Hill has written his debut, full-length collection… FULL STORY

The power of an abuser

Amy Rutherford

Playwright Amy Rutherford, who divides her time between Toronto and Vancouver, has published Mortified (Playwrights Canada Press $18.95) about a… FULL STORY

Happy cats

Social psychologist and certified dog trainer, Zazie Todd has followed up on her book Wag: The Science of Making Your… FULL STORY

Classic cars

Victoria-based Garry Foster has published Chrome and Colour: Stories of Craftsmanship and Automotive Design ( Enlightened Communications unpriced), which provides… FULL STORY

One-eyed chevrolet

What draws people to small towns and what keeps them there? These are some of the questions Kathryn Hartley grapples… FULL STORY

False ideals

In her novel, The Errant Husband (Radiant Press $25) Elizabeth Haynes writes about a woman named Thelma who travels to… FULL STORY

Grammie and the bear

A former paediatrician, Beverley A. Elliott began writing children’s books after she retired. Her first book, Greyson’s Shoes is based… FULL STORY

The legacy of violence

Award-winning author, John Vigna’s second novel No Man’s Land (Arsenal $22.95) is set in the late 1890’s in B.C.’s wilderness…. FULL STORY

Indigenous healing

Award-winning children’s Indigenous author, Nicola I. Campbell has written her first book for adults, Spílexm: A Weaving of Recovery, Resilience,… FULL STORY

Guardian angel on Earth

Darcy Nybo’s novel Reluctant Angel (Artistic Warrior Publishing $19.95) is  about Ana Murphy, a 28-year-old living in Vancouver in 1986…. FULL STORY

What animals want

Pearce, Jacqueline 2021

Vancouver-based Jacqueline Pearce, who previously published 10 kidlit novels, has written her first non-fiction title, What Animals Want (Orca $24.95)… FULL STORY

1960s Jazz dancer

Victoria born and raised, Mary Spilsbury Ross’s writing credits include the bestselling cookbook, Frugal Feasts (Doubleday Canada, 1996) and five… FULL STORY

Ecological sabotage

In another installment of William Deverell’s Arthur Beauchamp legal thriller series, Stung (ECW Press $32.95 hc) Beauchamp defends seven environmentalists… FULL STORY

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