Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


From Winnie to Ollie

December 01st, 2016

Like many classics for young readers–Winnie the Pooh books, example–Paymaneh Ritchie’s My Name is Oliver, (Tellwell Publishing 2016 $6.99) was written by a parent to entertain their own child. Told from the perspective of a lovable but depressive six-year-old Beagel-Springer Spaniel who was adopted from the SPCA, this children’s book delves into mental health issues that include separation anxiety, allergies, anxiety and depression. Ritchie’s aim is to create a light-hearted story that will enable the reader to discuss tolerance, acceptance and unconditional love with children. A portion of the proceeds will go to the BC SPCA and the Beagle Freedom Project.


Inlet Theatre in Port Moody. December 4th.

For more information, visit:

My Name is Oliver (Victoria: Tellwell Publishing, 2016).

E-book ISBN:978-1-77302-425-7
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-77302-251-2
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-77302-250-5

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