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Letters from Exile -The Origins of Oppression and Liberation

Emmariah Cross

Letters from Exile is a multi-layered story of mystery, intrigue, incest and violence. The story moves from earth's genesis to the post apocalyptic world of our future.
ISBN: 0-9689637-3-0 $28.95


Tales from the Man in the Black Hat
John Hellum

This acerbic, edgy, yet warmhearted collection of essays, stories andpoems makes one chuckle with tongue in cheek humour.
In it you will share life's hilarious moments when the Snoods take on the family outlaws. There are historical portraits of famous Snoods from Egyptian times to the present. Along the way you will be introduced to the charming Jakob Frimmel.
There are many opportunities to meet the author through his quixotic reflections and mordant musings on subjects from Dorothy Parker to Hamlet.

Johm Hellum, known as the man in the hat, is a chef, former restauranteur, food and restaurant reviwer, art and music critic who plies his trade on the west coast of Canada.

Publication Date
April 2005

Price $19.95 Cdn.

 


Uncoupling: Lessons on Reconfiguring an Intimate Relationship
Brenda Woolner

Separation and divorce are some of life's most painful experiences. Uncoupling offers both men and women a series of 31 lessons, together with exercises, to aid in the journey of recovery.

ISBN:0-9689637-9-X
Publication Date: May 2003
Trade paperback
$19.95 Cdn


No Obstacle Too Great - Mino Pavlic

In 1960, Croatian born author Mino Pavlic was a small boy exploring the mysteries of Australia. By 1987, he had spent fourteen years in Canadian jails. By 1996, he was HIV positive. What went wrong?

The answer - brutal, complex and haunting - declares itself in each chapter of No Obstacle Too Great.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Autobiography
Pub Date: February 2004
ISBN: 0-9689637-3-0
Rights: World

Price $19.95 Cdn


Practical Publishing Solutions
Sandra Janssen
Trade paperback

In a series of clear, concise chapters, page after page of sound practical advice is revealed. A wide range of publishing options is discussed together with tips for manuscript presentation and a wealth of well-tested marketing advice.

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 0-9689637-0-6
Publication Date: August, 2002

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$17.95


Flying With Angels- b.b. parker

The author explores the seemingly ordinary lives that inhabit a small east coast tourist community as well as looking into their corner of New York. The story has all the elements of romance including love lost, love found and sexuality confirmed. Flying With Angels becomes a page turner as the plot weaves back and forth through the story. Just when you are sure you know the ending, you don't.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Fiction/Romance
Price: $21.95 Cdn
Pub Date: Nov 2004
ISBN: 0-9733469-6-5
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The Red Flared Skirt - Margaret Takaki

The Red Flared Skirt is a contemporary romance which follows the life of Meg Sebastian from 1950's rural Saskatchewan through the difficult decision of following her heart or acceding to the demands of her soul. Initially she chooses the Church and missionary work but after years of an unfulfilled life she leaves the convent and discovers the challenges of marriage and children. The memory and the man who was her first love continue to weave a thread through the tapestry of her life. Temptation comes in many forms but in the end Meg remains true to herself and follows her true path.

Margaret Takaki lives with her husband on the west coast of Canada where she is currently working on her second novel.
Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Contemporary Romance
Price:
$19.95 Cdn/ $14.95 US/£8.95 UK
Pub Date: February 15th 2005
ISBN: 0-9689637-7-3
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Lurking Back - East Sooke No-News - Peg Pyner
Edited by Barbara Warman, Illustrated by Nancy Anderson

Never let it be said that small communities lack excitement. Author Peg Pyner, now in her 90's, with the editorial help of her daughter Barbara Warman looks back over thirty years at those events in East Sooke, BC that made the news and have now become part of the history of the place. Her witty stories are universal in theme.

Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date:23rd June 2005
ISBN: 0-9736560-0-X
Rights: World
Price: $19.95 Cdn


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The Coffin Ship Legacy - Shirley Skidmore

Drawing on the life of her great-grandfather author Shirley Skidmore recreates a gripping story of the 'coffin' ships that brought Irish famine survivors to Canada. Most did not survive the harrowing voyage but those who did were further challenged by the harsh life meted out in the New World.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Historical Fiction
Price: 19.95 Cdn/ $16.95 US/£9.95 UK
Pub Date: May 2005
ISBN: 0-9733469-8-1
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Falconer's Last Voyage - Mel McIlveen

Falconer's Last Voyage charts the life of Captain David Mist as he sails the British Destroyer, H.M.S. Falconer, from Britain to Valparaiso, Chile for supplies before his onward voyage to Esquimalt BC. His mission in the Pacific North West is to enforce the liquor laws of the time and to encourage attempts by the missionaries to promote western civilization to the Native population. The British captain is eventually faced with the dilemma of career or love. Author Mel McIlveen deftly interweaves the history of the time with this fictional account.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Historical Fiction
Pub Date:30th May 2005
ISBN: 0-9733469-9-X
Rights: World

Price: $19.95 Cdn


 
 
 

 

Nine Lives
Peripatetic Pookie and His Pals
Lenore Hellum

Pookie has been left alone in the house by his family. As he sleeps fitfully on the carpet by the fireplace it magically rises up and whisks him away on a trip from the North Pole to Down Under and out to the Cosmos.
Along the way he meets a wide range of characters from Mrs. Santa's Whitekitty, Sneakers from the haunted hotel, the cosmic cats from Judd's Trattoria, Sir Percival Pussyfoot, the armchair detective cat, the myriad of black cats from Sabu One through Five, the purrrrings of Miaou-Sitting of China, and the Down-Unda Wunda Cat. Each of these stories provides a sense of adventure and the warmth of happy endings. Nine Lives closes with a Prayer for Strays.

Lenore Hellum has just started writing about the antics of the various cats that have lived with her throughout her life [she is now 76]. She thought that sharing those antics in a book honouring all of them would appeal to cat lovers of all ages.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Children's Fiction/Illustrated
Price $11.95 Cdn
Pub Date: November 2005
ISBN: 0-9736560-3-4
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The Oyster Speaks:
The Chemainus Writers


Each contributor has come to creating with words through other artistic mediums. Bernice Ramsdin-Firth sees life in stone. Together with her word portraits she has contributed the line drawings that enhance the pages of The Oyster Speaks. Elizabeth Forbes chronicles our lives and reports our journeys in community newspapers. Tom Masters writes through the lens of television while bringing a journalist's sensibility to fiction and creative non fiction. Constance Kurtenbach hears music in the words that form her poems and direct her fiction.

The Oyster Speaks
is the kind of book you want to pick up, let linger in your hand, keep on your shelves, revisit and give to friends.

The Chemainus Writers
live and create on the west coast of Canada.


Format: Trade Paperback
Category:Anthology/Fiction
Price $21.95 Cdn
Pub Date: December 2005
ISBN: 0-9736560-5-0
Rights: World



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A Circle of Beginning - Elizabeth Gallacher

Elizabeth Gallacher develops a circle of compelling characters that travel through the novel but whom you never really trust. She keeps you on your toes as you try to fit together the jigsaw puzzle of clues. She has created an old fashioned murder mystery and mis-directs the reader attempts to guess the solution. The analysis of the murderer's mind is left to the reader, she merely reports the facts.Set in the 1950's against the backdrop of McCarthy's America and post war Europe the author paints a picture of the landscape in which the characters are operating. It informs their decisions and plays on their fears.

Elizabeth Gallacher lives on the west coast of Canada. She is currently completing the next novel in the Circle series, Circle of Attachment.


Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Literary Fiction/Mystery
Price:19.95 Cdn/ $16.95 US/£9.95 UK
Pub Date: December 2005
ISBN: 0-9689637-6-5
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The Greatest Show on Earth: Lenore Hellum

The Greatest Show on Earth is a series of poetic peeks into conversations between creatures, humans and maybe other worldy friends. Most often we are lovingly reminded that the family is the greatest show on earth!
Each piece of writing is illustrated by the magical block prints of Mary Leigh Campbell.

Leonore Hellum is a storyteller, and while her first book, Nine Lives was a collection of cat capers in prose, The Greatest Show on Earth is all in rhyme. The poems are inspired by the work of Mary Leigh Campbell.

Mary Leigh Campbell has had her work exhibited up and down the West Coast and presently lives in the Bay Area of San Francisco designing on textiles.

Format: Trade paperback
Category: Children's Fiction/Illustrated.
Price $13.95 Cdn
Pub Date: Nov 06
ISBN: 0-9780056-1-9



Gay 101: A Straight Look at Gay Life -
Sandra Janssen & Steven Coull

That's right. This is the result of extensive interviews with gay men and women from all backgrounds. Sandra Janssen and Steven Coull have made these intriguing and insight-filled surveys come to life. The authors offer us an opportunity to fully appreciate the "lifestyle", and find that there is really not that much which separates all of us.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: NonFiction
Pub Date:Sept 2006
Price: $19.95 Cdn/$16.95 US/£9.95 UK
ISBN: 0-9736560-9-3
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From Man to Man - Moishe Nadir

Translated from the original Yiddish, From Man to Man is a collection of the prose of Moishe Nadir, originally published in 1919. This American playwright and poet is enjoying a new renaissance, and it is no small wonder why. The work is of tremendous depth and the translation byHarvey Fink is an example of the same love and quest for the greater truths of Life which Nadir shared.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Fiction
Pub Date:Sept 2006
Price: $19.95 Cdn/
ISBN: 0-9780056-0-0
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Take the Wings of A Morning: Kathy Wilson

In Take The Wings of A Morning author Kathy Wilson gives us a glimpse of the life of an immigrant to Canada in the 1960's.She and her husband, both school teachers, were tested by the loneliness and barren landscape of the northern prairies. Her life in the north of England hadn't prepared her for these challenges but 40 years later she has survived well.Through Take The Wings of A Morning the author allows us to translate memory into a moving experience.
Kathy Wilson is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who lives on Vancouver Island where she writes and researches her family history.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Memoir
Price $19.95 Cdn
Pub Date: March 2006
ISBN: 0-9736560-6-9
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Sinclair's Legacy: Mel McIlveen

Mel McIlveen is set to intrigue us again with his new historical fiction Sinclair's Legacy. While Falconer's Last Voyage led us on adventures with the British Navy along the west coast of North America, Sinclair's Legacy looks at the history of the Canadian prairies during the 1850's. Through the eyes of the main character, a Metis, the author takes us on a very personal journey set against the historical events of the time in the wider scope of the British Empire.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Historical Fiction
Pub Date: June 2007
ISBN: 0-9780056-2-7
Price: $19.95

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Serial killings at the Sooke Potholes almost gets the better of Zack Ward's personal life– he heads the RCMP detachment in Sooke – and his relentless, amorous pursuit of Cass Derby – a local business women and artist. The plot is complicated by a local and beautiful young constable stalked by the local doctor, who becomes a person of interest in this murder investigation. Yet, the serial killings continue. Murder in the Sooke Potholes is a tangled web of characters and circumstance and despite some unexpected twists and turns in this mystery, it is expertly unravelled by Zack Ward's determined sleuthing.

This is the second in a series of Sooke mysteries. The first, Murder on the Galloping Goose was a local best seller and also featured Zack Ward and Cass Derby.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Mystery
Price $15.95 Cdn
Pub Date:Nov 2008
ISBN:978-0-9780056-5-8
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This new collection of Moishe Nadir's short prose contains stories that enter your consciousness with a gentle knock. They seduce you with their eloquence and wry observations only to face you later with a minefield of sardonic humour. That Is How It Is is an eclectic selection of social observations in the realm of ethics, religion, hypocrisy, irony and the status quo. That Is How It Is is an eclectic selection of social observations in the realm of ethics, religion, hypocrisy, irony and the status quo.
This book is another impressive translation by Harvey Fink.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Short Stories
Price $24.95 Cdn
Pub Date:December 2008
ISBN:978-0-9780056-4-1
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Murder on the Galloping Goose - Shirley Skidmore

`Murder on the Galloping Goose' is an investigation of serial murders with elements of romance for the investigator.
Zack Ward an RCMP sergeant has been absent from work due to the illness of his wife (cancer) and then death. He has been sent to Sooke to recover from his grief where he walks right into a serial murder case. He meets Cass Darby a local bookstore owner who is also widowed. Cass doesn’t exactly like Zach at first but is attracted to his good looks. She is also a long time resident of Sooke and is related to many people in the town. Zack who needs help finding his way around Sooke latches onto Cass and they become friends. Annie, Zack’s deceased wife continually haunts him.
Three ex loggers are murdered one at a time and so Zack must try to find the connection between these 3 murders and the history of Sooke. Another character in the story, the weather, plays a major part in the tension of the story. The insane voice of the killer also plays a past. When the murders are solved Zack finds that he cares deeply for Cass and she returns the feeling. Zack’s emotions run high as Cass almost becomes the fourth victim. The beauty of Sooke’s ocean and the surrounding countryside are entwined in the story.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Mystery
Price $15.95 Cdn
Pub Date:Nov 2008
ISBN:978-0-9780056-6-5
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Treachery and Treason in Canada's Sealing Fleet - Mel McIlveen

This book is inspired by the life and exploits of Victor Jacobson, a renowned West Coast sealer based in Victoria. BC, during the late nineteenth century. The tensions, flavours and experiences of the period are keenly and accurately documented but are interwoven into a gripping tale of love, betrayal and espionage in the Sealing fleet. The rivalry and hatred between two old sea dogs comprises the main plot.For readers seeking entertainment but with an accurate historical flavour, this book is an excellently researched tale.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Historical Fiction
Price $19.95 Cdn
Pub Date:Aug 2010
ISBN:978-0-9780056-8-9
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Poor Matza - Selected stories of Avrom Reisen translated from the Yiddish by Harvey Fink

Avrom Reisen (1876-1953) was an acclaimed and prolific Yiddish poet and short story writer for the American Yiddish dailies.This is a superb translation by Harvey Fink of some of Reisen's best short stories.
At the time of Reisen's death, the Jewish Spectator wrote:

"There are many Yiddish writers who owe their success to Reisen's encouragement. For years he published and edited, under great sacrifices, Yiddish journals with the primary aim of providing a platform for young, struggling writers... He had no arrogance, no pretensions and no personal vanity."

This is the third of Harvey Fink's works of translation. He has also translated, `From Man to Man' and `That Is How It Is' - works of Moishe Nadir and also available from Windshift Press.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Short Stories
Price $21.95 Cdn
Pub Date:February 2011
ISBN:978-0-9780056-7-2
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September Gales - Elizabeth Gallacher

In the decade between the wars, English painter Edwin Emerson-Cowley begins his search for life through painting the Canadian landscape. His inability to choose between his English aristocratic wife and his Canadian mistress leaves him caught in the crossfire of trying to escape his English family and not having enough survival skills to establish a Canadian one.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Literary Fiction/ Cdn
Pub Date: Sept 2011
Price: $21.95 Cdn/ $16.95 US/£9.95 UK
ISBN: 0-9733469-5-7
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Circle of Attachment: Elizabeth Gallacher

In this second book in the Circle series, Circle of Attachment, author Elizabeth Gallacher takes up the life of FBI agent Warren Marshall as he moves from the 1950's America of McCarthy into a brief moment of hope that came with the Kennedy presidency. His life and the lives of his European friends are again altered significantly by these political changes.

Elizabeth Gallacher, the author, lives on the west coast of Canada.

Format: Trade Paperback
Category: Literary Fiction
Price $19.95 Cdn
Pub Date: Dec 2011
ISBN: 0-9736560-7-7
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