Excerpts from Spirits of the West: Eerie Encounters from the Prairies to the Pacific posted for Halloween fun!

Recipes from Julie Van Rosendaal's In the Dog Kitchen featured in this month's Positive Moms Magazine.

"A surprisingly diverse creation ... it is a cookbook, but it’s also a compelling history text, and a selection of stories about bison." —The Edmonton Journal on Jennifer Bain's new cookbook, Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison.

Cathy Ace will be downtown Vancouver Wednesday for a reading and signing for her Cait Morgan Mysteries. The main focus is murder—perfect for Halloween! October 29 • 6:30pm • Book Warehouse Main Street.

Tuesday, October 28, Linda Whitworth and Pat Inglis will be at Pixie Hollow Bookshop in High River for an evening of food and drink inspired by their cookbook, Go Barley: Modern Recipes for An Ancient Grain. It should be a delicious evening!

Kings River Life says Cathy Ace's new Cait Morgan mystery has "An intriguing premise...Traditionalists will enjoy this mystery that plays with classic mystery conventions while also celebrating everything that makes Las Vegas so unique."

Congratulations to all the winners of the Taste Canada Food Writing Awards! We were honoured to have our very own Bill Jones nominated along side Canada's greatest food writers!

Goodreads reviewer Bob Mcnicoll calls The Fourth Betrayal by Bruce Burrows "Hard boiled Canadian political intrigue."

Don Graves of Canadian Mystery Reviews is a big fan of the new Sherri Travis Mystery: "This is by and far the best book by Phyllis Smallman I've read to date. All of her novels show professional control over the devices ... but Martini Regrets simply took a good story line and rode it to a great ending. This should be a breakout book for her..."

"The fourth Casey Holland Mystery is an enjoyable tale starring a caring, nice (perhaps too nice) heroine who suffers bumps and bruises while working two violent cases. Harder for Casey than the assault on her body is the "attack" on her mind by her ward. Readers will dive into The Deep End even with no water in the pool." —Harriet Klausner on Debra Purdy Kong's newest mystery

"With a room full of suspects and clues hidden in the minutiae of what surrounds them, this is a fantastic piece of work that begins and ends with a throng of life being held in one’s own hand" —Drusbookmusing.com on Cathy Ace's new Cait Morgan Mystery, The Corpse with the Platinum Hair

Amazon.com readers are loving Robert W. Mackay's new military thriller Terror on the Alert.

A big congratulations to the winners of the Victoria Book Prizes, M.A.C. Farrant and Daneil Loxton. We are so honoured to have had one of our own nominated beside you. Michael Layland was in wonderful company.

"Jennifer Bain's latest book goes way beyond being your every day bison cookbook ... It's the balance between the stories and recipes (every recipe includes an interesting introduction) that makes this book worth having." —Amazon review of Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison

TouchWood and the Fairmont Empress teamed up to promote Julie Van Rosendaal's new cookbook, In the Dog Kitchen. Go! Island was there to get the full story.

Did you catch Julie Van Rosendaal on CTV Morning Live in Calgary this morning? Have a gander if you missed it, and keep your eyes open—Julie will be on a four more morning shows in the next few weeks!

"Terror on the Alert is a superb novel written with style and confidence ... I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in a story with a naval setting, and drama on the high seas." —The Dog Watch, official newsletter of the Naval Officers' Association of British Columbia

The recent discovery of one of the lost Sir John Franklin expedition ships is absolutely incredible! This is wonderful news for Canada and Canadians alike. If you're itching for more information about Sir John Franklin and the fate of his doomed expedition, check out John Rae's Arctic Correspondence: 1844–1855, wherein you'll read Rae's orignal report of cannablism in Franklin's men.

TouchWood Editions is thrilled to announce that The Land of Heart's Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island by Michael Layland has been shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. The winner will be announced October 15. 

Congratulations to Chef Bill Jones! The Deerholme Mushroom Book has been shortlisted for The Taste Canada Food Writing Awards in the category of Single-subject cookbooks.


The Land of Heart's Delight

Author: Michael Layland

Recently shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, a finalist for the BC Book Prizes Bill Duthie Booksellers Award, and second place winner for the BC Historical Federation's Lieutenant–Governor's Medal for Historical Writing, The Land of Heart's Delight: Historical Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island by Michael Layland is a gorgeous cartographic history of this majestic island we call home.

It's the perfect gift for historians and map enthusiasts!

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Debra Purdy Kong

Debra Purdy Kong has spent most of her life dedicated to studying crime and criminal behaviour. The author of several mysteries, Debra has just released The Deep End, the fourth instalment of Casey Holland's story as a transit security officer.

In addition to her Casey Holland and Alex Bellamy Mystery series, Debra has published over one hundred short stories ranging from mystery, humour, and horror.

For more information, you can visit Debra at debrapurdykong.com.

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