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About Us

TouchWood Editions has been publishing books for twenty years, and our mandate has grown along with us. We publish books of literary merit, as well as about the people, places, landscape, food, art, and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Our commitment to our region and to our authors is matched by our commitment to quality production and effective promotion of our books. We have sales teams and distribution channels in both the US and Canada.

Browse our titles and discover the beautiful books we publish: cookbooks, food and lifestyle titles, visual art, page-turning mysteries, and the many other books of fiction and non-fiction that represent community, culture, and people including our popular Classics West series.

Our team:

  • Pat Touchie, Publisher Emeritus: With diverse and extensive experience in publishing and in fields outside of publishing, Pat bought Horsdal & Schubart in 2000 and renamed it TouchWood Editions. She continues to oversee the publishing program.
  • Taryn Boyd, Publisher
  • Pete Kohut, Designer
  • Tori Elliott, Promotions Coordinator
  • Renee Layberry, Editor

In addition to the wonderful people listed above, a number of skilled freelance editors, designers, and artists join us in the production our books.



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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF),
a part of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.




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