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Sam Shelstad Wins Best First Novel Award for Citizens of Light

Yesterday, Sam Shelstad received his first award for his debut novel, Citizens of Light. In an online ceremony he was awarded the Best Crime First Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. After receiving the news Sam Shelstad said, “I’m surprised and deeply honoured…I’ve never written any kind of crime fiction before, but had the … Continued

Accessible Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is one of my comfort foods. To be more specific, Panjabi food is a comfort food. As a teenager I was taken in by a Sikh family, and I can’t live without Panjabi home cooking. However, I didn’t grow up on butter chicken, as the dish would be invented years after local Sikhs … Continued

Shelstad and Whishaw Nominated for Crime Writers of Canada Award

TouchWood Editions is delighted to announce that Sam Shelstad, author of Citizens of Light, and Iona Whishaw, author of the Lane Winslow Mystery Series, have been nominated for the Best Crime First Novel and Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery respectively. The Crime Writers of Canada have revealed the shortlists for the 2023 Awards of … Continued

Straightforward Sides for an Easy Easter Weekend

As Easter approaches, many people are looking forward to spending time with loved ones and indulging in delicious food. While the main dish is often the star of the show, don’t forget about the side dishes! A well-planned and executed side dish can take your Easter meal to the next level. Whether you prefer classic … Continued

Super Simple and Speedy Triple “S” Soup

This soup is both super simple and super speedy, but that’s not where it gets the name; that’s thanks to the sausage, spinach, and squash. Keeping the ingredients in your spice drawer, pantry cupboard, and freezer means you can always make something tasty at a moment’s notice. And the best part is that this makes … Continued

Simple and Cozy Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

It’s soup season and this recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes. The key? Using leftover mashed potatoes for the base which adds richness and texture to your soup. Plus, this soup is a tasty way to use up that celery lingering in the fridge. In just 10 ingredients, 3 steps and 30 minutes … Continued

Holiday Baking Inspo

We’re halfway through the holiday season, but the baked goods and feast gods are only getting started. If you’re already starting to feel the burn then we’ve got some inspiration for your cookie exchange recipe and we’re keeping it a little healthy too. We promise, all of these recipes are certain to delight and if … Continued

Alison Acheson’s Memoir Nominated for Audiobook Narration Award

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that the audiobook for Dance Me to the End by Alison Acheson (narrated by Ellen Dubin) has been nominated for the 2022 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Award. The audiobook is nominated in the Audiobook Narration category for Best Voiceover – Self-help, Health and Wellness. Dance … Continued

All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac is a GGBooks Finalist

TouchWood Editions is delighted to announce that the Canada Council for the Arts has named All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac a finalist for the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The announcement was made this morning with 70 books named the best to have been published in Canada in 2022, across seven categories, … Continued

All the Quiet Places Nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

TouchWood Editions is excited to announce that author Brian Thomas Isaac’s debut novel, All the Quiet Places, has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. Yesterday morning the Prize announced the 14 nominated books, including 7 first-time nominees and no previous winners, in an online broadcast by previous winner, … Continued

4 Ingredient Summer Punch

Punches A dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, serve well chilled with plenty of ice. And ta-daaah! You’ve got yourself a punch. This rhyme originates from Barbados, and if you’ve ever drunk punch in Barbados, you’ll trust this is the perfect guideline for making it. The beauty of punch is that there’s no … Continued

6 Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat

It’s summer. It’s hot. Need we say more? Here’s a selection of recipe from our cookbooks to help you beat the heat. This sorbet is already super refreshing. Get the recipe here. Why not enjoy a cocktail with brunch? There’s no need to stop at pastries and cheese. After all, we are being indulgent. Get … Continued