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E. J. Hughes biography by Robert Amos shortlisted for BC Book Prize

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island—the acclaimed biography of the solitary and beloved BC artist, written by Robert Amos—has been shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes’ Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award. The announcement was made March 20. E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island debuted at #4 on the … Continued

Honey Pie for Pi Day!

Honey Pie From Greece by Emily Lycopolus   A note from Emily This pie is probably better described as a Greek-style cheesecake. It’s sweetened with honey and Apricot white balsamic vinegar, so it’s not overly sweet, and it has a slightly coarser texture than New York–style cheesecake thanks to the yogurt and ricotta, which also … Continued

BOOK SIGNING: Iona Whishaw at ALA Midwinter Meeting

January 26, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
TouchWood Editions Booth 2404B

Iona Whishaw, author of the Lane Winslow mystery series, will be attending the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting this Saturday to sign copies of Lane’s newest adventure, A Deceptive Devotion. If you are milling about in the Exhibition Hall, be sure to stop by the TouchWood Editions (booth 2404B) between 2-5pm to meet her.   … Continued

Holiday Greetings!

From all of us here at TouchWood Editions, we wish you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful New Year.

RELEASE: Renée Kohlman wins Gold at Taste Canada Awards

TouchWood Editions is pleased to share that All the Sweet Things: Baked Goods and Stories from the Kitchen of Sweetsugarbean, Renée Kohlman’s debut cookbook, is the 2018 Taste Canada Food Writing Awards Gold Winner in the Single-Subject Cookbook category. The announcement was made at the awards celebration in Toronto on October 29. All the Sweet … Continued

EXCERPT: The Haunting of Vancouver Island by Shanon Sinn

THE CURSE OF BROTHER XII CEDAR, VANCOUVER ISLAND   The rural community of cedar is just south of Nanaimo. It was once home to one of North America’s most sensational cults. Much has been written about Brother XII—the infamous preacher of the 1920s and 30s. He was, after all, the charismatic leader of the Aquarian … Continued

EXERPT: Victoria’s Most Haunted by Ian Gibbs

THE WILKINSON JAIL VICTORIA, BC   The complex of buildings now known as the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, the Wilkinson Jail, or “the Wilkie” has had a rich and storied life, which may explain why so many spirits and ghosts still wander the halls. In researching this building, I not only had the opportunity … Continued

EXCERPT: Great Canadian Ghost Stories by Barbara Smith

INTRUDERS RURAL new Brunswick   Some people, and even some families, seem more likely to have a ghostly encounter than others. This was certainly the situation for a New Brunswick family we will call the Lawsons. Bob Lawson recalled an especially stressful time for his family during World War II, the winter of 1942 to … Continued

BOOK SIGNING: Barbara Smith at Coles Westshore

October 27, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Coles Westshore | 2945 Jacklin Rd, Langford

From a poltergeist haunted family in Nova Scotia to a moaning mist in a Yukon cabin, Great Canadian Ghost Stories proves that we are certainly not alone, no matter how alone we think we are, and this is your chance to get your copy signed by the Ghost Story Lady herself, Barbara Smith. Meet Barbara, … Continued

EDMONTON LITFEST: Food Artisans of Alberta // Karen Anderson & Matilde Sanchez-Turri

October 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Matrix Hotel | Amber Room | 10640 100 Ave Edmonton, AB

Edmonton LitFest celebrates some of  finest food artisans, along with the book that salutes them: Food Artisans of Alberta by Karen Anderson and Matilde Sanchez-Turri. Karen and Tilly will be joined by artisans as well as Trina Moyles, author of Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World, and event host Liane Faulder. Festival … Continued