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 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
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
From all of us here at TouchWood Editions, we wish you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful New Year.
Food expert Andrea Buckett presented CTV’s Your Morning with a fantastic selection of gifts for your favourite foodie this holiday season, including Renée Kohlman’s All the Sweet Things. Watch the full video here.
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
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
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
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
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 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
Join us in celebrating the release of May Q. Wong’s new book, a collection rediscovered stories of Victoria’s pioneers, trailblazers, and community builders who were also diverse people of colour. Meet the author, join in on a discussion about the unsung individuals of the city’s history, and pick up a signed copy of the book. … Continued