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12-year-old Aurora Indyana has published a full-length novel. Photo supplied

12-year-old Vancouver Island author publishes first novel

Aurora Indyana will have a book signing at Laughing Oyster Bookshop July 16

 

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

 

Port Alberni author Winter Darbey will be reading from his debut graphic novel, Cressida: Dream Warrior. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni author debuts graphic novel at new literary event

Creative Grove is a new monthly spoken word and performance event in Port Alberni

 

FILE - Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet presents his opening statement at the murder trial of romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

‘How to Murder Your Husband’ author found guilty of killing her husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy’s attorney says Portland Oregon author plans to appeal

FILE - Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet presents his opening statement at the murder trial of romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
Port Alberni author Laura Sturgeon debuted two new books—Alone in the Castle for young adults, and Where In the World Will I Find the Perfect Pet? for children—in November 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY LAURA STURGEON)
Port Alberni author Laura Sturgeon debuted two new books—Alone in the Castle for young adults, and Where In the World Will I Find the Perfect Pet? for children—in November 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY LAURA STURGEON)
A septuagenarian retired bricklayer is among the six debut novelists in the running for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Brian Thomas Isaac, who was born in 1950 on the Okanagan Indian Reserve in southcentral B.C., is a finalist for the $60,000 prize for his coming-of-age story, “All the Quiet Places,” published by Brindle & Glass.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brian Thomas Isaac

Retired B.C. bricklayer among six debut novelists vying for $60K prize

Prize will be awarded at an in-person ceremony on June 1

A septuagenarian retired bricklayer is among the six debut novelists in the running for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Brian Thomas Isaac, who was born in 1950 on the Okanagan Indian Reserve in southcentral B.C., is a finalist for the $60,000 prize for his coming-of-age story, “All the Quiet Places,” published by Brindle & Glass.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brian Thomas Isaac
Derek Hanebury and Leslie Ann Gentile will be the featured readers at Electric Mermaid on April 27, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Fiction for all ages featured at Electric Mermaid in Port Alberni

Live reading event takes place via Zoom and in-person at Char’s Landing

Derek Hanebury and Leslie Ann Gentile will be the featured readers at Electric Mermaid on April 27, 2022. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Yvonne Maximchuk and Jennifer Wenn are the featured readers at Electric Mermaid on March 30. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)

Live reading event in Port Alberni has new date, new readers

Electric Mermaid takes place monthly at Char’s Landing

Yvonne Maximchuk and Jennifer Wenn are the featured readers at Electric Mermaid on March 30. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)
John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied

Vancouver Island author’s first novel has a broad target audience

‘The Big One’ will have mass appeal to Islanders, adventurists, and others

John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied
The cover of "Hat Cat," the latest book by Saanich children's author Troy Wilson. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The cover of "Hat Cat," the latest book by Saanich children's author Troy Wilson. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Shelley Penner is a Port Alberni artist and writer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni artist Shelley Penner reads at Electric Mermaid

The live reading event takes place on the third Friday of every month

Shelley Penner is a Port Alberni artist and writer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Choir boy and belly dancer settle in B.C. after roller coaster love story

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.
Eighteen-year-old Sydney Sunderland has published a children’s book that tackles gender identity. ‘I am Everything In Between’ highlights kids who don’t fit into stereotypical gender ideals. This book celebrates children and how they gender identify by sending a positive message. Photos via source

B.C. teen publishes children’s book on gender identity

‘I am Everything In Between’ sends a positive message to children about just being themselves

Eighteen-year-old Sydney Sunderland has published a children’s book that tackles gender identity. ‘I am Everything In Between’ highlights kids who don’t fit into stereotypical gender ideals. This book celebrates children and how they gender identify by sending a positive message. Photos via source
Jacqueline Windh of Port Alberni, pausing from photographing wildlife at Damoy Point, Gerlache Strait on the Antarctic Peninsula, has spent December 2021 and January 2022 working as a lecturer and guide for Hurtigruten Expeditions aboard the ship Roald Amundsen. (PHOTO COURTESY JACQUELINE WINDH, INSTAGRAM)

Vancouver Island scientist, athlete wins award for her love of exploration

Royal Canadian Geographical Society honours Jacqueline Windh with medal

Jacqueline Windh of Port Alberni, pausing from photographing wildlife at Damoy Point, Gerlache Strait on the Antarctic Peninsula, has spent December 2021 and January 2022 working as a lecturer and guide for Hurtigruten Expeditions aboard the ship Roald Amundsen. (PHOTO COURTESY JACQUELINE WINDH, INSTAGRAM)
Luma, the electric mermaid at Char’s Landing, has a new look thanks to some dedicated volunteers. (PHOTO COURTESY MICHAH GARDENER)
Luma, the electric mermaid at Char’s Landing, has a new look thanks to some dedicated volunteers. (PHOTO COURTESY MICHAH GARDENER)
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Nanaimo author pens an instant-Christmas classic with a modern twist!

Christmas is a time of tradition. Most children look forward to enjoying…

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Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox can now add ‘published author’ to his resumé, after the release of his book of one-sentence stories, Kill Love. Photo by Terry Farrell

To make a long story short: B.C. musician publishes book of one-sentence stories

Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox adds ‘published author’ to his portfolio

Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox can now add ‘published author’ to his resumé, after the release of his book of one-sentence stories, Kill Love. Photo by Terry Farrell
From left to right: Alberniology co-editors Jacqueline Carmichael and Derek Hanebury stand with publisher Colton Nelson. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni authors release anthology for a good cause

All proceeds from Alberniology will go to the Alberni Valley Hospice Society

From left to right: Alberniology co-editors Jacqueline Carmichael and Derek Hanebury stand with publisher Colton Nelson. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Authors Susan Raby-Dunne and Bill Arnott will be the featured readers at Electric Mermaid on Friday, Oct. 15. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Writers share the spotlight at Oct. 15 Electric Mermaid in Port Alberni

Literary event will take place in person at Char’s Landing and via Zoom

Authors Susan Raby-Dunne and Bill Arnott will be the featured readers at Electric Mermaid on Friday, Oct. 15. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Carola Dunn and Alex Passey will be the two featured readers at Electric Mermaid on Sept. 17, 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Electric Mermaid invites readers, listeners to Char’s Landing in Port Alberni

Authors Carola Dunn and Alex Passey will be the featured readers on Sept. 17

Carola Dunn and Alex Passey will be the two featured readers at Electric Mermaid on Sept. 17, 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)