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The Big Island Book Fest will take place Oct. 22 at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. (Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay)

Inaugural Big Island Book Fest coming to Courtenay

Event will offer exposure to local authors

 

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

12-year-old Comox Valley author publishes first novel

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

 

Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert placed third in the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing, as presented by the British Columbia Historical Federation at its annual conference on Saturday, June 4. Photos supplied

Black Creek author wins 3rd prize in Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing

Black Creek author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert was recently honoured with…

 

Comox Valley-raised Miles Olsen returns to the area for a book-signing event. Photo supplied

Comox Valley author hosting talk, book signing

Comox Valley-raised author Miles Olsen is returning to the area for a…

Comox Valley-raised Miles Olsen returns to the area for a book-signing event. Photo supplied
Kerri Scott, co-author of Prosperity Codes, and Dr. Terrance James, author of Where His Thumb Led are coming together to launch these newly released titles. All proceeds from these books go to charitable causes. Photos supplied

Double book launch upcoming at 40 Knots Winery

All proceeds from both books go to charitable causes

Kerri Scott, co-author of Prosperity Codes, and Dr. Terrance James, author of Where His Thumb Led are coming together to launch these newly released titles. All proceeds from these books go to charitable causes. Photos supplied
Kwaku Amoateng has published the scond instalment of his “The Magic Umbrella” series of children’s books, and this time he’s added some artistic submissions from his audience. Photo by Terry Farrell

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…

Kwaku Amoateng has published the scond instalment of his “The Magic Umbrella” series of children’s books, and this time he’s added some artistic submissions from his audience. Photo by Terry Farrell
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)
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
The Fat Oyster Reading Series returna to Fanny Bay Community Hall on Thursday, May 12. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Fanny Bay’s Fat Oyster Reading Series returns with a triple-header of authors

The Fat Oyster Reading Series returns to Fanny Bay Hall on Thursday,…

The Fat Oyster Reading Series returna to Fanny Bay Community Hall on Thursday, May 12. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Judy Leblanc, Traci Skuce, and Cornelia Hoogland will provide a public reading at the Comox Valley Art Gallery on Friday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m.

Comox Valley Art Gallery hosting reading from 3 local writers April 29

Three local writers will provide a public reading at the Comox Valley…

  • Apr 29, 2022
Judy Leblanc, Traci Skuce, and Cornelia Hoogland will provide a public reading at the Comox Valley Art Gallery on Friday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m.
Ahead by a Century by Marty Allen

Author launches latest in series

Allen will host book launch this week at Laughing Oyster

  • Mar 20, 2022
Ahead by a Century by Marty Allen
John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied

Comox Valley 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 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

Courtenay 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 and David Gilbert in June 2019 teamed up with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Spanish Embassy and some Nuu-chah-nulth partners to undertake an historical expedition of Vancouver’s northwest coast. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island scientist gets national honour for coastal exploration

Royal Canadian Geographical Society honours Jacqueline Windh with medal

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert in June 2019 teamed up with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Spanish Embassy and some Nuu-chah-nulth partners to undertake an historical expedition of Vancouver’s northwest coast. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Adele Deegan holds a copy of her book, Splat. She uses the pen name Adele Irving. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley author’s debut novel gaining international attention

Adele Deegan was living the perfect life, until everything went “Splat,” in…

Adele Deegan holds a copy of her book, Splat. She uses the pen name Adele Irving. Photo supplied.
Author and book

Nanaimo author pens an instant-Christmas classic with a modern twist!

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

  • Nov 29, 2021
Author and book
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

Comox Valley 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
Monica Parkin’s new book, Overcoming Awkward, an Introvert’s Guide to Networking, Marketing and Sales, is set for release on Nov. 12. Photo via monicaparkin.ca

Comox Valley mortgage broker expands horizons by authoring a book

Monica Parkin’s new book, Overcoming Awkward, to be released Nov. 12

  • Nov 10, 2021
Monica Parkin’s new book, Overcoming Awkward, an Introvert’s Guide to Networking, Marketing and Sales, is set for release on Nov. 12. Photo via monicaparkin.ca
Nanaimo author Greg Fraser’s debut book is ‘Joseph William McKay: A Métis Business Leader in Colonial British Columbia.’ (Photo courtesy HA Photography)

Nanaimo author in Courtenay to discuss his book about a historical Metis business leader

Join author and educator Greg N. Fraser for an in-person talk based…

Nanaimo author Greg Fraser’s debut book is ‘Joseph William McKay: A Métis Business Leader in Colonial British Columbia.’ (Photo courtesy HA Photography)