Three BC Book Prize Nominations


The BC Book Prize shortlist was announced this morning, and we are thrilled to have three nominated titles this year. Congratulations to authors Caitlyn Vernon (Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest), Karen Rivers (What is Real) and Mike Deas (Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus).

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Vicki Delany on Adult Literacy and Rapid Reads


Vicki Delany (Canadian crime and mystery writer, and latest author in the Rapid Reads series) has contributed a stellar post about adult literacy and the Rapid Reads series to the Poisoned Pen Press blog. Here’s an excerpt: “Literacy (or lack thereof) is a serious problem in your country and mine. For many reasons there are adults out in the world who can’t read properly. Whether because they had undiagnosed learning disabilities at school, because English isn’t their first language, because they didn’t have teachers and parents who encouraged reading, they reached adulthood lacking what might […]

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Just Start Reading! Guest post by Sarah Leach


Just start reading! Guest post by Sara Leach On October 14, 2011, I held a book launch for my new novel for 9-13 year olds, Count Me In, as part of the 10th annual Whistler Readers and Writers Festival. It was held at the Whistler Public Library. The book features Tabitha, who hikes to Lake Lovely Water with her cousins, Ashley and Cedar. Tabitha is less than thrilled about hiking, and even less excited about spending time  with her cousins who seem to be set on making her life miserable. We had a great turn out, with […]

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