Books

Nanaimo author Haley Healey recently launched her second book, ‘Flourishing and Free: More Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island.’ (Photo courtesy Kristin Wenberg)

Nanaimo author pens second book on ‘trailblazing’ Vancouver Island women

Haley Healey’s ‘Flourishing and Free’ follows her 2020 debut ‘On Their Own Terms’

 

Viking-inspired fantasy writer Joshua Gillingham of Nanaimo and Seattle-based Islamic science fiction editor Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad are co-editing ‘Althingi – The Crescent and the Northern Star.’ (Photos submitted, illustration by Lada Shustova/Figue)

Nanaimo author co-editing historical anthology connecting Vikings and Muslims

Joshua Gilligham presents ‘Althingi – The Crescent and the Northern Star’

 

Protection Island author Craig Taylor’s new book is ‘New Yorkers: A City and its People in Our Time.’ (Photo courtesy Mayita Mendez)

Island author writes about New York from the perspective of its residents

Craig Taylor’s latest book is ‘New Yorkers: A City and its People in Our Time’

 

Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Science Girl.’ (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)

Vancouver Island children’s writer encourages girls to pursue the sciences in new book

Lindsay Ford is holding a virtual launch for latest book, ‘Science Girl’

Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Science Girl.’ (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)
Cowichan Valley author Teresa Schapansky’s books for young readers have become a phenomenon on Amazon. (Submitted)

Cowichan author tops Amazon charts

Award-winning author Teresa Schapansky learned of a need for low-level readers in the classroom

Cowichan Valley author Teresa Schapansky’s books for young readers have become a phenomenon on Amazon. (Submitted)
This weekend Amy Pye is holding a virtual book launch for her latest children’s book, <em>Bruce the Silly Goose</em>. (Photo courtesy Amy Pye)

Victoria writer and illustrator pens children’s book about COVID-19 safety

Amy Pye to hold online book launch for ‘Bruce the Silly Goose’

This weekend Amy Pye is holding a virtual book launch for her latest children’s book, <em>Bruce the Silly Goose</em>. (Photo courtesy Amy Pye)
Nanaimo graphic designer Amy Pye has written and illustrated her first children’s book, <em>G is for Grizzly Bear: A Canadian Alphabet</em>. (Photo courtesy Amy Pye)

Nanaimo graphic designer releases first children’s book

Amy Pye teaches the Canadian alphabet in ‘G is for Grizzly Bear’

Nanaimo graphic designer Amy Pye has written and illustrated her first children’s book, <em>G is for Grizzly Bear: A Canadian Alphabet</em>. (Photo courtesy Amy Pye)
The cover of Kristin Butcher’s new book. Photo supplied.

Campbell River author tries out new genre for upcoming trilogy

Kristin Butcher kept her book grounded in real world, with some fantastical elements

The cover of Kristin Butcher’s new book. Photo supplied.
Vancouver Island Regional Library is presenting an online reading by Saskatchewan poet laureate Bruce Rice on Oct. 27. He will read from his new book ‘The Vivian Poems: Street Photographer Vivian Maier.’ (Photo courtesy Gary Robins/Available Light Studio)

Vancouver Island Regional Library presents reading by Saskatchewan poet laureate

Bruce Rice will read from new book about a photographer who found posthumous success

Vancouver Island Regional Library is presenting an online reading by Saskatchewan poet laureate Bruce Rice on Oct. 27. He will read from his new book ‘The Vivian Poems: Street Photographer Vivian Maier.’ (Photo courtesy Gary Robins/Available Light Studio)
Nanaimo-born children’s author Penny Chamberlain is releasing her first adult novel, ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key).’ (Photo courtesy Frances Litman/submitted)

Nanaimo-born author releasing novel about a strange illness in a small town

Penny Chamberlain to hold live-streamed reading of ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key)’

Nanaimo-born children’s author Penny Chamberlain is releasing her first adult novel, ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key).’ (Photo courtesy Frances Litman/submitted)
Sheila Brooke of Gabriola Island and Nanaimo’s Vicki McLeod and Rachael Preston (from left) have made the 35-person longlist for the 2020 CBC Non-fiction Prize. (Photos courtesy Auralia Brooke/Wendy D/Ian Warren)

Three Nanaimo-area writers up for CBC non-fiction prize

Sheila Brooke, Vicki McLeod and Rachael Preston make 35-person longlist

Sheila Brooke of Gabriola Island and Nanaimo’s Vicki McLeod and Rachael Preston (from left) have made the 35-person longlist for the 2020 CBC Non-fiction Prize. (Photos courtesy Auralia Brooke/Wendy D/Ian Warren)
Local poet Ian Cognito is releasing his first solo book and second collection with fellow poet Pat Smekal. (Photo courtesy Denise Smekal/Cover of Animusings by Christine Earl/Cover of Much Adieu About Nothing by George Smekal)

Nanaimo poet releases new books on nature and death

Ian Cognito presents solo book ‘Animusings’ and collaboration ‘Much Adieu About Nothing’

Local poet Ian Cognito is releasing his first solo book and second collection with fellow poet Pat Smekal. (Photo courtesy Denise Smekal/Cover of Animusings by Christine Earl/Cover of Much Adieu About Nothing by George Smekal)
Qualicum Beach author Laura Langston has released a new novel, ‘No Right Thing’. (Michael Briones photo)

Qualicum Beach author releases latest novel ‘No Right Thing’

Langston uses local backdrop as setting for 21st story for young adults

Qualicum Beach author Laura Langston has released a new novel, ‘No Right Thing’. (Michael Briones photo)
Brian Butler (left) and Mayor Lisa Helps at the 2019 Victoria Book Prizes Announcement Gala. (File contributed/Victoria Book Prize Society)

City seeks submissions for annual Victoria Book Prizes

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, Children’s Book Prize each come with $5,000

Brian Butler (left) and Mayor Lisa Helps at the 2019 Victoria Book Prizes Announcement Gala. (File contributed/Victoria Book Prize Society)
Kathy Page (left) and Aidan Cassie each walked away with the Victoria Book Prize on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Victoria Book Prizes)

Two local authors walk away with Victoria Book Prize

Kathy Page and Aidan Cassie each walked away with a literary award

Kathy Page (left) and Aidan Cassie each walked away with the Victoria Book Prize on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Victoria Book Prizes)
Russell Books is in the process of moving its stock across the street after nearly 30 years at its current location on Fort Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria bookstore looking to earn a place in the record books

Russell Books still collecting Guiness World Records books from public for massive tower

Russell Books is in the process of moving its stock across the street after nearly 30 years at its current location on Fort Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Bob Kehoe of Portland, Oregon has released a biography about Victoria race driver, Billy Foster. The book touches on motor sport history in B.C. as well. (Photo courtesy of Bob Kehoe)

Racing biography of Victoria’s Billy Foster leads to exploration of local auto racing scene

Portland author Bob Kehoe fascinated with the depth of the city’s high-level racing connections

Bob Kehoe of Portland, Oregon has released a biography about Victoria race driver, Billy Foster. The book touches on motor sport history in B.C. as well. (Photo courtesy of Bob Kehoe)
The outdoor library in Sidney will have a range of titles for all ages. Black Press file photo

Sidney Open Air library returns for selected Tuesdays this summer

Saanich Peninsula Literacy aims to encourage and create bookworms with outdoor library

The outdoor library in Sidney will have a range of titles for all ages. Black Press file photo
Author and actor Meg Tilly presents her newest book, Cliff’s Edge, in a free event at Bolen Books on June 11. Photo by Don Calame

Award-winning actress presents latest novel in Victoria

Meg Tilly among authors to introduce new books at Bolen’s in June

  • Jun 3, 2019
Author and actor Meg Tilly presents her newest book, Cliff’s Edge, in a free event at Bolen Books on June 11. Photo by Don Calame
Victoria author Grant Hayter-Menzies is releasing new book called ‘Woo: the monkey who inspired Emily Carr.’ (File submitted/Grant Hayter-Menzies)

Victoria author pens biography on Emily Carr’s monkey, Woo

The artist famously had many animals including the macaque monkey

Victoria author Grant Hayter-Menzies is releasing new book called ‘Woo: the monkey who inspired Emily Carr.’ (File submitted/Grant Hayter-Menzies)