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Check out these great local authors

Chad Ganske

Idyllic Avenue – Permanent Midnight Is Coming $14.95

Stranded on a planet with two dying suns, humanity faces extinction.

Chad Ganske was born in Red Deer, Alberta in 1976, relocating to Sidney, British Columbia in the late eighties. After graduating from high school in 1994, he enrolled at the University of Victoria but left after one semester to enter the workforce. He slogged through a variety of entry-level jobs before publishing his first novel, Idyllic Avenue (2014) followed by the sequel, Salus (2016). He presently resides in Victoria, where he spends a great deal of time alternating between states of elation and frustration while watching the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

Chad Ganske

Salus – Idlyyic Avenue 2.0 – $20.95

Permanent midnight has arrived.

Chad Ganske was born in Red Deer, Alberta in 1976, relocating to Sidney, British Columbia in the late eighties. After graduating from high school in 1994, he enrolled at the University of Victoria but left after one semester to enter the workforce. He slogged through a variety of entry-level jobs before publishing his first novel, Idyllic Avenue (2014) followed by the sequel, Salus (2016). He presently resides in Victoria, where he spends a great deal of time alternating between states of elation and frustration while watching the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

Desolation Sound

Marion C. Jensen ($20.00)

Desolation Sound

This book is about recovery from loss. In the aftermath of a death, Ann Patterson’s family is becoming unglued. To save it, the hot-tempered librarian splurges on a trip to Desolation Sound. The trip turns out far different from her expectations. With the help of a ghostly adviser, Ann must face her own shortcomings and get a grip on the realities of her life.

George Mercer – Wood Buffalo ($19.99)

George Mercer is a former Gulf Islands National Park Warden and Vancouver Island-based author. George was the winner of this year’s Saanich Peninsula Community Writing Contest for fiction, although for a different short story submission. “Wood Buffalo” is part of a six book series about national park wardens and their exploits with poachers, developers and bureaucrats. Initially set in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the “Dyed In The Green” series will follow main character Ben Matthews, across Canada with the second book set in Wood Buffalo National Park (northern Alberta and the NWT) and the third and fourth books alternating between Jasper National Park and an African national park. Book Five is based in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands and the final book in the series will come full circle and end in Newfoundland. These books are works of fiction with elements of mystery and suspense, set in some of our country’s most iconic special places.

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George Mercer – Dyed In The Green ($19.99)

George Mercer is a former Gulf Islands National Park Warden and Vancouver Island-based author with a new novel titled “Dyed In The Green”. George was the winner of this year’s Saanich Peninsula Community Writing Contest for fiction, although for a different short story submission. “Dyed In The Green” is part of a six book series about national park wardens and their exploits with poachers, developers and bureaucrats. Initially set in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the “Dyed In The Green” series will follow main character Ben Matthews, across Canada with the second book set in Wood Buffalo National Park (northern Alberta and the NWT) and the third and fourth books alternating between Jasper National Park and an African national park. Book Five is based in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands and the final book in the series will come full circle and end in Newfoundland. These books are works of fiction with elements of mystery and suspense, set in some of our country’s most iconic special places.

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Bart van den Berk – The History of Leechtown Part I: The VIEE and the Discovery of Gold on the Sooke and Leech River ($22.00)

The History of Leechtown is a comprehensive look at the area up to 1864, when gold was discovered on the Sooke and Leech Rivers by members of an exploration group. Times-Colonist Newspaper article November 23, 2014

Veronica Knox – The Unthinkable Shoes  ($20.00)

The Unthinkable Shoes – an extraordinary Titanic-inspired love story of reincarnation and sacrifice – a novel of literary fiction, magical realism and paranormal romance.

Fred Storey – The Legend of Stor ($25.00)

A saga about the struggle between the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons for the domination of the land which would become known as England.

This is a first novel by the author and has now been released on the market.

The book is about Stor the paternal ancestor of all people named Storey. He lived in the 900sAD. He witnessed and participated in the transformation of the contending races, religions and nationalities into the Wessex dominated Anglo-Saxon, Christian Kingdom of England.

This book, written from his perspective, is his story.

Georgina Young – A Gopher Tale ($12.00)

The story begins as Goldie Gopher prepares her nest for winter hibernation while her 5 children plan an adventure to find a grain elevator.

Theme is animal life cycle, regional description.

 

Brian A. Schaefer – Linking Diet & Cancer ($20.00)

Salvestrols Nature’s Defence Against Cancer. “Salvestrols are the most significant breakthrough in nutrition since the discovery of vitamins.” Professor Dan Burke.

Des Corry – Fighters Should be Gentlemen ($15.00)

The story of Jimmy McLarnin, Canada’s Greatest Boxer.

When the author, Des Corry, searched the Vancouver Library for a book on Jimmy McLarnin, BC’s only World Boxing Champion and Canada’s greatest boxer, he was shocked to find that none had been written. There was a time when everyone knew of Jimmy McLarnin. Not so now. They should. Determined to remedy this, he spent time with Jim at his home, his club, and with friends of his boxing days. This book is the result of countless hours of research and interviews, presented in a highly readable manner by a knowledgeable wordsmith.

Normand Allan Richard – Surviving my Family Thriving in Yours ($17.00)

A Very Open Memoir.

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