Just finished the first draft of the next Maple Harbour adventure. Hope to have it on bookshelves by the fall!
I just received this nice bit of artwork from a young reader, showing a map of the area the kids explore in the book. Thanks, I love to receive things like this from my readers.
I'll be at the August 2nd Night Market at the Gibsons Public Market, selling copies of all the books in the Maple Harbour Adventure series. Stop by and say hello!
Night Markets are back! On Friday, August 2nd, from 4 – 10 pm, shop, eat, drink, and experience the true vibe of Coastal life. In addition to 40 outdoor vendors, all 8 Gibsons Public Market merchant businesses, as well as the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, will be open for extended hours.
I just realized that over 1000 paperback copies of Adventure on Whalebone Island have now been sold! That might not be Harry Potter type numbers, but for a local book in a limited market, its pretty good. Here's the next 1000!
Maple Harbour Adventures are now available through Lightening Source Inc, the world's largets book distribution service. As my previous distributor, BWL, has unfortunately stopped operations, I had to find a new distribution service. Luckily, LSI has taken the booos on, which will give them unlimited distribution everywhere.
Wow, pretty excited to get my first cheque from the Canada Council for the Arts, through the Public Lending Rights Program. This program provides payment to authors whose books are in public libraries across Canada. Thanks to all those librarians that put Adventuire on Whalebone island and The mYstery of the Missing Mask in their libraries! This year SOS at Night will be eligible for the program, so hopefully it will find its way into libraries across the country as well.
A new review of SOS at Night has been posted by Voctoiria area blogger Audrey Driscoll. Thanks Audrey.
Debra Schoenberger of the book blog #redhead.with.book just did a review of SOS at Night on Amazon. Thanks Debra!
Just wrapped up my Saskatchewan tour at Gladys McDonald school in Regina. 19 school readings to 1600 kids over 5 days! Thanks to all the teachers and librarians who organized things! Hope to be back soon.
The Coast reporter has just published an article on the new book, SOS at Night. Thanks Rik!