Keeha Beach Ghost Story (with ambient sound)

Happy Holidays everyone! Here’s a video I made using still images and an audio file from my Digital Media class. I’m reading a portion of the “Keeha Beach” chapter taken from The Haunting of Vancouver Island. Ambient sounds have been added to the background.  Continue reading

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Winter Solstice: Coles Tillicum & Westshore Book Signings

I will be signing books at Coles Westshore in Langford and Coles Tillicum in Victoria on December 21st. This is the Winter Solstice, of course, and I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing on this date than talking about ghosts and the spirit world. Continue reading

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The Haunting of Vancouver Island – 2nd Print

The first print of The Haunting of Vancouver Island has sold out! Copies may still be in stores, but the warehouse has none. A second printing was ordered last week and should be available sometime this coming week, just in time for the holiday season. TouchWood Editions publisher Taryn Boyd said the spine will be slightly thinner, as we’re using a different printing company than we did for the first run.

The book has been doing phenomenal! This week, The Haunting of Vancouver Island was number two on the BC Bestsellers List. It has been on the list for seven weeks in a row, but this is the highest it has climbed so far. Continue reading

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Cowichan Elder Della Rice Sylvester’s Medicinal Plants Workshop

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend a Plant Medicine Workshop taught by Cowichan Elder Della Rice Sylvester. It was held in the Skutz Falls area near Cowichan Lake and hosted and organized by Rebecca Christofferson. Auntie Della (as I have been taught to refer to female elders) describes herself as a cultural keeper and healer. Continue reading

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The Haunting of Vancouver Island Book Launch

On October 27th we had the book launch for The Haunting of Vancouver Island. I wanted to share some of the photos taken for those of you who couldn’t make it and those of you who did but would still like to see them. Continue reading

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