March 29th Nanaimo Reading: 6 Local Authors Event

I’ll be reading from The Haunting of Vancouver Island on March 29th at Well Read Books on Commercial Street in Nanaimo. The event starts at 5:30 and admission is $5. The poster says there will be “appies and juice” included.

There will be five other authors reading as well. Susan Juby, Jan Peterson, Gary Geddes, Tina Bielo, and Ian Cognito. Continue reading

Posted in Vancouver Island, Xtra: News and Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Signing Books at VIU and Across Vancouver Island

VIU campus bookstore has The Haunting of Vancouver Island back in stock, so I stopped by Friday afternoon to sign their copies. Thanks to Tina for taking this video (more images below), and the rest of the staff for being both supportive and all around awesome. Continue reading

Posted in Vancouver Island, Xtra: News and Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ghosts, Vancouver Island | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in First Nations, Ghosts, Vancouver Island, Xtra: News and Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ghosts, Vancouver Island, Xtra: News and Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment