The Haunting of Vancouver Island: Book Trailer and Giveaways

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It’s officially Halloween, and The Haunting of Vancouver Island is one year old! And what better way to celebrate, than by sharing it with the rest of the world through a short, but deadly sweet, book trailer. There will be giveaways in the weeks to come as well.

It’s been a great year. The Haunting of Vancouver Island was on the BC Bestseller list for 42 of the 52 possible weeks it could’ve been. It fell off when we ran out of books, as we had to go to a second print sooner than anticipated. It later dropped off again, when stores had low stock. Pretty good for a book that focuses on a small part of British Columbia isn’t it? The Haunting of Vancouver Island was number one on Amazon in the “Supernaturalism” category multiple times. As far as I know, it’s never fallen off of the “Top 50” list, which is updated hourly. The Haunting of Vancouver Island is “a bestseller” in Chapters and Coles on Vancouver Island as well, sales that aren’t included in the BC Bestseller list. It’s being carried in multiple First Nations galleries, museums, and gift stores too. We are now in our third print. All of this is thanks to you! The readers.

I’ll be showing my appreciation from now until the Winter Solstice, through random once-a-week giveaways to people who share the trailer and/or anything to do with The Haunting of Vancouver Island using the hashtag #thehauntingofvancouverisland on Twitter and/or Instagram. Continue reading

Victoria is Haunted

Join Ian Gibbs and me for the Victoria is Haunted event on October 26th at Russell Books in Victoria. Doors will be open at 7 pm. Ian and I will be reading ghost stories, meeting readers, and signing books. As the poster above says, we’ll also be sharing “some of the Island’s creepiest tales.” That’s a fact.

Hope to see you all there!

Five Local Authors Plus Some Other Guy

On March 29th I was part of a Six Local Authors event at Well Read Books in Nanaimo. As I arrived I noticed, maybe for the first time, that the sign on the Terminal Highway side of the store has a classic retro look to it. Somehow, it reminded me of how I used to imagine what being a writer would be like as a kid. The little boy inside of me could suddenly see this age-old dream manifested. I had become an actual author. The sign was proof. It didn’t say “five local authors plus some other guy.” It said there were six of us. Every person driving by this sign, the younger version of myself thought, had stared up at it in wonder and awe. How could there be six authors at the same place at the same time? Were any of them famous? What kind of books did they write? What would they read? Continue reading