Portal Magazine

The Beau Dick: Revolutionary Spirit book review I wrote was published in the 2019 issue of Portal magazine. Even though Beau Dick passed away in 2017, he’s still someone I look up to and admire, both as a visionary artist and as an activist. I’m proud my piece was chosen because it allows me to tell more people about him while critiquing the book.

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Some Other Sphere Podcast: Shanon Sinn – The Haunting of Vancouver Island

“Shanon Sinn – The Haunting of Vancouver Island” was released by Some Other Sphere podcast on February 27th. In this episode, I was interviewed by Rick Palmer about The Haunting of Vancouver Island and our region’s ghost stories.

Because it’s a United Kingdom podcast, I found Rick’s choice of which stories to focus on interesting. We talked about First Nations spirituality, Vancouver Island’s sense of place, made comparisons to European folklore, and much more.

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The Haunting of Vancouver Island: Book Trailer and Giveaways

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.

If you don’t have either of these channels, then feel free to like my FB page, post something similar on it, or leave a comment here and you’ll be included! I’d love to hear which chapter was your favourite, or how you learned about the book in the first place.

Congratulations to the winners of the items below! I still have two signed copies of my book to give away over the next two weeks. As seen on this Santa post.

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Santa opened his present from Mrs. Claus early this year… now he’s scared to deliver presents to Vancouver Island 💀Sorry kids!! To make things right, I’m giving away two autographed copies of #thehauntingofvancouverisland over the next two weeks. To qualify, share any of my writing (or this image) on Instagram, FB, or Twitter. Make sure to tag me or add hashtags so I’ll find you! The winner for last week’s Ghost Tarot was Maria Peronino – who gave multiple shoutouts. Thanks Maria 🤘Also, shout out to Lance @conceptphoto for this sweet image … and Santa himself. Hopefully he’ll be brave enough to make it to #vancouverisland #victoria #nanaimo #britishcolumbia #santa #santaclaus #shanonsinn #book #ghost #ghoststories #haunted #westcoast #scaredofsanta #christmas

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