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Ashley Kuramoto has released her second interactive children’s colouring book, with this edition focusing on Nanoose Bay and Lantzville. (Time + Tide Photography photo)

Qualicum Beach teacher releases second interactive colouring book

Each entry includes scavenger hunt and illustration of Nanoose Bay adventure spot

 

Nanoose Bay author Allison Parry recently wrote her first children’s book, ‘Emmie the Empath and the Kintsugi Vase’. (Submitted photo)

First-time Nanoose Bay author hopes children’s book will help empaths

‘Emmie the Empath’ explores experience of deep-feeling, sensitive souls

 

John Volken poses for a photo in Surrey on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

B.C. author’s book demonstrates how to ‘Walk with a Purpose’

Surrey philanthropist John Volken’s autobiography shows how it’s done

John Volken poses for a photo in Surrey on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Katie Warnock’s non-fiction novel, ‘Sugar Packet Thief: a Chronicle of an Ending’, is based on journal entries from her daily visits to her grandfather during the last two months of his life. (Submitted photo)

Care for grandfather inspires Coombs woman to pen novel chronicling last months of his life

Katie Warnock encourages people to visit elderly loved ones in longterm care

Katie Warnock’s non-fiction novel, ‘Sugar Packet Thief: a Chronicle of an Ending’, is based on journal entries from her daily visits to her grandfather during the last two months of his life. (Submitted photo)
Ashley Kuramoto, seen here with her daughter Claire, recently released an interactive colouring book about the Qualicum Beach area. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach teacher releases interactive colouring book

Each entry includes scavenger hunt and illustration of local adventure spot

Ashley Kuramoto, seen here with her daughter Claire, recently released an interactive colouring book about the Qualicum Beach area. (Submitted photo)
Justin Buffalo is seen in an undated handout photo. Buffalo is in the second year of Audible’s Indigenous Writers’ Circle, a six-month workshop and mentorship program for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis writers in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Audible
Justin Buffalo is seen in an undated handout photo. Buffalo is in the second year of Audible’s Indigenous Writers’ Circle, a six-month workshop and mentorship program for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis writers in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Audible
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped evacuate residents impacted by the flooding on Martindale Road on Nov. 15, 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue manager featured in new book

Nick Rivers shares experiences as certified swiftwater rescuer

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue helped evacuate residents impacted by the flooding on Martindale Road on Nov. 15, 2021. (PQB News file photo)
FILE - Salman Rushdie attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. Rushdie’s agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack by a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Report: Salman Rushdie lives, but loses use of eye and hand

Author suffered three serious wounds to his neck and 15 more wounds to his chest and torso

FILE - Salman Rushdie attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. Rushdie’s agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack by a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Raymond Tony Charlie always has a ready smile that endears him to everyone he meets. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island residential school survivor stepping out of the shadow

Resilient Kuper Island school survivor-turned-author’s smile resonates under trying circumstances

Raymond Tony Charlie always has a ready smile that endears him to everyone he meets. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Qualicum Beach author Sally de la Rue Browne recently released <em>The Fairy Hollow Gold Treasure Adventure,</em> the third book in ‘The Fairy Hollow Chronicles’ series.(Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach author finishes children’s trilogy

Sally de la Rue Browne recently released The Fairy Hollow Gold Treasure Adventure

Qualicum Beach author Sally de la Rue Browne recently released <em>The Fairy Hollow Gold Treasure Adventure,</em> the third book in ‘The Fairy Hollow Chronicles’ series.(Submitted photo)
12-year-old Aurora Indyana has published a full-length novel. Photo supplied

12-year-old Vancouver Island author publishes first novel

Aurora Indyana will have a book signing at Laughing Oyster Bookshop July 16

12-year-old Aurora Indyana has published a full-length novel. Photo supplied
Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.
FILE - Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet presents his opening statement at the murder trial of romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

‘How to Murder Your Husband’ author found guilty of killing her husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy’s attorney says Portland Oregon author plans to appeal

FILE - Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet presents his opening statement at the murder trial of romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
A septuagenarian retired bricklayer is among the six debut novelists in the running for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Brian Thomas Isaac, who was born in 1950 on the Okanagan Indian Reserve in southcentral B.C., is a finalist for the $60,000 prize for his coming-of-age story, “All the Quiet Places,” published by Brindle & Glass.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brian Thomas Isaac

Retired B.C. bricklayer among six debut novelists vying for $60K prize

Prize will be awarded at an in-person ceremony on June 1

A septuagenarian retired bricklayer is among the six debut novelists in the running for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Brian Thomas Isaac, who was born in 1950 on the Okanagan Indian Reserve in southcentral B.C., is a finalist for the $60,000 prize for his coming-of-age story, “All the Quiet Places,” published by Brindle & Glass.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brian Thomas Isaac
Several PQB authors have contributed to an anthology ‘My Mother’s Story: Gone Too Soon’, stories from people who lost their mothers and reflections about reframing that grief into peace. (Submitted photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach women contribute to anthology on mothers and loss

Stories detail losing moms and reflections about reframing grief

Several PQB authors have contributed to an anthology ‘My Mother’s Story: Gone Too Soon’, stories from people who lost their mothers and reflections about reframing that grief into peace. (Submitted photo)
John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied

Vancouver Island author’s first novel has a broad target audience

‘The Big One’ will have mass appeal to Islanders, adventurists, and others

John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied
The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Choir boy and belly dancer settle in B.C. after roller coaster love story

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.
Eighteen-year-old Sydney Sunderland has published a children’s book that tackles gender identity. ‘I am Everything In Between’ highlights kids who don’t fit into stereotypical gender ideals. This book celebrates children and how they gender identify by sending a positive message. Photos via source

B.C. teen publishes children’s book on gender identity

‘I am Everything In Between’ sends a positive message to children about just being themselves

Eighteen-year-old Sydney Sunderland has published a children’s book that tackles gender identity. ‘I am Everything In Between’ highlights kids who don’t fit into stereotypical gender ideals. This book celebrates children and how they gender identify by sending a positive message. Photos via source
Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert in June 2019 teamed up with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Spanish Embassy and some Nuu-chah-nulth partners to undertake an historical expedition of Vancouver’s northwest coast. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island scientist gets national honour for coastal exploration

Royal Canadian Geographical Society honours Jacqueline Windh with medal

Jacqueline Windh and David Gilbert in June 2019 teamed up with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Spanish Embassy and some Nuu-chah-nulth partners to undertake an historical expedition of Vancouver’s northwest coast. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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