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German spies plot to blow up CPR bridge: Inside the novel Sabotage

Author Karen Autio A Q & A with Laurie Carter. What is your novel Sabotage about? It’s an adventure tale about Saara and her brother John in Canada during the First World War. As battling siblings, they must find a way to trust each other in order to deal with spies, sabotage and the internment of their German friends. Who are your intended readers? My books are listed for grades 4–8, yet the stories appeal to all ages. Did you set out to write a trilogy or did the series evolve? I thought Second Watch was a standalone book. Then I...

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Bookshelf: Author Liz Michaels

Author of The Enchanted Tower A Q& A with Dawn Renaud What is your novel The Enchanted Tower about? It’s about a young university student, Ann-Marie Burke, who meets a twelfth century cursed prince, Christian of Bancloch; their adventures in trying to break the curse, their life in the twelfth century, and their meeting again in our time. The underlying theme is forgiveness, which crept in unintentionally. What inspired you to write this book? I’ve been making up stories all my life to entertain myself. This time I’ve decided to write it down. It turned out much longer than...

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Bookshelf: Songs Inside Us

Katherine Palmer Gordon Format: Paperback Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie is a contributor to this collection of compelling and meaningful stories about inspirational First Nations people living in British Columbia. Shattering stereotypes, this book gathers the thoughts and hopes of a broad spectrum of young First Nations people. More at  ...

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Bookshelf: The Christmas Elf

D. P. Scott Format: Paperback & ebook Elmer has just finished elf school and is about to leave the North Pole for New York City on his very first assignment. He is a Christmas elf and is supposed to be able to snap his fingers and disappear so that the children can’t see him at the window. But he is the only fairy elf in his class who can’t get the hang of it. More from this Kelowna author at or purchase the ebook below....

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Bookshelf: Craft Beer Revolution

Joe Wiebe Format: Paperback & ebook You’ll find Okanagan entries among the 50 craft breweries, tap lists, suggestions for tasting tours, events and festivals listed in this handy guide. An insider’s look at the people behind the kegs and casks, this book is the definitive guide to British Columbia’s burgeoning craft beer scene by one of Canada’s leading beer writers. More at or purchase the ebook below....

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