I Met an Elk in Edson Once

Dave Kelly Elk

An elk in underwear: Dave Kelly explores Alberta in new children's book.

- Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald

Dave Kelly was nine years old when he got his first glimpse of Alberta.

He was living in Ottawa at the time, although he wouldn't be for long. It was in the 1970s and his father was planning to take the clan to Calgary where he hoped to find work.

Kelly remembers looking at some flyers about his new home. To a nine-year-old, it almost seemed like a mythical land.

Click here to read more in the Calgary Herald

Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls


Liverpool's Vernon Oickle has just published a new anthology called Where Evil Dwells: The Nova Scotia Anthology of Horror. He will be holding a book reading and signing on Dec. 16 at the Queens County Museum. - Laura Churchill Duke- Queens County Advance

Latest anthology by Liverpool author focuses on the supernatural

LIVERPOOL - From ghosts, monsters and legends to the macabre and fantastical, Where Evil Dwells: The Nova Scotia Anthology of Horror will frighten, intrigue and change the way you think about the supernatural. This is the premise of Liverpool's Vernon Oickle's newest book.
Where Evil Dwells is a collection of work produced by a mix of writers. Oickle says he edited the book and also contributed a short story to the book.


Winnipeg author focuses on Manitoba's historic kitchens and the food that came from them.

Manitoba Kitchens Christine

"This cookbook is full of stories — and they're real people who contributed to this book and they all had fascinating stories to tell." Christine Hanlon on her bestselling book Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens.

Click here to read more in the Winnipeg Free Press

A unique, graphical look at the Halifax Explosion

JEN TAPLIN Published December 1, 2017 - 3:07pm, The Chronical Herald

Explosion image 01

An image from John Boileau's book 6/12/17. (CONTRIBUTED)

There are no black and white photos of a destroyed Halifax on the cover of the book, 6/12/17. It's just a black void with billowing grey smoke.

Author John Boileau, an army veteran, wanted to do something completely different for his first foray into the Halifax Explosion genre. His book is bursting with colour, photos, documents, images, stories, sidebars, facts and quotes. The author, who has written a dozen books of historical non-fiction, had touched on the Explosion before but never explored it, until now.

He says there's always a new story to tell in an event as massive as the Halifax Explosion. 


A Spine-Chilling Collection of Stories From Our Favourite Nova Scotian Writers

Where Evil Dwells Cover

Just in time for Halloween "authors from across Nova Scotia who have a background in writing about the paranormal, ghost stories and the supernatural" come together in Where Evil Dwells: The Nova Scotia Anthology of Horrors. Edited by Vernon Oickle

Click here to read the article in the Queens County Citizen

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