To be placed on the Virtual Book Bar (VBB) you do not need to be registered or attending the conference. The cost is $10C for up to three books (if you want to do 4 it will be $20; if you want to do 8 it will be $30 etc.). They will be online, displayed, and referenced through social media and the newsletter until January 31, 2022.
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Mel Anastasiou is also an Editor and Co-Founder of PULP LITERATURE Magazine and Press
Our motto is ‘good books for the price of a beer’. We don’t want to stretch your pocketbook, just your mind.
AS YOU WISH— 18+ Contemporary Romance- Featured in Rent a Date Anthology— One Night. One fake date. One unforgettable experience.
Baby it’s Cold Outside–18+ Contemporary Romance- Featured in Wanted:Mistletoe Anthology– A Christmas ornament maker. A small town bar owner. Snowed in for the holidays.
CANADIAN FALL–18+ Contemporary Romance- She wasn’t interested in a second chance. He needed to convince her otherwise.
CANADIAN SUMMER–Contemporary Romance 18+ He was everything she wasn’t looking for. She was the one he never stopped thinking about.
CANADIAN WINTER–Contemporary Romance 18+ A widowed single mom, a tattooed brewery owner, and a winter they will never forget.
CANADIAN SPRING–Contemporary Romance 18+ A bubbly city girl. A grumpy country boy. A weekend that will change their lives forever.
I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU– Adult Literary Fiction- Have you ever been afraid to leave—a crummy relationship, job or town? Called ‘a grittier, more authentic, Eat, Pray, Love,’ the all-true literary travel memoir I Have Something to Tell You takes you from Canada to Thailand, where a twenty-something narrator gets herself lost and found with wit, poetics, reflection and love.
Seeking Silver IN EVERY LIFE EXPERIENCE–Faith Based Memoir, with a life reflection guide, that draws readers into 29 emotional stories about relatable life experiences. After each story, readers are invited to write their story using the thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter.
Winston Wonders– is a children’s book aimed at ages 4 to 8, but contains truths for all ages. Three stories about a deep-thinking pup who discovers truths that everyone needs to know. Winston wonders who he is, if he has any abilities, and how a family will choose him and help him find his life purpose.
The Sorrisian Connection – Book One: Adult Murder Mystery/Sci-Fi– The Sorrisian Connection is the story of an earthly detective who teams up with an alien princess to stop a group of Cygnusian Lizard Dogs from harvesting human essence, the very soul of mankind, in a bid to take over the galaxy.
Lizard Dogs in London – Book Two: Adult Murder Mystery/Sci-Fi– Three Cygnusian Lizard Dogs escape the mother ship and are running loose in London England with James, Jonesy’s sidekick hot on their trail, they track these skin shifting aliens to the peaceful Village of Pakefield for a showdown atop Gulliver.
Full Curl – EcoMystery: When her park is threatened, warden Jenny Willson takes it very personally.
No Place For Wolverines – EcoMystery: When Park Warden Jenny Willson initiates a covert inquiry into a proposed ski hill in Yoho National Park, she’s quickly drawn into a web of political, environmental, and criminal intrigue that threatens to tear apart a small B.C. town.
In Rhino We Trust – EcoMystery: Jenny Willson finds more than she bargains for when she travels to Namibia to save local wildlife from poachers.
HORRIBLE FAIRY TALES – This short collection of horrible fairy tales from the twisted mind of Andrew Buckley features educational and slightly gruesome tales that teach important lessons about the persuasive powers of mermaids, the secret hobby of the yeti, and the deepest desires of your average ogre.
DEATH, THE DEVIL, AND THE GOLDFISH– Young Adult/Adult Urban Fantasy–When the Devil hatches a nefarious plot to take over the world by possessing a cute little kitty and seizing a factory of robotic Christmas elves it’s up to Nigel and his group of unlikely companions to save the world or die trying… or both.
STILTSKIN– Young Adult/Adult Fairytale Urban Fantasy —Robert Darkly, oblivious that he is the son of the Mad Hatter, must partner with the mysterious ‘Agency’ to pursue Rumpelstiltskin across our world and the world of Thiside and uncover the treacherous secret that threatens to throw both realities into eternal chaos.
COYOTE ATE THE STARS – Fantasy: When Coyote is pulled into an alternate universe by his dead father, he must put aside his insecurities to save the world.
inkslinger 2-Instruction: The guide you need to plan your book so that when you sit down to write it, you know exactly what you need to do to craft your story.
Belinda’s Rings –Adult Literary Fiction– When her mother, Belinda, suddenly leaves her family behind in search of crop circles in the English countryside, fifteen-year-old Grace is left with her domineering sister to care for their rapidly deteriorating stepfather and their peculiar little brother, Squid, as she navigates the perils of teenagehood in the ‘90s.
Twitter: @corinnaschong Facebook: @corinnachong.author
MEA CULPA A Plea of Innocence: a memoir. Adult–An impressively forthcoming yet idiosyncratic recollection; a man remembers an emotionally turbulent childhood and the long shadow it cast over his adult life. (KIRKUS REVIEWS)
The Highway Mysteries is a series of 5 traditional mysteries featuring a former RCMP homicide investigator turned long-haul trucker.
Slow Curve on the Coquihalla: A HUNTER RAYNE HIGHWAY MYSTERY: To an ex-cop turned trucker, it was no accident and he’ll find out why.
Sea to Sky: A HUNTER RAYNE HIGHWAY MYSTERY: During what was supposed to be a relaxing few days of skiing at Whistler, former homicide detective Hunter Rayne finds himself the prime suspect in the RCMP’s hunt for “The Chairlift Killer”.
Yellowhead Blues: A HUNTER RAYEN HIGHWAY MYSTERY: A horse with a bloody saddle running scared on the Yellowhead Highway leads Hunter and a cheerful French Canadian cowboy into a complicated murder mystery.
**Lesley-Anne was the Wine Country Writers’ Festival Writing Contest 1st Place Winner in Poetry. Here, in Mute Swan, she shares some of her other work
Mute Swan– A Debut Poetry Collection-Adult-A pilgrimage of growth, challenges, injustice, fulfillment, finding voice, and liberation. The poet as seeker looks bravely and directly at our shared universal experience of beauty, longing, impermanence, and love. With a powerful and honest voice, Mute Swan invites us home.
“…fiercely present…committed to justice-making as well as to the mysteries of being…”
“…earthy, raw…rich birthing imagery…poems where everything belongs.”
Christine Valters Paintner
“…delightfully feminist in its embodied all inclusive natural imagery…”
Katerina Vaughan Fretwell
“A brave, original, memorable collection.”
The Espresso Poetry Collective
Uncommon Grounds: Anthology by the Espresso Poetry Collective
(Featuring both 1st and 2nd place winners of the 2021 WCWF Poetry Contest—Linda Hatfield and Laurie Anne Fuhr)
This refreshing poetry anthology by the Espresso Poetry Collective—a group of six strong, diverse women who met, bonded, workshopped and published poems in the shadow of the pandemic—has been described as…
“… a lovely excursion into Woman as Creator and Poet…As each poet trusts their artistic crucible, they offer first looks at their artistic muse, unafraid of power, using its potential to write fearless poetry.
Vivian Hansen author of A Tincture of Sunlight
Uncommon Grounds will be available for purchase at WCWF for $16.99 OR email the collective to order your own copy at epcquery (at) gmail (dot) com
INTERWOVEN WILD: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden non-fiction– Gayton marries the joys of gardening with the fascinations of ecology.
MAN FACING WEST non-fiction– a moving story of personal commitment to the causes of peace, Third World development, and ecology.
THE SKY AND THE PATIO non-fiction– Don Gayton fuses the personal with the ecological in as he explores his relation to the Okangan Valley and beyond.
THE BINDINGS OF WOE~Chain of Worlds~~For Age 16+ Epic Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Adventure; In this new Epic Fantasy novel, a group of teenagers from a small rural village struggle to survive as the oppressive empire that controls the known world comes after them while going through great change and turmoil.
HOW TO TELL A REALLY GOOD STORY IN 4 EASY STEP – The only how-to book about using the power of story to make your life a little more awesome!
KISS OF THE COCKROACH QUEEN – Fantasy noir and hard-boiled pulp explode in Hong Kong’s seedy, mythic underbelly.
CAPTAIN BLUE & QUEEN BEE: THE CONTINUING ADVENTURE– Come flip out, skip out and trip out with the world’s first and only psychedelic commando and his bip-bop buzzing partner – Captain Blue, Psychedelic Commando and Queen Bee, High Lady of the Hive mind!
**Marilyn was the Wine Country Writers’ Festival Writing Contest 1st Place Winner in Nonfiction. Here she shares some of her other work.
Paradise Road- A Memoir– This award-winning memoir follows Marilyn as she runs away from home, lands in a Girls Home, aspires to hippiedom, loses her fiancé on a bicycle trip to South America, and searches for meaning on solo journeys as she tries to out-cycle her grief.
You can’t hide from magic when it’s in your blood…
ALLAIGNA’S SONG-OVERTURE-High Fantasy
ALLAIGNA’S SONG-ARIA-High Fantasy
ALLAIGNA’S SONG-CHORALE The final book in the trilogy: High Fantasy
JM Landels is the Managing Editor and Co-Founder of PULP LITERATURE Magazine and Press
Our motto is ‘good books for the price of a beer’. We don’t want to stretch your pocketbook, just your mind.
ALL FORGOTTEN NOW-Poetry- Moving across Zimbabwe, England, and Canada, poet Jennifer Mariani grieves a life she can’t return to, even as she struggles to belong elsewhere.
TO B&B OR NOT TO B&B- DEROMANTICIZING THE DREAM Non-Fiction, Adult Memoir/Humor–Born during covid this is a humorous memoir of hosting the public at her B&B over 14 years; Sue shares many of the shocking realities of customer service and coping with “complicated” guests.
FRESH JOY– Finding Joy in the Midst of Loss, Hardship and Suffering. Adult-Inspirational-Christian Living–Even in the midst of hardships and suffering, joy is available at all times because it lives inside of us.
Sand to Pearls Making: BOLD Choices to Enrich Your Life Adult-Inspirational-Christian Living– f God can take a tiny, insignificant grain of sand an turn it into a unique, gorgeous pearl, then He can certainly turn our insecurities, fears and worst decisions into a magnificent new beginning.
RESTLESS FOR MORE: FULFILLMENT IN UNEXPECTED PLACES Adult-Inspirational-Christian Living–Our souls crave satisfaction and we’ll do anything to access it and own it. But it’s found in the most unusual places.
NEVER WITHOUT LOVE–Memoir. A young girl born in Iran who eventually triumphs over sexism and abuse to become a successful woman and mother in Canada.
BIG: Stories About Life in Plus Sized Bodies —A non-fiction collection of essays exploring body image, fat stigma, sexuality, fashion, joy, love, and more.
THE LIST OF Last Chances: A Novel —Adult contemporary fiction follows a pair of women on a road trip across Canada neither of them wants to take.
THE DAMNED: Adult Thriller. Sarah Roberts is fighting for the wrong side in book #31 of the series.
THE DROWNING: Adult Thriller. Something evil has come to Shadow Bay.
THE IMMORTAL TARGET: BOOK TWO: Adult Thriller. You can’t kill what won’t die.
All New Releases for September 2021!
Taking the Ice–Middle Grade Contemporary Fiction: anxiety, friendship, and grief.
When You Least Expect It–Young Adult Contemporary Fiction: Secrets
Stillwaters Runs Deep, Book One: Raven’s Lament-Adult. Urban Fantasy, Mystery. Based on a true incident, the cutting down of a rare species of tree in protest of logging, a reporter investigates the incident and finds true love, along with spiritual happenings beyond his level of knowledge.
Stillwaters Runs Deep, Book Two: The Lure-Adult. Crime thriller, mystery, urban fantasy. Female detective, Carol Ainsworth has her work cut out for after Vancouver’s Mayor has been murdered in Stanley Park and the only clue is a mysterious shaman that shows up, claiming the clues are all there and vanishes, leaving Carol even more stunned as biker gang members begin been targeted and a mysterious succubus is on the loose.
Stillwaters Runs Deep, Book Three: The Awakening-Adult. Urban Fantasy, mystery. Our mysterious and crazy shaman breaks his way into jail, knowing an ancient being is waking up, while his helper is abducted by a mystical being in search of human injustice against her family.
The Ainsworth Chronicles, Book One: The Joining-Adult. Urban Fantasy, mystery, paranormal, Crime thriller. Carol Ainsworth is undercover at the Victoria Empress Hotel, which has more ghosts than most cities of the world as a mafia family arrives for a wedding, only to find one of the Mafioso’s hanged in his room by what appears to be a ghost.
NOTE: This novel was entered into the Canadian Book Club Awards in 2020 and out of 200 entries voted top three finalist.
The Ainsworth Chronicles, Book Two: The Mystery Of Ms. Teak-Adult. Urban Fantasy, mystery, paranormal, Crime thriller. What happens when you have a buried secret that awakens an evil being? Well of course in the style of Agnes Van Lunt (Ms. Teak) you travel back and forth in time to try and undo something before our detective, Carol Ainsworth is murdered and history is altered.
NOTE: Here is a link to a video I made regarding two of my novels from The Ainsworth Chronicles.
Seeds of Ascension, Book One: Spirits Awakening-Adult. Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Spiritualism. A travelling salesman discovers alien metal inside him and begins the testing of humanity to join the rest of the galactic universe, only to discover his guardian angel is really an alien and she is being hunted down.
THE GLASS BOTTOM BOAT Christian romantic suspense: When Madison and Luke meet at their siblings’ wedding in Jamaica, emotional walls are sky-high. But the connection intensifies as a stalker stirs up haunting memories of Madison’s ex-fiancé: a kidnapping, a ransom, the chase is on.
THE LIGHTHOUSE BABY Christian romantic suspense: Life on the run from a horrific past is all Bella King knows—until she lets down her guard and falls for Oregon architect, Adam Lexington. The draw of a lighthouse, the dream of a family, and the determination to discover answers leads to grave danger—will the truth set Bella free before it’s too late?
THE ORPHAN BEACH Christian romantic suspense: Life is spiraling out of control for pediatric nurse, Juliet Farr—and now she is the prime target for a crazed killer. Can her ex-boyfriend and detective, Max Bennett, prove his love for her by risking his own life, or will Orphan Beach be the end of their story?