Book Launch by Alex Boutilier

Join author Alex Boutilier to launch his new book From 14th Colony to Confederation : Governors, Placemen & Merchant Elite, a humorous social history of the evolution of what is today the Province of Nova Scotia and the Maritime provinces.

Do you know the location of first capital of British Nova Scotia? Which governor was responsible for the NS provincial road system designed to bring goods to market? When was the first failed attempt at Maritime Union and which colonies were invited? Unsure? Come and find out!

From 14th Colony to Confederation: Governors, Placemen and the merchant Elite by Alex D BoutilierLight refreshments provided. All welcome.

Date: Tuesday January 30, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

For more information on the event, contact…

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: 902-424-7490

Alex Boutilier: 902-860-3106

Publisher: New World Publishing: 902-576-2055


Book Launches for “Off Highway” short story collection by Evergreen Writers Group

The Evergreen Writers Group that meets in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has released their second anthology, Off Highway. This collection of stories tells of journeys real and imagined. In his foreword to the book, renowned writer Lesley Choyce calls it “a collection of spirited prose and poetry”.

The group is hosting two book launches.

The First Launch

  • Date: December 9, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Place: Just Us! Café, 5896 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Second Launch

  • Date: December 16, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Place: Alderney Gate Public Library (main level), Alderney Gate, 60 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

To read more about the writers and the short story collection, see the Chronicle Herald article Evergreen Writers Group Comes To Publish Second Anthology of Local Stories.

The book can be purchased online at Amazon.

Book Launch: Rogue Wave by V. A. Purcell

Join V. A. Purcell as she launches her latest novel Rogue Wave. Introductions will be given by Sylvia Gunnery. Purcell will provide a reading and a book signing. She will also answer any questions attendees have. Refreshments will be provided.

Date: Saturday November 18, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: LaHave River Books (behind LaHave Bakery), 3421 Route 331, LaHave, Nova Scotia

Book Launch: Last Lullaby by Alice Walsh

Last Lullaby by Alice WalshJoin Alice Walsh as she launches her novel Last Lullaby. She will read from the book, answer questions and sign copies for readers.

Last Lullaby: Set in the fictional town of Paddy’s Arm, Newfoundland, Alice Walsh’s debut mystery novel is at once harrowing and homey, equal parts police procedural and diner gossip. When Claire and Bram’s only child dies suddenly, it at first appears to be a case of crib death. But when the real cause of death indicates homicide and Claire is arrested as the number-one suspect, her friend, lawyer Lauren LaVallee, promises she’ll do everything she can to prove Claire’s innocence.

As Lauren combs Paddy’s Arm for suspects, amid department politics and small-town talk, leads abound. Why are professors Frances and Annabelle being so secretive about their adopted daughter? What’s behind a troubled student’s sudden disappearance? And who is the mysterious platinum blonde observed at the scene of the crime? Meanwhile, Lauren’s own secret–a case that almost cost her her career back in Montreal–and sudden the return of an ex-lover who wants back in her life, threaten to overwhelm the investigation altogether.

Date: Thursday October 19, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Place: Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Refreshments will be provided.

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Author Returns to Vogler’s Cove with Third Regarding Hayworth Book

L.P. Suzanne Atkinson will read from her new book, Segue House Connection: Regarding Hayworth Book III. Books will be available for purchase at the event. There will also be light refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Date: Sunday October 1, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Vogler’s Cove Community Hall, 8544 Highway 331, Port Medway, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

To learn more, read the article on Queen’s County Advance.

Children’s Book Event, Elmsdale Library

Jayne Peter’s will launch the second book in her Messy Jessy series “Messy Jessy Gets Active” during a Children’s Book Event. The author will share her experience with writing stories. The editor of the book, Diane Tibert, will discuss the editing side of getting a book published while Diane Lucas, the illustrator for “Messy Jessy Gets Active” will discuss illustrating a book.

Date: Saturday September 9, 2017

Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Place: Elmsdale Library, Elmsdale, Hants County, NS.

Book Launch Messy Jessy Gets Active

Book Launch: Take off to Tantramar by Barr, Landry and Weatherbee

Odette Barr, Colleen Landry and Beth Weatherbee launch their children’s book Take off to Tantramar.

Camellia Airheart is back! This time she and her brother are off on an adventure to the Tantramar Wetlands in search of leg “bling” like her Aunt Tillie’s.

Date: Monday July 3, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery, 3654 Highway 366, Tidnish, NS

For more information, visit Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery website.