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Holiday Launch Planned for Late Author's Second Children's Book

 We are saddened by the recent passing of the very vivacious, funny, gorgeous, and talented author, Jackie Arnason. Last year, at the age of 87, we published her first Children's book, Hambone-Why Pigs Have Curly Tails . After a brief illness, Jackie passed away in September of this year, while we were well-underway in the publishing process for her second book, Timothy Titus Terrance O'Toole and the Dragon. With the support of her family, we pressed on and will launch her book in December.  Jackie Arnason A beloved story-teller to all those who knew and loved her, with the publishing of her first book, and now her second, a lifelong dream has been fulfilled. Her legacy will live on in the lessons and magical stories she shared through the years. A prairie girl, born in a small town in Saskatchewan, Jackie's childhood years in the 'Dirty Thirties' were hard but the local library became her haven where she escaped into worlds she could only dream of growing up in Reg

Virtual Book Tour for Rise! A Girl's Struggle for More

As we near launch day on October 20th of Diann Floyd Boehm's YA historical fiction, Rise! A Girl's Struggle for more, we're excited to share the stops on the virtual book tour. Diann is also doing in-person author events and book signings, including a pre-launch preview party at the Drumright Historical Society Museum tonight (October 5th) at 6 p.m. If you're nearby Drumright, Oklahoma, drop by and say hi and pick up a signed copy. Proceeds will go to the museum. The live previews with Diann and with Rise! being noted as a 'hot new release' on Amazon, it's a great spring board to our virtual tour participants. October 11 - Sarah Butland, Imagination Captured - book review October 12 -  Bring on Lemons  - book review October 20 - IndieView - author Q&A October 20 -  Baroness' Book Trove - book review   November 4  -  Words from the Heart  - guest post November 5 - Words from the Heart - book review November 17 - Laura's Books & Blogs - gu

Award-Winning OC Publishing Author from Texas Writes Edgy Coming-of-Age Story

The next title releasing from OC Publishing will be author, Diann Floyd Boehm's, first YA novel, Rise! A Girl's Struggle for More , an old fashioned, historical family drama, launching on October 20. Set in 1920s Oilton & Drumright, Oklahoma, and Chillicothe, Missouri, it is a sweet, yet edgy (think Laura Ingalls meets the "It Girl"), coming-of-age story based on the real life of the author's grandmother. "When I first heard some of the incredible stories of my grandmother's life, I just knew I had to write about her," said Boehm. "She had watched all her brothers go off to college and when she asked her parents if she could go too, they told her she should get married." As the story goes, this didn't sit well with Ruby Pearl! She felt she was just as smart, maybe smarter, than her brothers. Book blurb Ruby is mature beyond her years, born at least a decade too soon. Growing up in a family of nine children in Oilton, Oklahoma, with

By the Light of the Cresent Moon Virtual Book Tour

On August 26th, we will launch Ailsa Keppie's much awaited memoir, By the Light of the Crescent Moon . On the same day we will launch her virtual book tour, featuring the blogs below joining the tour with reviews, author Q&As and guest posts. Visit and follow these blogs and make sure you follow the tour. As the posts go live we will update the links here to go direct to the tour post. Thanks to the following bloggers & podcasters who have joined the tour: Dartmouth Book Exchange - author spotlight - August 23-26 The IndieView - author Q&A - August 26 Sarah Butland's Imagination Captured - book review - August 26 The Author Journey with OC Publishing - author interview - August 26 Canadian Bookworm - guest post by Ailsa Keppie, Why I Wrote My Memoir - August 27 Just Reviews - book review - August 28 Storeybook Reviews - guest post by Ailsa Keppie, The Voice in My Head - August 29 Lisa Haselton's Reviews & Interviews - author Q&A - August 31 Laura&

Annapolis Valley Author’s Memoir a Transcultural Odyssey from Circus Performer to Muslim Wife

 I'm thrilled to announce that the next book coming out from OC Publishing is a 'lyrical and sultry' memoir by Annapolis Valley-based author, Ailsa Keppie . By the Light of the Crescent Moon will launch on August 26 (Women's Equity Day). In her memoir, Keppie shares her story of falling in love with a fellow circus performer, converting to Islam, moving to the Middle East, and taking on the role of a pious wife. By the Light of the Crescent Moon is Keppies eighteen-year odyssey that begins when she dons a burka for the first time and truly commits to embracing her husband's culture; from moving to his home country of Morocco, to learning his language. "Ailsa' book is a page-turner. The story of a young woman's growth into adulthood, from her Nova Scotia childhood through a period of self-searching that led her to convert to Islam and learn both safety and invisibility behind the hijab, to welcome four daughters and even a second wife into the marrian

The Author Journey with Author, Advocate & Journalist, Janice Landry

Virtual Book Tour for The Healing Begins April 23

As we approach launch day for Lynda Faye Schmidt's novel, The Healing , a women's fiction/family drama based on the author's life, we're excited to announce the blog tour schedule and introduce you to the bloggers and book reviewers who have joined the tour. The tour begins on launch day, April 23rd. Take a look, follow these bloggers and make sure you visit on the tour dates indicated (check back regularly for updates): Pre-Tour - March 2 - Thrive Global - pre-launch announcement  April 16 - Fit for Joy - pre-launch podcast interview with Lynda April 23 - IndieView - author Q&A with Lynda April 24 -  Canadian Bookworm  - featuring a guest blog by Lynda, "What Inspired Me" April 26 - Dartmouth Book Exchange - author spotlight April 29 - Storybook Reviews - review May 4 -  Help Me Sara  - podcast interview May 13 -  My Question Life  - review and author interview June 30 - Reader's Favorite - review  As new bloggers come on board we will update our

Canadian Expat Author to Launch Novel, The Healing - A Positive Pivot During COVID Lock-Down

Amidst travel restrictions and lock-downs, Canadian expat author, Lynda Faye Schmidt, completed her novel, The Healing , that will launch on April 23, 2021. Embracing the forced solitude of the pandemic, Lynda isolated, along with the rest of the world, and committed to completing her novel, a women's fiction/family drama based on her own life, in an effort to heal her own emotional wounds and put an abusive past behind her. Synopsis Based on true events, The Healing is the story of Cate Henderson who, after twenty-six years in an abusive relationship, sets out on a quest to find healing. Cate packs up eerything she owns and leaves Calgary on an odessy westward, to Vancouver Island, where her ever-present journal, and the abundance of nature become the foundation of her self-recovery. She yearns for something deeper and then, when she isn't looking, she finds love with the solid and virtuous Ethan. Cate thinks his stead-fast love is what she is searching for, but soon realizes