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Charlie and the Tire Swing Goes on Tour

*Updated October 10th... Happy September! So hard to believe summer is over. That means that fall is right around the corner and the launch of our next children's book, Charlie and the Tire Swing , written by Diann Floyd Boehm and illustrated by Judy Gaudet, is coming. It releases on October 8th and our virtual book tour will begin on September 26. It's a beautiful intergenerational story told from the perspective of a little boy named Charlie, and his Grandpa Jack. Over a cup of hot chocolate Charlie's grandfather tells the story of how he planted an acorn with his own grandfather, Charlie's great-great-Grandpa George, and how he tenderly cared for it and watched it grow, from one season to the next. He shares that over the years, as the acorn grew into a mighty oak tree, how each generation enjoyed the shade of the tree, climbing it, reading under it, and gathering together as a family around it. It's a story of growing strong family ties, of sharing stories from

Nurse! A Memoir Launches in Celebration of Author’s 60th Anniversary

The next title coming out from OC Publishing is written by a woman who spent the early years of her professional life as a nurse and, after raising her children, making history in Nova Scotia Politics! On September 23, we will launch Francene Cosman's memoir, Nurse! in celebration of the 60th anniversary of her graduation from the Saint John General Hospital nursing program. The milestone follows shortly after she was awarded a Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal. To say we're thrilled to be partner publishing her memoir is an understatement! Francene felt it was timely to tell the story of her nursing training in the 1960s, a reflection on how training was done in the past, as the spotlight on healthcare increases, and demand for change intensifies. "Given the chronic nursing shortage it may be time for a dialogue about how nurses receive their education," said Cosman, "and to examine a return to early hospital training on the job, a model that worked well."