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Pauline Buck (centre) stopped by to present $300 to the Alzheimer Society of BC, represented by Felipe Lisboa, development coordinator, events; and Sara Wagner, manager, regional services. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley woman’s book on chickens raises a lot of scratch for charity

Pauline Buck donated royalties from her memoir to the Alzheimer Society of BC

 

Natasha Silva’s book of poetries, North Star Heart, is available at Indigo and online. She has a signing planned July 17. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley writer launches her first collection of poetry

At 11, future poet worked as a paper carrier for Langley Times

 

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

 

Walnut Grove resident Darryl Busink released his debut novel, A Very Important Trip. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley dad’s first book has kids setting sail with the family cat

Ideas planted in his mind in childhood form foundation for children’s book

Walnut Grove resident Darryl Busink released his debut novel, A Very Important Trip. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE - Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet presents his opening statement at the murder trial of romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

‘How to Murder Your Husband’ author found guilty of killing her husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy’s attorney says Portland Oregon author plans to appeal

FILE - Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet presents his opening statement at the murder trial of romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
Ramona Wildeman had been contemplating writing a book about a favourite topic – collective nouns – and now it’s been published. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Ramona Wildeman had been contemplating writing a book about a favourite topic – collective nouns – and now it’s been published. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
A septuagenarian retired bricklayer is among the six debut novelists in the running for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Brian Thomas Isaac, who was born in 1950 on the Okanagan Indian Reserve in southcentral B.C., is a finalist for the $60,000 prize for his coming-of-age story, “All the Quiet Places,” published by Brindle & Glass.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brian Thomas Isaac

Retired B.C. bricklayer among six debut novelists vying for $60K prize

Prize will be awarded at an in-person ceremony on June 1

A septuagenarian retired bricklayer is among the six debut novelists in the running for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Brian Thomas Isaac, who was born in 1950 on the Okanagan Indian Reserve in southcentral B.C., is a finalist for the $60,000 prize for his coming-of-age story, “All the Quiet Places,” published by Brindle & Glass.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brian Thomas Isaac
While growing up in Langley, Jennifer Buchanan was introduced to the impact her choice in music could have on people. Today, she’s a music therapist and new author. (Jodi O. Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Author shares use of music as way to make a difference

Music therapist from Langley teaches how to use playlists with purpose and intention in new book

  • Apr 20, 2022
While growing up in Langley, Jennifer Buchanan was introduced to the impact her choice in music could have on people. Today, she’s a music therapist and new author. (Jodi O. Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
79-year-old Sharon Mason became a realtor at the age of 40. Her first book, <em>For the Love of Real Estate: Tales from the Trenches</em> includes entertaining stories and experiences of life. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley realtor shares her years of life experiences in her first book

Foreword is written by author’s son, actor Jason Priestley

79-year-old Sharon Mason became a realtor at the age of 40. Her first book, <em>For the Love of Real Estate: Tales from the Trenches</em> includes entertaining stories and experiences of life. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Julia Dovey was raised in Aldergrove but moved to Abbotsford in her early 20s. Her debut book <em>Lipstick Tattoo</em> is a LGBTQ+ romance novel. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LGBTQ+ romance novel penned by Aldergrove-raised woman

Author Julia Dovey comes from a family of artists

Julia Dovey was raised in Aldergrove but moved to Abbotsford in her early 20s. Her debut book <em>Lipstick Tattoo</em> is a LGBTQ+ romance novel. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Roller coaster love story of Fort Langley couple detailed in bio

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.
Eighteen-year-old Sydney Sunderland has published a children’s book that tackles gender identity. ‘I am Everything In Between’ highlights kids who don’t fit into stereotypical gender ideals. This book celebrates children and how they gender identify by sending a positive message. Photos via source

B.C. teen publishes children’s book on gender identity

‘I am Everything In Between’ sends a positive message to children about just being themselves

Eighteen-year-old Sydney Sunderland has published a children’s book that tackles gender identity. ‘I am Everything In Between’ highlights kids who don’t fit into stereotypical gender ideals. This book celebrates children and how they gender identify by sending a positive message. Photos via source
Kim Elliott is a 35-year-old Walnut Grove resident who recently launched her first book, Falling for the Villain. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Science fiction and romance co-mingle in Langley author’s first release

35-years-old writer is a Walnut Grove resident and a mother of two

Kim Elliott is a 35-year-old Walnut Grove resident who recently launched her first book, Falling for the Villain. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Richard, a bus driver started writing when doctors suggested him to stay at home with his wife, was diagnosed with immune deficiency during COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley resident’s quarantine time turned out fruitful

He wrote his first book, a science fiction

Richard, a bus driver started writing when doctors suggested him to stay at home with his wife, was diagnosed with immune deficiency during COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Inga Kruse’s latest children’s book is once again set in Squamish and centres around her main characters, including Lou and Rocky, and a travelling carnival show that comes to town. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Inga Kruse pens 2nd Squamish mystery for kids

Murrayville author releases another book in her series, written for middle-graders

  • Jan 16, 2022
Inga Kruse’s latest children’s book is once again set in Squamish and centres around her main characters, including Lou and Rocky, and a travelling carnival show that comes to town. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Jordyn Croft has penned two books, one that portrays her emotional support dog, Harlow, a Bernese Mountain dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New author tackles tough subjects

Young Aldergrove woman pens 2 books to help people understand obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Jan 15, 2022
Aldergrove’s Jordyn Croft has penned two books, one that portrays her emotional support dog, Harlow, a Bernese Mountain dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nicholas Read is a retired journalist and a former journalism professor who wrote a book about Langley’s wildlife rehabilitation centre. “Caring for Critter” is his 12th book about nature and wildlife. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Former journalist released a book about Langley’s wildlife sanctuary

Caring for Critter is B.C.’s only facility specializing in the care of mammals.

Nicholas Read is a retired journalist and a former journalism professor who wrote a book about Langley’s wildlife rehabilitation centre. “Caring for Critter” is his 12th book about nature and wildlife. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove-based author Andre Gress has written three sequels of his urban fantasy series. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove author released another fantasy novel

It is the third book in the Boone and Jacque series

Aldergrove-based author Andre Gress has written three sequels of his urban fantasy series. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
It was 2009 when Dawnelle Guenther first learned of Hattie McBride, and visited her grave in Coalmont, B.C. (Tony Guenther/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Century-old crime inspires author’s debut novel

Aldergrove couple’s visit to a B.C. ghost town sparks writer’s creative juices

It was 2009 when Dawnelle Guenther first learned of Hattie McBride, and visited her grave in Coalmont, B.C. (Tony Guenther/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox can now add ‘published author’ to his resumé, after the release of his book of one-sentence stories, Kill Love. Photo by Terry Farrell

To make a long story short: B.C. musician publishes book of one-sentence stories

Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox adds ‘published author’ to his portfolio

Cumberland musician and producer Corwin Fox can now add ‘published author’ to his resumé, after the release of his book of one-sentence stories, Kill Love. Photo by Terry Farrell