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Elizabeth Hlookoff, a Maple Ridge resident, is the author of <em>Drawer 49, New Denver BC Letters from a Stolen </em><em>Youth</em>. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge grandmother finally able to open up about being seized by police at 7

In 1954, she was apprehended by RCMP because her Sons of Freedom parents didn’t believe in school

 

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…

 

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

 

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
Illustrator Lena Meszaros, 17, and author Helen Donnelly, of <em>Magpie Mischief</em>. (Special to The News)

A magpie’s obsession leads to life lesson about the value of friendship in Maple Ridge author’s first book

Author Helen Donnelly was inspired by a trip to Nepal to write Magpie Mischief

Illustrator Lena Meszaros, 17, and author Helen Donnelly, of <em>Magpie Mischief</em>. (Special to The News)
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.

Choir boy and belly dancer settle in B.C. after roller coaster love story

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
Leanne Van Dongen shows off her certificates from the 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge author wins big in international book contest

Leanne Van Dongen took second place and multiple honourable mentions

Leanne Van Dongen shows off her certificates from the 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. (Special to The News)
Pamela Melon’s first children’s book The Face Painter’s Mirror is about gender stereotyping. (Special to The News)

Gender stereotyping tackled in Maple Ridge author’s first children’s book

The Face Painter’s Mirror was inspired by a true event in Pamela Melon’s life

Pamela Melon’s first children’s book The Face Painter’s Mirror is about gender stereotyping. (Special to The News)
Ron Jones (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge entrepreneur and philanthropist tells his story

Ron Jones writes about business, the Lions and life

Ron Jones (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge author Cathy Ace has been nominated for an international fictional crime writing award. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge author shorlisted for international crime novel award

The Corpse with the Iron Will is the 10th book in the Cait Morgan Mysteries by Cathy Ace

Maple Ridge author Cathy Ace has been nominated for an international fictional crime writing award. (Special to The News)
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
Students at cusquenela elementary pour over Little Narwhal, Not Alone by Tiffany Stone. (SD42/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge author takes on true story of a lost narwhal’s journey with beluga whales

Little Narwhal, Not Alone was launched by Stone at cusquenela elementary

Students at cusquenela elementary pour over Little Narwhal, Not Alone by Tiffany Stone. (SD42/Special to The News)
Author Cathy Stewart. (Special to The News)

Author returns to Maple Ridge for book launch

Longtime Pitt Meadows resident writes about grief

Author Cathy Stewart. (Special to The News)
Stacey Chomiak is launching her young adult illustrated memoir in Maple Ridge on Oct. 30. (Special to The News)

Gay, Christian children’s author to launch book in Maple Ridge

Stacey Chomiak’s memoir is based on how she reconciled with her faith after discovering she was gay

Stacey Chomiak is launching her young adult illustrated memoir in Maple Ridge on Oct. 30. (Special to The News)
Both children’s books by Christine J. Logan are available as colouring books as well. (Special to The News)
Both children’s books by Christine J. Logan are available as colouring books as well. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge author Leanne Van Dongen, 19, has just published her fourth book. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge teen author takes a stab at horror

Leanne Van Dongen’s fourth book is the first in her new series called Death Life

Maple Ridge author Leanne Van Dongen, 19, has just published her fourth book. (Special to The News)
Vicki McLeod will be presenting her pictures of “wild swimming” at an online women’s Zoom event, YakFest, on April 5. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

‘Wild swimming’ offers a cure for the COVID-19 blues

Nanaimo blogger Vicki McLeod among a growing number touting the benefits of a cold water plunge

Vicki McLeod will be presenting her pictures of “wild swimming” at an online women’s Zoom event, YakFest, on April 5. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Naomi Lane has published two books since retiring in 2018. (Special to The News)

New Maple Ridge author releases first two books

Naomi Lane writes relatable tales of growing older, and changing relationships

Naomi Lane has published two books since retiring in 2018. (Special to The News)
RCMP Isp. Benoit Maure (top right) has written a book, Leading at the Edge, which details Canadian peacekeeping missions, including his own 1999 mission in Guatemala (bottom right). (Contributed photos)

Longtime RCMP officer pens book on Canadian peacekeeping efforts

RCMP Isp. Benoit Maure’s new book, Leading at the Edge, features stories from 10 missions

RCMP Isp. Benoit Maure (top right) has written a book, Leading at the Edge, which details Canadian peacekeeping missions, including his own 1999 mission in Guatemala (bottom right). (Contributed photos)
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