Writing about your family got you worried? You should be.

"You are supposed to love your family and support them.  But what if your family is this one?" Melodie Campbell, Canada's Queen of Comedy, on writing about home from her current guest blog.

Melodie's book The Artful Goddaughter has just been released by Orca Books.

Gail's literacy learner novel Search and Rescue out this fall!

When a young woman goes missing on a nature trail, small-town journalist Claire Abbott is first on the scene, as usual. The clues to the woman’s whereabouts are misleading, but Claire has a sixth sense—what the fire chief calls a “radar for crime.” Trusting her intuition, Claire insists that the search and rescue team look elsewhere for clues to the woman’s disappearance. When they fail to follow up on her lead, she pursues it on her own, embarking on a snowy chase up a mountainside that puts herself and others in danger. She’s more than just a journalist chasing a story. Claire is determined to do the right thing at any cost.

Search and Rescue is the first novel in a series of mysteries featuring journalist and sleuth Claire Abbott. The novel is a Rapid Reads book, written for adult literacy learners, or those just looking for a fast read. Reading level: 3.0 Pub date: September 1, 2014.

Shirley Graham on the Book of Blue

Shirley Graham muses on the colour blue and the obsessions that drive us to write in her current guest blog.

Shirley Graham is the author of What Someone Wanted and Book of Blue, published by Black Moss Press, and Blue Notes, published by Mother Tongue Press.  She lives on Salt Spring Island, B.C., with her husband, poet Peter Levitt, and their son, Tai.  When not writing, Shirley works as a child psychologist in the greater Victoria area.

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