INFUSION by Alyssa Thiessen
Rachel is ordinary. Average. Utterly unremarkable... until her best friend shoots her on her 16th birthday and a stranger brings her from death's doorstep with an infusion of his own DNA.
Then everything gets weird.
She heals impossibly fast. She senses the thoughts of others. She sees places and horrifying creatures that couldn't possibly exist, and her new friend Tyler is convinced she's destined to save the world from their invasion.
Can she trust him? Can she trust herself? How's she supposed to stop inter-dimensional invaders when she can barely deal with high school?
Ready or not, here they come.
Available now in paperback and ebook on Amazon.com and other great booksellers!
RUDIGER AND THE PAINTED DOOR Written by Jonathan Toews & Illustrated by Ryan Polinsky
This colourful book tells the story of Rudiger - a little boy who likes to play and have fun. What kind of adventures could he possibly have with a painted door? There's only one way to find out! Follow him on his exciting journey!
Watch Rudiger's imagination come to life in this vivid and engaging book about family, childhood, and fun.
Winner of the 2017 Manitoba Book Awards: Best Illustrated, this book is a fantastic addition to any child's library.
Rudiger and the Painted Door is now available in paperback and hardcover editions. Stop by your favourite bookstore to order your copy today, or check it out on amazon.com!
A HOSER'S GUIDE TO CANADIAN HISTORY By Kirt Purdy
The great thing about being Canadian is simply this: we don’t take ourselves too seriously, which works out pretty well because no one else on the planet takes us seriously, either.
“A Hoser’s Guide to Canadian History” is your ticket to those “Canadian” things you may have missed during your water-cooler discussions, online chats, or seventeen-hour wait in the local emergency room. Canada has an exciting past, full of events that have brought us to where we are now. Like all countries, we have some things we’d like to forget, but most of those unpleasant moments happened because we had morons in Parliament, something that doesn’t happen anymore.
Canadians have no need to apologize for being nice, honest, and caring people. So, please enjoy this book, and if you don’t, well, I’m sorry.
A Hoser's Guide to Canadian History is now available from amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and great booksellers everywhere!
LABOR DAY By Joseph Farley
In the future, humans enriched with cockroach DNA dominate the planet. The enhanced scurry to and from impoverished homes. The rich get richer. The poor get poorer. Unions are outlawed.
Tom Fried works for a giant cockroach at a firm that specializes in items for upscale insectoid clientele. He works hard to get by, while a small elite, made up mostly of bugs, lives it up. Tom doesn’t complain. It would just make things worse. Conversations are monitored, and he doesn’t want to draw the attention of the dreaded National Harmony Bureau.
Unsettling news from his daughter, however, forces Tom to re-evaluate his accepted reality. From the rantings of an old man about the return of unions, to clandestine meetings with shadowed strangers, events begin to convince Tom that his complacent existence is no longer possible as he and his family are drawn into a struggle that has the potential to change everything.
Labor Day is now available from amazon.com, Barnes&Noble, and great booksellers everywhere!
FUR IS ONLY FUR DEEP Written by Julia Schettler & Ilustrated by Sarah Neville
The Award winning Fur Is Only Fur Deep tells the story of Jai Jai, a curious little panda cub who lives at the Beary Nice Orphanage. He dreams of having a superhero father and a furever family. Will his dreams come true?
Come along with Jai Jai as he discovers that fur is only fur deep.
With its clear focus on international adoption, inclusion, and seeing past differences, this beautifully illustrated children's book is perfect for both the home and the classroom. Fur Is Only Fur Deep is the Recipient of the 2016 McNally Robinson Books for Young People Award in the Younger Category.
Fur Is Only Fur Deep is available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and many other great booksellers!
DRAGONFLY By Alyssa Thiessen
Eighteen-year-old Joshua Miller is great at being invisible, despite the four, large, insect-like wings protruding from his back and his knack for high-rise robberies. He can remember almost nothing of his life before Nik found him and taught him his trade. Now he’s alone, and he likes it that way.
When Joshua unexpectedly meets Lexi on a job, his simple, uncomplicated existence shifts. Although he intends to remain uninvolved, something about her captivates him and he begins to let her in. As he navigates the strange nuances of a relationship with a girl as desperate to be different as he is to be ordinary,
he becomes increasingly aware that he is not who he wants to be for her.
Confronted by the past he’d forgotten and a family he didn’t know existed, Joshua must decide for himself where he belongs and who holds the key to his future.
Dragonfly is now available in both paperback and e-book through Amazon.com and other great booksellers!