Newsletter December 15, 2017
Before there was Google, before there was amazon, we were already here on the internet selling our books. We celebrated 20 years on the web with this new mobile-friendly format. It is even starting to look more like I wanted it to look, except if you use Chrome. Since it's been so long since my last Newsletter, we'll do a round up for the year, because let's face it, I won't be doing another newsletter in 2017. I mean really.
Books are a great gift for any time of year. They stand the test of time, become part of your life. The good ones can change your life, your perception of the world. Consider a great book for your gift giving year round. Okay, for this time of year as well.
Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar 2018 launched, shipping now.
It's NOT too early to kick start your writing goals for 2018. Time moves pretty fast; please don't wait. The PayPal button has been configured for the 2018 edition now, as many as you want, or download the PDF order form here.
If you think that you'd ever have time to write and still know where to find all this information, collect it, and organize it, let me know. There are over 400 database lines to confirm each year, some found very few other places yet. Some contest information is not available on the internet. Geographically, the contests cover Canada from Whitehorse to Windsor, Victoria to St. John's. Every year there contests started and contests discontinued. And by far the changes are the addresses, email, mail and websites. Anyone who says they could compile all of this on their own, has never tried to do it. This is our sixteenth year compiling this resource for writers and there are many changes this year.
Changes in the Store
More shelves, more books than ever. I don't just mean the ones we publish either. And for the first time in three and a half years, we're closing for a couple of days between Christmas and New Year.
The store offers copies of the Temiskaming Speaker, The Voice, and the Weekender newspapers for your convenience. And Temiskaming Transit bus tickets are availoable as well. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays on a regular basis in any case.
As a reminder to those who have said they would post a review on TripAdvisor, doing so would be a huge favour and show of support (and thank-you to those who did). At least five people came into the store last summer saying that is where they discovered our store. The link is here: TripAdvisor reviews for White Mountain Publications, aka White Mountain Books. We appreciate all your support.
Quarantine a novel by Terry Cassidy. Set in 1994, young Wat Moore is caught up in a devastating situation while visiting his father's laboratory in Ottawa. When it's believed that he has been exposed to a deadly and highly contagious pathogen, the government sends him into a quarantine that could last the rest of his life. A fast-paced story set in Ottawa, northern Ontario and north-western Quebec, Terry has given us another well-researched thriller.
Missing in Cobalt by Terry Cassidy is a murder mystery set in Cobalt 1949. A young woman's body is discovered in the ice in a Buffalo Mines adit, and from there, we have to discover who she is, how she got there, and of course, who did it. Have had rave reviews on this one. And yes, it is fiction.
Cobalt~The Cradle of Hard Rock Mining in Canada A colour pictorial with quotes about Cobalt from the people and places at the time when the whole world knew where Cobalt was on a map. Perfect and affordable souvenir honouring Cobalt's past.
Northern Ontario Poetry Competition
Launched September 9, 2017
The Launch for our 22nd annual Northern Ontario Poetry Competition took place Saturday, Sept 9th at 2:00 pm in the mezzanine of the Classic Theatre, 30 Silver Street, Cobalt. The winning poets were announced at the Launch. The deadline for the next competition is May 31st. Check out our online submission to save on time and postage.
Yes, we have been busy. Hope all is well with you and yours.