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5th Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s time for the 5th Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale. For the last four years I have been donating most of the profits from the December sales of all Sgt. Windflower books to a great community cause. It’s a great way for me to give back a little to people and organizations who need so much, especially this time of year. In the last four years we have been able to donate over $2,000.00 to community groups who really need our support.

This year I will be donating $5.00 from the sale of every Windflower book to the Minwaashin Lodge in Ottawa. Minwaashin Lodge is a healing centre in Ottawa that provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Metis women and children who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system.

The mission of Minwaashin Lodge is to provide wholistic programs and services for grandmothers, women, children and youth impacted by family violence and residential schooling. All programs and services are provided in the context of cultural beliefs and values as part of the healing journey.

The money donated will go to support First Nations, Inuit and Metis women and children to have a good meal and presents from Santa under the tree on Christmas morning.

For more information about Minwaashin Lodge and to make your own donation please visit:

http://www.minlodge.com

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Special Offer

If you make a donation to Minwaashin Lodge I will donate an additional $5.00. Just let me know that you’ve made a contribution. In addition, I will send a signed copy of a Sgt. Windflower Mystery, to you, or a friend or relative of choice, anywhere in the world.

E-mail me at mike54martin@yahoo.ca and I’ll send the other book along. And of course, add my additional donation to the cause.

The Sgt. Windflower books are available in Chapters/Indigo stores across Canada and at Chapters.ca

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/a-long-ways-from-home/9781460292006-item.html?ikwid=a+long+ways+from+home%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Books&ikwidx=0

 

You can also find them at Amazon online all over the world.

 

In Canada on Amazon.ca at

http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sgt+windflower+mysteries

In the United States from Amazon.com at

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sgt+windflower+mysteries&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Asgt+windflower+mysteries

In the United Kingdom at Amazon.co.uk at

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sgt+windflower+mysteries

 

Thank you for supporting Minwaashin Lodge

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Book Launch Ottawa and Book Signing Kingston

Don’t Miss these Great Events

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Book Launch for A Long Ways from Home: October 13, 2016

Come Celebrate the Launch of the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery

A Long Ways from Home

6:30-8:00 pm Thursday October 13, 2016

Books on Beechwood

35 Beechwood Ave

There will be Cake!!

bob

 

 

Kingston Book Signing Event: October 22, 2016

Come Meet Mike Martin and get your own signed copy of the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery

A Long Ways from Home

1-3:30 pm Saturday October 22, 2016

Novel Idea Bookstore

156 Princess Street

Kingston

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And There’s More

I will be appearing on Rogers Daytime Channel 22 on Wednesday Oct 12 and CKCU Radio 93.1 FM Special Blend on Thursday October 13. More information will be posted soon on these media appearances.

And books will finally start to be available soon in Chapters/Coles/Indigo across Canada. If your local store doesn’t have A Long Ways from Home in stock, ask them to order some copies. Or you can order any Sgt. Windflower Mystery online and get the book shipped right to your house. You can also ask your local library to order some copies as well. Many of the bigger libraries have already ordered copies, but you can ask your local branch and they will bring in a copy for you.

Below are the online links where you can buy A Long Ways from Home. Don’t forget to follow Sgt. Windflower on Facebook and keep liking and sharing the good news. Thank You!!

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore/

www.sgtwindflowermsyteries.com

 

Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/search/?keywords=A%20long%20ways%20from%20home%2C%20mike%20martin

 

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+long+ways+from+home%2C+mike+martin

 

Amazon Canada

https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=A+Long+Ways+from+Home%2C+mike+martin

 

Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=A+Long+Ways+from+Home%2C+mike+martin

 

 

Itunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-long-ways-from-home/id1146912733?mt=11

 

Friesen

http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000033871183/Mike-Martin-A-Long-Ways-from-Home

 

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-long-ways-from-home-mike-martin/1124466682?ean=9781460292006

 

 

 

Coming Events: Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

Things are very exciting these days at Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. There are newspaper articles and radio shows and even a TV appearance coming up. Plus, a Book Launch in Ottawa on October 13 and another event in Kingston on October 22. First up is a radio interview on The Carol Anne Meehan show on 1310 NEWS in Ottawa on Wednesday September 28. I should be on live around 2:30 pm EST. I will try and post an audio clip later once it becomes available.

There has been a short delay in getting books into Chapters and Indigo stores but they be there soon. Below are the retail and online locations where you can buy A Long Ways from Home.

Book Launch Ottawa October 13

 

Come Celebrate the Launch of the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery

A Long Ways from Home

6:30-8:00 pm Thursday October 13, 2016

Books on Beechwood

35 Beechwood Ave

There will be Cake!!

 bob

 

Media

The media response to A Long Ways from Home has been terrific. There was a great article in the Southern Gazette (Link below) and follow up requests from several other outlets.

http://www.southerngazette.ca/News/Local/2016-09-24/article-4648392/Back-on-the-beat/1

 

There will be more newspaper and radio events coming up, so stay tuned. On October 12 I will be on Rogers TV Daytime Ottawa show. Here is their Facebook page so that you can find out where and when to tune in and watch the show.

https://www.facebook.com/daytimeottawatv/?fref=ts

 

 Book Signing Kingston October 22

I will be at one of my favourite bookstores Novel Idea in Kingston from 1-4 on Saturday October 22. Come by and say hi and get a signed copy of any of the 5 Sgt. Windflower Mysteries including A Long Ways from Home.

 

Novel Idea Bookstore

156 Princess Street

Kingston Ontario

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Novel Idea is a fabulous locally owned and operated independent book store located in the heart of downtown Kingston, Ontario. It has a great selection of national best sellers and local authors and it’s is both a fan and friend of local authors. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the Kingston area.

https://www.facebook.com/NovelIdeaBookstoreKingston

 

Where to Buy A Long Ways from Home

Books are being shipped to retailers right now, but we’re happy to announce that 3 of my favourite Canadian independent bookstore already have copies in stock.

Ottawa

Book on Beechwood

35 Beechwood Avenue

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Toronto

The Sleuth of Baker Street

907 Mill Road

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Kingston

Novel Idea

Princess Street

 

And here’s where you can buy A Long Ways from Home online right now:

 

Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/search/?keywords=A%20long%20ways%20from%20home%2C%20mike%20martin

 

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+long+ways+from+home%2C+mike+martin

 

Amazon Canada

https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=A+Long+Ways+from+Home%2C+mike+martin

 

Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.tuk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=A+Long+Ways+from+Home%2C+mike+martin

 

Itunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-long-ways-from-home/id1146912733?mt=11

 

Friesen Press

http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000033871183/Mike-Martin-A-Long-Ways-from-Home

 

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-long-ways-from-home-mike-martin/1124466682?ean=9781460292006

 

www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com

 

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Book Release: A Long Ways from Home … Share the Good News

A Long Ways from Home, the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is now available for sale across the country and around the world. It will be trickling into bookstores far and wide over the next few weeks but it is not available for order from your favourite retailer. Please share this post and the good news with your friends and family.

A Long Ways from Home continues the adventures of Sgt. Windflower as he tries to solve crime and experience the joy and the sadness of life in small Newfoundland communities. Here’s what a few early readers had to say about it:

“I am a huge fan of this series, and this entry does not disappoint. I love the dialogue, the sense of place, Windflower’s devotion to Sheila, his strong sense of right and wrong, his belief in community policing, his love of his Cree culture, his fondness for peanut butter pie, and his love of a good book.”

Denise Zendel Santa Fe, New Mexico

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“I’ve already read the first few drafts of this book and it is the best so far. Mike Martin really did a great job on this one. Be sure you get your copies when they came out!”

Elliott Youden Montreal, Canada

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“This book has some action, a little suspense, and warm and mature love story. It has something for everyone. Do read it!”

Janet Sun Vancouver, Canada

 

Where to Buy A Long Ways from Home

Books are being shipped to retailers right now, but we’re happy to announce that 3 of my favourite Canadian independent bookstore already have copies in stock.

Ottawa

Book on Beechwood

Beechwood Avenue

……….

Toronto

The Sleuth of Baker Street

Mill Road

……….

Kingston

Novel Idea

Princess Street

 

And here’s where you can buy A Long Ways from Home online right now:

 

Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/search/?keywords=A%20long%20ways%20from%20home%2C%20mike%20martin

 

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+long+ways+from+home%2C+mike+martin

 

Amazon Canada

https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=A+Long+Ways+from+Home%2C+mike+martin

 

Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.tuk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=A+Long+Ways+from+Home%2C+mike+martin

 

Itunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-long-ways-from-home/id1146912733?mt=11

 

Friesen Press

http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000033871183/Mike-Martin-A-Long-Ways-from-Home

 

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-long-ways-from-home-mike-martin/1124466682?ean=9781460292006

 

www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com

 

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Sgt. Windflower Mysteries: The Story So Far

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For those of you who are just discovering the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series here is some more information about the first four books in the series. They can be read as stand-alone stories, but if you want all of the flavour and colour of Sgt. Windflower’s adventures you can pick up the rest of the series anytime. They are all available online through Amazon all over the world and through Chapters/Indigo in Canada.

Here is a snap shot and a cover shot of the first three books in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series.

The Walker on the Cape (Book 1 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series)

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A man’s body is found in a small fishing community on the East Coast. First everyone thinks it’s a heart attack or stroke but then it’s discovered that he was poisoned. Who would do this and why? Finding that out falls to Winston Windflower and his side-kick Eddie Tizzard.  Along the way they discover there are many more secrets hidden in this small community and powerful people who want to keep it that way.

Amazon Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A95U6JQ

Barnes and Noble Nook:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-walker-on-the-cape-mike-martin/1113728332?ean=2940015727500

Chapters/Indigo:

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-walker-on-the-cape/9781926945972-item.html?ikwid=the+walker+on+the+cape&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

The Body on the T (Book 2 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series)

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Sgt. Winston Windflower is enjoying an idyllic life in the small town of Grand Bank, Newfoundland when a mysterious and very dead body washes up on a nearby beach. Follow along with Windflower and his team as he tries to solve this mystery and uncovers a whole lot more lurking under the fog on the southeast coast off Atlantic Canada. Windflower is the ultimate outsider, an RCMP officer and a Cree from northern Alberta, yet he feels right at home with the rich culture, food and history of this part of the world. But his world is shaken by a series of events that threaten his new-found happiness. And it all starts with the discovery of The Body on the T.

The Body on the T

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/The-Body-Winston-Windflower-ebook/dp/B00F1K0WT8/ref=sr_pi_pm_npnf_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380297269&sr=8-1&keywords=the+body+on+the+t%2C+mike+martin

Chapters/Indigo

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/the-body-on-the-t/9990006734577-item.html?ikwid=THE+BODY+ON+THE+T%2c+MIKE+MARTIN&ikwsec=Home&gcs_requestid=0CJC955TM67kCFYo65wod4jUAAA

 

 Beneath the Surface (Book 3 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series)

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Sgt. Windflower is back!!! This time he faces down an international crime syndicate. Murder, mayhem and the Russian Mafia. Windflower is joined again by his trusted ally Eddie Tizzard, his rock-steady girl, Sheila, and a cast of supporters from the new Mayor to an old Crown Attorney. Together they fight the bad guys, at home and abroad. Windflower has to take on modern challenges like sexual harassment while re-discovering his roots and inner strength.

 

Beneath the Surface

 

Chapters/Indigo:

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/beneath-the-surface/9781927481882-item.html?ikwid=beneath+the+surface%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Surface-Mike-Martin/dp/163263113X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399082176&sr=8-1&keywords=beneath+the+surface%2C+mike+martin

 

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beneath-the-surface-mike-martin/1119417270?ean=9781632631138

 

A Twist of Fortune (Book 4 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series)

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It’s stormy weather for Sgt. Winston Windflower. This time there’s a blizzard of snow and an avalanche of prescription drug abuse that are threatening the community. And storm clouds are hovering over his long-term relationship. Follow Sgt. Windflower as he experiences both the joy and the sometimes sadness of life in a small town. Plus there’s always another great meal to savour and enjoy. Good food, great friends and a few more dead bodies.

 

A Twist of Fortune

Canada

Chapters Indigo

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/a-twist-of-fortune-a/9781772160291-item.html?ikwid=A+Twist+of+Fortune%2c+mike+martin&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

United States

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Twist-Fortune-Mike-Martin/dp/1634903803/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1428753480&sr=8-6&keywords=A+Twist+of+Fortune

 

United Kingdom

Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twist-Fortune-Mike-Martin/dp/1634903803/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428753725&sr=8-1&keywords=A+Twist+of+Fortune%2C+mike+martin

 

 

A Long Ways from Home

 

Coming soon…

Pre-Order Here:

http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000033871183/Mike-Martin-A-Long-Ways-from-Home

 

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A Long Ways from Home is Now Available for Pre-Order

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The new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is now available for pre-order from Friesen Press. It’s not out online or in the bookstores yet, but you can order your copy of A Long Ways from Home right here:

http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000033871183

This is very exciting. Hope you enjoy the book. If you do, please consider posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads. If you don’t please let me know. Thank you for your continuing support of Sgt. Windflower Mysteries.

A weekend visit to picturesque Newfoundland by a large crew of outlaw bikers leaves behind another mess for Sgt. Windflower to clean up. This time he’s facing violence, murder, mystery and intrigue. This adventure has Windflower questioning everything he thought he knew. There are troubles on the home front, cutbacks in the policing budget, old friends leaving and new ones not quite here yet. Windflower is seeking to find answers in territory that is both dangerous and unfamiliar.

This instalment in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series has our hero dashing all over the beautiful little island of Newfoundland. Along the way he never wavers in his pursuit of justice. But he stills tries to find a way to enjoy the natural beauty that lays all around him, and to bring out the best from everybody he meets.

A Long Ways from Home is about more than just homicides or the dirty dealings of outlaw bikers. It is also about helping people and communities face up to and overcome new and very difficult challenges. Windflower relies on his friends and allies, including some four-legged ones, to help him and them find the answers. He also discovers that we are never really alone, even when we are a long ways from home.

 

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Coming Soon: A Long Ways from Home

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The new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is on its way. A Long Ways from Home is at the printers and will be released in the next few weeks. Here’s a little taste to whet your appetite.
A Long Ways from Home opens with the discovery of two bodies. Found in a park in Bishop Falls with their hands tied behind their back. Sgt. Windflower is seconded to lead the investigation and heads out to Central Newfoundland. There he finds a snake pit of outlaw bikers who have taken over the town.
Join Windflower as he uncovers the truth and rediscovers part of him that he thought were lost forever. The whole Windflower gang is back. Sheila, of course, along with Tizzard and Quigley and Herb Stoodley. Lady is back too, and she plays an important part in the story. So too do a whole new gang of good guys, and some very, very bad ones as well.
 Plus, it wouldn’t be Windflower without some great meals. Like an arctic char curry and maybe even a piece or two of peanut butter chocolate cheesecake. If you would like a piece, you’ll have to read A Long Ways from Home.
Stay tuned and thank you for your on-going support of Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. Follow me and Windflower on Facebook and Twitter and feel free to share with your family and friends.
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