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Update #3 Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale

 

Thank you everybody who is supporting this year’s event. We are pleased to report that we are up to 62 Sgt. Windflower books have been sold to date. That means we are well on our way to meeting our goals to help Minwaashin Lodge in Ottawa.

Just a reminder about this great organization. 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

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.

Where to Buy A Long Ways from Home, the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery

A Long Ways from Home is now available at many fine retail locations across Canada. It will soon be available in many more Chapters/Coles/Indigo stores. We’ll try to keep you updated. In the meantime, here are some of our favourite retail locations and below is the list of online retailers where you can order A Long Ways from Home at any time.

(If your local store doesn’t have A Long Ways from Home in stock, ask them to order some copies)

Edmonton, Alberta

Audrey’s Books

Toronto, Ontario

Sleuth of Baker Street

Indigo Yonge/Eglinton

Ottawa, Ontario

Books on Beechwood

Chapters South Keys

Kingston, Ontario

Novel Idea Bookstore

Chapters Kingston

London Ontario

Chapters London

Montreal, Quebec

Chapters Pointe Claire

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Coles Corner Brook Mall

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Chapters Kenmount Road

Coles Avalon Mall

Coles Village Mall

All 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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore?ref=hl

http://www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com/

 

Where to Buy a Long Ways from Home and Update #2 on Holiday Book Sale

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A Long Ways from Home, the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery is now available at many fine retail locations across Canada. It will soon be available in many more Chapters/Coles/Indigo stores. We’ll try to keep you updated. (If your local store doesn’t have A Long Ways from Home in stock, ask them to order some copies)

Edmonton, Alberta

Audrey’s Books

 

Toronto, Ontario

Sleuth of Baker Street

Indigo Yonge/Eglinton

 

Ottawa, Ontario

Books on Beechwood

Chapters South Keys

Chapters Rideau

 

Kingston, Ontario

Novel Idea Bookstore

Chapters Kingston

 

London Ontario

Chapters London

 

Montreal, Quebec

Chapters Pointe Claire

 

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Coles Corner Brook Mall

 

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Chapters Kenmount Road

Coles Avalon Mall

Coles Village Mall

 

Later in this post you will find the online retail links to buy A Long Ways from Home

Min lodge

Update #2 on 5th Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale

Thank you again everybody who is supporting this year’s event. This week we are pleased to report that 15 Sgt. Windflower books were sold. That means a total of 42 books to date and takes us closer to meeting our goals to help Minwaashin Lodge in Ottawa.

Just a reminder about this great organization. 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

Special Offer Continued

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.

 

Where to Buy a Long Ways from Home online

All 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 again for supporting Minwaashin Lodge

Follow Sgt. Windflower on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore?ref=hl

 

http://www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com/

 

 

 

Update #1 5th Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale

Min lodge

Thank you everybody who is supporting this year’s event. We are pleased to report that 27 Sgt. Windflower books have been sold to date. That means we are well on our way to meeting our goals to help Minwaashin Lodge in Ottawa.

Just a reminder about this great organization. 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

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.

 

Where to Buy A Long Ways from Home, the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery

A Long Ways from Home is now available at many fine retail locations across Canada. It will soon be available in many more Chapters/Coles/Indigo stores. We’ll try to keep you updated. In the meantime, here are some of our favourite retail locations and below is the list of online retailers where you can order A Long Ways from Home at any time.

(If your local store doesn’t have A Long Ways from Home in stock, ask them to order some copies)

 

Edmonton, Alberta

Audrey’s Books

 

Toronto, Ontario

Sleuth of Baker Street

Indigo Yonge/Eglinton

 

Ottawa, Ontario

Books on Beechwood

Chapters South Keys

 

Kingston, Ontario

Novel Idea Bookstore

Chapters Kingston

 

London Ontario

Chapters London

 

Montreal, Quebec

Chapters Pointe Claire

 

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Coles Corner Brook Mall

 

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Chapters Kenmount Road

Coles Avalon Mall

Coles Village Mall

 

All 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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore?ref=hl

 

http://www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com/

 

 

 

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

Min lodge

 

 

 

 

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore?ref=hl

 

http://www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com/

 

 

 

Joys of Writing and Goodreads Giveaway Plus New Review

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In case you missed it, here is my article on the Joys of Writing which appeared on Omni Mystery News. Plus news about a Goodreads Giveaway and a new review of A Long Ways from Home

http://www.omnimysterynews.com/2016/10/please-welcome-back-mystery-author-mike-martin-5ff968c0.html

 

The Joys of Writing

Sometimes writing feels like a task, a chore that I have to do. It feels like work. That’s not always a bad thing when you are a freelance writer. It’s good to work if you like to eat. But when my creative or fiction writing starts to feel like work, I remind myself of some of the joys of writing.

First of all, I get to let my imagination run wild. Not that wild!! But free, that’s a better word for it. I get to create imaginary characters in an imaginary world and invite people to come visit. I make up imaginary friends and they become other people’s friends as well. That’s pretty cool. When I meet people who have read some of the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries they often talk to me about the characters they like, as if they were real. That’s because to them, and certainly to me, they are real.

Secondly, I get to see some of my innermost thoughts displayed in public on bookstore shelves and in public libraries. People actually pay money or walk to the library to check out what I have written. The sheer pleasure of seeing your book on the shelf between Margaret Maron and Peter May is pretty awesome. But to see someone walking out of the library with their book under their arm is a gift that no money or fame could buy. It cannot help but make you feel a little humble and a whole lot grateful.

Thirdly, people don’t just take your books into their homes, they take them into their lives. I’ve had many people write or tell me how much they enjoyed the last book or how much they are looking forward to the next Sgt. Windflower Mystery. Others have told me that they felt calm and relaxed when they were reading the stories, as if they were walking along beside Windflower and his partner Sheila. Or imagining the meals that they were eating and even trying out some for themselves.

Just recently I got a message from a reader who told me the sad news of her mother’s passing. She was not looking forward to the next few days and saying goodbye, but she had the new Windflower book, and said that at least would give her something pleasant to look forward to when those hard days were over. And last year I got a phone call from a reader on the east coast who called to tell me how much she liked the series and that she had shared the books with a friend who was suffering from cancer. That friend had to go through the misery of chemotherapy, but before they went they would read a few chapters from one of my books. That relaxed them enough to go through the pain and come through to the other side.

I don’t share these stories to say how great my books are but to show the power we as writers have to collectively bring some joy to a world that is desperately in need of it. And to remind myself and fellow writers that the gifts we receive from writing far outweigh any time or effort or work we put into them. Keep writing and finding the joy in writing. And remember the great Agatha Christie who said “Write even when you don’t want to, don’t much like what you’re writing, and aren’t writing particularly well.”

 

Goodreads Giveaway for A Long Ways from Home Nov 1- Nov 15

Enter to win a copy of the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery: A Long Ways from Home. Set in beautiful Newfoundland at the eastern tip of Canada. Cool, cozy, Canadian crime fiction. Giveaway opens on Nov 1, 2016.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/208197-a-long-ways-from-home

 

Review of A Long Ways from Home on Book Obsessed

“The novel is engrossing and entertaining, and the ending is completely satisfying. I can’t wait to read more about Sgt. Windflower and his adventures in Newfoundland!”

https://cecilesune.com/long-ways-home-mike-martin/

 

Where to Buy a Long Ways from Home

Ottawa

Books on Beechwood

Toronto

Sleuth of Baker Street

Kingston

Novel Idea Bookstore

Edmonton

Audrey’s Books

 

Books are now available in Chapters/Coles/Indigo across Canada. Locations coming soon. 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

 

 

 

 

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

…………………

“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

………………..

“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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