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I Love Indies!! (Independent Book Stores)

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I love Indies!!

One of the joys of being a writer is to see your books on the bookshelves of a book store. It’s even better when it’s in one of your favourite bookstores. Here are 3 of my favourite independent bookstores where you can find the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery: Darkest Before the Dawn

Books on Beechwood

35 Beechwood Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario

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Books on Beechwood is an independent, locally owned, bookstore that reflects the interests of the surrounding neighbourhoods. The selections on literary fiction, biography, and history are particularly strong. They also have a good selection of mysteries, of children’s books and of cookbooks. The collection of several thousand books in the store is backed by the ability to order from a suppliers list of millions of volumes. They are very involved in the community and host special events such as book signings. They also have their own two book clubs which you are welcome to join.

http://www.booksonbeechwood.ca

 

Sleuth of Baker Street

907 Millwood Road

Toronto, Ontario

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Sleuth of Baker Street is a bookstore that specializes in mysteries, crime novels, detective fiction, Sherlockiana, spy and thriller novels…lots and lots of mysteries…British, American, Canadian…new, used, out of print. If they haven’t got it, they’ll find it. A newsletter worth paying for, and if you want something other than a mystery, they do lots of special orders.

See You There on  October 20

http://www.sleuthofbakerstreet.ca/

 

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

 

You can also order Darkest Before the Dawn online

Amazon:

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Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/darkest-before-the-dawn/9781988437132-item.html?ikwid=DARKEST+BEFORE+THE+dAWN&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

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Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41718388-darkest-before-the-dawn

 

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Update #3 Windflower Holiday Book Sale

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Update #3 Windflower Holiday Book Sale

The Windflower Holiday Book Sale is going great!! After three weeks we have recorded 70 book sales and that means our running total is $350.00 for the Minwaashin Lodge-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre in Ottawa. WOW!!

Please join us in supporting a very worthwhile cause.

For those of you who are just finding out about this fundraiser, I am donating $5.00 from the sale of every Windflower book in December to the Minwaashin Lodge-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre in Ottawa. This facility 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-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre 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-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre and to make your own donation please visit:

http://www.minlodge.com

Thank you for supporting Minwaashin Lodge– Indigenous Women’s Healing Centre

 

Where to Buy A Tangled Web

 

A Tangled Web 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 Tangled Web at any time.

(If your local store doesn’t have A Tangled Web in stock, ask them to order some copies)

 

Toronto, Ontario

Sleuth of Baker Street

Indigo Yonge/Eglinton

 

Ottawa, Ontario

Books on Beechwood

Perfect Books

Chapters South Keys

Chapters Rideau

Coles Carlingwood

 

Kingston, Ontario

Novel Idea Bookstore

 

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Coles Corner Brook Mall

 

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Downhome Shoppe and Gallery, Water St.

Elaine’s Books, Duckworth St.

Chapters Kenmount Road

Coles Avalon Mall

Coles Village Mall

 

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

 

Where to Buy A Tangled Web online:

Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=a%20tangled%20web%2C%20mike%20martin&internal=1

 

United States

A Tangled Web is available for order from Booklocker.com and from Amazon.com in both print and e-book versions

Booklocker

http://assets.booklocker.com/pdfs/9456s.pdf

 

Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1634926501/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507079811&sr=8-1&keywords=a+tangled+web%2C+mike+martin

 

United Kingdom

A Tangled Web is available for order from Amazon UK in both print and e-book versions

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+tangled+web%2C+mike+martin

 

 

Update # 2 Windflower Holiday Book Sale

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The Windflower Holiday Book Sale is going great!! After two weeks we have recorded 46 book sales and that means our running total is $230.00 for the Minwaashin Lodge-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre in Ottawa. Please join us in supporting a very worthwhile cause.

For those of you who are just finding out about this fundraiser, I am donating $5.00 from the sale of every Windflower book in December to the Minwaashin Lodge-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre in Ottawa. This facility 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-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre 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-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre and to make your own donation please visit:

http://www.minlodge.com

Thank you for supporting Minwaashin Lodge– Indigenous Women’s Healing Centre

Where to Buy A Tangled Web

A Tangled Web 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 Tangled Web at any time.

(If your local store doesn’t have A Tangled Web in stock, ask them to order some copies)

Toronto, Ontario

Sleuth of Baker Street

Indigo Yonge/Eglinton

Ottawa, Ontario

Books on Beechwood

Perfect Books

Chapters South Keys

Chapters Rideau

Coles Carlingwood

Kingston, Ontario

Novel Idea Bookstore

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Coles Corner Brook Mall

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Downhome Shoppe and Gallery, Water St.

Elaine’s Books, Duckworth St.

Chapters Kenmount Road

Coles Avalon Mall

Coles Village Mall

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

Where to Buy A Tangled Web online:

Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=a%20tangled%20web%2C%20mike%20martin&internal=1

United States

A Tangled Web is available for order from Booklocker.com and from Amazon.com in both print and e-book versions

Booklocker

http://assets.booklocker.com/pdfs/9456s.pdf

Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1634926501/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507079811&sr=8-1&keywords=a+tangled+web%2C+mike+martin

United Kingdom

A Tangled Web is available for order from Amazon UK in both print and e-book versions

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+tangled+web%2C+mike+martin

Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale

 

It’s time for the 6th Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale. For the last five years I have been my share 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 five years we have been able to donate nearly $3,000.00 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-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre in Ottawa. This facility 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-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre 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-Indigenous Women’s Support Centre and to make your own donation please visit:

http://www.minlodge.com

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Thank you for supporting Minwaashin Lodge– Indigenous Women’s Healing Centre

Special Offer

If you make an individual donation to this cause, 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. The latest book in the series is A Tangled Web.

Here’s where you can get A Tangled Web

Canada

A Tangled Web is available in many bookstores across the country and for order from Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=a%20tangled%20web%2C%20mike%20martin&internal=1

United States

A Tangled Web is available for order from Booklocker.com and from Amazon.com in both print and e-book versions

Booklocker

http://assets.booklocker.com/pdfs/9456s.pdf

Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1634926501/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507079811&sr=8-1&keywords=a+tangled+web%2C+mike+martin

United Kingdom

A Tangled Web is available for order from Amazon UK in both print and e-book versions

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+tangled+web%2C+mike+martin

Follow Sgt. Windflower’s adventures on Facebook

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

www.sgtwindflowermsyteries.com

@mike54martin

 

Where to Buy A Tangled Web in Canada

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A Tangled Web in Canada 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 Tangled Web at any time.

(If your local store doesn’t have A Tangled Web in stock, ask them to order some copies)

 

Ottawa, Ontario

Books on Beechwood

 

Kingston, Ontario

Novel Idea Bookstore

 

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Elaine’s Books, Duckworth Street

Where to Buy A Tangled Web online:

 

Chapters/Indigo

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=a%20tangled%20web%2C%20mike%20martin&internal=1

Amazon Canada

https://www.amazon.ca/Tangled-Web-Mike-Martin/dp/1634926501

 

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

 

 

 

I Didn’t Win But I’m Still Happy

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I just came back from two award galas without any hardware, but I’m not disappointed in the least. Yes, I could have used the money, but I can always get money. I am still on a high from being nominated for a major Canadian book award. For those of you who don’t know, my book, A Long Ways from Home, was shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Award which every year recognizes the best in Canadian light mysteries.

I didn’t expect to win the Bony Blithe Award this year. It’s my first year as a finalist and two of my fellow nominees have won before. One of them, the great Elizabeth Duncan took home the award and I am very pleased for her. She deserved to win and I am just happy to have been nominated along with her, the great Cathy Ace, newcomer Ryan Aldred, who will win many awards for his writing, and Alan Bradley writes the fabulous Flavia de Luce series featuring a 12-year-old female chemist who hangs out in cemeteries.

I had a great time at both award events, especially the Bony Blithe Mini-Con. I met some old friends, made many new ones and learned a lot more about writing and about myself. We are never really alone in the writing world, as long as keep pushing ourselves out there, and as long as we have people and readers who care about us. Thank you to everyone who sent me good wishes and good karma. I felt your love. Now it’s time to get back to work. Book 6, A Tangled Web, is taking shape and will be out, I hope, in the fall. Til then, there’s always more work to do.

Hope to see some of you at these up-coming events:

 

Limestone Genre Exposition Kingston, Ontario June 3-4, 2017

http://www.limestonegenreexpo.ca/

 

For my friends in the Kingston area, I will be attending this year’s Limestone Genre Expo on June 3-4, 2017. The Expo is a two-day literary event, celebrating the best in Canadian genre fiction. They offer panel discussions, workshops, readings, pitch sessions, a large vendor area, and many opportunities to interact with our attending authors, editor and publishers.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m June 3-4, 2017

St. Lawrence College

100 Portsmouth Ave.

​Kingston, ON

 

 

Prose in the Park June 10, 2017 Ottawa

https://www.proseinthepark.com/

 

I will also be attending the 2017 Prose in the Park Event in Ottawa on June 10, 2017

Ottawa’s favourite open-air literary festival and book fair, Prose in the Park, will take place on June 10, 2017 in the Parkdale Park. More info to follow on this great Ottawa event.

 

 

 

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

www.sgtwindflowermsyteries.com

More Great News and Events from Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

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A Long Ways from Home up for Best Canadian light mystery

Announcement May 26, 2017

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A Long Ways from Home has been shortlisted for the prestigious Bony Blithe Award for best ‘light’ or traditional mystery book in Canada. The award will be presented at the Bony Blithe Mini-con & Award Gala on Friday, May 26, at the High Park Club, 100 Indian Road, Toronto. The festivities run from 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. and include lunch, panels and/or round-table discussions, afternoon nibblies, a dealers room, loot bags, and the award banquet where the monarch of merry murder will be crowned. For more information or to buy a ticket for the gala, contact  event@bonyblithe.com or visit www.bonyblithe.com.

The Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series is also profiled on the Bony Blithe blog here.

http://bonyblithe.com/blog/

Find out all about the series and why it’s set in Newfoundland!!

 

Crime Writers of Canada Annual General Meeting May 25, 2017

The Crime Writers of Canada Annual General Meeting is taking place in Toronto on May 25, 2017. There will be the meeting followed by a reception and then the Arthur Ellis Award gala and announcements for the best mystery books in Canada. At the AGM I will be joining the CWC Board as their Vice-President for Eastern Ontario. Very excited about this new opportunity!!

 

Limestone Genre Exposition Kingston, Ontario June 3-4, 2017

http://www.limestonegenreexpo.ca/

 

For my friends in the Kingston area, I will be attending this year’s Limestone Genre Expo on June 3-4, 2017. The Expo is a two-day literary event, celebrating the best in Canadian genre fiction. We offer panel discussions, workshops, readings, pitch sessions, a large vendor area, and many opportunities to interact with our attending authors, editor and publishers.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m June 3-4, 2017

St. Lawrence College

100 Portsmouth Ave.

​Kingston, ON

 

 

Prose in the Park June 10, 2017 Ottawa

https://www.proseinthepark.com/

I will also be attending the 2017 Prose in the Park Event in Ottawa on June 10, 2017

Ottawa’s favourite open-air literary festival and book fair, Prose in the Park, will take place on June 10, 2017 in the Parkdale Park. More info to follow on this great Ottawa event.

 

 

 

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

www.sgtwindflowermsyteries.com