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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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

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Another Great Week Coming up at Sgt. Windflower Mysteries Oct 11-15

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It’s another great week of events with a TV appearance and the much-awaited Book Launch in Ottawa on Oct 13. Mike Martin will be appearing on Rogers Daytime Ottawa TV show at 1pm on Wednesday Oct 12. The show will be televised live at 1pm on Channel 22 and then repeated again at 6pm and 11 pm in case you miss the live version. Talking about Sgt. Windflower Mysteries and A Long Ways from Home.

Book Launch for A Long Ways from Home: Thursday 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!!

 

Coming Soon….

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

 

Where you can find the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery: A Long Ways from Home.

A Long Ways from Home is on its way to Chapters/Indigo/Coles bookstores all across Canada. If your local store doesn’t have them coming you can always ask them to order some for your area. In the meantime, A Long Ways from Home is available now for order from all of the online retailers listed below, plus many more.  You can also buy A Long Ways from Home from these fine independent bookstores.

Ottawa

Books on Beechwood

35 Beechwood Avenue

Toronto

Sleuth of Baker Street

907 Millwood Road

 

Kingston

Novel Idea Bookstore

156 Princess Street

 

Edmonton

Audrey’s Books

10702 Jasper Avenue NW

 

Order online anytime from:

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

 

Don’t forget to follow Sgt. Windflower on Facebook and keep liking and sharing the good news. Thank You!!

 

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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

 novel

 

 

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