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Sgt. Windflower Goes Audio

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The Audiobook version of The Walker on the Cape is here!! The first book in the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries is now available in an audiobook version. Narrated by Frank Kearney it is a completely different experience. One you won’t want to miss.

Here’s a link to the audiobook on Audible and a sample

https://www.audible.ca/pd/The-Walker-on-the-Cape-Audiobook/B07PNRVCKV?qid=1552936232&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=65c74350-6dfb-47fa-85fd-1459a4762abd&pf_rd_r=6XRSJF47FWC783HG2CH3&

Some early listeners said:

“To hear the book read in a Newfoundland accent is a game changer. As a reader, I create visual images of what I read, as I read; a dream-like visual. Hearing it read this way connects it to place more firmly. For the dream-like visual, it is as if the B&W dream is now presented in colour.”

“I absolutely LOVE this treatment of the work. Easy to follow, clear and easily understood but authentic with its local narrator who clearly did his reading and preparation beforehand to get the phrasing as natural as possible.”

Book 8 in Progress

The first draft of Book 8 in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series is done. Put “The End” on it and sent it off to the story editor. Many changes to come but soon it will be over to the wonderful beta readers. It will be published in the early Fall by Ottawa Press and Publishing.

Up-Coming Book Events

Ottawa March 30, 2019

Chapters Gloucester

I will be at Chapters Gloucester in Ottawa on March 30 from 1-3-m. This replaces a storm cancellation day in February, If you’re in the east end of Ottawa that day, come by and say hi.

Kingston April 13, 2019

Indigo Kingston

I will be in Kingston, Ontario at the brand-new Indigo store on Saturday April 13 from 12-2 p.m. More details to follow.

Belleville May 4, 2019

Chapters Belleville

I will be in Belleville Chapters too, From 2-4 pm Saturday May 4. More details to follow.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the latest Sgt. Windflower Mystery. Darkest Before the Dawn.

Darkest Before the Dawn is available in many bookstores across Canada including Chapters/Indigo and many independent stores.

Here’s where you can get Darkest Before the Dawn

Darkest Before the Dawn is available in many bookstores across Canada including Chapters/Indigo and many independent stores.

 

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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Update #1 5th Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale

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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/

 

 

 

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

 

www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com

 

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

 

Twitter @mike54martin

 

Writers: Don’t Get the Summertime Blues

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It’s summertime and the writing is, well sometimes it’s hard to write in the summer. That’s why I don’t even try anymore. I have learned that summer is supposed to be about relaxing and enjoying myself, visiting with friends and family and just lolling about in the garden or at the beach. But the craziest thing happens when I give myself permission to relax. I get these amazing ideas.

It’s almost like unlocking a safe. Once I open up my mind and loosen my grip on the day to day, the universe releases all of this energy about the possibilities, the writing possibilities, of the future. So as I relax by the water I take a notepad or a small notebook with me and I jot down these ideas as they appear. I don’t try and analyse them or make them fit into any particular order. I just watch them appear and I write them down. When I have some quiet time later in the day, or sometimes early the next morning I take a look at them.

I still don’t try and make sense of them or where they are going, or supposed to go. I observe them and then I put them away. But here’s the cool thing. After my summery days at the beach or lying in the hammock reading a good book are over I take them all out again. As I read these random notes I realize that they’re not really random at all. They have transformed into a story line or a series of activities or aspects of characters in my current series that that I had never thought of before. Sometimes even new characters and ideas for new stories are there. It’s kind of like Christmas morning for a writer!!

So I don’t write in the summer anymore. I have realized that’s not my job. My job is to listen and observe and take notice of what is happening underneath the surface. All I have to do is sit back and relax. I can do that. I’m actually quite good at it.

After the summer is over I have not only gotten myself back into a healthy frame of mind from just taking it easy, I also have these great ideas to work on. Some become the seeds that grow into the next Sgt. Windflower Mystery while others are left to ferment and grow inside of me. Still others never become anything more than that cool breeze you feel every so often on a hot summer day, they are not supposed to be anything but a thought, an idea, or maybe just a way to help you and your brain relax.

That’s how I’ll be spending my summer. Not really looking for inspiration but ready to jot it down when inevitably comes. How about you?

Mike Martin is the author of the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries which are set in Newfoundland at the easternmost tip of Canada. His latest book is A Twist of Fortune, available from Amazon in paper and Kindle all over the world, and in Canada through Chapters/Indigo/Coles and select independent book stores.

Book Signings in June

Chapters Queensway in Toronto on Friday June 26 7-9 pm

Chapters Kingston in Kingston on Saturday June 27 1-4 pm

www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com

Twitter @mike54martin

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

 

Re-Discover the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries

For those of you who are just discovering the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series through A Twist of Fortune here is some more information about the first three 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)

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.

The Walker on the Cape

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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)

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

 The Body on the T FC

 

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)

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

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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

http://www.sgtwindflowermysteries.com

Twitter @mike54martin

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Where to Buy A Twist of Fortune

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A Twist of Fortune, the new Sgt. Windflower Mystery is available for order online all over the world. See below for links. It is also starting to be available in stores across Canada. Here are some retail locations where you can buy A Twist of Fortune in Canada.

And stay tuned because more locations are being added every day.

Ottawa

Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa

Chapters Rideau, 47 Rideau Street, Ottawa

 

Toronto

Sleuth of Baker Street, 907 Millwood Road, Toronto

Indigo Bay/Bloor, 55 Bloor Street, Toronto (Book Signing July 19)

Indigo Eaton Centre,  220 Yonge Street, Toronto

Chapters Queensway, 1950 The Queensway, Toronto (Book Signing July 26)

 

Kingston

Chapters Kingston, 2376 Princess Street, Kingston (Book Signing July 27)

 

St. John’s, Newfoundland

The Downhome Shoppe and Gallery, 303 Water Street, St. John’s

Chapters St. John’s , 70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s

Coles Avalon Mall, Avalon Mall, St. John’s

Coles Village Mall, Village Mall, St. John’s

 

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Chapters Fredericton, Regent Mall, Fredericton

All Sgt. Windflower books are also available for order in Canada from:

Red Tuque Books and Downhome Publishing

http://www.redtuquebooks.ca/

http://www.shopdownhome.com/listings.php?search=sgt+windflower&go.x=15&go.y=14

 

And Online:

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

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-twist-of-fortune-mike-martin/1121721096?ean=9781634903806

Booklocker

http://booklocker.com/books/7981.html

Books a Million

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Twist-Fortune/Mike-Martin/9781634903806?id=6287674007697

 

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

 

Australia

Amazon.au

http://www.amazon.com/Twist-Fortune-Sgt-Windflower/dp/1634903803/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429224454&sr=8-1&keywords=a+twist+of+fortune