Tundra Take 4

Tundra Take features a photo (or photos) from the week! Check on Fridays for a peak at Tundra Books!

4On this day in 1725, John Newton was born. He is best known for writing the beloved hymn, “Amazing Grace.” The photo above is a painting by Janet Wilson that hangs in the Tundra boardroom. This piece of artwork is in her book, Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace, written by Linda Granfield.

Tundra Take 3

Tundra Take features a photo (or photos) from the week! Check on Fridays for a peak at Tundra Books!

3Cerlox binding galleys for review! It’s lots of fun!

Tundra Take 2

Tundra Take features a photo (or photos) from the week! Check on Fridays for a peak at Tundra Books!

2Some advances have arrived, which means it’s mailing time!

Mystery Monday with Curtis Parkinson

McNally Robinson Booksellers invited Curtis Parkinson for their Mystery Monday event. Curtis read two passages from his newest young adult novel, The Castle on Deadman’s Island.

If you weren’t able to make it to the event, Curtis did sign copies of The Castle on Deadman’s Island and Death in Kingsport that will be available at McNally Robinson on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you to the wonderful team at McNally Robinson for all their hard work and help!

Don’t forget to read Curtis Parkinson’s interview about The Castle on Deadman’s Island in The Kingston Whig Standard. In the interview, Curtis explains how Boldt Castle inspired this mystery novel.

Curtis Parkinson will be participating at this year’s Eden Mills Writers Festival on Sunday, September 20, 2009. He will also be touring Saskatchewan for the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week during Saturday, November 14 to Saturday, November 21, 2009.

There was a great number of people who came to hear Curtis Parkinson read. The audience asked him lots of questions, had their books signed, and had their pictures taken. Short video clips of the reading are posted on our youtube channel.

ABC Our Country Contest Winner

As promised, the winner of the ABC Our Country giveaway will be announced today! We went to trusty Random.org to generate a random number.

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Number 5 means that Rebecca from A little bit of Momsense has won!

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A perfect Canada Day contest as this alphabet series pays homage to the nation’s vast landscape! These books will be available at your favourite bookstores on October 13, 2009! Congratulations to Rebecca who has won an advance set of our newly re-packaged alphabet series:

Thank you to everyone who entered, stay tuned for future giveaways!