Recommended Books

The books that have come my way recently would make ideal gifts for yourself or others during gift-gifting season. They represent a celebration of  British Columbia writers and all but one are published by BC publishers. Mother Tongue Publishing recently celebrated five years of publishing baeutiful and bold regional books on Salt Spring Island. Their […]

SoulSpace: Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life

“SoulSpace: Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life” by Xorin Balbes  (New World Library), ISBN 978-1-60868-037-5 Xorin Balbes is an award-winning architecture conservator, designer, and co-owner of the interior and architectural firm SoulSpace Home. He created the eight-stage SoulSpace process to help clients create homes that reflect and celebrate their inhabitants. The writing is down-to-earth and […]

Book Review – Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

“Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme” edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman (Arsenal Pulp Press 2011), ISBN 9781551523972 Ever since hearing internationally renowned storyteller Ivan E. Coyote at the Poetry Gabriola Festival in 2008, I’ve been a fan. I keep up with her stories by reading them in her column, “Loose Ends,” in […]