Books

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2019, file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif.  Obama’s post-White House memoir isn’t expected to be released this year, setting up the likelihood that the highly anticipated book will drop in the midst of the 2020 campaign. Publisher Penguin Random House started alerting foreign partners and others about the status of Obama’s book on Tuesday, May 7,. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

Obama has already written two acclaimed, million-selling works

 

Instagram-famous Sir Benedict Cumbercat, also know as Benny The Tuxedo Cat, casts a critical eye over Juliet Sullivan's new book portraying his musical adventures. Contributed photo

Furry fable from White Rock author features feline family friend

Children’s book, Benny and the Pets, a new venture for Juliet Sullivan

 

Karen Dosanjh’s book, Untold Stories: The South Asian Pioneer Experience in BC, was released earlier this year, and details the struggles and successes of the province’s earliest South Asian immigrants. (Contributed photo)

White Rock author’s book tells stories of B.C.’s South Asian pioneers

‘These stories belong to the community’ says Karen Dosanjh

 

South Surrey author Sandip Sodhi’s first children’s book is the whimsical Ms. Chievus in the Classroom. Contributed photo

Classroom mischief enlivens South Surrey author’s children’s fable

Sandip Sodhi creates a memorable debut with Ms. Chievus in the Classroom

South Surrey author Sandip Sodhi’s first children’s book is the whimsical Ms. Chievus in the Classroom. Contributed photo
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Bigger for 2020, online Surrey conference clicks with writers from around the world

Registrants from 17 countries for ‘SiWC At Home’ edition of the annual event

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Montreal-based writer Michael Foy grew up in the Newton area of Surrey. (submitted photo: Addison Foy)

Surrey-raised writer Foy really loves to set his short stories in the city

His latest is published in ‘Canadian Shorts II’ collection

Montreal-based writer Michael Foy grew up in the Newton area of Surrey. (submitted photo: Addison Foy)
Unsworth elementary school librarian, Lorraine Warner, explains to Grade 5 student, Zachary Greenwood, how to use the new book vending machine on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley elementary school home to Chilliwack’s very first book vending machine

Students at Unsworth earn new books from the machine by completing reading challenges, being kind

Unsworth elementary school librarian, Lorraine Warner, explains to Grade 5 student, Zachary Greenwood, how to use the new book vending machine on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jerry Rollins on the cover of his book, “Enforcer to Entrepreneur: Achieving Hockey Stick Growth in Life, Business and Sports.”

The goon old days: Surrey roots for hockey player who wrote ‘Enforcer to Entrepreneur’

Jerry Rollins grew up in Whalley before making it in the business world of San Diego

Jerry Rollins on the cover of his book, “Enforcer to Entrepreneur: Achieving Hockey Stick Growth in Life, Business and Sports.”
Carol and Rick Blacklaws have distilled years of experience travelling the Fraser River into their latest book. Contributed photo.

South Surrey couple’s book chronicles the mighty Fraser River

Carol and Rick Blacklaws celebrate love of the waterway in The Fraser: River of Life and Legend

Carol and Rick Blacklaws have distilled years of experience travelling the Fraser River into their latest book. Contributed photo.
Loofie Saves Halloween is an interactive children’s book developed by South Surrey moms Lori Russell and Lu Lee Kombe. (Contributed graphic)

South Surrey moms pen book aimed at easing Halloween stress

Loofie Saves Halloween offers option for keeping the day safe and fun, authors say

Loofie Saves Halloween is an interactive children’s book developed by South Surrey moms Lori Russell and Lu Lee Kombe. (Contributed graphic)
Transgender Surrey brothers debut fantasy novel as author duo Vincent Hunter

Transgender Surrey brothers debut fantasy novel as author duo Vincent Hunter

‘Transgender people are being misrepresented in popular fiction and media, and we aim to change that’

Transgender Surrey brothers debut fantasy novel as author duo Vincent Hunter
‘Magic Wheelchair’ book tells story of thrilled author’s Surrey-area granddaughters

‘Magic Wheelchair’ book tells story of thrilled author’s Surrey-area granddaughters

Marlene Bryenton’s storybook explores how kids in wheelchairs are excluded because they are different

‘Magic Wheelchair’ book tells story of thrilled author’s Surrey-area granddaughters
Stephenie Meyer says more ‘Twilight’ books are planned

Stephenie Meyer says more ‘Twilight’ books are planned

Author’s long-awaited “Midnight Sun” sold more than 1 million copies in its first week

Stephenie Meyer says more ‘Twilight’ books are planned
Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor Dr. Balbir Gurm. (submitted photo)

‘Relationship violence pandemic’ explored in new e-book co-authored by KPU prof

‘I want everyone to understand the issue, its prevalence and ways to address it,’ says Dr. Balbir Gurm

Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor Dr. Balbir Gurm. (submitted photo)
Story of ‘A Mother’s Journey to Adoption’ told in book by first-time Surrey author

Story of ‘A Mother’s Journey to Adoption’ told in book by first-time Surrey author

In the 1990s, Raj Arneja and husband Gurpreet adopted two children in India

Story of ‘A Mother’s Journey to Adoption’ told in book by first-time Surrey author
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

Book will be a fairy tale for kids and benefit those particularly affected by the pandemic

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘Don’t expect justice or fairness’: B.C. author wins prize for book on sexism in military school

Kate Armstrong’s debut book The Stone Frigate has been shortlisted for a national writing award

Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper
Screenshot from the Surrey Libraries’ database page for “Global Road Warrior.”

Surrey Libraries wants patrons to ‘travel the world’ from home

Databases offer window to world for many stuck at home during pandemic

Screenshot from the Surrey Libraries’ database page for “Global Road Warrior.”
Graphic posted to Surrey International Writers’ Conference’s website, siwc.ca.

Pandemic pushes Surrey writers’ conference online for 2020

Annual gathering welcomes close to 700 delegates to Guildford’s Sheraton hotel every fall

Graphic posted to Surrey International Writers’ Conference’s website, siwc.ca.
Physical books aren’t available, but new digital library cards will allow people self-isolating to check out ebooks, audiobooks, and more. (Black Press Media files)

Library cards, ebooks available online in Fraser Valley

Those without a card yet won’t have to go into a branch

Physical books aren’t available, but new digital library cards will allow people self-isolating to check out ebooks, audiobooks, and more. (Black Press Media files)