An update from Heather Nickel at Your Nickel’s Worth Press:
YNWP is pleased to have been featured in the latest edition of Prairie books NOW! magazine. The article highlights YNWP’s busy fall/winter season and the release of five new titles: Along Comes a Wolfe by Counios & Gane, an edge-of-your-seat YA thriller set in Saskatchewan; Good Morning, Sunshine! A Story of Mindfulness by Trina Markusson and James Hearne, which launched in October 2016 to great commercial demand, particularly for those seeking a practical resource to help children live and find peace in the present moment; Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan: An Illustrated History by Edward Willett, a 352-page, full-colour, photographic exploration of Saskatchewan’s vice-regal residence and how the role of the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan has affected our past and influences our future; The Life & Times of Lighthouse McNeil: An Adventure in the RCMP by George Garrett, the biography of a stellar member of the RCMP whose career encompassed everything from 700-mile dog patrols in the North to meeting Hollywood movie stars while commanding the Musical Ride, which has sold out its first print run of 1,000 copies in less than five months; and When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar / pīsimwasinahikan by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner, a timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree, presented in both English and Cree (Y dialect), which includes a pronunciation guide for the seasons and moons (months) of the year, whose authors have embarked on a reading tour of Northern Saskatchewan and been met with great enthusiasm. Over two-thirds of the print run has sold in only two months. These books reflect our understanding of ourselves and our province, and connect with readers across generations. YNWP is grateful for Creative Saskatchewan’s continued support of books that tell our stories. Thank you!