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Heritage Group Distribution 2011 Books Catalogue for Heritage House, TouchWood Editions, Rocky Mountain Books and Brindle & Glass
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    books for 2011 Heritage group Distribution hgdistribution.com

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    Welcome to our spring 2011 catalogue ... Here you'll find the new season of books, as well as backlist titles, from our Heritage Group Distribution publishing partners: Heritage House, RMB | Rocky Mountain Books, TouchWood Editions and Brindle & Glass. We also have some great titles that are new to our distribution network, including Summit Studios' entertaining travel-humour series. We wish to draw your attention to the eco-publishing efforts of HGD and its partners through participation in the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada (FSC) certification program. FSC is an international certification and labelling system that guarantees that the paper chosen for consumer products such as books comes from responsibly managed forests and verified recycled sources. The FSC program certifies forests according to strict environmental and social standards, and fibre from these certified forests is tracked all the way to the consumer. Look for the FSC logo in the books we distribute and in our printed materials, including this catalogue. In addition to the logo, we've included below the Heritage Group Environmental Benefits Statement for 2010. We remain committed to these eco-initiatives going forward and will continue efforts in this important area. A reminder that the websites of our publishing partners are displayed throughout the catalogue so that you can easily get additional information on new releases, upcoming events, authors and more. As always, we appreciate your business and wish you all the best for the spring 2011 season. Patrick Helme HERITAGE GROUP DISTRIBUTION COvER PHOTO fROm GIBB DESIGN/iSTOCk.COm ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS STATEMENT In 2010, Heritage Group Publishers saved the following resources by printing most of their publications on chlorine-free papers that contained post-consumer waste. TREES 1036 FULLY GROWN WATER 475,313 GALLONS SOLID WASTE 28,855 POUNDS GREENHOUSE GASES 98,690 POUNDS Calculations based on research by Environmental Defense and the Paper Task Force. SW-COC-001271 Interior is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper

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    FOR THE READER IN YOU THINK OUTSIDE DELIGHT IN STORY Hheritage BEST OF THE WEST AND BEYOND

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    now In ItS 16th yeAr! 2 Astronomy Heritage House * July 978-1-926936-57-4, saddle-stitched * $15.95 12 x 12 (12 x 24 when open), 24 pages full colour throughout shrink-wrapped Author's home: Saskatoon, SK BISAC: NAT033000: NATURE/Sky Observation m a r k e t i n g & pr o m o * Electronic press release * Print advertising in BFE, BC BookWorld, and other targeted media SkywAtcherS 2012 A celestial-events calendar by Stan Shadick visit heritagehouse.ca to see all of our titles Over 150,000 sold! A North American and international award winner as one of the world's most informative and original calendars. Black holes, stars, planets, meteor showers, comets and galaxies are just part of what the night skies have to offer. Stan Shadick explains all things celestial in this award-winning calendar that features star maps for orienting stargazers to the heavens; inset maps illustrating planetary conjunctions and other events; and commentaries that describe cosmic events and celestial discoveries. Find out what to watch for in the skies throughout the year. On a dark night, most of the stars described in this calendar can be viewed with the unaided eye or with binoculars. Skywatchers 2012 is the perfect way to explore the mysteries of the heavens. The star maps in this calendar apply throughout southern Canada, the northern United Sates, Great Britain and central Europe from 37˚ to 60˚ north latitude. Stan Shadick teaches introductory and advanced astronomy courses at the University of Saskatchewan and supervises the university observatory. He is an active advocate for recreational stargazing and writes an astronomy column for various newspapers. This is his 16th Skywatchers calendar. Skywatcher's Companion 978-1-894974-36-3 $14.95, paperback

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    PoPPieS from the roof of the world 2012 calendar Bill Terry Asiatic Poppies, which include the fabled Himalayan (or Tibetan) Blue Poppy, are among the most desirable, yet most elusive, of garden plants. Growing in the remote alpine meadows of the world's greatest mountain ranges, some 60 different species can be found. As this stunning calendar demonstrates, the poppies bloom in a full range of showy, primary colours; they are so arresting and so brilliant that in the wild, the flowers can often be seen for miles across the wind-scoured landscape. Up close, they will stop you in your tracks. With 16 gorgeous photos, and the story behind each poppy, this calendar is a delight for any room in the house-even the gardening shed. Bill terry is a retired CBC executive. He is the author of Blue Heaven: Encounters with the Blue Poppy. Since 1994, he has lived on BC's Sunshine Coast with his wife, pursuing a life-long ambition to create the perfect garden. His collection of Asiatic Poppies is the most diverse in North America. Please visit meconopsis.ca. Blue heaven 978-1-894898-82-9 $24.95, paperback visit touchwoodeditions.com to see all of our titles Calendar TouchWood Editions * March 978-1-926741-17-8, paperback * $14.95 14 x 12 (14 x 24 when open), 24 pages full colour throughout shrink-wrapped Author's home: Sunshine Coast, BC BISAC: NAT013000: NATURE/Plants/Flowers GAR004000: GARDENING/Flowers/General m a r k e t i n g & pr o m o * North American media campaign * Advance electronic galleys and press releases * Cross-promotion with Blue Heaven: Encounters with the Blue Poppy * Advertising and joint promotion with publications such as BC Bookworld and gardening groups * Listings in Canadian Bookseller and Quill & Quire * Online promotion with garden bloggers 3

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    4 Social History/Travel Adventure Heritage House * April 978-1-926936-05-5, paperback * $19.95 6 x 9, 224 pages b/w photos & maps Author's home: Salmon Arm, BC BISAC: HIS006000: HISTORY/Canada/General HIS054000: HISTORY/Social History m a r k e t i n g & pr o m o * Events and signings in western Canada * National and regional print advertising: BC Bookworld, BFE, Best of the West, Canada's History Magazine * Electronic excerpts, galleys and press release THE AMAZING FOOT RACE OF 1921 Halifax to Vancouver in 134 Days Shirley Jean Roll Tucker READ ALL ABOUT IT: Hikers to Walk From East Coast to Vancouver Canadians have long been fascinated with trekkers who conquered this country sea to sea, from John Hugh Gillis in 1906 to Terry Fox in 1980 to Rick Hansen in 1985. This adventure tale celebrates five Canadians who hiked from Halifax to Vancouver in 1921. For a nation struggling with post-war inflation, labour unrest and unemployment, the prospect of the 3,645-mile hike was a welcome distraction. Daily reports from the competitors, who followed the CPR tracks, ran in the Halifax Herald and in other newspapers, and it wasn't long before the race had become a national obsession to rival today's Amazing Race television series or the Tour de France. Bands played. Crowds cheered. People placed their bets. By the time they were done, all five competitors had turned Canada "walking crazy." This story about men and women with modern-day derring-do is told in the vernacular of the day, with newspaper accounts and maps that show daily the hikers' daily progress. Shirley Jean Roll Tucker is a theatre director and playwright whose works include The Queen of the Shuswap; You're Loving, Kind and True, Jack Boy; The John L. Wilson Story; The Supper Waltz; and Sowing Seeds in Danny, a musical adaptation of Nellie McClung's novel. The Amazing Foot Race of 1921 is her first book of non-fiction. Born and raised in Alberta, Shirley now lives in BC's Shuswap region. visit heritagehouse.ca to see all of our titles

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    AN ADVENTUROUS WOMAN ABROAD The Selected Lantern Slides of Mary T.S. Schäffer Michale Lang In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, travelling within North American borders or beyond to exotic locations was difficult at best and disastrous at worst. Mary Schäffer, born into a Pennsylvania-based Quaker family in 1861, not only conquered international travel but also excelled as an explorer, surveyor and photographer in the backcountry of Canada's Rocky Mountains and the isolated communities of Japan and Formosa (now Taiwan). Michale Lang's new book features more than 200 of Mary Schäffer's colourful, hand-painted lantern slides from the archives of the Whyte Musem of the Canadian Rockies. These unique works of art detail some of the indigenous people and breathtaking landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, along with tribal communities of Japan and Formosa. Schäffer's writing, Michale Lang's accompanying narrative and the book's overall design (inspired by the work of Barbara Hodgson, author and designer of The Tattooed Map, No Place for a Lady and Opium) opens a unique window on the Victorian obsession with international travel and discovery. Michale Lang is Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Michale has written extensively for exhibitions and professional journals and has a Master of Arts in Historic Resource Management and a Master of Education in Administration and Curriculum Development from Gonzaga University. Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies 978-1-897522-49-3 $19.95, paperback No Ordinary Woman 978-0-921102-82-3 $24.95, paperback visit rmbooks.com to see all of our titles Travel/Photography RMB | Rocky Mountain Books * June 978-1-926855-21-9, hardcover * $32.95 8.5 x 6.75, 276 pages colour & b/w images throughout Author's home: Banff, AB BISAC: TRV000000: TRAVEL/General PHO023100: PHOTOGRAPHY/Subjects & Themes/ Historical m a r k e t i n g & pr o m o * Events and signings in Canada * North American review mailing and media campaign * Electronic galleys, excerpts and press releases * Online book trailer and promotion * Co-op available 5

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    FIrSt In the PAULA SAVArD MyStery SerIeS 6 Mystery TouchWood Editions * March 978-1-926741-18-5, hardcover * $26.95 5.25 x 8, 288 pages Author's home: Calgary, AB BISAC: FIC022000: FICTION/Mystery & Detective/ General FIC022040: FICTION/Mystery & Detective/ Women Sleuths m a r k e t i n g & pr o m o * North American review mailing and media campaign * Advance print and electronic galleys, excerpts and press releases * Online book trailer and promotion * Author appearances at Bloody Words conference and other mystery-related events * Targeted print advertising and joint promotion with Crime Writers of Canada * Listings in Canadian Bookseller and Quill & Quire deAdly fAll Susan Calder Paula Savard's life has stalled. Her lukewarm love life, job as an insurance adjuster and grownup children are more frustrating than exciting. However, she gets more than she asked for when her once best friend, Callie, is murdered while jogging to Paula's inner-city Calgary home. The police suggest Callie was coming to Paula for help, which is news to Paula since they hadn't seen each other in ages. Soon, Paula's suspicions zero in on Callie's new husband, Sam. An ill-considered investigation turns personal for Paula when she begins to get close to Sam, but is Sam's interest a front to trick Paula? Lies begin accumulating. Suddenly, Paula's not sure who she should protect and who she should fear. As the truth reveals itself, Paula hatches a plan to draw the killer out. The plan's success would not only allow her to solve the murder, but also give her life a fresh start. Susan Calder is a member of the Mystery Writers INK and the Writer's Guild of Alberta. She has a degree in Urban Studies from Concordia University. Susan's poems and short stories can be found in The Prairie Journal, Alberta Views, Avenue, and the Silver Boomers Anthology. She teaches writing at the Alexandra Writers' Centre Society in Calgary, where she lives. Deadly Fall is her first novel and the first in the Paula Savard mystery series. never Sleep with a Suspect on Gabriola Island 978-1-894898-89-8 $14.95, paperback Always Kiss the Corpse on whidbey Island 978-1-926741-05-5 $24.95, hardcover visit touchwoodeditions.com to see all of our titles Deadly Dues 978-1-894898-98-0 $12.95, paperback

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    the oPPoSite of dArk Debra Purdy Kong Thirty-year-old Casey Holland likes being a transit security cop. It brings out the best of her compassion, perseverance and courage. After capturing a suspect who's been groping female bus passengers, Casey learns that her father was murdered in his West Vancouver home the previous evening. The trouble is, Casey buried her dad at an open-casket funeral service three years earlier, and he never owned a house in pricey West Van. Convinced that the police are mistaken, Casey accompanies them to the morgue. When she sees the body, her certainty dissolves. Against her better judgment and the wishes of the investigating detective, Casey starts asking questions about her father and the strange house in West Van, placing her life, and her friends' lives, in jeopardy. Her search for answers takes her to England, Europe and Vancouver Island, and Casey uncovers a scheme her father was involved in that may have led to his death-which death, though, is still unclear. One thing is certain: Casey's life is in danger. Debra Purdy Kong has a diploma in criminology and has worked as a security guard. These experiences have assisted her in creating dynamic, realistic works of crime fiction. She is the author of two other novels: Taxed to Death (1995) and Fatal Encryption (2008). Debra is a member of Crime Writers of Canada, and she has published work in several anthologies, including Crossings: An Anthology of Cross Genre Fiction and Internationally Yours: Prize-winning Stories, and in periodicals such as The Vancouver Sun, Moxie Magazine, and BC Parent Magazine. The Opposite of Dark is the first in a series. Find Debra on Twitter at @DebraPurdyKong. Act of evil 978-1-926741-06-2 $24.95, hardcover Scammed 978-1-894898-88-1 $12.95, paperback Seaweed on the rocks 978-1-894898-73-7 $12.95, paperback FIrSt In the CASey hoLLAnD MyStery SerIeS Seaweed in the Soup 978-1-894898-92-8 $12.95, paperback visit touchwoodeditions.com to see all of our titles Mystery TouchWood Editions * March 978-1-926741-20-8, hardcover * $24.95 5.25 x 8, 240 pages Author's home: Surrey, BC BISAC: FIC022000: FICTION/Mystery & Detective/General FIC022040: FICTION/Mystery & Detective/Women Sleuths m a r k e t i n g & pr o m o * North American review mailing and media campaign * Advance print and electronic galleys, excerpts and press releases * Online book trailer and promotion * Author appearances at Bloody Words conference and other mystery-related events * Targeted print advertising and joint promotion with Crime Writers of Canada * Listings in Canadian Bookseller and Quill & Quire 7

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    SeConD In the DAnUtIA DrAnChUK MyStery SerIeS 8 Mystery TouchWood Editions * March 978-1-926741-22-2, hardcover * $26.95 5.25 x 8, 264 pages Author's home: Victoria, BC BISAC: FIC022000: FICTION/Mystery & Detective/General FIC022020: FICTION/Mystery & Detective/Police Procedural m a r k e t i n g & pr o m o * North American review mailing and media campaign * Advance print and electronic galleys, excerpts and press releases * Online book trailer and promotion * Author appearances at Bloody Words conference and other mystery-related events * Targeted print advertising and joint promotion with Crime Writers of Canada * Listings in Canadian Bookseller and Quill & Quire SittiNG lAdy SUtrA Kay Stewart RCMP Constable Danutia Dranchuk is investigating a mysterious death at Sitting Lady Falls. The evidence she gathers points to three separate stories, leaving her with more questions than answers. Is this murder connected to two earlier killings of Aboriginal women? Are all three the work of the same killer? Some of the details are hitting a little too close to home, and Danutia is forced to examine her friendship with forensics head Corporal Surinder Sharma and his family. Deftly woven into Danutia's investigation are the stories of two other characters. Parolee Ritchie Taylor fears that the unidentified body from the waterfall is his estranged daughter's, who was supposed to meet him after his release from prison, but never showed. Awkward busboy Trav can't seem to help behaving suspiciously. Author Kay Stewart pulls the threads together in an unexpected and dramatic resolution at Sitting Lady Falls. Kay Stewart is the co-author of the mystery novel A Deadly Little List (2006), the first in the Danutia Dranchuk series. She taught English at the University of Alberta for twenty years, and has co-authored two textbooks on writing, Essay Writing for Canadian Students and Forms of Writing. Her creative work has appeared in the periodicals Other Voices and NeWest Review, and in the anthologies Eating Apples and Wrestling with the Angel. She lives in Victoria, BC. Death in a Family way 978-1-894898-72-0 $12.95, paperback In the Shadow of Death 978-1-894898-71-3 $12.95, paperback visit touchwoodeditions.com to see all of our titles Death on a Short Leash 978-1-894898-70-6 $12.95, paperback Death as a Last resort 978-1-926741-02-4 $12.95, paperback

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