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Sandy Totten

A few days ago, The One We Forgot to Love by Sandy Totten was launched. During all the final reads, tweaking of covers and final design changes, I had a chance to talk with Sandy about her book. Like every new author holding their first book in their hands, she was overjoyed. READ MORE

Diane McGyver

Quarter Castle Publishing sat down with author Diane McGyver and asked her about her latest novel, Natural Selection. Here is what she had to say.

QCP: When did you decide to become a writer?

I knew I wanted to a writer in my mid-teens. That’s when I started writing a lot. By the time I was 17, I had written my first novel. However, I didn’t start writing professionally until I became a mom in 1997. READ MORE

John N. Grant

Recently, Diana Tibert of Quarter Castle Publishing interviewed historian John N. Grant about his book, Schooling in Guysborough County 1735-2016 – A Case Study of Public Education in Rural Nova Scotia.

Interview Questions

Tibert: In a few sentences, tell us a little about Schooling in Guysborough County 1735-2016. Give us a glimpse into the material covered.

GrantSchooling in Guysborough County, 1735-2016 provides an overview of the efforts made by generations of parents to provide for the education of their children. The first Guysborough County school of which I found a record was in in Canso in 1735 and as the population grew and changed, so did the schools. At one time there were about 100 schools in the county. Today there are three. This book tells the story of what happened in-between. READ MORE


Reviews of books found on other sites.

“Northern Survival” by Diane McGyver at Miramichi Reader

“Schooling in Guysborough County 1735-2016” by John N. Grant at Peggy Feltmate’s Beyond the Internet

“Natural Selection” by Diane McGyver at Miramichi Reader

Castle News

Review: “The One We Forgot to Love”

A review for The One We Forgot to Love by Sandy Totten has been published by the Miramichi Reader. The One We Forgot to Love by Sandy Totten, published by… READ MORE

eBook Sale: “Northern Survival”

Northern Survival by Diane McGyver will be on sale for the next week. Read it now for only $2.99. “Best story I’ve read in awhile. Interesting..unusual..well written. Loved the way their relationship… READ MORE

“A History of Oldfield Consolidated School 1962–2017” Excerpt

Here’s a little of what you’ll find in A History of Oldfield Consolidated School 1962-2017 by John N. Grant. The Oakfield School District was named in honour of the estate and community… READ MORE

The title of McGyver’s next fantasy novel is…

Epic fantasy author Diane McGyver delivers a stand-alone fantasy novel that breaks all the rules in Dungeons and Dragons. From dancing between two worlds to delivering characters who… READ MORE

John N. Grant’s New eBook

Up until this week, A History of Oldfield Consolidated School 1962 – 2017 by John N. Grant had been available only from the author and only in paperback form. That has changed. READ MORE

Coming October 25th

We’ve signed a new author. His name is John D. Grant, not to be confused with non-fiction author John N. Grant. John D. Grant writes fantasy. We’ve accepted his novella. We’ll share… READ MORE

We Design Books for Self-published Authors

Not everyone wants their book published traditionally. While there are many benefits to having a book published the traditional way by a publishing house with everything taken care of… READ MORE

Printable Formatted Sheets to Make Your Own Genealogy Workbook

At Quarter Castle Publishing, we understand not everyone fits into the same mould. We want to do our thing, too, just like everyone does. Our Genealogy Workbook by Diana Tibert is a great… READ MORE

Reviews for “The One We Forgot to Love”

Author Sandy Totten has received many reviews for her first novel, The One We Forgot to Love. She’d like to share a few that have been sent to her personally. Kerry: I sat down tonight and read yourREAD MORE

Printable Formatted Sheet to Make Your Own Phenology Notebook

Phenology is the study of nature’s cycles and how they depend upon and respond to each other. Nature lives by seasons and its calendar doesn’t always correspond with society’s, and… READ MORE

Meet Author Sandy Totten

A few days ago, The One We Forgot to Love by Sandy Totten was launched. During all the final reads, tweaking of covers and final design changes, I had a chance to talk with Sandy about her… READ MORE

Seeking Similar Adventure Stories for Children

Mystery Light in Cranberry Cove by Candy McMudd is a story for ages 10 and up. It’s about Prim, who is 12, her younger brother Henry, age 10, and their mother who arrive at their cottage in… READ MORE

From the “Fluid of Life” by Diana Tibert

Fluid of Life – What doctors never told me about my blood tells the story of Diana Tibert’s experience of living with anemia. Here’s a clip from the first chapter. My First Blood Test. I was a… READ MORE

Setting the Scene in “Shadows in the Stone”

When readers stumble upon an author they’ve never read, they often read a few pages of the story to determine if they enjoy the writing style. This can easily be done by checking out the… READ MORE

Writer’s Wisdom: Connect to the genius in the wall.

Author Elizabeth Gilbert has excellent advice for writers who are looking for success and those who have already found it. Her book, Eat, Pray, Love, was a great success, and that left many… READ MORE

“A December Knight” is Available to Warm Your Winter Nights

“The amount of snow was dreadful, but the romance was hot.” That’s what one beta reader said about this steamy holiday romance that takes place on the East Coast of Canada. A December Knight is… READ MORE

What are readers saying about “Natural Selection”

Over the summer, several people read an advanced copy of Natural Selection by Diane McGyver. Here is what a few said about the young adult dystopian novel. It was an unexpected tale… READ MORE

100 Copies of Schooling in Guysborough County 1735-2016

The boxes have arrived, so if you’ve been waiting to order Schooling in Guysborough County 1735-2016, now is the time. One hundred copies of the softcover copies are available for sale. READ MORE

“Mary Kaulbach’s Normal School Diary 1892-1893”

Melanie Ballard and John N. Grant released their book Mary Kaulbach’s Normal School Diary 1892-1893 earlier this spring. Copies are available through John N. Grant . . . READ MORE

Fantastic Review’s for McGyver’s “Northern Survival”

Northern Survival by Diane McGyver has been well received by readers. There are dozens positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Here are just a few. READ MORE

Last year was extremely difficult for small businesses. Many were forced by government orders to shut their doors temporarily, and this caused many to shut them permanently. Those . . . READ MORE



For almost 40 years, Diana has struggled with low iron. It wasn’t a problem when she was younger and before she had children but shortly after her second child was born, she felt drained. Doctors and blood tests found nothing wrong; she was only borderline anemic. This is her story. READ MORE


Addie finds the fairy tale life she’s dreamed about: loving husband, two amazing children, satisfying career. She has what every woman wants, yet something isn’t right. READ MORE


If you love stories of adventure mixed with magic and romance set in archaic landscapes, you’ll love McGyver’s Shadows in the Stone. Unlike many fantasy novels, family plays a central part in this story, so be prepared for the hero to receive unwanted motherly advice. READ MORE


The Coldest December

On December 6, 2017, Nova Scotia will commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. More than two thousand people were killed and another nine thousand were injured from the largest man-made explosion of its time.

To pay tribute to the many victims, survivors and heroes who emerged from the disaster, Quarter Castle Publishing has gathered a collection of fictional short stories connected to the Explosion. Stories are set immediately before it, during it or in its aftermath. READ MORE


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