The Halifax Explosion Remembered
by Nova Scotia Authors
Now Available: The Coldest December – a Short Story Collection to Remember the Halifax Explosion
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.
Book 2 in The Castle Keepers Series
Scattered Stones by Diane Lynn McGyver.
Scattered Stones is an enchanting epic fantasy novel, a mesmerizing,
breathtaking treat for the imagination.
Bronwyn Darrow is desperate to rescue his daughter Isla from Blackvale Castle. For five long years, he’s travelled Ath-o’Lea searching for her, but the formidable castle remains elusive. He’s surrendered his coveted sergeant’s position at Aruam Castle, but he’s willing to sacrifice everything to bring Isla home, even his honour. If he fails, his innocent little girl will face a lifetime of slavery.
When Bronwyn breaks into Tigh Na Mare Castle, he encounters two siblings who vow to help him on his quest to save his daughter. They prove to be more loyal to Bronwyn and Aruam Castle than he first realised. Together, they embark on a journey that takes them far from home and down winding mountain trails where their actions set in motion the unravelling of an ancient legend that threatens the lives of all dwarfs.
According to “I Write Like”, Diane Lynn McGyver writes like J. R. R. Tolkien.
A Christmas Romance
Learn more about this novel, set in Nova Scotia, and read the first two chapters here.
Review by Jan Smale Boulaine Hastings, left on Diane Lynn McGyver’s Facebook Page: (January 12, 2016) Twistmas is very good reading. Finished it in two evenings, reading into the early morning hours; just didn’t want to put it down. I lived in N.S. some 14 years ago so recognized the places where the story took place, so this took me back to that time with many happy memories. Loved your book, Diane. Look forward to reading more from you.
McMudd Does it Again!
This lovely tale will entertain youth between the ages of six and twelve. It also makes the perfect novel to read to children who are just learning how to read.
The font used in this children’s novel was chosen to help children who are learning to read avoid the confusing A and G letters. You can read about that here: Throw Away Kitten Font.
A Collection of Stories by Canadian Authors
Quarter Castle Chronicles Volume One showcases the winning entries to Quarter Castle Publishing’s first short story writing contest. It also shares ten other entries in the contest worthy of being published.