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Call for Submissions – The Sea, Our Home
Quarter Castle Publishing has issued a call for submission for their The Sea, Our Home short story collection. Read More
Call for Submissions – The Tantalizing Tattler
Quarter Castle Publishing has issued a call for submission for their Tantalizing Tattler magazine. Read More
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She reserved the most convenient lies for herself
Mary Lola Barnes has everything: a loving husband, two wonderful grown children, good friends and a lovely home. She has no business asking for more. It doesn’t matter if she feels something is missing. She’s just being silly. After all, what could she ask for? When new friends enter her world, she’s ill prepared for the harsh light that shines on the imperfections in her life. It reveals the emptiness she refuses to acknowledge.
Northern Survival by Diane McGyver
Surviving the plane crash was the easy part.
Olive Tweed planned her trip for two years. She’d vacation at Summer Beaver, gather the research material needed to write the next book and spend a few days hiking the vast wilderness. When she is called home unexpectedly and boards a chartered plane, she never dreamt it would crash, leaving her alone with a man who knew nothing about survival or the woods. If they don’t put aside their differences and work together, they’ll never escape alive.
Northern Survival was inspired by a video created by a pilot who recorded the crash of his small plane in Northern Quebec. The only reason he survived was because the plane had a parachute.
If you love stories of adventure, survival challenges and characters who test each others ability to endure, you’ll love Northern Survival. Learn more about the book here.
The Halifax Explosion Remembered
by Nova Scotia Authors
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 4 in The Castle Keepers Series
Healing Stones by Diane McGyver
A good man isn’t down until everyone who matters has lost hope
Isla of Maura hasn’t seen Liam Jenkins for six years, since they pledged to unite. Her thoughts often drift to him and not long ago, his thoughts invaded hers. She sets out to find him, but the man she finds is far from the one in her childhood memories, and the secrets he keeps threaten her life and the lives of her travelling companions.
If you love stories of adventure mixed with magic and romance set in archaic landscapes, you’ll love McGyver’s Healing Stones. Unlike many fantasy novels, family plays a central role in this story, so be prepared for the hero to have her heart strings plucked by the song of home.
Healing Stones is the 4th book in the Castle Keepers epic fantasy series. It picks up the story of Isla and Liam where her kidnapping and the murder of his das tore them apart.
McGyver wields her pencil in a similar realm J. R. R. Tolkien and Terry Brooks released their imagination. It is traditional fantasy of old with magic, legends, dragons, hauflins and dwarfs.
McMudd Does it Again!
Throw Away Kitten by Candy McMudd
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.