A Spectacle of Stones, Vampire Skeleton Series Book Three is the third title in this series published in 2017. Weighed down by grief and her ever-growing responsibilities as the healer of Harrowstone, Rowen has never felt more alone in her life. And though her feelings for the vampire Cruz have become clearer, it suddenly seems as though he’s pulling away from her—right when she needs him most.
No More Name is the follow-up novel in the PathFinders series from 7th Generation publishing. The story revolves around Bobby Byington as he deals with his father's alcoholism and anger. In this second story, Bobby is learning to trust and find ways of dealing with his father's issues. Bobby has found a way to return to the sport he enjoys--basketball. Unfortunately, new issues emerge as Bobby's girlfriend is bullied and resented by her less academic classmates. Bobby connects with a basketball team member who also encounters an alcoholic parent.
The Vampire Skeleton is Mohawk author Sara General's third title from her publishing company, Spirit & Intent. It is a novel loosely-based on old Haudenosaunee stories and explores what vampires might be like in a First Nations context.
“It’s a fast moving Young Adult story with hints of romance and a lot of magic. Most of my stories have magic in them. I like a lot of different kinds of books, but the ones with magic have always been my favourite."
The Fortune Teller's Daughter: Fortune & Fall Book One tells the story of Cora who returns home to find her mother missing and a large pool of blood covering the floor. Desperate for answers Cora must now leave her home and stay at a teen shelter in her community. Cora is soon to turn sixteen and plays for her local high school lacrosse tea. After just learning the scout for the Iroquois Nationals team is impressed with Cora's lacrosse skills, Cora is sent reeling and confused. Cora's mom is the community's fortune teller despite Cora's objections.
In the young adult novel, The Skeleton Key by Sara General, Cruz has made no secret of his desire to sever ties with his vampire sire. But when he brings old Haudenosaunee manuscripts to Brantwood University, intent on exploring their secrets, Rowen can't help but feel betrayed. Determined never to speak to him again, Rowen vows to concentrate on her healer training. But when Cruz's friend and fellow researcher is found brutally murdered, Rowen is drawn back to his side.
The School That Ate Children by Sara General draws on the author's Mohawk cultural traditions and history. Set in contemporary time two sisters, Maple and Eva, have experiences that have caused them extreme heartbreak. But when a kid at school bullies Eva, she takes drastic measures and signs a magical contract with a powerful witch who promises her a lifetime of freedom from pain. Little does she know, she will be giving up everything she loves, including her friends, family, and memories. Horrified by the witch's duplicity, Maple sets out on a mission to free her sister.
Joseph A. Dandurand is a member of Kwantlen First Nation located on the Fraser River about twenty minutes east of Vancouver. He resides there with his three children Danessa, Marlysse, and Jace. Joseph received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied Theatre and Direction at the University of Ottawa. Joseph is the Heritage/Lands Officer for his people and has been performing his duties for 20 years now. He has been tasked with protecting his people’s heritage from the many destructive elements of development in the Kwantlen territory.
Bearskin Diary: A Novel is the 2017-2018 title selected as the winner for First Nation Communities READ. Carol Daniels is the author and the publisher is Nightwood Editions. Raw and honest, Bearskin Diary gives voice to a generation of First Nations women who have always been silenced, at a time when movements like Idle No More call for a national inquiry into the missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
Wrist, published by Kegedonce Press, is a scary story told about an Indigenous monster-like creature by author Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler. Nathan Adler is a writer and an artist who works in many different mediums, including audio, video, film, drawing & painting, as well as glass. He is an MFA candidate for Creative Writing from UBC, currently works as a glass artist, and is working on a second novel and a collection of short stories. He is a member of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation, and currently resides in Mono, Ontario.
The Stone Gift by children's author Deborah L Delaronde brings a young adult fantasy novel for teen readers. Sixteen-year-old DJ awakens from a coma with no memory of who he is or what happened to him. All he knows is that he was severely beaten and his face is disfigured. D.J.'s grandmother places an unearthly stone necklace around his neck and he begins to recover at a rapid pace. When D.J. has visions about a boy named Jeff and his friend Tim, he starts to piece together the events that landed him in the hospital.