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Sabad, Michelle

Camp Follower: One Army Brat's Story

Author: Michele Sabad

Michele Sabad takes us on one army brat’s journey with stories about a childhood in Calgary, Germany, Labrador, and Saskatchewan; becoming a young Air Force wife and Hockey Mom in Edmonton, Kingston, Winnipeg, and Cold Lake; building a career in Information Technology; and finally, settling in a new culture and life in Ottawa and Aylmer, Quebec. Michele’s story will interest, inspire, and enlighten both those who grew up in “the life” and those curious to peek at how this kind of life turned out.



Schubert, Philip

Letters to the Granddaughter: The Story of Dillon Wallace of the Labrador Wild

Author: Philip Schubert

The North seduces you. It can kill you too. Philip Schubert discovered the joys and dangers of travel in trackless wilderness starting in 1999 after reading Dillon Wallace’s "The Lure of the Labrador Wild". He spent a decade retracing the routes in Labrador and northern Quebec described in "The Lure", in Wallace’s follow-on book, "The Long Labrador Trail", and in Mina Hubbard’s "A Woman’s Way Through Unknown Labrador". Nothing in Dillon’s early life as an impoverished youth on a farm suggested that he would still fascinate people nearly 150 years later. Dillon was blessed in fact with “Grit A’Plenty”, which no one would suspect from his unimpressive physique and unsmiling face. He pulled himself up by his bootstraps, rising from gristmill employee, to self-trained telegraph operator, to stenographer, to finally becoming a lawyer. His life from that point on, however, was equal parts tragic and heroic, but continued to be marked by splendid accomplishments.

  • 214 pages

  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 8, 2013)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1482388448

  • ISBN-13: 978-1482388442

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Sinclair, Andy

2017 Frank Hegyi Award Finalist

Breathing Lessons

Author: Andy Sinclair

A bold and explicit debut novel by one of the most visceral new voices in gay fiction. Breathing Lessons is the story of Henry Moss, a homosexual everyman whose life knows none of the limitations or abuses his predecessors experienced. When a teenaged Henry came out to his mother, she worried only that he’d be lonely. At the time, he thought her concerns were old-fashioned. Two decades later, he’s had supportive family and friends, he’s well-liked by the athletes who train with him, trusted in his professional life, parties whenever he pleases, and performs all manner of sexual acts with whomever he wants. But as he gets older and, increasingly, the men he sleeps with are married, Henry finds that his mother may have been right. Can he find the lasting intimacy he craves in his life amidst the equal-opportunity freedom afforded by his generation’s openness? Learning to navigate between the two is as delicate as learning to breathe again.

Breathing Lessons is published by Véhicule Press.

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Sulzenko, J.C.



Back to Back Stories for Lilli and Zach

Author: JC Sulzenko

Synopsis: The Dream Mixture and Letters for Lilli make having trouble falling asleep and cleaning up the house into a game. For children 4-6.

ISBN: 0-9685094-1-X

Price: $7.95

Available: Mother Tongue Books, Ottawa - Baico Publishing Consultants Inc. 294 Albert St. Ottawa ON 613-829-5141 Raymond Coderre Publisher

Contact: JC Sulzenko 613-235-4144 Fax: 613-235-0885

Annabella and The TyCoon

Author: JC Sulzenko

Synopsis: Almost 7-year old Annabella's crusade to save her Ottawa school's bands. For children 5-7.

ISBN: 0-9685094-0-1

Price: $6.95

Available: Mother Tongue Books, Ottawa, Baico Publishing Consultants Inc. 294 Albert St. Ottawa ON 613-829-5141 Raymond Coderre Publisher

Contact: JC Sulzenko 613-235-4144 Fax: 613-235-0885

Annabella and the WereWolves of Whale Cove

Author: JC Sulzenko

Synopsis: Annabella's exciting summer holiday on Grand Manan Island uncovers the truth about werewolves. For children 5-7.

ISBN: 0-9685094-2-8

Price: $7.95

Available: Mother Tongue Books, Ottawa, Baico Publishing Consultants Inc. 294 Albert St. Ottawa ON 613-829-5141 Raymond Coderre Publisher

Contact: JC Sulzenko 613-235-4144 Fax: 613-235-0885

Fat poems Tall poems Long poems Small

Author: JC Sulzenko

Synopsis: Poems that rhyme or don't that celebrate how children see and enjoy the world. For children 4-8.

ISBN: 0-9685094-3-6

Price: $11.95

Available: Mother Tongue Books, Ottawa, Kaleidoscope Kids' Books, Ottawa. Baico Publishing Consultants Inc. 294 Albert St. Ottawa ON 613-829-5141 Raymond Coderre Publisher, Baker & Taylor (USA), Novel Idea (Kingston), Agnes Etherington Gallery (Kingston),

Contact: JC Sulzenko 613-235-4144 Fax: 613-235-0885

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Szabo, Louise



Travel Dreams and Nightmares: Four Women Explore the World

Authors: Louise Szabo, Barbara Brown, Jan Jacobson, Wendy Quarry

Title: Travel Dreams and Nightmares: Four Women Explore the World

Authors: Louise Szabo, Barbara Brown, Jan Jacobson, Wendy Quarry

Synopsis: With visits to more than 55 different cities in more than 20 countries, Louise, Barbara, Jan and Wendy have compiled 26 of their favourite travel stories. On roads less traveled to out-of-the-way places, the stories are filled with adventures and mishaps, frustrations and delight and are as diverse, entertaining and enlightening as the countries travelled to. They invite readers in for intimate reflections on what it means to travel – and why they are so drawn in by the planet’s many siren songs. pp. 202. 

ISBN: 978-1-4759-8201-5 (soft cover), 978-1-4759-8203-9 (hard cover), 978-1-4759-8202-2 (Ebook)

Price: Soft cover $18.25, Hard cover $28.95, Ebook $7.69

Available:;; Indigo-Chapters

Contact: Louise Szabo; 613 828 1059

Lucy’s Road Trip – RVing Across Canada

Author: Louise Szabo

Synopsis: Join Louise and Charlie on a road trip across Canada in their temperamental RV, Lucy, as they travel east from Ontario to Cape Breton Island, then head west to Dawson City in the Yukon. Isle Madame provides the perfect setting for a family wedding. The spectacular view from a helicopter over the largest ice fields in Canada overwhelms. The visit to Dawson City, where Louise’s father began his RCMP career, makes her memories of him come to life. A stop-over at her cousins’ farm on the Prairies reminds Charlie that there is indeed a strain of quirkiness in the family. Live their frustrations when Lucy decides to stay put then cheer when she manages to get them to the next town. Share their amazement at the beauty and diversity of the vast landmass that is Canada. pp. 189. 

ISBN: 978-1-77216006-2

Price: $22.95

Available: from author, Louise Szabo, Baico Publishing Consultants Inc. 613-829-5141; Indigo-Chapters

Contact: Louise Szabo;; 613 828 1059

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Tremblay, Raymond D.



Riding the Tides of Life

Author: Raymond D. Tremblay

Synopsis: Greta Ludwig, a 29-year-old Franco-Ontarian and Métis widow, is a successful bookstore owner in Ottawa. Due to the many stressors she encounters in her young life, she experiences a mental breakdown and requires psychiatric hospitalization. Once she is discharged, she is introduced to a psychiatrist who begins to play an important role in her life. To facilitate her recovery, she volunteers at the Shepherds of Good Hope, an organization serving the homeless in Ottawa. Once she regains her self-confidence, she becomes a frontline worker in their men’s shelter but is physically assaulted by one of their residents. Will this incident trigger another manic phase of her underlying illness? Will she be able to return to work with the homeless? Will the support of family, friends, professionals and her unfailing faith in her Creator and Mother Earth be sufficient to give her the strength to cope with life’s future challenges? 206 pp. 

ISBN: 978-0-9865373-2-5

Price: $24

Available: Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood, Ottawa; Teastore, 53 York, Ottawa; author.

Contact:,; 613-746-9926; 907-248 Brittany Dr., Ottawa, K1K 4R2.

Lucky 13 - The Lucky Number of a Citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario

Author: Raymond D. Tremblay

Synopsis: This autobiography covers the period from my birth (January 16th, 1944) to the summer after my 21st birthday (1965) when I decided to no longer pursue my studies to become a priest. The reason why I titled it "Lucky 13" is because I'm the 13th of 18th children. Various chapters deal with my ancestors; my parents; positive and negative influences during my upbringing; my relationships with my siblings and friends; tragic events that I unfortunately witnessed as a child; some of my most meaningful experiences while I attended elementary school (1949 - 1957), high school (1957 - 1961), and when I went to the Minor Seminary of Ottawa (1961 - 1965). In addition, I provide some information about what made me decide to no longer pursue my studies for the priesthood, and I explain what motivated me to opt for a career in social services. Unfortunately, our family was totally ignorant of our Métis roots and heritage during my youth, a situation which has happily been remedied during the mid-1990s. 132 pp. 

ISBN: 978-0-9919174-0-2

Price: $20 + $5 mailing/handling charges

Available: from the author.

Contact:; 613-746-9926 or 1003-248 Brittany Drive, Ottawa ON K1K 4R2.

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Villeneuve-Sinclair, Alberte



The Neglected Garden

Author: Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair

The Neglected Garden takes us to the paradise island of Barbados for a vacation trip where Anne relives the painful memories of her fateful ten-year marriage to a tyrannical and psychotic husband. Her opportunity to tell her story unabashedly to other women and her resolve to steer clear of toxic relationships finally brings self-discovery, self-acceptance and forgiveness and paves the way to newly acquired happiness and peace. Join her on this road to discovery and enjoy beautiful Barbados along the way...


ISBN: 1897072-11-2

Price: $14.95

Available:, , Baico Publishing Consultants Inc. 294 Albert St. Ottawa ON 613-829-5141 Raymond Coderre Publisher,

Contact: Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair

Le jardin négligé

Author: Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair

"Le jardin négligé", d'Alberte Villeneuve a été publié en 1990 aux éditions du Méridien (Montréal) après s'être mérité un premier prix au Salon du Livre de l'Outaouais en 1988. L'intrigue, autour d'un voyage à la Barbade, renvoie le lecteur, à l'aide de flashbacks et de récits, dans le passé et fait revivre le mariage tourmenté d'Anne, (personnage principal) à André, un homme obsédé et malade. Le traitement de sujets tabous tels la violence faite aux femmes, la dépression, la schizophrénie, le suicide, la dépendance, le silence... sensibilise le lecteur et porte à réflexion. L'entre-jeu transporte le lecteur des beautés de la Barbade avec ses intrigues et ses aventures de voyage à la dure réalité d'un mariage en détresse. À la fin, un envol d'espoir et de courage! Une belle lecture!

ISBN: 2-89415-016-4

Price: $14.95

Available: et, Le Coin du Livre and La Librairie du Centre.

Contact: Alberte Villeneuve


Une prière pour Hélène

Author: Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair


"Une prière pour Hélène" célèbre l'amitié entre femmes. Luce, Hélène et Nicole se rencontrent par hasard et deviennent meilleures amies du monde. Leur vécu diffère et leur vie présente aussi. L'année qui suivra leur rencontre fortuite sera tumultueuse. Ce roman reprend certains thèmes tels l'éclatement des structures familiales, la séparation, le divorce, la violence faite aux femmes, la drogue... En bout de ligne, le courage et l'amour triomphent. À lire!

Le livre est présentement disponible au magasin Baico du 294 rue Albert, à la Librairie du Centre sur la rue Donald, au Coin du livre sur le chemin Cyrville (rabais de 15% offert). Il peut aussi être commandé de ce site web.

Une belle histoire! 267pp. 

ISBN: 1-897357-56-7

Price: 18,95$

Available: disponible sur sites web:, OIW, AAOF, ArtsOE, Canada Books on line. Bookstores where the book can be purchased - disponible en magasin en ce moment: Baico Publishing, 294 Albert st., Ottawa (613-829-5141), Le Coin du Livre and La Librairie du Centre.

Contact: Author's email - courriel de l'auteur:, website - site web:


A Genie for Jessie

Author: Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair

"A genie for Jessie" is an adaptation of "Le génie de Jessie" published in 2011. It is dedicated to all the boys and girls who have had to deal with bullying. Jessie, a new student at Hopewell School, is excluded from the girls' club. At the back of the schoolyard, she finds a magical lamp. The genie will grant her a first wish that will set in motion a change, enabling Jessie to be accepted for who she is. Her brother, Jacob, will later be bullied by Broderick. This time the genie isn't involved. Students and adults will find a remedy to the situation. A good tool for opening discussions on the topic of bullying!

*** The book is presently available at the Baico store, 294 Albert St. in Ottawa (613-829-5141). ISBN 978-1-927481-46-2

Le Génie de Jessie

Author: Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair

Dans "Le génie de Jessie, six jeunes filles de l'école Saint-Guillaume examinent le phénomène de l'intimidation ou taxage émotif. Jessie, la petite nouvelle dans la classe de Mme Diane, a de la difficulté à se faire accepter par les filles de la classe. Un peu de magie, un heureux jeu de circonstance et le gros bon sens de Jessie... et voilà! Une histoire qui finit bien et qui porte à réflexion. Un outil pour entamer les discussions sur le sujet!Vous pouvez vous procurer "Le génie de Jessie" au magasin Baico de la rue Albert, au Coin du Livre (1657 ch. Cyrville, Ottawa) et à la Librairie du Centre sur la rue Donald. ISBN 978-1-926945-62-0

Muses From the Blue Shack

Author: Alberte Villeneuve

It's finally here. "Muses from the Blue Shack" ISBN 978-1-77216-125-0 Price 16.95$

A first compilation of some of my favourite articles from "True North Perspective", Canaan Connexion" and "Perspectives Vanier's Seeds for Thought". A second one will surely follow as I have lots of articles in stock. My website:

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Wadden, Nix



Yesterday's News: Radio and TV Reporting in the Smallwood Era

Author: Nix Wadden

Synopsis: Political controversy, bitter federal-provincial power struggles and larger than life personalities, notably Premier Joey Smallwood and Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, dominated the early years of Newfoundland's emergence as Canada's tenth province. In Yesterday's News, former radio and TV news reporter Nix Wadden recalls dramatic highlights of that exciting era - notably a tumultuous loggers strike and emotional protests over financial aspects of the Terms of Union when Newfoundland entered Confederation. Whimsical recollections of personalities and events involved in the evolution of broadcast and print news media round off an enduring portrait of a significant period in Newfoundland's history. 214 pp. 

ISBN: 978-0-9809369-7-1

Price: $16.95

Available: From the author

Contact: The author: Nix Wadden 3346 Clearwater Crescent Ottawa ON K1V7S2 613-521-3570 or DRC Publishing, 3 Parliament Street St. John’s NL A1A 2Y6 709-726-0960

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Westland, Rem

Running For The People?

Author: Rem Westland

Running for the People? is an insider's account of Canada's electoral process that reveals how deeply broken it is. Rem Westland ran in the 2011 federal election, representing the Conservative Party of Canada in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier. He describes the weakness of electoral district associations, the presumptions of party headquarters, the intricacies of campaign financing, and contemporary data-based systems that depersonalize politics at ground level. He is candid about how running for Parliament can damage professional and personal relationships.

Running for the People? poses sobering questions about the future of democracy. Westland argues that the electoral process is akin to a gauntlet of tests. Running the gauntlet is especially hard for novice candidates who have had a successful career outside of politics. Career politicians, Westland argues, have a tremendous advantage but they do not run for the people. Career politicians run for the political party they represent. When the chips are down they have trained themselves to do what the party wants them to do. In lucid prose, Westland cracks open an aspect of the political system that few experience and that even fewer ever speak or write honestly about.

  • 218 pages

  • Publisher: Polarbear Lane Editions (April 15 2015)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0994035802

  • ISBN-13: 978-0994035806

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Williams, Katherine



Workplace Bullying: A survival guide

Author: Katherine Williams

Synopsis: Workplace bullying has recently become recognized for what it is - a form of violence that destroys health, careers, and organizations. In this book, written by a survivor of bullying in both private industry and government, you will find a description of who the bullies are, why they bully, why you may be a target, and what you can do to help yourself and others survive a workplace bully's attacks. 115 pp. 

ISBN: 978-1-926596-47-1

Price: $16.00

Available: Online from or from: Baico Publishing, 294 Albert Street, Suite 103 Ottawa, ON K1P 6E6 (613)829-5141;

Contact:;; 2142 Englewood Place, Ottawa, ON K1B 4R6

The Elf Conspiracy

Under Nom de Plume Kass Williams

Every Christmas Eve for a thousand years, Kris Kringle has crossed the dimensional rift between his universe and ours to bring gifts to children. Knowing the potential harm that unbridled human curiosity could do to his world, Kringle has placed secret operatives in key human organizations such as the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency. Their job is to conceal evidence of the alternate world and preserve the protective myth. But when four teenagers, Harald, Bart, Princess, and Shugger discover the rift and plan to reveal its existence, Kringle and his special agents must act quickly.

To make the situation worse, a rebellious elf is planning to oust the old man and take Christmas over. And if that’s not bad enough, demons in a third universe are eagerly watching for their chance to launch a genocidal attack against Kringles’s world – and ours

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Young, Mike



Kirk's Landing

Author: Mike Young

Synopsis: Dave, an undercover cop, is busted when his cloaking power fails in the middle of a biker gang meeting. Forced to hide out as detachment commander in Kirk's Landing, a small Manitoba town, his only goal is to continue as a loner and lay low for a year. He learns it's hard to stay a loner in a small town, though, especially with everyone eager to meet him and enlist his help with their version of the local issues. Dave finds his detective instincts pulling him into an unsolved disappearance, corruption in the local high tech paper mill, and pollution of the local lakes and rivers. When Dave tries to use his invisibility to help him in his investigations he discovers there are darker forces at work—forces that are now targeting him, changing him. It's now up to his friends to decide if he can be saved in time. 232 pages. 

ISBN: 978-0988104860

Price: Paperback 12.95 US. E-book $2.99 US

Available: Amazon, Smashwords, Red Tuque Books, and most other vendors.


Return to Kirk's Landing

Synopsis: Dave Browne, a former big city undercover cop, is hoping to finally settle into a peaceful new life as police chief in a small northern Canadian town. When he'd first arrived in the middle of winter, he’d relied on both his ability to disappear, and his new First Nations friends, to solve an unsolved murder, expose corruption at the local mill, and defeat an evil spirit. Now it’s summer, and he’s planning on being just a regular cop, worrying about things like jaywalking tourists and loud cottage parties. Unfortunately, parts of his past reappear, and he’s confronted with a biker gang, drugs, another murder, and a demonic possession. It's now time for him to face the benefits and limitations of his unique ability, changing both it and himself in the process.

ISBN 978-1928049470

Published 2016


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Yuan-Innes, Melissa (Melissa Yi)

Stockholm Syndrome

Author: Melissa Young

Synopsis: A killer infiltrates the obstetrics ward of a Montreal hospital just before Christmas, taking one pregnant woman and one resident doctor hostage at gunpoint. Dr. Hope Sze struggles to deliver her patient’s baby with blood on the floor and death in the air. And when Dr. Tucker tries to rescue their tiny crew, only to end up hostage material alongside them, Hope’s heart just might break, even before the kidnapper drills a bullet through her skull.

ISBN:  9781927341506

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