You can catch Reggie Leach signing books at Audrey's Bookstore in Edmonton on November 27th, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
"It all comes down to making the right life choices," says the NHL's legendary Reggie Leach, and this intimate biography lays bare the decisions that led him to become one of the best snipers in hockey history. Nicknamed the Riverton Rifle for his thrilling speed and deadly shooting skills, Leach overcame a childhood marked by poverty and racism to rise through the NHL ranks, playing for the Stanley Cup-winning 1975 Philadelphia Flyers. Through Leach's own recollections, The Riveton Rifle traces his trajectory from humble beginnings to NHL stardom and follows the dramatic fall caused by drinking and his subsequent rebirth as a successful businessman, family man, and pillar of the Aboriginal community.
Andrew Nikiforuk Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island Book Signing and Reading Tour for Slick Water
On November 18, 2015, Andrew Nikiforuk will begin a whirlwind tour that includes five stops on Vancouver Island and one on Salt Spring Island. He will be promoting his newest book, Slick Water, of which Elizabeth Kolbert said "[it] is a true-life noir filled with corruption, incompetence, and, ultimately, courage. It is a deeply informative, disturbing, and important book." You can find Andrew at the following times and locations:
November 18, 2015: Mulberry Bush Bookstore, Parksville, 6:30 PM reading
November 19, 2015: Campbell River Public Libray, Campbell River, 6:30 PM reading
November 24, 2015: Courtenay Public Library, Courtenay, 6:30 PM reading
November 25, 2016: Volume 1 Books, Duncan, 2:00 PM book signing
November 25, 2015: Munro's Books, Victoria, 7:30 PM reading
November 26, 2015: Salt Spring Island Public Libray, Salt Spring, 7:00 PM reading
Reggie Leach is launching his new book, The Riverton Rifle, published by Greystone Books, at McNally Robinson Booksellers tomorrow, Saturday November 7th, in Winnipeg. The event will be held from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Following that, the hockey legend will be holding book signings on Manitoulin Island, and in Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, and Saskatoon.The other dates are:
November 12, 2015: Manitoulin Island
November 14, 2015: Cole's Books, Thunder Bay
November 15, 2015: Walmart, Winnipeg
November 28, 2015: McNally Robinson, Saskatoon
Jennifer Kingsley wins the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award in Outdoor Literature for Paddlenorth
Greystone Books is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Kingsley has been awarded the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for Outdoor Literature in Non-Fiction for her first book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild. The judges commended Kingsley's writing for "capturing the human dynamics, the give and take, and the concessions each person needs to make to reach the journey’s end." Paddlenorth tells the riveting story of Kingsley’s fifty-four-day paddling adventure on the Back River in the Arctic wilderness as she and her five companions battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, treacherous rapids, and agonizing physical endurance while contending with rising tensions among the group. “I am delighted that Jennifer Kingsley and her book, Paddlenorth, have been recognized by the National Outdoor Book Awards; this very good story, a first book, is just the beginning for a very talented writer,” praised Rob Sanders, publisher of Greystone Books.
Jennifer Kingsley has traveled through some of the planet’s last great wildernesses. She has worked as a guide, naturalist, and conservationist for more than a decade. Paddlenorth is her first book and her writing has been published in a number of magazines and newspapers. Kingsley is also a skilled public speaker and broadcast producer. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
Bay Street lawyer Greg Gilhooly to write about the sexual abuse inflicted on him by notorious sex offender Graham James
Greystone Books publisher Rob Sanders has acquired world all-language rights to Greg Gilhooly’s forthcoming book, Exorcising Graham James: Surviving Hockey’s Notorious Serial Sex Offender, to be published next year. In this unflinching look at how his dream of playing hockey was stolen from him by Graham James, a charismatic predator, revered and supported by Canada’s hockey community, Greg Gilhooly details the mental torment he suffered - which was more devastating than the physical abuse and which fundamentally changed him in unimaginable ways - while also describing the abuse in detail, revealing the nasty reality behind the sanitized term “sexual assault.”
Greg Gilhooly is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and has held senior positions in numerous corporations. He is in demand as a public speaker in groups concerned with hockey, abuse, mental-health stigma, and the law and is a savvy, informed, and passionate media commentator on national sports radio and national TV outlets. Gilhooly is represented by literary agent Michael Levine.
Greystone acquires body positive training manual for plus-size athletes byexpert and trainer Louise Green
Associate publisher Nancy Flight of Greystone Books has acquired world all-language rights to Louise Green's Limitless, a fitness book for plus-size women that makes it clear you don't need to be slim to be fit. Green is represented by Jesse Finkelstein at the Transatlantic Agency.
Too often, fitness books for women focus on weight loss and appearance rather than pure athleticism; a scenario that excludes the athletic dreams of millions of women who love their bodies as they are. Limitless is the exception to the rule. Drawn from Green’s own experience as a plus-size athlete and trainer, the book offers practical advice for how to achieve fitness at any size, augmented by real-life examples that offer palpable evidence to women of what they can achieve with their own bodies.
The popularity of recent stories about plus-size athletes makes it strikingly clear that women want to see more diverse bodies in the media. A recent flashpoint was the August edition Women's Running, which featured a plus-size runner on the cover. The resulting flurry of think-pieces and media interviews (including a segment of CBC's On The Coast, where Louise Green was a panelist) are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the woefully unexplored territory of plus-size athleticism. Limitless will fill that gap, offering a much-needed athletic bible for every woman who has ever been discouraged from exploring her body's true potential.
Louise Green is a globally recognized plus size athlete and trainer, and a leading voice at the forefront of the Body Advocacy movement. Green's plus-size fitness and adventure company, Body Exchange, has been covered internationally in Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Mail, Glamour, and her writing on plus-size athleticism has been published in The Huffington Post and XO Jane, among others. Green considers herself living proof that society’s beliefs on the physical limitations of atypical bodies are false.