Rogues and Rebels now published

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Books, Brian's Blog | 0 comments

My new book is called Rogues and Rebels: Unforgettable Characters from Canada’s West. You can read about it in the Books section of this website by clicking HERE

You can also see a little video about the book by clicking HERE

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The book was released on Sept. 15, 2015 by University of Regina Press. You can order a print copy of the book from Amazon by clicking HERE

Rogues and Rebels will soon be available as an eBook from Kindle, Kobo and iTunes. Plus, it is available in print and eBook formats from various public and university libraries across Canada and beyond.

It’s a sequel to a book called Scoundrels and Scallywags that I published 13 years ago. That book is now out of print, but the eBook will (hopefully) live forever. You can find the Kindle version of Scoundrels by clicking HERE

(That’s probably enough links in one blog post to keep you clicking for a while!)

I had fun doing Rogues and Rebels. It began with an itch that needed to be scratched. It began with just one story that I really wanted to tell. This was the little-known tale of a young Montreal woman named Winnifred Eaton who, calling herself Onoto Watanna, assumed a fake Japanese identity and became a successful writer of romance novels in New York at the turn of the 20th century. She then threw it all away for the love of an Alberta cowboy. I first thought of writing an entire book about this, but settled instead for a short story that happens to be the longest of the 32 biographical profiles included in Rogues and Rebels.

I did an interview about Rogues and Rebels on the CBC Radio One program Daybreak Alberta on Sunday Sept. 6, 2015. You can find a recording of the interview by clicking HERE (OK, I had to add one more link!) This was the first of a weekly series of radio interviews about the book that I did prior to the Calgary launch on Oct. 8, 2015.

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