White Mountain Publications is a small Northern Ontario press specializing in non-fiction and poetry books in print and ebook format, in addition to English titles for the Bahá'í community world-wide. Website includes all titles, descriptions, guidelines, contest rules, and ordering information; books lists are arranged alphabetically by title, by topic, and by format with links to each individual book.They are listed here, and our alphabetical list and genre list contain all the titles we now carry.
The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar 2014 lists Canadian writing contests and awards for the year 2014 arranged by deadline date. If you think that you'd ever have time to write and still know where to find all this information, collect it, and organize it, call me. Anyone who says they could compile all of this on their own, has never tried to do it. The 2014 edition is now available as an ebook in Kindle and EPub formats so you can take it with you without having worrying about losing your marked-up work copy from your desk.
Great gift for the writers on your list. It's the nicest encouragement a writer can receive, aside from an acceptance letter. Click here for a look at the index to the 2014 edition. Make this year your writing career takes off.
If your group has a writing contest we should be including, we would like to know as soon as possible. Submit contest information by mail or email at any time of year; new information may be listed on the Updates page, so don't wait. The pre-publication special is now posted for the 2015 edition here.
Features and Upcoming Releases
Mud, Muskeg & Mosquitoes ~The Life and Legacy of a Northern Ontario Pioneer by Diane Armstrong. Available in hard cover, paperback or ebook formats here. See readers' responses and reviews to the book. Nominated for Trillium Book Award, and Edna Staebler Creative Non-fiction Awards.
Available in northern Ontario from our store at 50 Silver Street, Cobalt, McDonald's Pharmacy, the Timmins Museum -National Exhibition Centre in Timmins; and Chat Noir Books in New Liskeard.
Diane [your book] was an absolute delight to read. Although I am familiar with a lot of the history and development of the north, I have never read anything that gave me a personal intimate insight through the eyes of a real person who lived it. It was amazing. I am left with one over-riding question. HOW. How on earth did people (women especially) do all they did each and every day to keep home and hearth together---and still have time to be active and effective in their communities. I just can't get over the energy and enthusiasm your grandmother had--and how she was so involved and kept herself so informed, while trying to cope with everything from the hardships of life without electricity, to the death of babies, often having to get through it all without her husband by her side.
There she was even cutting up old tablecloths and designing a new cut-work embroidery table cloth for herself. HOW is the question. How was there energy and motivation left after tucking all the kids into bed. And I loved the bit about how they finally just stopped rolling the piano back and forth, and finally left it in the baggage room. Without your book I would never have seen so many of the very human aspects hidden in our history. Amazing to think they lived in the railway station!
I'm pretty sure I have seen the brick school house in Elk lake--during the early 1970s when scouting out film sites for CFCL and the Texas-Gulf documentaries I made with Helmut Twardowski. To think your grandmother was the driving force--astounding. And, your grandmother's thoughts on seeing not only the people wandering in shock after the great fire, but also the cows--just too poignant--as though I was right there. Diane you have given everyone in the north a great gift with this book.
Moose Factory Cree by Daisy Turner is an updated re-print of the original book published by the Highway Book Shop. This is a primer for Cree syllabics and includes 2 CDs providing the pronunciation. Now back in print from White Mountain Publications, available here at our new store in Cobalt, from Moose River Gift House in Moosonee, or the Timmins Museum-NEC.
Spiritual Survival Selected Bahá'í Writings on Tests and Difficulties, compiled by Jonathan Dixon, is now available in ebook formats. The extensive index is hyperlinked to the quotations and makes this ebook so user-friendly, you won't want to be without a copy. Print copies are still available as well.
Highway Book Shop~Northern Ontario's Unexpected Treasure by Lois Pollard. Shipping now and despite what is posted on their site -NOT available from amazon.com, but is available from amazon.ca Now that the Shop has been closed and sold, this invaluable history is even more precious. Now also in EBOOK formats.
Slices of Temiskaming by Laura Landers in English and in Frenchpar Laura Landers
This is the 19th year for the NOPC. Open only to poets living in Postal Code 'P'. Our annual deadline for this competition is May 31st.
Our 19th Launch will be held Saturday Sept 6, 2014 from 2-4 pm -at our new store White Mountain Publications, New & Pre-Loved Books, 50 Silver Street, Cobalt, ON The 2013 winners were announced and are posted. It was a great time, and the poets photo is in this Newsletter. Hope to see more of you this year.
Temiskaming Treasure Trails
by Peter Fancy
Temiskaming Treasure Trails, the complete 8 volume set by Peter Fancy, covers the history of the Temiskaming area from the late 1800s to the end of the Second World War. We have a limited number of sets we obtained from the former Highway Book Shop before it closed in 2011, so when these are gone, they are gone. There is a significant discount if they are purchased as a set, and of course the shipping is all much less.
For the list of our other books we have from the old Highway Book Shop, click here.
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