• From two Kingston poets, Meg Freer and Chantel Lavoie: Serve the Sorrowing World with Joy, an evocative illustrated collection of poems dedicated to the Sisters of Providence. Available at Novel Idea, Kingston.
  • Lost Boy from a Line of Heroes: a powerful memoir by writer and artist Gordon Miller on the long journey back from a childhood tragedy that altered his life forever. Contact at
  • A Distant Disturbance, an ebook mystery stretched between Canada and New Zealand, by fiction writer Maureen Garvie. Kindle edition available at
  • From sculptor John Boxtel, For All He Gave Me: how one man brought his family of 13 alive and well through World War II in the Netherlands. Available at Novel Idea, Kingston.

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Dr. Michael Hefferon's latest venture
into the world of medical myth


        Unintentional lessons in parenting                          Four friends and a daring sea rescue

Michael Hefferon / Of Plagues and Vampires 

Malcolm Gibson / Myopia: Growing Up White in Apartheid South Africa / sold out
Grier Owen/ The Horse Who Winked / sold out
John Boxtel / Beware of Black Spiders and Widows
Robert Garvie / Dances with Roofs


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Woodpecker Lane Press is a small publishing house on the St. Lawrence River, publishing both fiction and non-fiction titles by area writers or on topics of local interest. First established by Don McCallum, painter and musician, it continues under the direction of Maureen Garvie.