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Book Bonanza, Virtual Launches, & Author Readings
Join DriverWorks Ink publishing in person to celebrate 8 books by 5 Saskatchewan authors - in genres of historical fiction, nonfiction, humour, and farm life anecdotes. Drop in at any time or come for a specific author's talk. Books will be available for purchase and to sign.
Saturday, November 6, 1 pm to 4 pm, McClure United Church, multipurpose room, 4025 Taylor St. E., Saskatoon. Authors and audience members will be spaced at safe distances & pandemic protocols will be in place. Register for the Saskatoon event
1:30 pm – Mary Harelkin Bishop speaks about three books in her time travel adventure series Tunnels of Terror, Tunnels of Time, and Next Stop - Chicago
2 pm – Susanne Gauthier and Evan Wall speak about Rebuilding a Brick Wall, their inspiring new book about Evan's life and challenges after a traumatic brain injury
2:30 pm – Deana Driver, author/editor/publisher, speaks about contributing to and publishing the nonfiction anthologies Flight: Stories of Canadian Aviation, Volumes 2 and 3 and the humorous anthology Fun On The Farm 3: True Tales of Farm Life.
3 pm – Dr. Gary Hoium speaks about his new autobiographical anthology Don’t They Kick When You Do That? Stories of a Prairie Veterinarian.
Tickets are free. Please register to attend. Masks are required. Hand sanitizer will be available and chairs will be set apart for safety. Vaccine passports are not required in Saskatchewan libraries or church facilities, but we would appreciate that attendees be vaccinated. No outside food or drink is allowed.
Join us at our Virtual Meet the Author Q & A events:
(We are grateful to SaskBooks for assisting with Zoom webinar hosting)
November 3rd, 7 pm CST - Live on Zoom - Mary Harelkin Bishop
Join celebrated children’s and young adult books author Mary Harelkin Bishop as she introduces and answers your questions about her republished, updated Tunnels of Time and Tunnels of Terror, the first and second volumes in her Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure series. She'll also share information about Next Stop - Chicago, the fifth book in the original series, now distributed by DriverWorks Ink. Registration Link
November 10th, 7 pm CST - Live on Zoom - Deana Driver, Dr. Gary Hoium
Join authors Deana J. Driver and Dr. Gary Hoium as they introduce and answer your questions about their new books, Fun On The Farm 3 and Don't They Kick When You Do That? Stories of a Prairie Veterinarian. Registration Link
November 17th, 7 pm CST - Live on Zoom - Deana Driver, Susanne Gauthier with Evan Wall
Join authors Deana J. Driver and Susanne Gauthier with Evan Wall as they introduce and answer your questions about their new books, Flight: Stories of Canadian Aviation, Vol. 3 and Rebuilding a Brick Wall. Registration Link
Other Events (pandemic permitting):
Sun. Nov. 14 - 10 am to 5 pm - Handmade Holiday Market, Humboldt Legion, 324 Main Street, Humboldt, SK, hosted by Humboldt and District Kinettes. Deana Driver will be selling some of our books published by DriverWorks Ink. Proof of vaccination required.
Sat. Nov. 20 - 2 pm. - Deana Driver reading from Fun On The Farm 3, Penny University Bookstore, 3104 - 13th Avenue, Regina, SK. Proof of vaccination required.
Sun. Dec. 1 - 10 am to 5 pm - Snowflakes and Jingle Bells Christmas Market, St. Paul's United Church, Saskatoon. Deana Driver will be selling some of our books published by DriverWorks Ink. Proof of vaccination required.
Saskatchewan teachers, librarians, and community organizations are welcome to invite DriverWorks Ink author-publisher Deana Driver or DriverWorks Ink authors Mary Harelkin Bishop, Susanne Gauthier, or Janice Howden to present to classrooms or groups virtually or in person (if safe to do so) through the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Author Readings Program. Host Organizations pay a nominal fee. Book now!
- Deana Driver is an author of five non-fiction books including Never Leave Your Wingman: Dionne and Graham Warner's Story of Hope and The Sailor and the Christmas Trees: A True Story. She contributed pieces to eight other non-fiction books including two volumes of Flight: Stories of Canadian Aviation, two volumes of Fun On The Farm: True Tales of Farm Life, and Cream Money: Stories of Prairie People.
- Mary Harelkin Bishop is the author of kids' fiction books Tunnels of Time: Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure #1, Tunnels of Terror: Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure #2, Skye Bird and the Eagle Feather, Mistasiniy: Buffalo Rubbing Stone, Seeds of Hope: A Prairie Story, and the creative non-fiction children's book Gina's Wheels. She also contributed pieces to Fun On The Farm and Fun On The Farm 3.
- Susanne Gauthier is author of the inspiring nonfiction book Rebuilding a Brick Wall with Evan Wall.
- Janice Howden is the author of the kids' creative non-fiction book Rescued. She also contributed pieces to Cream Money and all three Fun On The Farm volumes.
19 of our books are available as e-books
Four of the titles (Tunnels of Time, Flight Volume 1, Flight Volume 2, Skye Bird and the Eagle Feather) are available only from Kobo, Apple, Amazon, and Overdrive.
Four of our books are available as downloadable pdfs. Order Lisa Driver's 3 books as e-book pdfs by contacting the author. Order the script for Santa Claus Wore Green by emailing DriverWorks Ink.
The remaining 11 titles in the photo of our e-books are available from Kobo, Amazon Kindle, Apple, or other e-book retailers. Search the book vendor's site by book title or author name.
Links to news stories and interviews about our books and authors:
Thank you to Creative Saskatchewan
DriverWorks Ink is grateful to Creative Saskatchewan for Book Publishing Production grants supporting Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Flight series and a 2020-2021 Marketing and Export Development grant.
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Don't They Kick When You Do That? Stories of a Prairie Veterinarian
By Dr. Gary Hoium
Since 1984, Dr. Gary Hoium has been a veterinarian in a mixed animal clinic in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, serving animals of all shapes and sizes, and their human owners/handlers. His book is a collection of humorous and heartwarming stories of the creatures he met, including some of more memorable adventures, mishaps, and successes. From cattle to hogs, cats to dogs, the creatures and men and women who love them have wormed their way into Gary Hoium’s heart … and his stories.
Order on our Humour or Shop or New Releases page!
Tunnels of Terror (Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure #2)
By Mary Harelkin Bishop
In this second book of the bestselling children's adventure series, fourteen-year-old Andrea finds herself back in the tunnels below Moose Jaw – helping her little brother, Tony, to foil the plans of frightening criminals. Can Andrea and Tony find their courage to expose the activities of the crooks? And even if they can, will Tony and Andrea be stuck in the past forever?
This updated, republished version features modernized language, 10 black and white illustrations, and sections for Historical Notes, Useful Resources, Q and A with the Author, Discussion Questions, and You be the Writer.
Order on our Fiction or Shop or New Releases page!
Fun On The Farm 3: True Tales of Farm Life!
Compiled and edited by Deana J. Driver
Cranky cattle, ornery pigs, curious farm kids, tricky technology, and head-banging farmers are some of the treasured memories shared by 20 Prairie writers, including author/ publisher Deana J. Driver, in this third and final volume of the popular Fun On The Farm series. Even more pranks, unexpected events, tricks, and delights of living and working on Western Canadian farms are recorded for posterity and the enjoyment of readers, bringing a satisfying end to this amusing series celebrating the lighter side of farming.
A donation from Fun on the Farm 3 books sold will be made to the Lung Association of Saskatchewan.
Buy the book on our Humour or Shop or New Releases page!
Flight: Stories of Canadian Aviation, Vol. 3
by Deana J. Driver and Contributors
This third volume of the Flight series features more unique stories of adventures, mishaps, rescues, dangerous landings, and tributes to the Canadian aviation industry and its people. Author /editor / publisher Deana J. Driver shares fascinating stories about Laura Lawrence, Lisa McGivery, Barbara Stefanyshyn-Cote, and Gerd Wengler. Other contributors to this volume are from Bill Cameron, Will Chabun, Richard Dowson, Peter Enzlberger, Mary Harelkin Bishop, Dave McElroy, Vincent Murphy-Dodds, Curtis Penner, Don Riekman, Ralph Tweten, Walter D. Williams, Ken Wilson, Mason Adam Wray, and Bill Wunsch.
Buy the book on our Non-fiction or Shop or New Releases page!
Rebuilding a Brick Wall
By Susanne Gauthier with Evan Wall
Evan Wall is a bright, mischievous, small-town “tough guy” from Shellbrook, Saskatchewan whose life changes irrevocably after a car accident leaves him with a traumatic brain injury. Having to relearn how to talk, eat, walk, and all other “normal” bodily functions, Evan no longer feels like the strong “Brick Wall” of his high school football days. With his coordination and speech permanently damaged, he must also deal with the new phenomenon of ableism and living in a world designed for able-bodied persons. Refusing to give up, Evan's wit and sense of humour hold strong as he reinvents himself and sets new goals for his future, inspiring and teaching others along the way.
Buy the book on our Healing and Wellness or Shop or New Releases page!
Next Stop - Chicago: The 5th Tunnels of Moose Adventures
by Mary Harelkin Bishop
Published in 2007, is now available from DriverWorks Ink.
When family and friends gather to pay tribute to Grandpa Vance, Andrea and Tony discover that their grandfather’s adventures extended well beyond the city of Moose Jaw. Just when they think their time-travelling days are over, they are given an opportunity to see their grandfather, young and vibrant, in the past. They risk one more trip back in time and find themselves in Chicago at the mercy of Ol’ Scarface. Will they be able to free their grandfather from his past without jeopardizing their future?
Order on our Fiction or Shop page.
Obituary and news articles about inspiring 9-time cancer survivor Dionne Warner
n February 1, 2021, the remarkable life of Dionne Warner came to an end. Since her first cancer diagnosis in 1995, Dionne chose to be upbeat, positive, and grateful for every moment of every day, and she encouraged all of us to do so too. In a rejuvenating, fun-loving way, Dionne shared these concepts with thousands of people in Canada and around the world. I am honoured to have written and published her story in Never Leave Your Wingman - Dionne and Graham Warner's Story of Hope.
My deepest condolences to her wingman, Graham, and their family and many friends. Dionne was much loved and will be sorely missed.
This eloquent obituary was written by Graham and Dionne Warner. An article in the Regina Leader-Post shares some of Dionne's journey. An article by CBC Saskatchewan shares part of Dionne's story too.
Fly high and free, Angel D! Thank you for the light you shone in our lives. We will never forget you.
Tunnels of Time - Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure #1
by Mary Harelkin Bishop
Updated & republished by DriverWorks Ink
Instead of enjoying a school trip to the mountains, thirteen-year-old Andrea has to attend her cousin’s boring wedding in boring Moose Jaw. Then she accidentally falls into one of the mysterious tunnels beneath the city and discovers she’s travelled back in time to the 1920s and those dangerous days of the city's underground. Can Andrea outwit the gangsters who are forcing her to work for them in this frightening world? And can she ever find her way back to her family? This updated and republished first book of the Canadian bestselling children’s adventure series features updated language, shorter chapters for easier reading and read alouds, 12 black and white illustrations, and sections for historical notes, ask the author, and discussion questions.
Order on our Fiction or Shop or New Releases page!
Santa Claus Wore Green - a play script for all ages by Georgia Joorisity
A musical Christmas play for schools and community groups. For 14 or more characters, suitable for all ages of performers and audience. Includes songs and song parodies of special interest to anyone who enjoys Santa Claus and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Produced with song permissions.
Keywords: Christmas, Saskatchewan Roughriders, North Pole, John Deere.
Acts: 1 act, 4 scenes. Run time: 30 to 45 minutes
Suitable for actors: age 8+
Read more on our Fiction page.
Order by sending an email to DriverWorks Ink.
Volume 2 of Flight: Stories of Canadian Aviation by Deana J. Driver and Contributors
Cowpies and animal obstacles on the runway, falling aircraft parts, and annoying passengers are among the fascinating true stories in this second volume of the Flight series. A flying bishop, flights into gas well fire zones in Iran, freezing flights in Arctic Canada, and troubles with a French Concorde are told by pilots and other aviation personnel in this second volume celebrating Canada's aviation industry.
Read more on our Non-fiction page.
Order on our Shop page.
Congratulations to Bryce Burnett, author of Horses, Dogs and Wives, on his Fourth Place win in the Cowboy Poetry category of the prestigious 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Awards in Fort Worth, Texas! This is Bryce's second win in that competition. His first win was a Third Place in 2015 in Cowboy Poetry and Publishing for his first book, Homegrown and Other Poems.
Flight: Stories of Canadian Aviation, Vol. 1
by Deana J. Driver and Contributors.
In their own words or with the help of author Deana Driver or other Prairie writers, Western Canadian pilots and aviation enthusiasts share stories of adventure, assistance, humour, tragedy, and success in this salute to the Canadian aviation industry and its people.