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Thoughts from Barbara Joyce-Hawryluk

Finalist in High Plains Book Awards

“Wounded” has just received two more honours, to be celebrated in Billings, Montana the weekend of October 23 – 26. It is a finalist in two categories of The High Plains Book Award Event – best woman writer and first book. Finalists in all categories from Canada and parts of the U.S. will be in […]

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IPPY Awards in New York

Formerly a church and later a recording studio, NYC Providence hosted the eighteenth annual Independent Book Publisher Awards. The whole experience was overwhelming and surreal –  everything from meeting publishers, authors and celebrities from around the world to soaking in the lavish and historic décor of the building. Wall after wall boasted albums of artists […]

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Launches, Love & Laughter

Thank you to everyone who came out to The Gates and McNally to support the launch of “Wounded,” and meet the hard-working and energetic supporting cast of “Team Wounded”: Arvel Gray, Jeni Wykes, Graham Hawryluk, Garry Hawryluk, Cole Holyk, Jaimie and Warren Law, Ron McDougall, Paul Joyal, Barb Bain, Olivia Arnason, Rhonda Bruchanski and Marianne Smith. With the champagne […]

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Endings and Beginnings

After more than three years, the matrix of characters, plot and sub-plots have finally come together in print. “What does it feel like?” friends have asked. My answer, “Exciting and…nerve wracking!” Exciting because I can check off a major item on my bucket list. Nerve wracking because of the questions that follow: 1. Has the […]

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