Happy New Year!
Happy Reading & Happy Writing
Vancouver Island University is presenting an Outstanding Service Award to retired VIU English professor Dr. Kevin Roberts on June 4. We're proud to have Kevin's Books at PHP.
This year - Something very different for our re-formed Pilot Hill Press... A Western...
...The Powerful & Disturbing.
.. Bad Men...
...Lives up to its title. Michael brings us, with searing honesty, what people said & what people did, when the world was harsh, and the people were all wounded - even when the shots missed.
No holds barred; nothing censored by times tinted-glasses, in this book, people speak and act as people did in those harsh days. It hurts while it lives. The words, the actions, the events, all spill into the world as they would have, & as they did.
The ending will stay with you long after this book is read.
One Book At A Time
our PHP authors.
At our our Sister-Press
New Found Land Press...
(our first 90-year-old poet.)
NEW releases from Kevin and from Michael.
Both Michael Kanaly, who lives in New York State, and Kevin Roberts, who comes to Canada via Australia, reflect an international approach which will expand even more. They've committed their books to the beginning of a press that they believe will be here for a long time. Eileen Powell (who happens to be my Aunt) is a fine Poet and activist and keen reader of cards, and lover of a game of Growl.
Look for releases year-round and not just in publishing 'seasons'.
As well, PHP will be welcoming other writers to join our various launches. The next group of writers will all be women. Eileen Powell's Poems are already in Print at Newfoundland Press. To celebrate her 90th birthday this year, we'll be releasing a second edition and including her Political poems.
In this age we all combine forces - a group of people want to get great books to great readers.
Each of our publications was chosen to become a gathering point a flash of light caught in a net of words. Readers love the heft of a book; the way it fits in a pocket or a backpack. We all imagine the look of books on window ledges of small cabins; in high rise buildings, on buses, on subways.
May these books be carried around the world like lanterns - each holding a necessary spark.