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Welcome to our 23nd Anniversary / 2022

All titles are available for immediate order and include many great fiction and non-fiction new and recent releases, all at low prices and good discounts. Featured titles include:

Wounded Healer – Surviving Childhood Trauma by Lee Lyttle: Recounts the Author’s efforts to cope with his own abuse and his journey to become an accredited professional healer of others who’ve experienced trauma.

No Sleep Tonight … “From Jordan Grupe, author of the gripping and terrifying novel Beneath the Asylum, comes the appropriately named No Sleep Tonight collection of scary short stories – the latest offering of terror for those yearning for a bout of wild-eyed insomnia.” - Michael B. Davie, author, The Late Man

 Past, Present, Future – Stories that Haunt – the breakthrough 19th book by renowned award-winning author Dr. Ian Prattis offers a collection of compelling short stories. As he states: “I wrote PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE because I had to… I had a sense of reciprocity about what I feel is necessary to heal the world from climate emergency and pandemic.”


First Person Singular Vol. 3 – by Ross Ulysses Munroe – more thought-provoking and intriguing short stories.

Songline of the Heart A Navigator’s Guide to Resurrecting Your Heart, Home and Habitat – by Shelley Darling, a professional Dowsing Master and speaker who synthesizes her knowledge of Emotional Integration, Heart Resonance and Feng Shui with Dowsing… a dynamic whole-systems model which speaks to Evolutionary Dowsing as a transformational journey whose vision is to restore personal power, prosperity aligned with purpose and planetary peace.

The Open Gate– by R. J. Keeler – “takes you through the open gates into a chaotic but splendid garden that leads into private and public spaces, outdoors, indoors and in your mind. Along the way, he captures the hidden magic of everyday life, the joys of small moments, the mysteries of life and death – a captivating journey filled with touches of humor and introspection – an absolutely terrific book.” - Michael B. Davie, author, Poetry for the Insane: The Full Mental

We also have Briar Rose And other Fairy Tales Darkly Revisited by Alyxandra Harvey the bestselling author of Haunting Violet, Stolen Away and hugely popular The Drake Chronicles vampire novels.

Plus, Connect with the Divine You – the compelling and inspiring story of author Tanya Penny, who overcame major illness by healing herself from within and now tours internationally sharing her expertise

Also, Mid-Rift – breakthrough novel by psychotherapist-author Rebecca Rosenblat, weaves insightful commentary on insecurities in a funny, endearing storyline. Sex in the City fans will love this book – and much more to choose from…


Retailers and libraries around the world can order from Ingram or Gazelle or another distributor of their choice or Manor House via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Nearly all of our featured titles are available in both softcover and also hardcover formats in librarian-friendly case laminate (cover image is imprinted onto the hardboard itself – no dust jackets to fiddle with and tape in plastic etc. – our hardcovers are good to go. No fuss, no muss).

Members of the public perusing our catalogue are invited to contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange purchases at 20% off list prices (larger discounts for retailers and libraries). You can also find our titles at retailers and online sellers, such as Amazon- and here are some new releases below with quick-click buttons that will take you directly to their Amazon pages for more details and fast ordering:



Wounded Healer

Surviving Childhood Trauma


Lee Lyttle


“Wounded Healer chronicles author Lee Lyttle's childhood sexual abuse, and how the author learned to come to terms with this experience and go on to help other victims and advance a greater understanding of trauma and actions needed to overcome and prevent childhood trauma.” - Michael B. Davie, author, Great Advice


"Lee's memoir is a testament to the power of vulnerability and candidness in recovery… giving you a glimpse into the process… will hopefully empower your own healing." - Dr. Jamie Marich, Founder, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, Author, Trauma and the 12 Steps: An Inclusive Guide to Healing and Recovery


About the Author

Drawing on 24 years of professional and personal experience with addictions and mental illness, Lee Lyttle’s memoir, Wounded Healer traces his healing journey through childhood trauma, addictions, and mental illness. He shares how creativity and imagination, music, and art, can help people cope with trauma of any nature, and supports other male survivors of child sexual abuse, childhood trauma, addictions, or mental illness.


Title: Wounded Healer / Lee Lyttle
Softcover ISBN 978-1-988058-70-2 $19.95 US / $24.95 CDN
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-71-9 $39.95 US / $49.95 CDN
Non-Fiction: Biography / Dealing with child abuse
Available via Ingram / Gazelle / other distributors



In Wounded Healer, Lee shares his raw personal story and truths he’s learned about healing from traumatic experiences… how his insights into creativity and the power of the imagination enabled him to take difficult experiences and lean into them, a process, which set him on a path of continually seeking and reaching new edges in life. Lee believes tremendous healing occurs when we share our stories honestly with others who have experienced similar difficulties, and that expressing our true identity is the greatest medicine we can ever find.


Working as a therapist for people with traumatic brain injury, Lee’s insights and training into psychology and behaviour—amplified by his artistic endeavours—have given him the ability to explore trauma healing from varied perspectives: experientially and academically…Combining insights from western mainstream psychology and Traditional First Nations wisdom and practice through the concept of “Two-Eyed seeing” allow Lee to bring clients to a place of wholeness and wellness.


Lee has a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Behavioural Sciences from McMaster University and he is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Workers. He is currently a mental health worker serving families on the reserve in Attawapiskat First Nation, Ontario Canada.













No Sleep Tonight

Scary Short Stories


Jordan Grupe


“Despite being a relatively new addition to the horror writing scene, Jordan Grupe has made a name for himself as an excellent storyteller. His ability to build characters and terrify readers is consistently impressive as he continues to produce high quality horror content. I have featured a few of his tales on my YouTube channel “Mr. Creeps” and the response has always been amazing!"

- Mr. Creeps (683,000-subscribers on YouTube)  


“From Jordan Grupe, author of the gripping Beneath the Asylum, comes the appropriately named No Sleep Tonight collection of scary short stories – the latest offering of terror for those yearning for a bout of wild-eyed insomnia.” - Michael B. Davie, author, The Late Man



Title: No Sleep Tonight / Jordan Grupe
Softcover ISBN 978-1-988058-68-9 $19.95 US / $24.95 CDN
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-69-6 $39.95 US / $49.95 CDN
Fiction: Short Stories / Horror / 240 pages
Available via Ingram / Gazelle / Others

“Jordan has a knack for making the mundane menacing (I'll never look at garden gnomes the same way again). His stories are immersive, dragging the reader in kicking and screaming, with just enough humor to help wash down the absolute dread you experience when visiting his wicked worlds.”

- Travis Brown (Grand_Theft_Motto on Rededit No Sleep), author, House with One Hundred Doors


About the Author: Jordan Grupe is a Hamilton, Ontario-based author and artist, who has created more than 40 short stories, novelettes, and novellas.


His writings are often shared with a vast audience in the hundreds of thousands via the websites (under profile Jgrupe) and YouTube as well as author website:


The author and his works are also featured on an array of other websites, including and other Amazon sites; the websites of other major books retailers and the publisher’s website:


Beneath the Asylum was his first novel and it drew its inspiration from the author’s own experience as a security guard at a psychiatric hospital with a dilapidated, and reportedly haunted, old mansion on its grounds.


No Sleep Tonight continues the author’s tales of horror with his first collection of truly scary short stories.









First Person Singular Vol.3

More Very Short Stories of Wit & Wisdom


Ross Ulysses Munroe

There is a diamond — so clear, so transparent, unsullied by earthly matters and what matters not, which can only be apprehended by that which it reflects, a mirror without form. One that is cut so precisely, its edges are capable of rending mundane experience into ribbons, yielding the fleshy fruit that resides inside, yet remains unblemished. To look into any facet is to see unfolding phases of the moon, a kaleidoscope of change, of fabricated identifications. And the source of it all can be hunted by following the traces back to where they converge. So it is with the stories in my life, and in this book. – Ross Ulysses Munroe


Title: First Person Singular Vol. 3 Author: Ross Ulysses Munroe
Softcover ISBN 978-1-988058-72-6 $14.95 US / $19.95 CDN
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-73-3 $34.95 US / $39.95 CDN
Fiction: Short Stories / 144 pages
Available from Ingram / Gazelle / other distributors

Ross Ulysses Munroe is an award-winning creative talent, having served as Executive Editor and writer for a number of magazines and newspapers with his wife Virginia, a children's book, various screenplays, collections of short stories and more.


Currently serving on the Judging Panel with the Film for Peace Festival, Ross has produced and directed a number of story-driven jazz videos, hundreds of off the-wall TV commercials and a 35mm feature film.


He has received many dozens of awards around the world including Best of Show at the Bessies, Canada’s premier commercial award event of the year, as well as special recognition at the acclaimed NXNE Film Festival and The Hollywood Film Festival. Ross is known for his humor and incisive perspective on the human condition.


Ross' latest work is showcased in Volume 3 of his series, First Person Singular — a collection of short stories, essays, poems and insights certain to provoke and entertain.


From the sordid to the sublime, Ross' writing is primarily drawn from his personal experience, in a delightful and unconventional mix of irony and pathos.


For more information or to contact the Author, visit














Past, Present, Future

Stories that Haunt


Dr. Ian Prattis

Past, Present, Future is a testament to the sacred interconnectedness and interdependence of humans, our community, nature, the elements and the animal kingdom. It is these relationships that enable us to survive, thrive, heal and grow. Yet there is an underlying message that these very relationships can become fragile and worn, if we become complacent and fail to nourish and tend to them. - Germaine De Peralta, Journalist / Reiki Master Teacher


Note from the Author: “I wrote PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE because I had to… I had a sense of reciprocity about what I feel is necessary to heal the world from climate emergency and pandemic. The chapters play their part throughout as a sort of call and response meter that leans on kinship and community rather than corporate greed. The chapters become as seeds in the mind of the reader, so my work cannot be buried or lost. There is a strong emphasis on Indigenous Wisdom that pulls chapters together while displaying how easy it is to fall into destruction.” – Dr. Ian Prattis


Title: Past, Present, Future / Dr. Ian Prattis
Softcover ISBN 978-1-988058-67-2 $14.95 US / $19.95 CDN
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-66-5 $29.95 US / $39.95 CDN
Fiction: Short Stories / 192 pages
Available via Ingram / Gazelle / other distributors


About the Author: Poet, Global Traveler, Founder of Friends for Peace, Guru in India, Zen teacher and Spiritual Warrior for planetary care, peace and social justice, Dr. Ian Prattis presently lives in Ottawa, Canada and encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the planet may be renewed by local and global acts of good will happening spontaneously.


Dr. Prattis is Professor Emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and is an award-winning author of 18 books. Recent awards include the Gold Medal from the eLit Excellence Awards in 2019 and again in 2020 (for Shattered Earth); Gold for Redemption at the 2015 Florida Book Festival, 2015 Quill Award from Focus on Women Magazine for Trailing Sky Six Feathers and Silver for Environment from the 2014 Living Now Literary Awards for Failsafe; Saving the Earth From Ourselves


























Songline of the Heart

A Navigator’s Guide to Resurrecting
Your Heart, Home and Habitat


Shelley Darling

“Traveling internationally for the past 12 years as a professional Dowsing master and speaker, Shelley synthesizes her knowledge of Emotional Integration, Heart Resonance and Feng Shui with Dowsing, which evokes an energetic “quickening” in the field, uplifting the home, land, and business environment.


Shelley’s dedication to Love as a practical pathway, combined with her understanding of Ancient Wisdom and Conscious Evolution, delivers a dynamic whole-systems model which speaks to Evolutionary Dowsing as a transformational journey whose vision is to restore personal power, prosperity aligned with purpose and planetary peace.


Title: Songline of the Heart / Author: Shelley Darling / 300 pages
Softcover ISBN 978-1-988058-76-4 $24.95 US / $29.95 CDN
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-77-1 $39.95 US / $49.95 CDN
Non-Fiction: Biography / Self Help / Dowsing
Available via Ingram / Gazelle / other distributors


“It takes great courage to step into the unknown and unseen, to follow the pull of dowsing rods that say things are not as they seem. And to follow through to see where forces that defy the known and accepted may lead… Shelley has opened fascinating pathways into that ancient realm of mystery. Now it is open to you to explore too.” - Barry Brailsford, author of Song of the Old Tides


From the Author: Dowsing came into my life serendipitously, seemingly out of left field. As I dowsed my clients’ homes, I found myself in complete awe of how quickly my clients themselves evolved. They became enthusiastic and developed profound confidence and trust in their personal internal guidance systems, often in ways that had previously seemed unimaginable to them.


Through dowsing, I began to experience a more powerful connection with the voice of the land. Each dowsing seemed to support an empowered awareness of the land with a conscious recognition of one's personal power and appropriated guardianship of the land by the Ancestors.


The personal transmissions that occur through each dowsing deliver messages to the individual and their families, awakening and renewing their relationships with each other, while simultaneously restoring and harmonizing the energy of the land. My experience has continued to support these findings, with the strength and conviction of a power and unfolding wisdom…”


- Shelley Darling












The Open Gate


R.J. Keeler

R. J. Keeler takes you through the open gates into a chaotic but splendid garden that leads into private and public spaces, outdoors, indoors and in your mind. Along the way, he captures the hidden magic of everyday life, the joys of small moments, the mysteries of life and death – a captivating journey filled with touches of humor and introspection – an absolutely terrific book.” - Michael B. Davie, author, Poetry for the Insane: The Full Mental



Title: The Open Gate / R.J. Keeler / 132 pages

Softcover ISBN: 978-1-988058-70-0  $19.95 U.S.

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-988058-75-7  $39.95 U.S.

($24.95 CDN softcover / $39.95 CDN hardcover)

Fiction: Poetry and Poetic Short Stories (132 pages)

Available from Ingram / Gazelle / other distributors





R. J. (Robert) Keeler started writing poetry in the early 1970’s under the direction of Guy Owen. His poetry is a rich collage of disjunctive metaphors that travel through the structure of science and technology, the nonsense of politics, and the mystery of love, life, and death.


Intelligence, humor, and vulnerability are showcased in a powerful mélange of subject matter and integrated details, an engaging collage that elaborates and extends the wind-ruffed surface of everyday thoughts, takes a deep dive beyond the ordinary, and then returns to a distant shore.


Robert has published in over ninety literary journals and been honored in many poetry competitions. This, his third book, includes poems from thirty years of unpublished poems interlaced with several recent works. His style considers a wide range of traditional forms that deliver a clever, unfettered, modern framework. Robert lives on Vashon Island, WA, at the midpoint of southern Puget Sound between Seattle and Tacoma, reachable only by ferry. He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.























Briar Rose

And other Fairy Tales Darkly Revisited


Alyxandra Harvey

“Think you know the classic fairy tales of yore? You’re about to encounter some unexpectedly dark, intriguing passages revealed by Alyxandra Harvey, the bestselling author of Haunting Violet, Stolen Away and hugely popular The Drake Chronicles vampire novels. Briar Rose, a collection of superbly crafted epic poem-short stories, revisits familiar tales from antiquity to open up new mystical realms of strange, unsettling possibilities and surprises. One thing is for certain – you’ll never, ever look at classic fairy tales the same way again…” - Michael B Davie, author, Poetry for the Insane: The Full Mental


Title: Briar Rose / Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Author: Gord Deppe (Burlington / GTA ON)
Softcover ISBN 978-1-897453-18-6 / $14.95 US/CDN
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-897453-81-0 / $29.95 US/CDN
Fiction: Collection of superb poetic short stories
PO: US/Canada/World: Ingram / UK : Gazelle (other distributors also source/sell this and other titles)

Fairy tales didn’t begin as children’s stories. They were originally oral folktales thought to belong to the ‘peasant’ class, until the literary salons of the 17th Century adopted them as their own. They have been retold countless times and hundreds of years later they still resonate. They are a guide through the dark woods of life and a conversation with our mythic selves… Take another look: The witch, the wolf and the wonder await.” – Alyxandra Harvey bestselling author of Haunting Violet, Stolen Away and The Drake Chronicles vampire novels


About the Author

Alyxandra Harvey lives in an old Victorian stone house with her husband, dogs, and a few friendly ghosts. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true, except for the fact that she really likes running water, women’s rights, and ice cream. She also likes cinnamon lattes, tattoos and books.


Audience: The bestselling author’s legions of fans that eagerly embrace her bestselling novels and outstanding titles, now including, Briar Rose and Other Fairy Tales Darkly Revisited!













Connect With The Divine You


Tanya Penny

Tanya Penny has written a powerful book about connecting with who we are and who we are truly on the planet to be. Her writing is clear, concise and focused on providing the insights and practical tools that help clear away the clutter of the past and allow us to move forward into a more promising future. With compassion and care, she lays out a path that anyone can follow and everyone can leverage.”  - Susan Crossman, Best-selling author, Passages to Epiphany 


Tanya Penny is a relentless seeker of deeper truth, and I am blessed to witness some of her vulnerable journey.  Her book touched my heart and I know they will give so many hope when things may seem hopeless.   Thanks for having the courage to share your journey in such a heartfelt yet practical way, Tanya.’ 

- Jennifer Hough, Best-selling Author/Speaker/Seer


Title: Connect With The Divine You / Tanya Penny

Softcover ISBN: 978-1-988058-34-4  List: $19.95

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-988058-35-1  List: $39.95

Non-Fiction: Self-Help, self-healing, health, happiness

Release: Feb. 7/2018

Publisher/Imprint: Manor House Publishing Inc.

Page Count: 288 Trim: 6x9”

Contact: 905-648-2193  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

US / World Distribution:  Ingram



“I’ve watched Tanya's physical, spiritual connection unveil in her life over the years. There is no better teacher than someone who has walked the healing path and is now on the other side.  Her journey has taken her from disease to health and happiness.  If you have disease or dysfunction this book is a tool to bring you to a state of connection with your inner ability to heal, be healthy and prosper in all areas of your life.”     

- Dr. Jennifer Anacker, Anacker Chiropractic


 “… Tanya Penny can absolutely guide you on your personal journey to self love and connecting to the Divine You. She lays out step by step how to face yourself and open your heart to you, the Divine You, the most important thing you will ever do in this life. Without self love and acceptance, suffering will be a way of life. Tanya has provided the process and tools to end your suffering. This is not just another feel good book, it’s a self-healing guide that anyone can follow.”

- Bonnie Serratore, Author, The Way Back Home


 About the Author


Tanya Penny is an Occupational Therapist and Vibrant Body & Abundant Life Coach. For 25 years of her life, she experienced anxiety, depression and pain. In 2004, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a wake-up call indicating deeper issues in need of love, attention, and release — issues that medications lifestyle changes, and medical interventions couldn’t touch. It wasn’t easy (she had to peel back layers to look into her Self) and it wasn’t quick (it took years), but she healed. Now, Tanya teaches the Therapeutic Meditation Process and the 10 Vibrant Body and Abundant Life Keys to those who are ready to take their own journey of discovery.














Mid Rift

A Novel


Rebecca Rosenblat

Join Jillian Briggs and her offbeat friends as they try to reinvent themselves! You’ll love getting to know (L-R below): Jillian’s husband Jeremy, who treats sex like a medical procedure; Darla the mysterious lesbian lawyer; Alison the gorgeous accountant who’s sworn off sex; Darla’s ex Dan, who helps the girls decipher man-speak; Cyn, the free-spirited sex therapist; Randy the gay fashionista; and, Jillian herself, who enjoys stretching out with her friends’ support. This group will have you laughing at life, while drawing you deep into their secrets, insecurities and triumphs. For anyone who’s feared hitting an age milestone, this hilarious story will walk you through any situation, with more understanding than you’d get from your best friend or therapist! Up for some insightful fun? Here’s your invitation to join the party!



Title: Mid Rift – A novel
Author: Rebecca Rosenblat

Softcover ISBN 9781988058528 List: $14.95 US

Hardcover ISBN: 9781988058535 List: $34.95 US

Fiction: Novel  Publisher/Imprint: Manor House

Pages: 272 / 5x8” / Standard trade terms

US/Canada/UK/World: Ingram  

(Other distributors also source/supply/sell this title) 



About the Author: 


Rebecca Rosenblat, Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Couple’s Counselor, has hosted various TV and Radio shows, where she’s given over a thousand hours of guidance to millions of people worldwide.  

Rebecca is also the best-selling author of eight books – An Eastern Seduction; Smooth as Silk; Broken Promises; How to Drive Your Lover Wild with Pleasure; Seducing your Man – the honeymoon was just the beginning; Sexual Power, Overcoming betrayal; and now, Mid Rift. Rebecca lives in Toronto with her family, where she runs her private practice, is an associate at a clinic, and does various forms of teaching, transforming thousands of lives.  Her passion is to help people become the best they can be; and have the best relationships possible!



  • Wide general audience but with particular interest to Sex in the City fans and those who enjoy escaping with a great novel. 
 Sales / Marketing:
  • Book-signings, speaking engagements
  • Media interviews, special events
  • Workshops, conferences, book clubs
  • Catalogues, advertising, media releases, and more









Mystery of Hedgehog Hill

Adventures in Shroomville


Ron Dennis

The Mystery of Hedgehog Hill, a Children-Young Adults novel, has earned many accolades and is honoured to be chosen by educators as an important featured part of the national Newspapers in Education program. (it was serialized by The Hamilton Spectator, other newspapers, throughout the fall).



Title: Adventures in Shroomville Softcover ISBN 978-1-897453-32-2 $12.95 US/ $14.95 CDN
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-897453-62-9 $34.95 USD/CDN
Publisher/Imprint: Manor House
Fiction: Novel / Children - Young Adults
Specs: 144 pages, PO: US/Canada/World: Ingram / UK: Gazelle (and other distributors)





About the Author/ Mystery of Hedgehog Hill 

Shroomville had been a happy little village, tucked away deep in a vast boreal forest whose bristling green canopy stretched beyond forever… Oh, one little detail makes this village stand out. You see, these villagers are tiny… about as tall as a typical adult’s size-nine shoe. And they live peacefully and happily in mushroom houses. Large, living mushroom houses… For Marshall Shroom, growing up here had been happiness itself - until his 13th year that is! Responding to a telepathic cry for help, Mars sets out on a quest to rescue his father and his best friend Portia from the clutches of the evil Maliset. With emerging new powers and the help of strange new friends, will Marshall succeed in his mission in time?


Ron Dennis was once young himself and has never fully recovered from that experience. Writing remarkably enjoyable books for children and young adults is his own form of therapy. The Hamilton Spectator serialized chapters from the book twice-weekly throughout the fall as one of the major newspapers participating in the highly praised national Newspapers in Education program fostering strong reading habits in young folk – a wonderful, gentle, fun adventure story.















My Life with The Spoons


Gord Deppe


“With a string of smash hits – Nova Heart, Tell No Lies, Old Emotions, Romantic Traffic – the Spoons redefined the musical landscape and captured the hearts of fans everywhere. The Spoons toured extensively, playing sold-out shows with an array of fellow icons including Talking Heads, Police, Culture Club, Simple Minds and many more, during a decades-long journey-adventure that continues to this day. The Spoons gold album Arias & Symphonies was named one of the 20 Most Influential Albums of The ‘80s by The Chart Magazine and Nova Heart was named one of The Top 100 Canadian Singles. SpoonFed is the compelling life story of Spoons frontman Gord Deppe, whose creative vision defined one of the most influential, original bands of the ‘80s and beyond.” From the Foreword by Michael B Davie, President/CEO, Rockport Records International Corp.


Title: Spoonfed - My Life with The Spoons
Author: Gord Deppe (Burlington / GTA ON)
Softcover ISBN 978-1-897453-43-8 / $24.95 US/CDN
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-897453-51-3 / $39.95 US/CDN
Non-Fiction: Auto-biography (Musician)
Specs: 240 pages / 6x9” /Standard trade terms
US/World: Ingram / UK : Gazelle

About the Author: SpoonFed As singer, guitar player and songwriter for the Canadian new wave band the Spoons, Gord Deppe has been in the music business for over thirty years. Born in Vancouver, B.C., his family moved back and forth between Canada and Germany several times before finally settling in Burlington, Ontario. There, in 1980, fresh out of high school, Gord, Sandy Horne, Rob Preuss and Derrick Ross would go on to make Spoons a different kind of household word. The young band would also catch the wave of a brand new video-driven phenomenon that was about to hit TV screens nationwide. The video for their hit Nova Heart would be aired on the very first broadcast of MuchMusic. Romantic Traffic, shot in the subways of Toronto, remains as one of the most iconic Canadian music videos of all time.


Audience: • Wide general audience but with particular interest to fans of the Spoons and those who enjoy musician biographies. Sales / Marketing / Author-Spoons Tour: • Canada-wide ongoing Spoons tour • Numerous book-signing events have already taken place at major Indigo and independent stores. More TBA • Cross Canada Author book signings. • Hot topic attracting media interest. • Author is also doing ongoing blogging, and media interviews, etc..







Break Up, Make Up or Shake Up

Redefining Relationships in Retirement, Isolation & Crisis


Cathalynn Labonté-Smith

Are you in a difficult, unfulfilling relationship and you don’t know where to go from here? If so, you have three basic choices, outlined in detail in Cathalynn Labonté-Smith’s helpful, insightful new book Break Up, Make Up or Shake Up.


If your best choice is to break up, this book contains a wealth of information on all of the legalities, options and approaches available – in Canada, the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand– along with planning advice, examination of needed documents and insightful case histories, tips on dealing with violence, and much more.


Or, are you ready to reconcile and make up? If so, you’ll also find some great advice on how to best go about making up and restoring your relationship, including better communication and the steps needed for successful results.


Perhaps, what you really need is a good shake up - a redefining of your relationship under new terms and conditions that are a departure from the past – terms that are fair and considerate to you both via mutual agreement.


Title: Break Up, Make Up or Shake Up
Author: Cathalynn Labonté-Smith
Softcover ISBN 978-1-988058-60-3 / $14.95 US
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-61-0 / $34.95 US
($19.95 CDN softcover / $39.95 CDN hardcover)
Non-Fiction: Self-Help / Relationships
Specs: 218 pages, 5x8” Available for purchase-order
Available from Ingram (and other distributors)

“You’ll find terrific advice, illustrative true-life stories, key information, clear-cut approaches – and a good deal more - including tips on coping with all of this during a pandemic! It’s timely advice at any time and it’s all here in the pages of this well-written, remarkably informative book. This is your road map to whichever journey you choose – a highly recommended, informative must-read!” - Michael B. Davie, author, Great Advice


Cathalynn Labonté-Smith grew up in Alberta and moved to Vancouver, BC, to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia (UBC). After graduation, she worked as a freelance journalist until present. She then became a technical writer in wireless communication and other high-tech industries. She went to UBC to complete a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and taught English, Journalism, and other subjects at Vancouver high. As well, she has a Level I National Coach Certificate in Dragon Boating and Life Coach training. She currently lives in Gibsons and North Vancouver, BC. Blogs: and, both feature links to resources and other bonus companion materials.