Testimonials & Author Success Stories

A sampling of successful authors who publish with First Choice Books and the stories of their publishing escapades!

Sweet Surprise Gluten Free Cookbook

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Sweet Surprise Gluten Free Cookbook

What do you do when you love baking, but not gluten or dairy? The successful solution – Sweet Surprise Gluten Free Cookbook A mother-daughter publishing team The Lochmatter family in Comox, BC,  found a way to produce healthy baked goods that satisfy every sweet tooth, but are also gluten-free and dairy-free.  Mother-daughter team Heidi and Alex Lochmatter started a baking business after finding out their husband and father, Fred, was much healthier following a diet free of gluten, soy and dairy products. Instead of crumbly, unsatisfying products that use a confusing array of flour...

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History of John Oliver High School – Ken MacLeod

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History of John Oliver High School – Ken MacLeod

History of John Oliver High School – Ken MacLeod’s 12-year labour of love to preserve the history of South Vancouver and John Oliver High School Now in museums and universities, the author says this of his 800 page plus tome: “A lot of social history is not remembered. It’s just forgotten in time and the voice of the people makes good history and important history. It’s a story of our pioneer heritage. People have to value their heritage to have an identity.” ~Ken MacLeod, Vancouver Courier First Choice Books is proud to have worked...

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What Would Gandhi Do? by Pummy Kaur

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What Would Gandhi Do? by Pummy Kaur

Gandhi… What Would He Do?    Author Pummy Kaur is a great example of a one woman brand. She has published 3 books, including her most recent, What Would Gandhi Do? and A Season of Non-Violence, both in multiple printings with First Choice Books.  Pummy Kaur founded The Global Education Center (G.E.C.) in 1991 as a passionate voice and a compassionate ear for educating as if Life really matters. With her books, Kaur reaches out to universities, school districts, religious and spiritual institutions, social justice groups, unions, political groups, women’s issues groups, children...

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Self Published Authors Testimonial – Jon Climie and “Rescue”

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Self Published Authors Testimonial – Jon Climie and “Rescue”

Jon Climie picking up his newly printed book, “Rescue”. Self Published Authors Testimonial -Jon Climie and “Rescue” by First Choice Books – Our Authors Rock! In the authors own words: I recently completed a 470 page novel called ‘RESCUE’ that I had published by First Choice Books in Victoria, British Columbia, and wanted to comment on their exceptional service and the guidance they provided at every step of getting my novel printed. Like most other people on the journey of writing something, I eagerly awaited that first moment when I’d put a completed...

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Youtube Testimonial – Robert Moore: There’s Moore to Life

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Youtube Testimonial – Robert Moore: There’s Moore to Life

 Youtube Testimonial for First Choice Books in His Own Words by Robert Moore Robert Moore  author of “There is Moore to Life” says of his creative process: …I started an even harder journey to break free from the way I was living. My book talks about the emotional roller coaster I had been on throughout my life and how I became sober and clean while at the same time putting myself through school to get a college education. I could never pay back the community with different community programs. I have started a new life from scratch and that is why I want to share my...

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Authors Gold Rush – John Motherwell and Gold Rush Steamboats

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Authors Gold Rush – John Motherwell and Gold Rush Steamboats

Authors Gold Rush John Motherwell has been interested in Rattenbury’s Yukon experience for more than half a century. He first heard of the Bennett Lake and Klondyke Navigation Company in 1955, long after its boats had stopped running, while he was in Whitehorse. ~Dave Obee, Editor-in-Chief, Victoria Times Colonist newspaper writes: “A few years later, on the Yukon’s Fortymile River, Motherwell found what was left of two of Rattenbury’s boats. In 2002, he visited the company’s old shipyard at Bennett Lake. It’s safe to say that Gold Rush Steamboats has been a labour of love....

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