Testimonials & Author Success Stories

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

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 Rattenbury’s Yukon experience has interested John Motherwell for more than half a century. While he was in Whitehorse, John first heard of the Bennett Lake and Klondyke Navigation Company in 1955, long after its boats had stopped running. ~Dave Obee, Editor-in-Chief, Victoria Times Colonist newspaper writes: ” Motherwell found what was left of two of Rattenbury’s boats, later, on the Yukon’s Fortymile River. 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 for John...

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Book Review: Joyce McCart and Captain Palliser

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Book Review: Joyce McCart and Captain Palliser

When an Editor provides a Glowing Book Review You Know You Have Done a Great Job! Canadian author/historian Joyce McCart published her second book, On the Road with Captain Palliser, with First Choice Books last year. Exactingly researched and engagingly recounted, the book tells of Captain Palliser’s 1859 explorations of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, an area now known as the Palliser Triangle. McCart’s book was very well received, earning it a rare glowing review in Victoria’s Times Colonist newspaper. Reviewer Dave Obee had this to say: The most surprising element is...

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Business Book by Dr. John Pliniussen, Economist

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Business Book by Dr. John Pliniussen, Economist

   Queen’s School of Business Professor John-Kurt Pliniussen was interviewed recently by the Financial Post on the challenges of creativity and innovation in business. Here’s a bit of what he said, from the article: The reason places like Apple and Google are places most of us would love to work in is they understand there’s a correlation between an environment like that and the people that are attracted to working in places like that. But when you go to places like newspapers or universities, it’s baby steps. First of all, the market value isn’t huge. We don’t have access...

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