OUR BOOKS

Understanding Anxiety in Holly Carr’s LIGHT IN THE FOREST

By Phoebe Jenner Light in the Forest, artist Holly Carr’s stunning picture book, functions not only as a piece of art but also as a kind of preparation or safety net for what happens once the parent finishes their bedtime story and leaves the room. Purposely lacking a plot, it’s a bedtime story that’s meantRead More »Understanding Anxiety in Holly Carr’s LIGHT IN THE FOREST

Why I Became a Doula

By Lindsay Taylor I’m not the only nutrition expert out there specializing in food for pregnancy and postpartum — far from it!⁠ But my experience as a mom has taught me some hard truths. ⁠ There is a massive gap between the recommendations we hear for how to eat during pregnancy and what’s REALISTIC andRead More »Why I Became a Doula

Nature, Art, and Comfort With Artist Holly Carr

By Phoebe Jenner Light in the Forest, Nova Scotia artist Holly Carr’s new picture book, was designed as a literary nightlight for children who face anxiety once their parents say goodnight. Featuring a selection of silk paintings of various woodland animals, Carr cleverly juxtaposes frightening images with ones that show the harmlessness and comfort ofRead More »Nature, Art, and Comfort With Artist Holly Carr

The Winning Cover!

The winning cover! After so many cover designs, endless reviews and surveys, it’s great to have an overwhelming winner with this cover! More importantly, inside this beautiful cover, The Food Doula Cookbook is a wise and wonderful book in which nutritionist-food doula-author Lindsay Taylor offers not just nutritious and easy-to-whip up recipes but also practical adviceRead More »The Winning Cover!

WILLA’S HOUSE – A Wonderful Christmas Gift for Teachers

Willa's House, by David Booth and artist Renia Metallinou — Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2020 Gold Medal Winner for Best Picture Book, All Ages — is a wonderful Christmas gift for teachers. David was a brilliant, passionate educator and award-winning author who left a legacy of thousands of teachers whom he inspired to care deeplyRead More »WILLA’S HOUSE – A Wonderful Christmas Gift for Teachers

Story Lines with Holly Carr

Plumleaf author Holly Carr hosts drawing events on the web across many platforms. Often they are hosted by a partner, Canadian Mental Health Association, Halifax Public Libraries, etc. Participants sign up ahead and can download a starter drawing to kickoff the theme of the session. Here is a sample session:   If you are interestedRead More »Story Lines with Holly Carr

Willa’s House Wins Gold at the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

OAKVILLE, ON — — Rubicon Publishing Inc./Plumleaf Press has won gold at the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Willa’s House written by the late David Booth and beautifully illustrated by the talented Renia Metallinou won the Gold award in the picture book category for all ages. From the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards website: Creating books that inspire ourRead More »Willa’s House Wins Gold at the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

A Successful Book Launch in Stratford Filled with Memories of David and Willa

“WILLA’S HOUSE looks beautiful! What a wonderful way to honour David — a lasting legacy for a gifted wordsmith and an amazing human being.” — Georgia Heard Heartfelt thanks to these three close friends and colleagues of David Booth — (From left) Kathy Gould Lundy, Larry Swartz, and Wendy Cochran — who took the timeRead More »A Successful Book Launch in Stratford Filled with Memories of David and Willa

Betsy’s Brunch & Bootcamp

Join Betsy McGregor, author of WOMEN ON THE BALLOT: Pathways to Political Power, at two exciting events in Vancouver on Friday 23 August! Betsy’s Brunch & Bootcamp 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM, at the Metropolitan Hotel‬. Join Betsy as she shares a range of strategies for women considering politics — or indeed, women currently inRead More »Betsy’s Brunch & Bootcamp

I Was Never a Sailor

Diana Hayes, author of Labyrinth of Green, was one of 10 authors who read at the Salt Spring Library as part of a group reading and celebration of the anthology Love of the Salish Sea Islands: New Essays, Memoirs and Poems by 40 Island Writers. Diana’s poem “I Was Never a Sailor,” from Labyrinth ofRead More »I Was Never a Sailor

Plumleaf Press Launches Inaugural Title with The Woman In This Poem

OAKVILLE, ON — Plumleaf Press, a new imprint of Rubicon Publishing, will be releasing its first title this Fall called The Woman in this Poem. The Woman in this Poem is a poetry anthology, with poems selected and introduced by poet and author Georgia Heard. The Woman in this Poem features both renowned and lesser-known female poets from the past 150 years.Read More »Plumleaf Press Launches Inaugural Title with The Woman In This Poem