BMO Winterset Finalist!

Congratulations to Claire Wilkshire! The Love Olympics is a finalist for the 2022 BMO Winterset Awards. Readings by the three finalists will take place at The Rooms on Wednesday, March 16 at 7pm. The winner will be announced the following day at Government House.
Best of luck Claire!

Haven't read the book yet? We are doing a giveaway on our Twitter page for all of our longlisted books: The Love Olympics by Claire Wilkshire, Crippled by Paul David Power, My Indian by Saqamaw Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O'Neill, and The Blue Moth Motel by Olivia Robinson.

Available Now

Land of the Rock: Talamh an Carraig by Heather Nolan is a collection of poems that take the reader across Newfoundland and Ireland and explores the links of identify and origin between the two. Whether the subject is tourists on Fogo Island, conversations on Inis Oírr, flora and fauna of the Burren, or accents in Waterford, Nolan translates this sensory data into a narrative of someone seeking a sense of belonging in a lost ancestral culture.

Beware the Ides of March

Stories of secrets and betrayals big and small, how better to commemorate the Ides of March...
Check out Trudy J. Morgan-Coles' Cupid Trilogy, starting with A Roll of the Bones, Kevin Major's Sebastian Synard detective series, starting with One for the Rock, or watch for Derek Yetman's upcoming book, The Yankee Privateer, to be released next month.

Elevating Voices

One of our goals at Breakwater Books is to elevate the diverse voices of Newfoundland and Labrador. To explore essays and stories of Indigenous, BIPOC, and 2SLGBTQIA+ experiences, try Land of Many Shores: Perspectives for a Diverse Newfoundland and Labrador, My Indian,  Us, Now: Stories from the Quilted Collective, TransVersing, and more.
Join Breakwater and other publishers at the St. John's Farmer's Market Book Fair on March 20 for Writing Your Truth: A 2SLGBTQIA+ Author Panel.

Love for our Authors!

"A deftly crafted novel by an author with a genuine flair for originality and the kind of narrative driven storytelling that holds the reader's fully entertained attention from beginning to end"

 Midwest Book Review
"...each point of view brought something new and interesting to the story. This novel felt so alive and well rounded, making it such an engaging experience to read."

— Oliver Hallett @oliverchallett, Digitally Lit Reviewer
"With every page, I felt I was personally invited into Andie’s kitchen, regaled with stories about Newfoundland, its food, culture and history, and future sustainability. [...] She writes of failed recipes, foods she should love but doesn’t, and how she was intimidated to start a garden despite a long family history of doing so. This vulnerability within a professional chef’s cookbook is refreshing and provides the reader with a sense of accessibility to every recipe."
 Ania Young, Culinary Historians of Canada
"As a lover of spooky stories myself this story [The Hush Sisters] is much more than that and deals with very dark themes that a reader should take caution about before they read. This physiological thriller is an amazing read for anyone who loves gothic contemporary and a twisted novel."

—Savannah, @sav_reads76, Digitally Lit Reviewer

International Women's Day

Breakwater Books is a proud women-owned business that takes pride in promoting are women authors. Let's celebrate the women in our lives for everything they do. 
Check out the Let's Get Writing podcast or on Rogers TV for conversations with some of our women authors:
- Kerri Cull, author of Rock Paper Sex and Rock Paper Sex Volume 2: Trigger Warning
- Claire Wilkshire, author of The Love Olympics
- Amanda Dorothy Jean Bulman, author of Salt Beef Buckets: A Love Story

Irish Heritage Month

March 2022 is Irish Heritage Month in Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador has many roots in Ireland. To further explore this relationship, try Where Old Ghosts Meet or The Inward Journey by Kate Evans, Random Passage and Waiting for Time by Bernice Morgan, or the newly released Land of the Rock: Talamh an Carraig by Heather Nolan.