Storm Wrack & Spindrift Book Launch with Margaret Pinard

Possibly our last event for 2019 features one of our very own booksellers, Margaret Pinard!
She is launching her fifth historical novel, Storm Wrack & Spindrift, which concludes the three-book Remnants series:
The MacLeans have suffered being thrown off their land, emigrating to the New World, surviving in the forest wilderness, and losing their father Gillan in a bizarre murder. Now, ten years later, the two youngest emigrants split the family across an ocean: Sheena and her husband Gordon Lamont pursue a future back in Scotland while Alisdair dreams of university and a chance to reform the political system.
But the British Empire of the 1830s has yet more surprises. When the only school in the province only accepts Anglican students, what will Alisdair do? When Sheena finds herself in a role of authority over families like her own, how will she cope? And when both their hopes of peace and stability are dealt a telling blow, how will they stay true to their fighting spirit?
Margaret is a soul from the 19th century who finds it easiest to disguise herself by drinking tea, writing historical fiction, and popping off to the British Isles for ‘research.’ Her favorite books transport the reader to a different time and place, while poking at the unconscious assumptions one holds about one’s place in the world.

Book Launch – Local Author Margaret Pinard

Join us in celebrating the launch of The Grasping Root, book two in the Remnants series by Margaret Pinard! The series, set in 19th century Scotland, follows the McLean family through war, peace, and the uncertainty of an industrialized future. The launch will include door prizes, gift cards, alcohol, and a smashing good time!

Author Panel with Maud Powell, Kate Ristau, and Margaret Pinard

Come hear authors Maud Powell (City of Grit and Gold), Kate Ristau (Clockbreakers), and Margaret Pinard (The Keening). This is a fun young adult and historical fiction mashup panel, because these authors do all of these things. Hear a bit from their books, and then let’s talk history, research, and young adult books!

Wear All the Hats: A Marketing Workshop for Authors


Cal Spivey and Margaret Pinard will be leading a series of workshops in 2017 to help authors manage all the hats required to be a successful solopreneur. There’s a lot that goes into being an author (and you thought writing a book was hard!) and each of these workshops will cover a different stages along the way.

This first workshop will focus on that most dreaded of topics for an author: MARKETING. Come with questions and meet new writer friends!

Email elisa at to register!

Book Launch with Local Author Margaret Pinard

Margaret is launching her latest book – and the first of a new series! – tonight.¬†If you didn’t get all of your questions about Scotland answered last time, make your way to this celebration and reading. Bubbly provided.