Books for Adults

 More Life Coming Up, After the Break(down) 

Selected poems by Shannon Kernaghan take listeners on a journey that brims with all things lived, loved and lost. Her poetry pulls no punches and is alive with rhythm and movement. 

Fifty poems feature the challenges people face as they alter expectations throughout their lives. A swift-moving current of gritty reality propels her characters, whether willing participants or caught in an undertow. 

More Life Coming Up, After the Break(down) reflects the rollercoaster of everyday life – from insignificant moments to                                      daunting obstacles.

Sell Your Home Privately

 You’re thinking of selling your home privately, but you don’t know how to begin. And you’re scared – to open your door to strangers, make costly mistakes and risk legal issues. If you have the time, energy and motivation, real estate expert Shannon Kernaghan can help you undertake this challenge and save you thousands in commission.

Gathered from years of practical experience, her down-to-earth selling strategies will lead you bravely and painlessly through the process. For the increasing number of homeowners who want to take the plunge and sell privately, this innovative book is an essential tool!

From Bedsheets to Spreadsheets: How to share a career and stay in love

It’s enough of a challenge to make a personal relationship work. Now, take a step further and join career forces with your partner. Suddenly the dynamics are more complex than with couples who kiss each other good-bye and set off in opposite directions each morning!

Are you already battling? There are definite patterns to building a successful co-working or “dual” relationship. As you struggle with a volatile balancing act and avoid a myriad of pitfalls, you must discover how to reinforce each other, maintain equilibrium, and find satisfaction at both home and work. From Bedsheets to Spreadsheets will empower those couples brave enough to tackle a multi-faceted partnership – juggling a healthy home life with a fulfilling career. Together.

The experience and wisdom offered from co-working couples interviewed for this book will strengthen many shortcomings – for those of you about to embark or already working as a dual team. From Bedsheets to Spreadsheets is for couples everywhere and every age!

Just Lucky, I Guess

Why is it tough to look away from people on the edge of imploding? We need to witness their reaction. From playful discoveries to dark delights, Just Lucky, I Guess offers an intriguing portrait of people as they navigate through a sea of ingrates and oddballs.

Nine short stories take you to some uncomfortable places. Seen through the eyes of resilient women, each story deals with her distinctive brand of complicated life. 

Books for Children

Piper Jolly: Piper Saves a Pigeon

Life is never dull when Piper Jolly and Patrick the pigeon are together. Patrick isn’t a conventional pet and Piper isn’t like everyone else in her class at school. She has Tourette Syndrome and because of this, she wears a label: target. At least when Mean Mitchell is around.

First Chapter book Piper Jolly  is ideal for ages 6 and up!

This is a wonderful story for teachers to use in the classroom as a lead-in for discussion on Tourette Syndrome. Also, parents can use this book when they first want to explain the diagnosis to their child.”

          Dara Choy, B.Ed  C.I.D.
          Edmonton Chapter Past-President and Inservice Chair Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

A marvelous little tale! I applaud the contribution to an increased awareness of Tourette Syndrome, and very much appreciate the commitment to ensuring a realistic portrayal.”

          Dr. B. Duncan McKinlay, Ph.D., C.Psych,

Berl Hives picture book collection

Need more Berl Hives?

Berl has a lot to learn in his new home & hive! Here’s a sneak cartoon peek of THE OUT OF TOWNER, one of his five BUZZ-TASTIC picturebooks for children


Berl Hives: The Out of Towner

A new home. A new life. And a wingful of new adventures. When Berl Hives comes to live with Aunt Bea and Uncle Hank, he has a lot to learn: about his new friends and about himself. Life is different now and he wants to fit in. He wants to be accepted in his new neighborhood.

A wonderful read for children who will benefit from a sense of belonging in their new home or new community. Ideal for children age 4 to 7.



Berl Hives: The Good, The Bad, The Honey

There’s no end to the adventure in Nectarville! Berl Hives is a busy bee with attitude. Some days he is good – Berl is generous and helpful. Some days he is bad – Berl is cranky and makes wrong decisions. No matter what he does, Aunt Bea and Uncle Hank always love him. It’s all about the honey!

Acceptance and belonging – an ideal read for children age 4 to 7 who live in an alternative family or a new home.



Berl Hives: Don’t Bug Me!

Berl Hives is on another BUZZ! When Berl is caught in a sudden storm, his favorite red cap goes missing. But why won’t anyone help him find it? Why is everyone so busy? All this thrill-seeking bee needs is ONE good friend.

In DON’T BUG ME! Berl must use his imagination and be a problem solver! A fun and fast-paced story for children age 4 to 7.


Berl Hives: The Wonder Bug

Can you ever wonder TOO much?

That’s the question from Berl Hives when the WONDER BUG gets them both into plenty of trouble!  Berl Hives isn’t in the mood for “bee stuff” today. Instead, he decides to find adventure with his friend in Nectarville. But Berl never expected an adventure in space with the Ametavoids!

The 4th in the Berl Hives collection, THE WONDER BUG is a fast-paced picture book for ages 4-7.


Berl Hives: Border Crossing

Berl Hives misses his mom and dad! Why are they taking so long to reach Nectarville? What if something goes wrong when they try to cross the border? For one little bee, Berl worries a lot!

Join Berl Hives and his colony of friends as they eagerly await the arrival of Berl’s parents.

Number 5 in the Berl Hives collection, BORDER CROSSING is a BUZZ-tastic picture book for children age 4-7 on EVERY side of the border!

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