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TouchWood Editions

Victoria , British Columbia

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TouchWood Editions is an independent book publisher based in Victoria, BC, Canada.

We are a small team of creatives who share a big love of eating, drinking, exploring the region, and diving into stories that expand and deepen our worldview. Our best work happens when creating beautiful books on topics that ignite our passion: food and wine, regional history, art and photography, gardening and pets, house and home, and quality literary fiction titles.

Individually and collectively, we value how these topics speak to our sense of belonging and place. In this spirit, we gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we live and work is within the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt, and Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples.

The TouchWood Editions Team

Tori Elliott, Acting Publisher

Kate Kennedy, Editorial Coordinator

Curtis Samuel, Publicist & Social Media Coordinator

Citizens of Light

By Sam Shelstad

Bleakly madcap, with deadpan dialogue, Citizens of Light is a noir anti-thriller reminiscent of Twin Peaks and the work of Ottessa Moshfegh and early Kate Atkinson that captures call-centre life, faded tourist attractions, and suburbia with oddball wit and sharp realism.

All the Quiet Places

By Brian Thomas Isaac

Winner of the Indigenous Voices Award for Fiction and Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and CBC's Canada Reads. Brian Thomas Isaac’s powerful debut novel All the Quiet Places is the coming-of-age story of Eddie Toma, an Indigenous (Syilx) boy, told through the young narrator’s wide-eyed observations of the world around him.

Always Brave, Sometimes Kind

By Katie Bickell

Winner of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards’ Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction. An exciting debut novel told in connected short stories that captures the diverse and complicated networks of people who stretch our communities—sometimes farther than we know.

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