2018 WIBAs


Laurel Deedrick-MayneA Wake for the Dreamland

Mark Cote — That Lucky Old Son


T.G. Brown  —  Harvest (A Josh Ingram Novel)
Emma L.R. Hogg — Winona Rising
Mike SadavaThe Project
Louise Szabo, Barbara Brown, Jan Jacobson & Wendy Quarry  —
Travel Dreams and Nightmares – Four Women Explore the World
Toko-pa Turner  —  Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home

2018 Nominees


T.G. BrownHarvest 
Norm CuddyReturn of the Jaguar
Jane DoucetThe Pregnant Pause 
Barry GrillsRoadkill
Andrew LaflecheA Pardonable Offence


Rod BakerConstant Traveller R801168
Patricia HetheringtonUnder the Covers
Andrew LaflecheNo Diplomacy

2017 WIBAs


Farida SomjeeThe Beggar’s Dance

Paul ShoreUncorked: My Year in Provence


Annie Daylon — Of Sea and Seed: The Kerrigan Chronicles, Book 1
R.L. Prendergast —The Confessions of Socrates

Monique Layton — Notes from Elsewhere: Travel and Other Matters
Patricia Sandberg — Sun Dogs and Yellowcake: Gunnar Mines—A Canadian Story

Fiction Nominees

Elen Ghulam — Spoonful Chronicles
Emma L.R. Hogg — The Fourth Wall
Prairie, Katherine – Thirst
John Pringle — Spirals: Stories of Northwest Ontario

Non-fiction Nominees

Marilyn Laura Bowman — James Legge and the Chinese Classics
John Early — Tales of the Modern Nomad: Monk s,Mushrooms & Other Misadventures
Larissa Fleurette — Becoming Silver Girl

2018 WIBAs


Byrna BarclayHouse of the White Elephant

Miji CampbellSeparation Anxiety: A Coming of Middle Age Story

Crime Fiction
Gerry FostatyStage Business

Gail Sidonie SobatHow the Light Is Spent


Curran, Kath – Before It Was Easy
Gale, Shawn – The Stories That Make Us

Veldhuis, Oriole A. Vane – For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead
Ziegler, Maggie – The Road to Keringet

Crime Fiction
Bailey, D.F. – Bone Maker
Donald, R.E. – Sundown on Top of the World

Barkley, Gloria – Water Window Mirror
Woodland, Alan – Out of the Mist


Fiction Nominees
Alexander, Mark – Danny, What Are You Doing?
Barker, Donna – Mother Theresa’s Advice for Jilted Lovers
Bishop, Ev – Bigger Things
​Cameron, Mark – Goodnight Sunshine
Duffy, Ron – Crossed Lives
Hislop, Laurel – Chitchat
Shepard, Caroline – Unlit Spaces

Bendall, Pamela Roy – What Was I Thinking? Adventures of a Woman Sailing Solo
Clews, Graham – The Sound of Silence
Hill, Leslie – Dressed for Dancing: My Sojourn in the Findhorn Foundation
Layton, Monique – The New Arcadia: Tahiti’s Cursed Myth
Loney, Bretton – Rebel with a Cause: the Doc Nikaido Story
Service, Dawn – The Cabin: A Misanthropic Journal
Williams, Megan – Our Interrupted Fairytale

Crime Fiction
Brown, T.G. – O’Henry
Wong, S.G. – In for a Pound

Braun, Connie – Unspoken: an Inheritance of Words
Knight, Rosalind – Songs of Zambia
Swede, George – Micro Haiku: Three to Nine Syllables

2016 Honourable Mentions

Amodeo, Merle – After Love
Ashe, Carol – Out of the Storm
Blomfield, Sharon – The Sifnos Chronicles: Tales from a Greek Isle
Burnell, David E. – In Moonlight’s Shadow
Cascioli, Lucia – Letters to the Grave
C., Joe – Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for a 12-Step Life
Druehl, Louis – Cedar, Salmon and Weed
Duffy, Ron – O’Hanlon
Engleson, Bill – Like a Child to Home
Ghulam, Elen – Graffiti Hack
Glover, William A. – Tales of a Mad Miner
Hancock, Lyn – The Ring: Memories of a Metis Grandmother
Kenyon, Anthony – The Recorded History of the Liard Basin 1790-1910
Marshall, Claire – The Violet Fox
McLean, J.P. – The Gift: Awakening
McWilliams, James L. – A Secret of the Sphinx
Pool, Annalies – Free Love
Stange, Ken – Going Home: Cycling through the Heart of America
Suelo, Del – I Am Free
Swede, George – Embryo: Eye Poems
Tasi, Mary & Wade Baker – The Hidden Journals: Captain Vancouver & His Mapmaker
Tracz, Orysia – First Star I See Tonight