When friends and family gather around a campfire, good times and scary stories are sure to follow. In Campfire Stories of Western Canada, Barbara Smith, the author of twenty books of true ghost stories from across Canada, presents a creepy collection of tales tailor-made for your family’s next foray into the British Columbia or Alberta wilderness. Suitable for campers aged eight to eighty, these tales combine truth and local legend with truly bone-chilling results. From the phantom swimmer on a Vancouver Island beach to the lost lights of Waterton Provincial Park, these tales will keep the shivers running down your spine long after the campfire’s last embers have died away.
Amanda (Mandy) Spottiswoode is a former teacher and the founder of Salt Spring Island’s Graffiti Theatre Company. She spent over fifteen summers cruising the southern coast of British Columbia aboard a 34’ wooden sailboat. These travels were the inspiration for her 2015 children's novel Brother XII's Treasure. She also lived for many years in the BC Interior,
which forms the setting for the book's sequel, The Silver Lining, due in Fall 2016. Mandy lives with her husband, Tom, and lots of pets on Salt Spring Island, BC.