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A-R International: Jerry Auld

Jerry Auld
Authors-Readers International

Born and raised in Calgary, Jerry has called Canmore home since 1996, after traveling the world only to find the Bow Valley the best place to settle.

He worked two seasons for the park trail crews, climbing, trail running, and skiing avidly before, during, and since among the Rockies. During this time, Jerry learned of the legend of Hooker and Brown, and was astonished to find himself so ignorant of his own history.

Jerry lives with his wife, a fourteenth generation Quebecoise, and their two daughters in the Rocky Mountains.

He has published Hooker & Brown (a novel) – 2009, Short Peaks (short stories) – 2012, A Jazz Guide to Banff (a novel with Mike Lauchlan) – 2015.
He has a story in the latest Rockies Annual.


I can’t remember where or when exactly I first met Jerry Auld, but I did promote his books for him through Alberta Books Canada at library displays. And he invited me to participate in a terrific promotion, En Vino Novellus, he had been hosting for a while in Canmore – an evening of author readings and a pairing of their books with a particular bottle of wine! I, and my recently ePublished first novel Island in the Clouds, took part in this lovely evening, and here’s the blog post I wrote about the event … Island in the Clouds at En Vino Novellus in Canmore! And Canmore Author Hazel Hutchins, who has also been featured on Authors-Readers International, was my date for the evening!

I’m still wearing that shirt, Jerry!




A Jazz Guide to Banff: (and the universe)
by Mike Lauchlan and Jerry Auld
published by Imaginary Mountain Surveyers

Ravi is a jazz trumpet player in Banff, Alberta, who gets tangled up in the ghosts and legends of the Banff Springs Hotel in all the wrong ways.
Ravi moved to the Rocky Mountains in search of the woman of his dreams–and a beaver.
For Ravi, playing jazz trumpet is a calling. He prefers to think that life has guidelines with no set rules, a musical chart that gives everyone the freedom to riff across the form. Others disagree.
Deep in the labyrinth of service tunnels beneath the Banff Springs Hotel, events set in motion when the first, fire-ravaged foundations threaten to throw everyone into a hellish trap. Ravi, an unwitting participant, must stop the whole demonic orchestra or lose the only one left in the world that he loves.

Imaginary Mountain Survyors is a Canmore-based publisher of mountain fiction, focusing on the Canadian Rockies and other mountain stories, from the superstitious to the imaginary, from folk tales to tall tales, from the fable to the grave.  All books they publish are available from Alpine Book Peddlers.

What Jerry Auld is working on now: With two daughters and all, I haven’t been doing huge amounts of writing but keep planning my return. I’m currently working on a novel about the floods in Canmore in 2013 and another on the life of Curly Philips and the first ascent of Mt. Robson.

For more information about Jerry Auld, his writing, books, and publishing, please check out his website.

Jerry Auld was previously a guest on Reading Recommendations in Dec. 2013.

Reading Recommendations – a wrap-up for 2013

It’s been just over a month since I began posting to a new blogsite, Reading Recommendations, where I ask authors to reply to a list of questions, to tell us a bit about themselves and their work, and ask that they in turn recommend an author or book they are reading. I’m very pleased with the response I received from authors – some known to me, some recommended to me, and others who contacted me out of the blue – and have been happy to give all of them some promotion on this site. I thought that, since I was taking a break from this blog over the holiday season, it might be interesting to recap what’s been happening over there on Reading Recommendations, just in case you readers of this main blogsite have not yet gone over there to check it out. I’ve created some handy-dandy lists for you with links to all the authors. I’m hoping this will be of help to those of you who are seeking out your next great read!

For those who read according to an author’s nationality …

Canadians (A = Alberta author): Michael Fay, Mike Martin, Inge Bremer-Truman (A), Brian Brennan (A), Lisa Bowes (A), John Gilchrist (A), Lockard Young, Jerry Auld (A), Jacqueline Guest (A), Jo Dibblee (A)

US Authors: Armand Rosamilia, Tim Baker, Melanie Neale

UK Authors: Mitzi Szereto, Bridget Whelan, Maria Savva

And here is a list of genres …

Armand Rosamilia (Horror)
Tim Baker (Thriller/Suspense)
Michal Fay (Literary Fiction/Longform Short Story)
Mike Martin (Mystery)
Inge Bremer-Truman (Coming-of-age Novel)
Mitzi Szereto (Erotica)
Jerry Auld (Mountain Short Stories)
Maria Savva (Dark Fiction/Short Stories)

Brian Brennan (Autobiography)
John Gilchrist (Restaurant Reviews)
Bridget Whelan (Writing Instruction)
Jo Dibblee (Memoir)
Melanie Neale (Memoir)

Children and Teens:
Lisa Bowes (Picture Book)
Lockard Young (Middle Grade Fiction)
Jacqueline Guest (Teen Fiction)

And a list of the authors/books each featured author has recommended …

Tim Baker’s Unfinished Business and Mark Tufo’s Zombie Fallout 7
Greg Isle’s Black Cross
Bruce Hunter’s In the Bear’s House
Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda
Fran Kimmel’s The Shore Girl
Wayne Grady’s Emancipation Day
Lisa Wheeler’s Dino Baseball
Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project
Will Ferguson’s 419
Jaclyn Aurore’s Standing Up
Jennifer Bogart’s Remember Newvember
Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game
Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses
Flann O’Brien’s At Swim Two-Birds
Lois Lowry’s The Giver
Andrew Peters’s Blues Detective series and Joe Soap
Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Cecelia M. Fernandez’s Leaving Little Havana

For 2014, I have already heard from four Canadian authors (all Albertans!), and one author each from the US and UK, so I’m excited to continue bringing you even more Reading Recommendations in the months to come!

If you are a published author (self or traditional, in print or eBook format) and would like to be featured on the Reading Recommendations site in 2014, please read the About Page on the site and contact me.

And if you are a Reader or an Author and have not yet subscribed to Reading Recommendations – what are you waiting for???