Media Release – September/October Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton — The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – The Witch’s Diary by Rebecca Brae, published by Tyche Books. The video announcement can be viewed here.

The Witch's DiaryHester Wishbone has it made. A recent graduate of Grimoire College, she has a great job as a village hag and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her familiar. She is also well on her way to earning her Adept Witch designation. But her perfect life starts to unravel. After an unfortunate incident involving a flammable prosthetic nose, Hester loses her job. Her assigned familiar turns out to be a cockroach. And Hester’s magic seems to be well and truly gone. With time running out on her Adept qualification period, Hester embarks on an epic job search. Through it all, Hester must figure out what kind of witch she is, if she has no magic.

Over the course of September and October, readers can participate in online book club discussions over Facebook, Twitter, or through the Alberta Reads webpage. Readers that join the conversation and respond to book club questions will be entered to win a book bundle from Tyche Books. 

We encourage Albertans to purchase a copy of The Witch’s Diary from their local independent bookstore. Additionally, Alberta public library patrons can borrow book club titles as eBooks for free using

More information about book club questions and author and publisher information for Alberta Reads Book Club titles can be found on the Alberta Reads Book Club webpage. Join the ongoing conversation by following #ABreads and #ABbooks on social media.


For more information contact:

Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director

Margaret Curelas, Publisher

Download the PDF Media Release

Watch the video announcement on YouTube

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