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- No-Badge Killick can also be ordered through the Publishers Group, SaskBooks and
- McNally Robinson has several copies in Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
- if you are visiting The Military Museums in Calgary, 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, you can pick up a copy in their gift shop
- Pick up a copy at the Indigo Bookstore in Regina, SK. Look in the Military History section.
If you prefer to use the library it is available
- at any library in Saskatchewan and Alberta through the inter-library loan. There are several copies in the system.
- it is also available at the Massey Library at the Royal Military College in Kingston and
- at the Royal Canadian Military Institute's library in Toronto
The book has been review in several local newspapers including the Battlefords News Optimist and the Carlyle Observer and referenced in the Canadian Veterans Support Forum, the Canadian Military Family Magazine and No-Badge Killick has been reviewed in the spring edition of the Maritime Engineering Journal
SaskBooks has put together a series of 30th-anniversary videos promoting the Saskatchewan Publishing industry. I was the self-publisher in the mix and we discussed how blogging helped me in putting the book together. The video can be viewed here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HDaM5pII6ak
The book has been sold to readers from coast to coast in Canada as well as in the United States, Australia, the Cayman Islands, Mexico and France.
IQmetrix has been doing video podcasts about a wide area of things that might be of interest to viewers. Scott McGillivray and I did one talking about No-Badge Killick, the Cold War Navy and some of what I did after. It was a fun project and it can be viewed here https://iqu.iqmetrix.com/gord-hunter
For a while when we were young men
they were our addresses, our home
Hanging with the Scouts in Sweden
I am quite sure that the model for the sailor getting the tattoo was Charlie Snow. Charlie who was retired by the time I was in Halifax used to hang around Gerry Swallow's shop and tell stories. Charle turns up as a character in the John Irving novel Until I Find You.
July 25 2018
After my very successful book launch in Bushwakker's Arizona Room in July 2018, I was pleased to be one of the local authors featured in a corner of my favorite pub. Regina's Bushwakker Brew Pub Writer's Corner.
It is a real honour to be recognized and to share this space with a host of other Saskatchewan writers.
In the Regina Leader-Post QC supplement and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix in August
Brian and I sailed together on HMC Submarine Onondaga.