Diversion Books and Award-Winning Vancouver Author Relaunch Four Exciting Novels

Winona Kent's backlist of four novels is re-released by New York's Diversion Books in paperback and ebook formats.

Online PR News – 01-September-2015 – Vancouver, BC – Winona Kent‘s first short story Tower of Power won first prize in the Flare Fiction Contest and her debut novel Skywatcher was a finalist in the last-ever Seal Books First Novel Award. Since then her novels The Cilla Rose Affair (a sequel to Skywatcher), Cold Play and Persistence of Memory have enjoyed consistent sales. Now, for the first time in 25 years, Winona’s first novel, Skywatcher, is available once more, thanks to New York’s Diversion Books. Diversion are relaunching all of Winona’s books on August 31, and will be publishing her fifth novel, In Loving Memory, in 2016.

Winona was born in London, England but grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and currently lives in Vancouver, BC. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and a screenwriting diploma from Vancouver Film School. For more information visit her website www.winonakent.com

Robin Harris grew up watching the 60's spy show Spy Squad, starring his dad, Evan Harris. So when the police deem the mysterious death of a Russian woman with rainbow-colored hair a suicide, Robin Harris knows better.But he soon he finds himself in the middle of an awesome plot that seems to have been lifted directly from one of his father's old Spy Squad episodes, and, as he discovers, his father really was a spy. Now Robin and his brothers have inadvertently walked onto the scene of a real life-and-death spy drama. And as far as the free world is concerned, Robin's entrance into the family business comes not a moment too soon. Diversion Books ISBN 9781626818866

The Cilla Rose Affair
A novel of espionage, intrigue, and mysterious sound waves underneath London. Evan Harris's experiences as a spy helped make him a star playing one on TV. When Britain's best loved breakfast show DJ dies, only Evan knows what it has to do with a pirate radio station, a long-lost diary, a suspected double agent, the London Underground, and mysterious sound waves underneath the Fitzroy Theatre. So Evan recruits his three sons to help him unmask the traitor deep within the British spy community for a sting operation not unlike a storyline from his own cult 1960 tv show...
Diversion Books ISBN 9781626818873

Cold Play
Jason Davey ran away to sea after the death of his wife, finding work as a contract entertainer aboard the cruise ship Star Sapphire. But when ghosts from his past come aboard as passengers, Jason's routine trip to Alaska becomes anything but relaxing. Jason's wife once worked for eccentric actress Diana Wyndham. And hard-drinking ex-rocker, Rick Redding, once toured with a band Jason has strong ties to. Now Diana occupies one of the ship's luxury suites, and Rick’s in the stateroom next door. Between then, they may know more about Jason's secret past than anyone suspects. Jason narrates his - and the Sapphire's - story with drama, humor, and a touch of the supernatural as he tries to survive a trial by fire and ice on the journey to Juneau, Skagway and Glacier Bay. Diversion Books ISBN 9781626818880

Persistence of Memory
Charlie Lowe has two obsessions: saving Stoneford Village Green from unscrupulous developers and researching her ancestor, Louis Augustus Duran, whose mysterious origins perplex her. When a freak lightning strike and a rogue computer virus send her back to 1825, Charlie discovers she must persuade a reluctant Sarah Foster to marry Duran, or two centuries of descendants--including herself--will cease to exist. Unfortunately, Louis Duran turns out to be a despicable French count who spends his days impregnating unfortunate housemaids and attempting to invent the first flushing toilet in Hampshire. A hopeless romantic, our heroine does her best to encourage the happiness of those who surround her--but will she be able to mend a matrimonial wrong, restore the Village Green to its rightful owner and conclude the tale in the company of the gentleman with whom she was always meant to be?
Diversion Books ISBN 9781626818859

Release dates:
Paperback and ebook August 31, 2015
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Christopher Mahon (Diversion Books)
Winona Kent (author)
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