About Us

Suzy Vadori and Adam Dreece

This year, authors Adam Dreece and Suzy Vadori have teamed up, combining their annual book delivery events in hopes of raising over $1000 for Kids Help Phone

Books for a Good Claus is a charity event started by independent author, and Calgarian, Adam Dreece, with the express purpose of promoting literacy and a local cause. In 2015 and 2016, it raised over $1000 for the Calgary Food Bank.

For every book sold directly through this website, Kids Help Phone will be receive a $5 donation.

Kids Help PhoneKids Help Phone is Canada’s only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth.

Updates!

December 10th, 2017 – Listen to Adam on the Alive After Reading podcast

Special thanks to Tim for having me on! Tune in to get caught up on Adam’s books and Books For A Good Claus right here.

December 7th, 2017 – Popping up everywhere!

Thanks  to the Sci Fi and Fantasy network for posting about us and Kids Help Phone!

December 4th, 2017 – Launch Day!

We are officially launched! Here’s the official press release!

And special thanks to

  • The TooFullToWrite blog for launch support with this piece.
  • Joe Compton of GoIndieNow for recording an interview with Adam and Suzy. Watch for it Thursday!

November 29, 2017

Suzy and Adam are getting ready to launch the campaign!

The Authors

Suzy Vadori title bar and image

Suzy is the Author of The Fountain Series, published by Evil Alter Ego Press . Book 1 in the series was a Finalist for an Aurora Award for Best Young Adult Novel in 2016. Book 2 is called The West Woods, and released September, 2017 as a #1 best seller in Calgary.

Suzy’s long career building companies lends her a unique perspective in the literary world.

Suzy lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband and three children and is an involved community member. Currently, she is the Program Manager, Young Adult/Children’s Programming for When Words Collide (WWC), a literary Festival held in Calgary each August.

You can find more about Suzy at her website.

 

Adam Dreece name and image
A native Montrealer, Adam Dreece has called Calgary home for the past five years during which he launched his indie author career. Best known for his young adult, steampunk meets fairy tale series, The Yellow Hoods, and his high action serial, The Wizard Killer, Adam drives his author career like a startup, while being a stay-at-home-dad and supportive husband. From the day he launched his first book, he’s been tied to charities and made giving back to the community a part of who he is.

Adam lives with his 3 kids and wonderful wife, and is constantly surrounded by dozens of notebooks and hundreds of sticky notes. He’s been a finalist for several awards, including a 2017 Aurora Award, and is a frequent speaker at schools, conventions, and for associations.

You can find out more about Adam at his website.

Our Books

Suzy Vadori - The Fountain and The West Woods

 

The Fountain Series by Suzy Vadori

Careful what you wish for. It just might come true.
Ava Marshall, driven by a desire to learn more about her mother’s past, moved across the country to attend St. Augustus. But her mom’s secrets will have to wait, because she finds herself instantly hated for her family’s connection to her new school and is forced to fight alone against a classmate who is setting Ava up to be expelled.

Fleeing campus, she takes a shortcut to her Gran’s house through the forbidden West Woods and discovers a mysterious fountain that has the power to grant a wish and change it all. But can she live with the consequences? Or will she end up breaking every school rule and risking the love of her life to make it right…

The West Woods is Book 2 in The Fountain Series, released September 2017. This prequel is Courtney’s story (The girl who got wished away), whose experience with magic, mystery and romance lead her on a journey that she may not come back from.

Suzyvadori.wordpress.com – link to sample

 

The Yellow Hoods series by Adam Dreece

The Yellow Hoods by Adam Dreece

Welcome to a world of inventors, daring adventure, and fairy tales made real. Follow the epic journeys of Tee, Elly, Richy, and an amazing supporting cast, as they have their lives turned upside and come to find themselves in the middle of a war between two secret societies.

Meet brilliant inventors Christophe Creangle (Kringle) and Nikolas Claus, a secret society led by butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers, and many more fairy tales come to life.

Gripping, heart warming, and laced with snarky humour, The Yellow Hoods is great clean fun for ages 9-99! Contains no graphic material. Read a free sample.

The Wizard Killer by Adam Dreece

The Wizard Killer by Adam Dreece 

Called “Madmax meets Lord of the Rings”, and “Harry Potter meets Die Hard,” welcome to a high-action thrill ride. The Wizard Killer is written first person and is set in a fantasy world after its apocalypse. Kicking off with the main character coming back from the dead for the third time with vengeance on his mind, the story will grab you and bolt for the exit.

Great for reluctant readers (12+, due to intensity), or as a popcorn binge read for adults, The Wizard Killer will fun. Contains no graphic material. Read a free sample.

The Man of Cloud 9 by Adam Dreece

The Man of Cloud 9 by Adam Dreece

Would you sacrifice everything to change the world?

It’s the end of the 21st century. Society’s attention has been so focused on dealing with climate change that any other innovation is considered wasteful.

Niko Rafael believes the world made a mistake and he is determined to bring his vision for fusing nanobots with the human microbial cloud to life. Possessed by the belief that humanity can reclaim some of the lost technology of the earlier part of the century, as well as the spirit of wonder and real innovation, he relentlessly pushes forward. But going against the grain, changing society, and creating a corporate behemoth has consequences. When the board of directors of his own company push him aside and bring in Harriet Binger as CEO, old hatreds flare and a closely-guarded secret of Niko’s is exposed. As Niko pursues his true goal, he’ll learn that his greatest good will not go unpunished.

For ages adult down to ~12 (due to complexity). Read a free sample.

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