Brenda Joy Scott, who recently published a children’s book, The Monster in the Basement, is one of over 100 of emerging authors who will be featured at an event at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Central Branch on May 12. Photo contributed

GVPL hosts fourth Emerging Local Authors Collection

Over 100 local authors will show off their books

For a Brentwood Bay woman, publishing her first book has been in the works for years.

“I’ve got so many books and stories in my head,” said Brenda Joy Scott. “I’ve wanted this so badly.”

Scott has self-published her first title, an illustrated children’s book called The Monster in the Basement through self-publisher, First Choice Books.

The story is inspired in part by the children Scott works with everyday at a local daycare.

“The kids at the daycare love the book,” she said. “The children give me all the kinds of ideas.”

Scott has wanted to write a book for a long time, but she never thought she’d also be illustrating them, too. Writing the book took two years, but Scott said she’s got several more in the works and hopes to have them out by the end of the year.

RELATED: GVPL opens new sxʷeŋ’xʷəŋ taŋ’exw James Bay Branch

On May 12, Scott will be one of 100 other local authors displaying their books at the Greater Victoria Public library’s Emerging Local Authors collection.

The free event is open to the public and will feature 129 books that were published between 2013 and 2017, and include self-published, independent and small press works as well as ebooks.

The event runs from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Central Branch Courtyard at 735 Broughton St. For more information you can visit https://www.gvpl.ca/virtual-branch/emerging-local-authors/

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Local tongue-in-cheek opportunists flog snow huts

‘Executive’ and ‘eco-friendly’ one-bedrooms pop up on Craigslist and Used Victoria

Province urges backcountry adventurers to stay safe this weekend

Search and rescue responded to 28 incidents last Family Day weekend

Snow storms prompt reminders to prepare for emergencies

Province reminds public of essential supplies

Langford could soon be seeing its first retail cannabis store

Clarity Cannabis BC Ltd. gets province’s approval

West Shore fundraiser serves up hope for kids with food allergies

Proceeds assist Oral Immunotherapy Research Program at BC Children’s Hospital

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read