Ravenscraig Makes Winnipeg Free Press Best Book List 2012

Winnipeg Free Press Best of the Best Book List, 2012
Winnipeg Free Press Best of the Best Book List, 2012

Happy New Year!

I am thrilled that the Winnipeg Free Press has selected Ravenscraig as one of top fiction titles in their annual “Best of the Year” book list.

The Canadian version of the book will soon be going to reprint through Manitoba publisher, Heartland Associates.

Ravenscraig listed as a Winnipeg Free Press Best Book of 2012
Ravenscraig listed as a Winnipeg Free Press Best Book of 2012

This has been a very exciting year for me in watching the book gain an audience outside of Canada.   Few things are more exciting for an author than to have people you’ve never met tell you how they enjoyed reading your story.

The Kindle version of Ravenscraig, published in the US by Franklin and Gallagher,  has had more than 12,000 downloads in 2012.

I am most thankful to those who take the time to post their reviews on Amazon.  Ravenscraig is rated as 4.7 stars out of 5 with 21 reviews.

I was surprised to learn this morning that there are also reviews being posted in the UK! Very exciting, indeed.

5.0 out of 5 stars Ravenscraig
I read this book whilst in hospital and really enjoyed it. It combined a good yarn with a bit of social history in regard to the persecution of the Jews, their immigration from Europe, and their hardships and successes in Canada and the U.S.A. in an easy to read form. I am looking forward to reading book two!

Published 1 month ago by Nana Dee

Thank you Nana Dee!

Manitoba Publisher Buys Ravenscraig

Heartland and Associates, a Manitoba publishing house, has purchased the Canadian rights to Ravenscraig by Sandi Krawchenko Altner.

The book will be launched in Winnipeg on November 29, 2011, at the McNally Robinson store at Grant Park.

A sweeping epic set at the turn of the 20th century, Ravenscraig reveals the secrets and lies that tie two families together.  Rupert Willows has hidden away his past to manipulate his way to wealth and power.  Zev Zigman, a devout Jew, mounts a desperate struggle to bring his family out of Russia and put down roots in Winnipeg’s North End.

Tragedies, triumphs, and the Titanic shape the lives of these two families as their futures entwine to illuminate a dark corner of Winnipeg’s past when it was the fastest growing city in the Dominion.

About the Author:

Sandi Krawchenko Altner

Sandi Krawchenko Altner enjoyed an award-winning career in television and radio news in Calgary, Winnipeg and Montreal, before she left to follow her passion for writing fiction.  She is a fifth generation descendent of the first colony of Ukrainian immigrants to settle in Stuartburn, Manitoba in 1896. Sandi grew up with a keen interest in her roots and a deep love of history.  A Jew by choice, Sandi celebrated conversion in 2005.  She lives, writes and blogs in Florida where she is active in her synagogue. Sandi and her husband have two daughters and two happy dogs.  Ravenscraig is her first novel.

Click on the image below to see the book trailer for Ravenscraig.