Kelowna author Tyrell Johnson’s first novel, The Wolves of Winter, will be released Jan. 2. - Credit: Josh Durias

Kelowna author reaches national bestseller status

Tyrell Johnston’s The Wolves of Winter has earned spots in The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star

When Tyrell Johnston released his debut post-apocalyptic novel, The Wolves of Winter, he had no intention of reaching the bestseller list.

But that’s exactly what he did.

The announcement was made Jan. 11 that the book reached “Instant National Bestseller in Canada” status, sitting at 10 on The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star’s fiction list and fourth in Canadian fiction.

“I knew that this was a possibility, but in no way did I expect this,” the Kelowna author said.

The Wolves of Winter has been available in stores since Jan. 2.

Johnston wrote the novel in his mother-in-law’s barn in Kelowna, which he said allowed for peace and quiet “unless the donkey starts acting up, then it gets kind of loud,” he said.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@carliberry_
carli.berry@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Power of plants comes to Penticton – Okanagan Health Forum

The power of plants will be the focus of Sunday’s Okanagan Health Forum at the Shatford Centre

Competition hot for mayor’s chair

Penticton voters have lots of choice in municipal election

Penticton Vees celebrating those who help others

The Vees are honouring charitable organizations during the regular season to the tune of $28,000

Summerland Steam focus on their game

The Steam have lost their two home games this season, but have won their two road games

Cram the RCMP cruiser for the Penticton food bank

RCMP cruisers will be at the Real Canadian Superstore parking lot

Store recognized for inclusive employment efforts

Shoppers Drug Mart in Summerland presented with certificate from WorkBC

Who’s running in Penticton’s election?

Candidates for the Penticton municipal and school board election

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned the Prime Minister over Trans Mountain project

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Abandoned kitten safe and sound thanks to B.C. homeless man

‘Jay’ found little black-and-white kitten in a carrier next to a dumpster by a Chilliwack pet store

Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure

Advocates said cannabis was part of an opioid-substitution program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

Supporters of B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist pack courtoom

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Most Read