Books for Adult Readers: 

A Rose Grows: Fighting Cancer, Finding Me 
Finalist. 2009 Saskatchewan Book Award 

Black Fury
Winner. 2013 Great Northwest Book Festival 

Cherry Blossoms
Winner. 2013 CBC Bookie Award: “Hot and Bothered Award for Steamiest Read” 

Don’t Lick the Flagpole!
Winner. Silver, 2015 Illumination Book Awards.

Forgotten Gardens, Abandoned Landscapes & Remarkable Restorations
Finalist. 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

Full Throttle 
Finalist. 2014 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

I Like You, I Like Me Too 
Finalist. 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

Jakob, Out of the Village 
Winner. 2009 Writer’s Digest Award 
Finalist. 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

Like the Mimosa 
Finalist. 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

Songcatcher 
Winner. 2010 IPPY Award 

Thin Pink Lines 
Finalist. 2013 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

Wagons East 
Finalist. 2013 High Plains Book Awards 

Wild Justice 
Finalist. 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

With Love to You All, Bogga S. 
Winner. Manitoba Day Award 
Finalist. 2011 Manitoba Book Awards 

Within the Stillness 
Finalist. 2012 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

You’re Going Where?! 
Finalist. 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards 


Books for Young Readers:
 
Along Comes a Wolfe
Winner. 2017 Saskatchewan Book Awards 
 
Am I the Only One? Struggling Being a Teen
Winner. Gold Medal. 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. 

Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Christmas 
Winner. 2011 Anne Pidruchney Award for New Writers 

Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Easter 
Finalist. 2013 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Wedding 
Winner. 2014 High Plains Book Awards 

Back to Batoche
Winner. 2015 High Plains Book Award.

Bee Yourself 
Winner. Rainforest of Reading Awards, 2013 
Runner-up. 2013 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival 

Beliefs & Religions Around the World
Winner. Silver Medal. 2012 Moonbeam Award

The Canadian Shield Alphabet 
Winner. 2008 Science in Journalism Award 

Do Trees Sneeze? 
Finalist. 2015 High Plains Book Award.

Ghosts of Government House 
Finalist. 2012 Willow Awards 

Giant’s Mixed-Up Menu 
Honourable Mention. 2011 Purple Dragonfly Awards 

He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl 
Winner. 2009 Writer’s Digest Award 
Winner. Bronze Medal. 2008 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award 

Honouring the Buffalo 
Winner. Silver Medal. 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.
Winner. 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Finalist. 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Aboriginal Publishers Award. 
Finalist. 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Aboriginal Writers Award. 
Finalist. 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Children’s Literature Award.
Winner. Silver Medal. 2016 IPPY Award. Canada-West: Best Regional Non-Fiction.

The Lake in the Middle of Town 
Finalist. 2005 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

Leaving Mr. Humphries 
Finalist. 2014 Saskatchewan Book Awards 
Finalist. 2014 High Plains Book Awards
Finalist. 2015 Shining Willow Award.

Return of the Fearsome Critters 
Honourable Mention. 2013 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival 

Terror on Turtle Creek 
Finalist. 2014 Saskatchewan Book Awards 

The Two Trees 
Finalist. 2016 The Word Awards.

Where Does Your Dog Sleep? 
Winner. Bronze Medal. 2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Award 
Honourable Mention. 2013 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival 

Where Does Your Cat Nap? 
Honourable Mention. 2013 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival 

Who’s That Man? 
Winner. Silver Medal. 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Award 

www.walkwithapolarbear.com 
Winner. 2013 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival

OUR CLIENTS SAY...

“For professional, up-to-date, accurate, beautifully designed, creative, well-edited books YNWP is the publishing company to use. Heather Nickel has established a reputable publishing company and handles her authors with dignity, respect and honesty. YNWP = excellent books.”

Marion Mutala, author of the award-winning Baba’s Babushka series
"Competent, creative, thorough, helpful and available - a pleasure to work with!"

Mercedes Montgomery
www.walkwithapolarbear.com
“My first venture into the world of publishing was made easy with YNWP. In addition to a great job of design and promotion, the whole experience was pleasantly informative for me. With Heather’s help, the publishing and sales of my book exceeded my expectations.”

Eileen Munro, author of ABC’s Down on the Farm
"One of the most enjoyable experiences of my writing career has been publishing Ghosts of Government House with Your Nickel's Worth Publishing. Heather Nickel's knowledge and expertise shines in all areas of the self-publishing process. Her designs and ideas are exciting. Her support and assistance right through to the marketing and distribution are valuable assets to her service. What I appreciate most is that she provides a complete publishing package and is totally committed to her clients, offering a wide variety of choices for individual needs at every level of involvement. Her dedication to each project and her commitment to professional, high quality products are self-evident. She's also fun, versatile and creative and her excitement about her business is contagious! I already anticipate working with her on another creation."

Judith Silverthorne
Ghosts of Government House
"Heather's knowledge ... of book publishing, her general business acumen and her confidence in all parties involved have brought self-publishing to a new and appealing level. She is the glue that binds a successful book together!"

Myrna Guymer
The Canadian Shield Alphabet
"If you are looking for someone to work with you on publishing a book, I would recommend Heather without hesitation. I would use the words "dedicated," "hard-working," "professional," "creative," "timely," "pleasant" and "tactful". It doesn't get any better than that. I am very proud of what we did together."

Marcia Frid
I Like You, I Like Me, Too!
“YNWP did a excellent job of editing, layout and cover design, which I believe contributed to selling 500 books in seven weeks. I found Heather to be extremely accessible, and very helpful.”

Ileen Sheehan Boechler, author of I Know My Onions: Homesteading North of the 53rd
"Your Nickel's Worth Publishing was invaluable in editing, designing layout and publishing my first book; Heather made what I wrote look good and I have had many positive compliments on it from friends and professionals alike. I am very proud to see it sitting on shelves in libraries and Canada's leading book stores."

Shirley Harris
Forgotten Gardens, Abandoned Landscapes & Remarkable Restorations
“YNWP provides a truly professional service."

Boris Kishchuk, author of Long-Term Care in Saskatchewan and Crown Corporations of Saskatchewan
"Heather Nickel of Your Nickel's Worth Publishing is a perfectionist who knows what she's doing, follows writers' protocol for getting works published and gives great assistance to get your books sold...my book was published by Your Nickel's Worth...[and] has been well received by the public...Heather is a knowledgeable and approachable person who takes what you have, corrects your mistakes, showcases the good and turns your work into a masterpiece..."

Diane Armstrong
You're Going Where?!
"Heather opened doors for me that I didn't even know were there. I was very impressed with the professional layout of the book as well as the cover design. I would not hesitate to recommend Heather of Your Nickel's Worth Publishing to any author."

Olga Stefaniuk
“I have have been richly rewarded in publishing with Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing. I would not have been able to publish my two brain health books without the excellent expertise of Ms. Heather Nickel. I highly recommend YNWP. Thank you, Heather Nickel, for your vital support of my writing aspirations.”

Dr. Felix Veloso, author of Stroke Prevention Naturally: Proven Non-Pharmaceutical Stroke Avoidance Strategies and Dementia Prevention Naturally: Evidence-Based Strategies To Enrich Cognition
“Heather is able to transform a manuscript into a book that is worthy of shelf space. Her magic touch made my book better than I ever thought possible!”

Treena Wynes, author of Am I the Only One? Struggling Being a Teen
“I've worked with YNWP on dozens children's picture books over the years, and have always found it to be a delightful experience. Heather Nickel is a consummate professional with an excellent eye for detail, and has always goes the extra mile to ensure the final product is flawless, and I look forward to working on dozens more!”

Val Lawton, professional artist
"Working with Heather is a delight. She is knowledgeable, resourceful, responsive and a team player. It was a pleasure to work with Heather in the creation of The Canadian Shield Alphabet book."

RoseMarie Condon
"Heather Nickel and Your Nickel's Worth Publishing have been the answer to this newbie author's prayers! Heather ... recognizes the fears and fragility of a first-time (or close-to-first-time) author, and treats each of us with TLC, honest encouragement, and a lot of business know-how. For me (and many, many others!) Your Nickel's Worth is priceless!!"

Jean Freeman
Where Does Your Dog Sleep?
“Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing released my first book in July of this year. I was most happy and impressed by the encouragement, helpful editing and respect for my ideas and intent. Everything was done promptly, quickly and at very reasonable rates. Assistance with distribution and marketing topped off this most positive experience.”

Joyce Olesen, author of 113 Boathouse Hill
"Smart, savvy and creative, YNWP is not your average publishing house. Heather Nickel cares about her authors, shepherding them through the publishing experience one step at a time."

Wes Funk, award-winning novelist, author of Cherry Blossoms, Dead Rock Stars and Wes Side Story: A Memoir
"Having worked with Heather for several years, I cannot give a more hearty endorsement of Your Nickel's Worth Publishing. She not only is very professional in the work she produces but has a wonderful sense of the intention of an author, depicting a writing so well in design and in how and where to promote it and its author. It is a great pleasure to work with her."

Florence Driedger
Jakob, Out of the Village
"Heather at Your Nickel's Worth Publishing provides a wonderful service to aspiring writers trying to get their work into print. She is there every step of the way and is an absolute joy to work with."

Lori Punshon
He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl
“Heather Nickel (YNWP) has high standards, works extremely hard and is a pleasure to do business with. Many compliments have come my way since the publication of my book, including praise for its professional appearance and excellence in the quality of editing. Her services are worth every penny. Whoops! I mean every nickel.”

Bev Lundahl, author of Entangled Roots: The Mystery of Peterborough’s Headless Corpse