Calgary Book Signing Event at The Owl’s Nest March 31st, 2018

Calgary Book Signing Event for Tom Thomson Journal of My Last Spring!

Tom Thomson will be in Calgary!

Or rather, the author of Tom Thomson Journal of My Last Spring will be. A book signing and reading by the author will be held on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 from 11am to 2pm at Owl’s Nest Books at 815A 49th Avenue SW Calgary AB Canada

Please come visit (and buy a book!) In addition to the signing, I plan to give a 20-minute talk around noonish, read a few short passages and hang around to talk about all things Tom Thomson.

The event is FREE!, graciously hosted by our friends at the Owl’s Nest Book Store.

I hope you can make it. If you can’t don’t worry. You can always drop by later and buy the book at the store. I’ll also be holding more events around the country, and, if the spirit moves me (and the airfare is right), I will return to Calgary.

More details will be posted on my site at

If you really can’t make it, you can buy my book at

Tim Bouma

Announcing Ottawa Book Launch Event in Ottawa, Feb 2nd, 2018

Ottawa Book Launch Event of Tom Thomson Journal of My Last Spring!

The Tom Thomson Journal of My Last Spring book launch event will be held on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm at Cafe Oh So Good! at their 261 Richmond Rd. location in Westboro, Ottawa.

As for event format, it will be informal, come and go. I will be set up in the back of the cafe and I plan to do a 20-minute presentation reading at 8pm. I will be available for chatting, book purchasing and signing before and after the 8pm reading.

The event is FREE! If you can, please indicate at the Facebook link or the Eventbrite link whether you are attending. Tickets are only to help me to estimate numbers for books and attendance. Tickets are not necessary for admission. Just drop by and say hi!

The venue, Cafe Oh So Good, has been gracious to offer their premises, so I ask you to show your support by buying a coffee, drink (licensed for beer and wine), and partake in one of their delicious desserts.

I hope you can make it. If you can’t don’t worry, I’ll be holding more events around the province, and likely one or two more in Ottawa. You can buy my book at

More details will be posted here and will also be available on my site at

Tim Bouma

P.S. On Facebook the event details are here.

Book Now Available for Purchase from Author

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Now available! Purchase information can be found at the end of this post or at this link

Tom Thomson, as the famous Canadian landscape artist, gave Canada its most enduring icons, The Jack Pine and The West Wind. But Tom Thomson, as a private man, remains an enigma. Little is known about the man and even less is known about his personal thoughts, feelings and struggles with his art and with life against the darkening backdrop of history. A century has gone by since Tom Thomson disappeared in Algonquin Park on July 8, 1917. Eight days later, a body was found, rising up from the waters of Canoe Lake. What really happened, to this day, remains a mystery.  Did he die of natural causes? Was it an accident? Was he murdered? Follow the final months and days of Tom Thomson in the revealing and intriguing pages of his journal.

“I have spent most of my life studying and speculating on Tom Thomson’s mysterious life and death. There is no recording of Tom’s voice, yet I have come over the years to feel that Tim Bouma has captured that ‘voice’ and given us new insights into the person he was and the times in which he lived.”  – Roy MacGregor, author of Canoe Lake and Northern Light: The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him.

“In Tom Thomson: Journal of My Last Spring, Tim Bouma brilliantly illuminates the mind of an enigmatic and very private Canadian icon. It was a journey I didn’t want to end. My view of Thomson will forever be guided by the very human voice in this fine book.” – Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour


The book will soon be available from Burnstown Publishing and the book launch is planned for February 2018. However, the book can now be purchased directly from the author through PayPal. (If you want to order multiple copies, you will need to do each separately.)

All direct orders will be stamped with “TT1917” (right) and signed by the author. If you want a specific message or dedication added, please provide in the order notes.



For Canadian orders:

$25.00 + $7.50 postage and processing = $32.50CAD. Please order using the button below:

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$32.50 CAD

For Continental US orders:

Same book price, just more for shipping  (PayPal will automatically convert from USD to CAD)

$25.00 + $12.00 postage and processing = $37.00 CAD. Please order using the button below:

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$37.00 CAD

For all other destinations

Shipping starts to get really expensive. If you really want the book shipped, send me an email at and I will estimate the price for you.