bruce gravel authour
Bruce Gravel author
INN-SANITY: Diary of an Inkeeper Virgin
Humour on Wry, with Mayo
Humour on wry, with ketchup
Bruce Gravel Author
Bruce Gravel Author
Bruce Gravel Author


Book Store Locations

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Peterborough ~ Lakefield
Lindsay ~ Curve Lake

Book Signing Schedule

Chapters Peterborough.
873 Lansdowne St. West
Saturday, November 29, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 pm

November 22, 2014, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Campus Recreation & Wellness Centre
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Free Parking

Since February, 2003, Bruce Gravel’s light-hearted stories have delighted readers of the Peterborough Examiner newspaper, the Globe & Mail newspaper, and Maclean’s magazine, among other magazines and newspapers in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. His family-friendly wit is suitable for most ages. His first book, Humour on Wry, with Mustard, was published in 2008. His second book and first humour novel, Inn-Sanity: Diary of an Innkeeper Virgin, was published in September 2009. His third book Humour on Wry, with Mayo featuring Travels with Fred the World's Worst Tourist, was published in November 2010. His fourth book of funny short stories, Humour on Wry, with Ketchup, was published in July 2012.

He has been President of the Ontario Accommodation Association since 1985, Canada’s largest non-profit provincial association specializing in innkeepers, headquartered in Peterborough. He authored the association’s widely- used Innkeeper’s Reference Book, now in its 5th edition.

His community volunteer work includes Chairing the charitable Peterborough Public Library Foundation, and serving in the Peterborough Rotary Club.

Bruce is available for public speaking engagements. He has addressed many diverse audiences: Rotary clubs, associations, seniors clubs, college and university students. Popular topics include: "Why Innkeepers go Grey" and "Meetings Etiquette: What NOT to do".

Special pricing is available for bulk orders, or to use his books as a club fundraiser.

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Available Publications:
Humour on Wry, with Mustard: ISBN 978-1-438-20056-9 - $19.95

Inn-Sanity: Diary of an Innkeeper Virgin: ISBN 978-1-4486-0057-1 $19.95

Humour on Wry, with Mayo featuring Travels with Fred the World's Worst Tourist ISBN 978-1-4538-4936-1 19.95

Humour on Wry, with Ketchup: ISBN: 978-1-4751-2254-1 $19.95