Latest Release:

Merrigold’s Very Best Home

Merrigold visits several animals and soon realizes their homes aren’t right for her at all. 

A wise piglet tells her to go home to her own house where she finds she already has the very best home and the very best parents in all the world.

Meant to help parents and grandparents cultivate contentment in the children they love, this story is a ‘the grass is not always greener’ (or ‘the house is not always better’) story with an ending reminiscent of the prodigal son. 

Parents and grandparents will have opportunity to talk about themes such as being grateful, unconditional love, and forgiveness in terms the child can understand.

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Have a look at the Thank You Page for a list of all those who contributed to the Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the cost of illustrating Merrigold’s Very Best Home.

Coming Soon:

Wee Merrigold’s Wee Wanderings: a scrapbook of all the places she has gone

This book of photos is a special project depicting the adventure travels of a crocheted Merrigold doll.

Wee Merrigold is an amigurumi, a Japanese word for a cute, plush, crocheted doll. 

From the author: “My friend, Susan, often knits tiny dolls and other creatures to take on trips with her. Susan likes to post pictures of her favourite doll on their travels together. This gave me the inspiration for a tiny Merrigold doll, which grew into an Instagram channel, and now into this wee book!”

Christmas Season:

Love in the Room

The symbols and images of Christmas can slip by us because they are so familiar. In Love In The Room, award winning author, Marcia Lee Laycock, brings those images into focus once again as she explores the true meaning of the season. These short devotionals will stir readers to ponder the Christ child with depth and clarity.

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Christmas: Short Stories to Stir the Christmas Spirit

This is a collection of 4 short stories centred on the theme of Christmas. Two of the stories, which take place in the Yukon, have won awards from The Word Guild and InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship. A third story takes place in a homeless shelter – one reader said it was destined to become a Christmas Classic in her home. The fourth story plays out on a space station far away from Earth and rings with the power of miracles.

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Christmas: Stories & More

Short stories, devotionals, memoir, poetry–there is something for everyone in this anthology of writing by members of InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship. The perfect gift for those readers on your list.

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Christian Fiction:

One Smooth Stone

Winner of the “Best New Canadian Christian Author Award” sponsored by Castle Quay Books and The Word Guild

Alex Donnelly has run to Canada’s far north to try and escape the pain of his past and the police who are searching for him.

When he is told there is an inheritance waiting for him in Seattle he is skeptical, but the lure of finding answers to questions he has asked all his life proves to be too much, and he risks capture to find the truth

He does not expect to find an attractive young woman who also takes a big risk to help him.

Will the truth give Alex peace, or will it drive him deeper into his reclusive lifestyle? And will Kenni stay committed to helping him or will she let him go?

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A Tumbled Stone

The journey Alex Donnelly began in One Smooth Stone continues in this sequel as he goes in search of the sister he didn’t know he had.

Andrea is unaware of Alex and makes a decision to leave the only home she has ever known. She is on the verge of making another decision that could have serious consequences.

Now Alex has to find her in time.

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Middle-grade fantasy

Higher Ways (3-book series)

The Higher Ways Series for middle-grade readers follows the journey of Prince Eghan Lhin, from his abduction as a sixteen-year-old to his coronation as king. The journey is also a spiritual one, as Eghan struggles to believe in the one true God.

This is an enlightening coming-of-age Christian fantasy adventure series from Marcia Lee Laycock writing under the pen name M.C. Spencer.

Good-hearted heroes, purposeful quests, and breathtaking action–you won’t be able to put down Higher Ways.

Journey to a Strong Tower: Higher Ways Book 1

Prince Eghan Lhin is at first terrified when he is abducted from his father’s castle on the night of his sixteenth birthday.

Though brought to a place that seems safe, he is torn between what his mind tells him and what his heart feels. Should he trust the man who says he is his uncle?

Should he forgive his enemies and befriend the girl who lives there? Or should he run for his life and try to warn his father about the war that is about to begin?

Journey Through Fire and Smoke: Higher Ways Book 2

When Prince Eghan returns to his father’s castle he is met with rejoicing. But before long Eghan meets an old man who reveals a long-forgotten prophesy that threatens to put all around him in danger.

When a beautiful young duchess arrives, Eghan’s heart is conflicted. Should he give in to her charms, or is she part of the schemes that will destroy the Kingdom of Lhin? Will Eghan ever see Nara again? Will he survive the prophecy of fire and smoke?

Journey to a New Beginning: Higher Ways Book 3

Hiding among a band of nomadic people, Eghan wonders if God has abandoned him.

His past foolishness haunts him and memories of Nara will not let him rest. Forced to read to the gypsy leader from his copy of The Book, a flicker of Eghan’s faith is restored.

But can he dare believe that God still has a plan for his life? Will he ever see Nara again? What kind of future could he have as a maimed vagabond king with no kingdom?

Fredrik’s Choice: The Lost Book of Racha

A despised son, a culture of fear and violence; The Book that will change it all.

Thirteen-year-old Fredrik has just made a choice that will change his life and the lives of everyone he knows.

Rather than fight, possibly to the death, he chooses the Second Rite. He must leave the compound where he has lived all his life, enter the ruins of a dead city and bring back an artifact. If he returns without it, he will be killed.

Fredrik finds a book, the Holy Book of God, but he has been taught that God is the source of all their misery. Dare he believe what this ancient book tells him? Is keeping it safe worth losing everything? Can he really complete the task for which he has been chosen?

A standalone dystopic fantasy, great for middle-grade boys.

Christian Devotionals

Spur of the Moment

Enter into God’s presence in wild and wonderful places, from the Yukon to Papua New Guinea.

An inspiring devotional readers can’t put down. This is an expanded third edition of Marcia’s most popular devotional book. It has been endorsed by Mark Buchanan, Janette Oke and Phil Callaway!

Review: “Whether Laycock was standing on the shore of Lake Superior, rafting down the Yukon River or exploring caves in Papua New Guinea, she listened for the voice of God.” – Sheila Webster

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Celebrate this Day: Devotionals for Special Occasions

All days are special but there are some occasions on which we choose to celebrate the goodness of God in a deeper way.  Marcia Laycock helps us do that with devotionals designed for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and many others.

Review: Mark Weber of the Red Deer Express said, “There’s something uniquely comforting and uplifting about Marcia’s approach. She doesn’t avoid heavy topics, and her insight consistently points out deeper meanings springing from life’s often trying circumstances. But even the ordinary moments offer lessons.”

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A Traveler’s Advisory: Stories of God’s Grace Along the Way

Fifty-two warm, encouraging anecdotes with spiritual messages and faith-based applications, one for each week of the year.

In A Traveler’s Advisory, Marcia shares some of the fascinating lessons she has learned over the course of her life, which have included many travels to places as diverse as the Yukon and Papua New Guinea.

She records the vignettes in a simple, easy-to-understand manner so the reader can identify with the thoughts and feelings, the sights and sounds of the author’s experience. A great little book to tuck into a purse or pack for your next traveling adventure.

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