Author Tossia Mitchell
About the Author
Tossia Mitchell is a novelist, poet, and short-story writer. She has also written articles that have been published in various newspapers. She holds degrees from Douglas College and the University of Northern British Columbia.
Tossia was raised on gorgeous Denman Island in British Columbia. Her father was a Sargent Major in the British Army during WWII; he was on the beach on D-Day. Tossia’s husband Gary was the head chocolatier for Purdy’s in Vancouver until he recently passed away.
As a behavior interventionist, Tossia works with children with autism and delayed speech. She owns her own business and privately sees 25 students every week.
Here’s what Tossia had to say about her close connection to the LGBT community:
“My brother confided in me when he was 12 that he was gay, so it was our secret. When my parents found out, they disowned him. He was the best brother a person could ask for and an amazing person. So when he passed away, it broke my heart.
Afterward, I was asked to be on a committee with a doctor, a social worker, and another straight supporter. We founded The Northern AIDS Society. We held walkathons, gave educational seminars, and opened a building for people, so they could be open and feel safe.
I poured myself into this effort, as the grief of losing my brother was so deep that I needed something good to come out of it.”
Tossia was also on the Mayor’s Taskforce against Racism in Prince George, and she worked for Immigration and Multi Services (IMMS), organizing and executing Anti-Racism Conferences for two years. In Vancouver, she was a board member for CIRA, which enacted Restorative Justice.
Soldier of Pride
Author: Tossia Mitchell
Hardback ISBN: 9781629898933
Paperback ISBN: 9781629898940
eBook ISBN: 9781629898957
Release Date 3/26/2018
At the height of a recent war, an American soldier reaches out to a Canadian stranger. Skeptical at first, she soon discovers his passion, perseverance, and patriotism. And not long after, she unearths his inner turmoil and the repercussions of the contemporary battlefield.
But why is he such a tortured soul? In order to learn the answer, she’ll have to find out why he enlisted in the first place. Soldier of Pride uncovers a fervent romance, a horrible tragedy, and a broken promise.
There are millions of veterans, their spouses, and their admirers living across the planet. But there’s never been an engaging, entertaining novel told from the unique, objective perspective of a Canadian stranger—an outsider, yet the daughter of a veteran.