Hello and Welcome to Red Barn Books, where we lovingly bring Alberta books to life.
Red Barn Books is owned and operated by Ayesha Clough, a former news reporter and editor, on a mission to create stories that celebrate the prairies and our western way of life.
We partner with authors, artists and musicians to create content that leaves a hoofprint on readers' hearts. We're crazy about horses, cowboys and country living.
You'll find our small but growing list of titles at Apple Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapters, Kindle, Kobo, and a handful of Western stores and art galleries in Alberta. We are distributed by Alpine Book Peddlers out of Canmore, as well as ULS for schools and libraries.
Can't find us where you are? Pop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to get there.
Thank you for supporting CanLit and Alberta books. Happy reading!
MEET THE TEAM
Our owner and publisher, Ayesha Clough, is a recovering news reporter with a Masters in Journalism and a career high of working for BBC News in London, England. She lives in an eccentric shed in Carstairs with her husband, their five-year-old cowpoke, and Maple, the world’s sweetest dog. Their two horses get the fancy barn and run of the property.
Lia Golemba, our Creative Director, is an artistic genius who hasn’t met a medium she can’t work in. Recognized as the Airdrie Professional Artist of the Year in 2019, her talents span design, illustration, fashion and fine art. By day, she teaches at Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) and VCAD Calgary. She burns through computers, as well as the midnight oil. Lia has dual degrees in education and design. She lives in Airdrie with her husband, two lively boys, and a pug called Jax.
From the time Hugh Rookwood could hold a pencil, he has loved to draw. Hugh is the principal of Chozen Studios, an Airdrie-based illustration and design studio. For over 20 years, he has incorporated his love of comics and comic art into his profession, developing an extensive portfolio dedicated to that which he loves. His own superpower is bringing the page to life, by giving his characters incredible depth and dynamic energy. Hugh lives in Airdrie with his wife, two boys and Cintiq drawing tablet.
We are supported by family and friends. Some have put up their own money to help get us going. A special shoutout to the late Frank W Dabbs, who got us to dream big, and believed in us from the get-go. Shoutout also to Jeananne Kirwin from Kirwin LLP for supporting us on the legal side. And to the Elders, librarians, teachers and subject matter experts who give freely of their time and expertise.
Amazing things happen when you do something worthwhile.